© Farouk Asvat
The dancing rhythms of the seaThe 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 fightThe 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 banjosDeaf to the insistent talking drum
© farouk asvat
composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid]
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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