David Rubadiri

(19 July 1930 / Liuli / Malawi)

David Rubadiri Poems

1. Stanley Meets Mutesa 2/3/2012
2. Death At Mulago 2/3/2012
3. Kampala Beggar 2/3/2012
4. Begging Aid 3/14/2012
5. An Africa Thunderstorm 2/3/2012
Best Poem of David Rubadiri

An Africa Thunderstorm

From the west
Clouds come hurrying with the wind
Turning sharply
Here and there
Like a plague of locusts
Whirling,
Tossing up things on its tail
Like a madman chasing nothing.

Pregnant clouds
Ride stately on its back,
Gathering to perch on hills
Like sinister dark wings;
The wind whistles by
And trees bend to let it pass.

In the village
Screams of delighted children,
Toss and turn
In the din of the whirling wind,
Women,
Babies clinging on their backs
Dart about
In and out
Madly;
The wind whistles by
Whilst trees...

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