Feast of the Earth

Feast of the Earth

A Poem by M'Fun Keap

Poetry spoken with the African talking drum


Titi-Titi-Tit-Titi! (Drum beats)

The drums are sounding again

The spirits of the earth awake

Mortal man detained within


Tap-Titi-tap-tap-Titi! (Drum beats)

The feast of has begun

The tears of one

The joy of another


Rat-tap-tit-tap-titi! (Drum beats)

All who dare to step out

Are cursed with the spittle of the earth’s twin

And time ceases to be


Rat-titi-tit-titi-tap-ti! (Drum beats)

She who bears all

Is decorated with marks on her skin

By the wandering tear


Floating hills

Glassy grounds

Trees and plants wave to the sky

Birds sing her praise


(Drumming stop abruptly)

Alas the earth’s twin cries no more

The drums finally cease

Spirits now drunk sing in happiness

And silence births chaos.

© 2015 M'Fun Keap

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Added on January 22, 2015
Last Updated on January 22, 2015
Tags: Rain, Nature, Mother Earth, Go Green, African Poetry, Africa


M'Fun Keap
M'Fun Keap

Abuja, Nigeria

Quiet thinker. I speak only with my pen and pencil. Your inner voice is my paper I speak into your thoughts The world is my inspiration. Christ Jesus is my boss. I am nothing without him. more..