Tuesday, February 5, 2013

THE DANCING RHYTHMS OF THE SEA

THE DANCING RHYTHMS OF THE SEA 
© Farouk Asvat


The dancing rhythms of the sea
The singing squall of a south-easter
The lilting lingo of a coon carnival
Were the laughing miracles of our lives

            Suddenly you were the spirit of our new fight
            The child shot in Elsies Rivier
            The charred remains of unwanted sacrifices
            Prometheus stealing the weapons of the gods
            Phoenix rising from the madness of the land

And now you jive to your carnival banjos
Deaf to the insistent talking drum




© farouk asvat


composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid]




[] Acknowledgements:

The Dancing Rhythms Of The Sea was previously published in:

                The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p60, 1982);
                The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p61, 2007).




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