Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BEATING BONGOS

BEATING BONGOS 
© Farouk Asvat


Beating bongos
Bringing tidings
Of a shot son

Fluent flute
Moaning mother
Pleading with pitiless gods her pitiful state

Gentle guitar
Weeping father
Soothing in restrained anger

Vibrant vibes
Laughing children
Playing sadly in the sand

Lamenting flute rises defiant
Beats my heart to the beat of the bongo
Beating to battle




© farouk asvat


composed: 1973 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]




[] Acknowledgements:

Beating Bongos was previously published in:

                The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p18, 1982);
                The Star (Argus, p32a, 19.11.1981);
                The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p38, 2007).




© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.

Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at:                                              farouk.asvat@gmail.com



[] please check out my blogs @:

faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com/

faroukasvat-viewpoint.blogspot.com/

faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com/

piquantpublications.blogspot.com/


[] also see my profiles on:




FAROUK ASVAT - Twitter [for the latest list of poems & essays published]


[] and see my new poems on:



No comments:

Post a Comment