Frank Bana


Frank Bana Poems

1. Come closer to me 7/19/2006
2. Cancer blooms... 9/26/2005
3. To Womankind 10/24/2005
4. A distillation... 2/20/2006
5. At Last.... 8/14/2007
6. A Space Beautiful 8/23/2007
7. Because you wear gold 9/26/2005
8. Beyond Love 10/24/2005
9. Asteroid of Love 9/5/2006
10. Blind is the Deepest Love 2/27/2006
11. My Black President 10/14/2008
12. Almost 21 7/17/2006
13. For the Poem Hunters, gathering in London.... 9/12/2007
14. Eggs 9/26/2005
15. Night Star 9/26/2005
16. As it Happens... 4/28/2006
17. A Song of Her Garden 3/26/2007
18. Because of your Love 7/7/2008
19. Hitler at 75 2/3/2008
20. Island of my Soul 6/3/2008

Shema

The hidden sound, the spell under the tongue,
Hints of our truth revealed. Behold, Shema:
A doorway opens from a dwelling of despair
To speed the fate of birth and teach
To wear death’s sudden mask.

The bodies of our ancestors, eroded by disease
Unnamed and unconfined. Vital organs inflamed
By domestic plague, blamed on foreign clime.

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