Francis Kokutse

Rookie - 80 Points (19/10/1958 / Accra-Ghana)

Francis Kokutse Poems

41. Dancing To Despondency 12/15/2017
42. Blind To Reality 12/15/2017
43. The Darkened Daylights 12/15/2017
44. Me, The Mocking Bird 12/15/2017
45. Do Not Take Away The Light 10/7/2008
46. My Silence Is Pregnant 8/14/2006
47. My Caribbean Pearl 6/19/2006
48. I Am Already Dead 7/21/2006
49. I Have Wronged You 6/8/2006
50. Flow Like A River 8/29/2006
51. Listen To Me 7/13/2006
52. Concerto Goree In 'A' Minor (For Maya Angelou) 7/17/2006

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My Caribbean Pearl

She treads the earth boucing her back
like an Ashanti royal walking towards
Kejetia market with an adinkra adorning
her chocolate coloured skin that the
sun has made to look smooth.

She smiles like the woman who sits
under the nim tree near the estuary
at Anyanui exhibiting her wares
for those strangers passing through
Ada to come and buy from her.

I have listened to her talk and
the sound that came out of
her mouth was like the birds
l heard singing on my way to Nkroful;
The melodious sounds that made
us all dance that hot harmattan ...

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Solitude

There is a place across
the ocean where Kpende
our chief from Aneho was
once a guest against his wish.

It is a place where no one cares
about his neighbour
because the cold that sweeps
across this land has killed