Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WE PRAY TO OUR RESTLESS ANCESTORS

WE PRAY TO OUR RESTLESS ANCESTORS
© Farouk Asvat


We pray that our restless ancestors
Who left in such a burst of youthful hurry
In such a mutilated state of defiance
Will not go away

We sprinkle muti on their reed mats
We sprinkle holy water on the adobe floors
To keep them here with us
In the house of death,
These restless ancestors
Who do not want to go away
And who do not want to stay.
Hai!

So we beg our young ancestors
Who have come to visit us
That they will not leave us
To our own deaths

So we bring the salty sea to them
So we smoke them out with burning dung
So that they may leave us
To our own deaths




© farouk asvat


[] composed: 24.01.1992 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].


[] Acknowledgements:

We Pray To Our Restless Ancestors was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p112, 2006).


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