nkosana Mpofu


African Sunset - Poem by nkosana Mpofu

Her eye, an amazing ball of fire
Spherical, amber, orange-red
Without lashes, with glamour.
Colours fuse, red, pink, orange, yellow,
Mutating through that array,
Throwing colour behind dark clouds,
Giving them a pink backdrop.
Illusionary flames burn my soul.
Houses on the ridge flamoxed in amber.
I bask in her radiance,
Mop up that spectacle,
internalise it to lift my spirits.
I hear darkness tumble upon the land,
Crushing something in me.


Comments about African Sunset by nkosana Mpofu

  • Rookie - 205 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (8/20/2013 2:27:00 PM)

    Wow! ..beautiful poem bro, keep it up..
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  • Rookie - 44 Points Nontobeko Dlamini (8/20/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    Yes! We have a moment of beauty just before darkness. A beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, December 3, 2012


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