The Last Mud-horse (Toko-toko Asi) ~ (Suriname)

Suriname

In Suriname

We use a fisherman’s tool

Called the Mud-horse

A sledge for transportation

Of nets, baskets and stakes

Across the coastal mudbanks

To catch shrimp, crab and fish

On the tide’s edge

This dying old technique

Taught from father to son

Lying belly-down on a sledge

And in a particular way

Moving it forward with your feet

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