I imagine a place in the Sun
I look to the east where I
can see her reflection in the south
Rhythms, tapping rhythms --
beating hearts of student protest.
Artwork: "Biko '78" oil on board by Stephen Bess
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Poetry: Remembering Youth Day in South Africa
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As I wrote in a poem before,
"I want to dance naked
to an African drumbeat
(But there better be a cello, too),
because this is a poem about you. . ."
I like that. You seem to keep your poetry on wraps. How often do you post your poetry?
My favorite little African Instrument is the (mucapata)or thumb piano. It makes a really nice sound.
How are you posting your pics? Why won't the blogger feature work w/ mine (it's mind boggling!) This is just lovely...
Oh, how I would love to learn to play the cello!
Thanks Bay! When you are ready to make a new post there is a little blue window next to the spell check on the menu bar (where you find font, color, etc.). When you press that button it allows you to post pictures.
Yeah, I know! That's the frustrating part! I'm doing the right thing...blogger even goes so far as to tell me it's uploading my pics...but nothing! I'll have to keep trying. It' the weirdest thing...
I wanted to tell you that I loved this painting!
Yes, I love it too. It is by an South African artist named, Frederico Cheque Nolha. The subject actually doesn't look that different from the lady I dedicated the poem to, but she stated that her mouth is different. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
who is the artist???
Hello Professor. the artist name is Frederico Cheque Nolha. You can purchase his work and others at http://www.insideafricanart.com. Check it out!
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Solemn Reverie- the book by I have featured by Donald Woods is a good source. There are others as well. One of my favorite is, "I Write What I Like." You should check it out. Thanks for stopping in. I will do the same.
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