Monday, September 26, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Woman, blind as a saintly musician, who
Gave unto me through glorious union
Three gifts of life, muses of adoration.
First a gracious offering of a man, humble,
From the owner of the universe,
Second, a butterfly anointed by the same,
Lastly, one whose genius enslaves all
And smile lights the way of love.
Oh angelic sightless aulos,
For whom I have wounded so deeply
Return to me that which you gave and seized
So I may find peace and grace
In the arms of posterity.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Oh Africa’s child, gleaming smile
Rich brownness of mother Earth
Glows like a Nubian moon in
Littered sky, stars sparkling
From lustful eyes and wild hips
That bore the race of man
Which loses sight too easily!
Raise up this goddess
The mother of all
So potentates are forced
To bended knee that they may
Beg forgiveness for
Graceless designs and hapless deeds
Supplicate before your true God
Not man but woman who
Bears the chattel of your sins.