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, p76, 1982);
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p61, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (05.02.2013);
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p61, 2014).

     * (initially published as: The Season Of The Revolution)

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