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A Far Cry From Africa - Poem by Derek Walcott

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A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
Of Africa, Kikuyu, quick as flies,
Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
Corpses are scattered through a paradise.
Only the worm, colonel of carrion, cries:
'Waste no compassion on these separate dead!'
Statistics justify and scholars seize
The salients of colonial policy.
What is that to the white child hacked in bed?
To savages, expendable as Jews?
Threshed out by beaters, the long rushes break
In a white dust of ibises whose cries
Have wheeled since civilizations dawn
>From the parched river or beast-teeming plain.
The violence of beast on beast is read
As natural law, but upright man
Seeks his divinity by inflicting pain.
Delirious as these worried beasts, his wars
Dance to the tightened carcass of a drum,
While he calls courage still that native dread
Of the white peace contracted by the dead.

Again brutish necessity wipes its hands
Upon the napkin of a dirty cause, again
A waste of our compassion, as with Spain,
The gorilla wrestles with the superman.
I who am poisoned with the blood of both,
Where shall I turn, divided to the vein?
I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Betray them both, or give back what they give?
How can I face such slaughter and be cool?
How can I turn from Africa and live?


Poems About Africa

  1. 1. A Far Cry From Africa , Derek Walcott
  2. 2. Harlem [dream Deferred] , Langston Hughes
  3. 3. A Memorial Of Africa , George MacDonald
  4. 4. A Toast To Africa , Carrie Williams Clifford
  5. 5. Nikki-Rosa , Nikki Giovanni
  6. 6. A Negro Love Song , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  7. 7. An Echo From Africa , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  8. 8. Homage To My Hips , Lucille Clifton
  9. 9. An African Elegy , Robert Duncan
  10. 10. Africa , Joseph Seamon Cotter
  11. 11. A Trip Through Africa , Abraham Sutzkever
  12. 12. Irritable Mystic , Nathaniel Mackey
  13. 13. The African Chief , William Cullen Bryant
  14. 14. The Explorer In Africa , Roden Berkeley Wriothesley N ..
  15. 15. African Interlude , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  16. 16. On Being Brought From Africa To America , Phillis Wheatley
  17. 17. The Traveller In Africa , Louisa Stuart Costello
  18. 18. Jumbo Jet , Spike Milligan
  19. 19. African Pirates , Alf Hutchison
  20. 20. Africa , SEGUN RASAKI
  21. 21. Africa's Soul , Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
  22. 22. Africa , Abisoye Sejoro
  23. 23. Africa , Chime Hilary Uchenna
  24. 24. Mama Africa , Sylvia Chidi
  25. 25. It's The Africa In Me , Diana van den Berg
  26. 26. Don’t Cry For Me Africa , Aldo Kraas
  27. 27. Sounds , Dorothy M. Center
  28. 28. Born In Africa , St Antoine de la Vuadi
  29. 29. Oh It Is Africa , lizzie davis
  30. 30. ********* Best ******** , Senator alufalism
  31. 31. Show Me My Africa! , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  32. 32. Now It's Your Turn Africa , Akhtar Jawad
  33. 33. Crying 'Africa' , konye ori
  34. 34. I Have A Dream Of An Africa , LLM Mbatha
  35. 35. The Dark Continent , Mthoko Mpofana
  36. 36. Kilimanjaro , pitilosi mdala
  37. 37. Africa Has A Soul , kemurl fofanah
  38. 38. Ariam , Josephe Buchanan
  39. 39. Africa , Gopi Krishnan Kottoor
  40. 40. Rhythm Of Africa! , Edward Kofi Louis
  41. 41. South Africa Is Also My Country , Gert Strydom
  42. 42. Our African Being , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  43. 43. Africa , Brynn Fier
  44. 44. African Kitchen , Ebi Robert
  45. 45. Africa. , Solomon Bright Dankwa
  46. 46. Daughter Of Africa , Peter Rhodes
  47. 47. Africa , sallam yassin
  48. 48. 'Africa's Calling' , Linda Winchell
  49. 49. Mama Africa , Lucia Domingos Fula
  50. 50. Africa Is Calling , Aldo Kraas

New Africa Poems

  1. Your Beauty Is Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Addressed To Africans, Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
  3. Take Me To Africa I Dream Of, ademola oluwabusayo
  4. We Are The Stars Of Africa, Gbolagade Taiwo
  5. Rhythm Of Africa!, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. A Lament For True Heroes, Melikhaya Zagagana
  7. The New Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  8. Why Africans Score Poorly In Technical I.., alexander opicho
  9. Arise And Shine Africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
  10. Africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
  11. Who Could Cure Africa?, ademola oluwabusayo
  12. Hamlet Without A Prince In Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  13. Cry Of Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  14. Africa, Tsholofelo Phakathi
  15. Better World, Joseph Narusiewicz
  16. Vladimir Putin Is A Global Fact, It Is O.., alexander opicho
  17. Worrying Over Broken English In Africa, .., alexander opicho
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