Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AND, INTO EXILE

AND, INTO EXILE
© Farouk Asvat


Gentle
You spoke in flames
With the rolling thunder
Of your taut cowhide drums

Hunted and hounded
You sought refuge
Among the reeds and acacias
Among the elephant grass and baobab
Of your native land

Hunted and hounded
You sought the fruits of the desert
In the foreign countries
Of your own continent

Hunted and hounded
You found refuge in the icy landscapes
Of an alien society
Where the sun hardly sets




© farouk asvat


[] composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].




[] Acknowledgements:

And, Into Exile was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p98, 2006).




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