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Swahili

Swahili

A Poem by Mark
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African music always fills me. If there were only one sound to send as representative of the human race, I would have to choose the music of Africa

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I want to sing in Swahili to the bright points in the night sky

I would lift my arms in sad joy to the Universe where 

life is good and bad

Joyful and painful.


I want to sing in Swahili

and dance around the mimicking fire

encouraging sparks to take their place

in a milky-way sky.

© 2013 Mark


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i love that music too...there is something so primitive and natural and soothing about it.

as with this poem...i hear the melody through these words.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Mark

6 Years Ago

Thank you jacob. I'm glad I've captured that natural soothing feeling of the music for you!
Ask me to teach you swahili because where I come from that is our official language after english. I love this poem particularly because it talks about our African culture. First things first.
when you come to kenya, greetings in swahili are Habari yako of which we answer mzuri sana.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Mark

6 Years Ago

Some day I will go to Africa. Thank you for reading. :)
I love native songs and music. Especially Native American. There's a spirituality ...a feeling of connection with something bigger then we are. Fantastic poem Mark!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
I want to sing this over and over again next to a fire.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Sounds like a plan. Thanks for reviewing.
a circle of air then ahwho jump then a circle and jump.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mark

7 Years Ago

beats a square. :)
there is a spiritual and inspiring experience in listening to music.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

yes, there is. Funny how a combination of sounds can provoke such emotion eh?
Me too. A joyful and happy poem. Would be nice to sing a Swahili song and enjoy the location. Thank you for the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


A lovely poem tinged with a sad desperation for something simple, true and honest. A song that can be trusted amongst the complications of the life of the modern world.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Music always has me travelling. If there is music, I am centered. Your next bonfire is gonna be a blast! Angi~

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Music does center me as well. if I have a bonfire you and the hubby can come!
Superb :) loved it..
So you sing too :D.. Just assuming ;)

Good Small and sweet poem :)

Cheers!
Singh :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Vikrantsingh

7 Years Ago

Lol.. I'm so sorry i got your point, That's not for you... its for your singing habit :P
Mark

7 Years Ago

heehee, no problem. I understood.

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