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the birds sing for her

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the birds sing for her

(for: ngozi)

the latest of black beauties
under the clouding sky
under this clouding sky of africa 
our only voice of hope 
she comes singing her songs 
on her butterfly-coloured lips 
antennae of laughters play 
the true rhythm of old nature 
& she comes in raw smoothness 
a happy solitary lass 
like a herald to our native beauty 
her country-side dancing steps 
inviting the admiration of all 
every man stakes his life 
for her golden image. 
yea! an ancient dancer 
a dark face beaming with brightness 
shining like this happy sun 
& whole communities salute her 
for an endless rhythm she rings 
& her fleet of diamond teeth 
they come singing of her 
a spark of light in a dark region.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2010 5:54:00 AM

    Another day of fasinating reading ahead of me I see. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us Canny. I enjoyed reading your poetry today. Wishing you the best always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 6:47:00 PM

    What a delightful poem of inspiration to read, enjoyed,..LeeAnn