Σάββατο, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2009

A beautiful poem

First saw it on the tube in London




I Sing of Change by Niyi Osundare (b.1947). Born in Nigeria, Osundare studied at the Universities of Ibadan, Leeds and York (Canada), and is Professor of English at Universities of New Orleans and Ibadan. He is an intensely political poet and a dedicated campaigner for human rights. His award-winning Selected Poems were published by Heinemann in 1992.
"Sing on: somewhere, at some new moon, We’ll learn that sleeping is not death, Hearing the whole earth change its tune.”
W.B. Yeats
  • I sing 
  • of the beauty of Athens 
  • without its slaves 
  • Of a world free 
  • of kings and queens 
  • and other remnants 
  • of an arbitrary past 
  • Of earth 
  • with no sharp north 
  • or deep south 
  • without blind curtains 
  • or iron walls 
  • Of the end 
  • of warlords and armouries 
  • and prisons of hate and fear 
  • Of deserts treeing 
  • and fruiting 
  • after the quickening rains 
  • Of the sun radiating ignorance 
  • and stars informing 
  • nights of unknowing 
  • I sing of a world reshaped 
Enjoy friends!

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