Poetry (LT)

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) February 27, 2021 I CROSSED by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI

When I grasp you, my hands grasp nothing
but a corpse that died with no justice

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) February 27, 2021 I AM I by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI

River –
We stand on your bank
tears falling on us
that stream into your heart

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) February 27, 2021 DOOR by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI

Everything looks at you twice
Ashamed, you look away,
you let it happen.
You can’t look for a fight.

A Encyclopaedia Africana Listening Tree Poetry (LT) October 3, 2020 AUDRE LORDE

Audre was diagnosed with cancer and chronicled her struggles in her first prose collection, The Cancer Journals.

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) October 3, 2020 A Litany for Survival by Audre Lorde

our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) October 3, 2020 Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings –
I know why the caged bird sings!

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) September 27, 2020 TEACHER DON’T TEACH ME NO NONSENSE by FELA KUTI

Democrazy
DEMO-CRAZY
Crazy demo
Demonstration of craze
Crazy demonstration
If it no be craze
Why for Afrika?

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) September 27, 2020 REDEMPTION SONG by BOB MARLEY

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) August 1, 2020 The Truth – Muhammad Ali

The lips of truth are ever closed,
The head of truth is upright.

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) July 28, 2020 Invisible Kisses by Lemn Sissay

If there was ever one
Who when you achieve
Was there before the dream
And even then believed;

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