Helen Ocaya

(Gaborone, Botswana)

Helen Ocaya Poems

1. A Poet Never Dies 1/2/2003
Best Poem of Helen Ocaya

A Poet Never Dies

Silent Nature's wheel
loudly unfolds at every stage.
Birth. Death. Rebirth.
Each playing its turn
in well calculated hours.
Tonight, at a near distance,
deafening voices of mute tom-toms.
Testimonies of gratitude, sorrows or joys
in human hearts.
Dancer's footsteps, in rhythmic patter patters
as they dance, sing and swing
The bright full moon,
in immaculate depths of heights
as though in their attendance,
'haps a celebration of a birth
of a human newborn.;
'haps a merriment for a birth
of a seed season
'haps a marvel ...

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