Sunday, June 3, 2012


beat of a drum and the bare feet slap
soundtrack of cowpaths not on the map
whirring of beatles and peck chicken scratch
slurp suck of a baby refusing to latch
laugh of the rooster and churp of a bat
whine whine of mosquito and scuttle of rat
sway of the hips to the sticks on the head
scouring the bush so the kids can be fed
clodding of oxen ploughs pushing through mud
dripping goat haunches and flies drunk with blood
splash of a fish and the river runs wild
rainclouds and thunder pitched laugh of a child
chink and dull clink of a man swinging ax
sweat of the earth and humanities tax
chant of the funeral and clap of the hand
music of life living close to the land

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