Kwansaba Poems. Examples of Kwansabas and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Kwansaba poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Kwansaba. (New Poems Below)
There Goes Summer
nature, seasons, summer,
There goes my precious summer
Do hurry back, I implore
You've taken pieces of me
The scorching heat, I won't miss
but I sure will the swallows
singing a sweet melody
to me. Gone are the good times...
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christian, devotion, faith, god, gospel, jesus, spiritual,
To exalt the Lord in obeying Him
Is my divine mission as His servant…
Sharing His Gospel* that rescues the lost
From sin’s wages in hell’s fire-torment
That they will receive gift of life
Eternal, assured by His pure, precious Word,
By their faith in...Read More
adventure, culture, fish, funny, perspective, silly,
Asked for fresh trout from the menu
Server brought it hot to my plate
Pronto take it away, to my horror
Two vile beady eyes stare at me
And they do not look very pleased
Should have stuck to pasta or soup
Neither would dare to...Read More
books, children, together,
Come around, gather all the little ones
I will read you a bedtime story
About a wolf and a little girl
Who met in the woods one day
In her basket she stowed baking apples
On her merry way to Gramma’s house
Fetch that...Read More
fear, kids, life,
Laughter, fun, joy for all the world!
Not just holiday time, forever and ever!
When kids can play, mum, dad too!
From fear, much-needed respite, all happy!
Two weeks of opulent, tender loving care!
Back home, fear faced again,...Read More
The deer shake off the headlights
adventure, growing up, youth,
The deer shake off the headlights
We sat in the car outside the
liquor store peering like deer, our eyes
following Pinky as she went in to
the store for a twelve pack of beer.
Our breathing stops. She's carded. Shucks.
Fake card...Read More
africa, destiny, home, life, visionary, voyage, world,
At the silted banks of river Nile,
I'd sung to the glory of Lucy;
I'd soared high over the echoing Savanna
and fought and bled for Shaka Zulu.
I was first to push back abyss,
the last to be ripped away. I'll
return one day, I'll...Read More
(a Kwansaba for Eugene B. Redmond)
For him Miles is not god
Just irresistible kool
Yet he claims ancient ears
Sips Dunham’s golden legged dance
From Dumas’ Ra thick gourd
Ejaculating ink first
Our regal splendid swag…
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Red X 'Trane
Red x trane
(a black arts movement kwansaba)
Garvey greased Harlem struttin
Baraka bluuuue New Ark floats
Chicago ‘sippi blood thick
Watts fire ibeji badd
Big Eazy polyrhythmic
Dee stroyed broadsided lovin
A red X’d Trane flyin home…
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What Cause, then
What cause to thrust me off my narrow road?
When truth, factual actual truth unto me bestowed,
In my inner deep’s deepness such sowing sowed,
What cause then, to have me in hysterics of unknown kind?
Far-off the clandestine black where my road I...Read More
The Space Between
bridal shower, planet,
I gather up all of my courage
My gaze drifts to the evening sky
All that space there between
Alien visitation must be a lie
The sun and moon still shine for us
Eventually they burn out and die
Everywhere a...Read More
Easter on the Cape Flats
easter, easter, drink, fish, good friday,
On Good Friday after church we eat
curried pickled fish and hot crossed buns
and drink black coffee because we share
in the painful agony of the Lord.
On Easter Sunday after church we braai *
meat and drink like fish and rejoice
in the victory...Read More
ABC of Poetry
kwansaba, dedication, education, language, muse, poetry, time,
ABC of Poetry
A is for Abcedarian which is what is this poem’s aim
B is for Blank Verse which is metered rhyme with scheme
C is for Chant Royal with six stanzas, same refrain
D is for Doidotsu ...Read More
The ABCs of Poetry
kwansaba, on writing and words, humorous, poems, giggle,
A is for Acrostic, where the first letter of each line spells a word
B is for Burlesque, a poetic type bordering on absurd
C is for Clerihew, a short and humorous verse
D is for Didactic, meant to improve morals at first
Haunted House on Top of the Hill
Haunted house on top of the hill
Scares many kids that sure walk by
Ghouls and ghosts make their display known
Deep inside this hold there’s all sorts
They moan and groan and carry on
Loud enough so many others may hear
They bring life of...Read More
music, peace, people, dark, dark,
Dark skin sweats in a dark night
as around the fire, they drum on.
They drum their pain and their joy.
Red sparks fly birthed by the log.
Hearts entrain to flying palm beats.
Eyes closed adrift in the sounds swell.
Smack, slap, tap, ping, begin...Read More
High TIDE that Binds
life, nature, philosophy, sea, time, visionary,
tones of home vibrate
livelihood exists inside
ambiance waves crash
sliding through marinas
ships live n' die
to low the sailor knows
to schoon the great deep sea
respecting nature's violent blessing
the Bind that won't untie
excitement for the divide
inside the...Read More
Is There Any Peace
Weeping willow growing outside my office door
blows in the wind like angel wings.
Each wing unfurls as though taking flight
to some haven where there is peace.
And with this peace comes perfect rest.
The kind of rest given by God
as His gentle breeze...Read More
LUCKY TO HAVE ME
so think twices
before dis repect
and don't forget
all i have for you too
just let me be
to my heart you have the key
LUCKY TO HAVE ME...Read More
Pops Barbecue Grill
black african american, food,
Each morning just before lunch at eleven,
I can see the black smoke rise.
Pops has his large grill fired up.
Chicken and ribs sizzle over the flame.
Just come here to satisfy your hunger.
Pops is not skimpy on his sauce.
The man is the...Read More
Fall of a Lion
black african american,
Great lion who once ruled the land,
you are a serf to your lord.
Gone is your kingdom where you reigned.
You now serve new masters these days.
You fell from your once proud throne.
Your home is now humble and plain.
Among those who serve,...Read More
Shiny Minded Stone
anniversary, art, business, confusion, cowboy-western, dedication, devotion,
"What's your story?"
"you seem interesting."
life, nature, philosophy, places, social,
Can a word be just a tree?
Is a forest any form of poetry?
Where the soil adds imagery of style,
Rains make the flow of each line.
Light the feeling that reader reacts too.
Warmth of summer the deep rich stanzas,
Winters frigid ways the...Read More
bolts of thunder light up the sky
splash of colour visible as rain fall
rain supply its own kind of music
lyrics the trees sway and dance to
as flowers smile after months of drought
one thing on nature's mind is renewal
it is time...Read More