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let me sing the weaver's songs!

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let me sing the weaver's songs!


let me sing the weaver’s songs!
the songs of old nature -
carrying a retinue of willing dancers
from yon vale to thither hills
amidst these boughs of lively nature
o, boughs, long-held in old tales!
where fairies played games in gardens
of lavish feasts & yet-to-be-heard rhythms.

let me sing the weaver’s songs!
the songs of old nature -
drumming for the entire clime
love songs in the dance-steps 
of naked dancers & rustic elders 
o, love songs that in ancient times
ordained the full & rushing thrills 
of queens, pages & their kings!

let me sing the weaver’s songs!
the songs of old nature -
’twas these same drum-songs
that beckoned on sleeping sages
to wake at the hunter’s voice -
’twas these same drum-songs
that held the lions & death’s paws
& gave beasts in feasts to clans!

let me sing the weaver’s songs!
the songs of old nature -
the drum-songs of the paths
that traced into the deepest roots
of clans - o, my clans! whose elders
languish beside the Niger’s banks;
& let my songs begin in newness
of the old – o, let me sing & dance
singing the weaver’s songs;
singing the songs of old nature –
o, let me sing beside Niger’s banks!

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  1. Date: 5/16/2011 5:52:00 AM
    What a beautiful poem filled with longing. I loved the sensitivity of spirit. I enjoyed your poem. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 9:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Canny, on your worthy poem's honored place, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 5:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the big contest...Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:29:00 AM
    Cany - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 5:59:00 PM
    Dear Canny, I wouldn't really call this a rhyming poem, but wow, is it ever wonderful. Lyrical and evoking a deep love of your land. Very folk like. This is a very well deserved win. I greatly enjoyed reading it. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Canny in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:29:00 AM
    Congrats Canny on your super win in the P.S. contest with this brilliant entry .. enjoy your special place of honor today with luv and a very Happy Thanksgiving too... Debbie will be so proud ..

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:17:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:58:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 8:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Canny. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 11:01:00 AM
    You have written a very beautiful and lovely weaver’s songs. And congrats for it being featured THIS WEEK. Best wishes.......Ravindra.........Canny Amah.

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Canny. Wishing you the best always on your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 3:40:00 AM
    Congrats Canny on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:37:00 PM
    Congrats Canny on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 10:26:00 PM
    Very nice song/poem that reveals the fond connection to the tradition of old. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your nice comments on my poems today. Caroline.

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 9:14:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Canny. Wishing you the best always in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 12:52:00 PM
    Like Sara mentioned have some intriguing and excellent metaphors throughout your poem. Well done. Chris.

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 11:57:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts that you have penned in this one..Like the use of the metaphoric language...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara