Africa Poems - Poems For Africa
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A Far Cry From Africa - Poem by Derek Walcott
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. A Far Cry From Africa , Derek Walcott
- 2. Harlem [dream Deferred] , Langston Hughes
- 3. A Memorial Of Africa , George MacDonald
- 4. A Toast To Africa , Carrie Williams Clifford
- 5. Nikki-Rosa , Nikki Giovanni
- 6. A Negro Love Song , Paul Laurence Dunbar
- 7. An Echo From Africa , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
- 8. Homage To My Hips , Lucille Clifton
- 9. An African Elegy , Robert Duncan
- 10. Africa , Joseph Seamon Cotter
- 11. A Trip Through Africa , Abraham Sutzkever
- 12. Irritable Mystic , Nathaniel Mackey
- 13. The African Chief , William Cullen Bryant
- 14. The Explorer In Africa , Roden Berkeley Wriothesley N ..
- 15. African Interlude , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
- 16. On Being Brought From Africa To America , Phillis Wheatley
- 17. The Traveller In Africa , Louisa Stuart Costello
- 18. Jumbo Jet , Spike Milligan
- 19. African Pirates , Alf Hutchison
- 20. Africa , SEGUN RASAKI
- 21. Africa's Soul , Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
- 22. Africa , Abisoye Sejoro
- 23. Africa , Chime Hilary Uchenna
- 24. Mama Africa , Sylvia Chidi
- 25. It's The Africa In Me , Diana van den Berg
- 26. Don’t Cry For Me Africa , Aldo Kraas
- 27. Sounds , Dorothy M. Center
- 28. Born In Africa , St Antoine de la Vuadi
- 29. Oh It Is Africa , lizzie davis
- 30. ********* Best ******** , Senator alufalism
- 31. Show Me My Africa! , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
- 32. Now It's Your Turn Africa , Akhtar Jawad
- 33. Crying 'Africa' , konye ori
- 34. I Have A Dream Of An Africa , LLM Mbatha
- 35. The Dark Continent , Mthoko Mpofana
- 36. Kilimanjaro , pitilosi mdala
- 37. Africa Has A Soul , kemurl fofanah
- 38. Ariam , Josephe Buchanan
- 39. Africa , Gopi Krishnan Kottoor
- 40. Rhythm Of Africa! , Edward Kofi Louis
- 41. South Africa Is Also My Country , Gert Strydom
- 42. Our African Being , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
- 43. Africa , Brynn Fier
- 44. African Kitchen , Ebi Robert
- 45. Africa. , Solomon Bright Dankwa
- 46. Daughter Of Africa , Peter Rhodes
- 47. Africa , sallam yassin
- 48. 'Africa's Calling' , Linda Winchell
- 49. Mama Africa , Lucia Domingos Fula
- 50. Africa Is Calling , Aldo Kraas
New Africa Poems
- Your Beauty Is Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
- Addressed To Africans, Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
- Take Me To Africa I Dream Of, ademola oluwabusayo
- We Are The Stars Of Africa, Gbolagade Taiwo
- Rhythm Of Africa!, Edward Kofi Louis
- A Lament For True Heroes, Melikhaya Zagagana
- The New Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
- Why Africans Score Poorly In Technical I.., alexander opicho
- Arise And Shine Africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
- Africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
- Who Could Cure Africa?, ademola oluwabusayo
- Hamlet Without A Prince In Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
- Cry Of Africa, ademola oluwabusayo
- Africa, Tsholofelo Phakathi
- Better World, Joseph Narusiewicz
- Vladimir Putin Is A Global Fact, It Is O.., alexander opicho
- Worrying Over Broken English In Africa, .., alexander opicho
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