poet Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

Dancing Samba Touré

In a Saharan Samba Touré,
a new, blue dance
hits the hotness
of the sand grain and impregnates
the souls with love. There is no chance for God
to be seen, but to be felt
in a high- spirited way. The same tattooed sadness
and its subconscious ascesis
are released in the burning,
hypnotic air. All the feelings can return
to what they have been once ~
cyclic evolution in perfectionism. Those free people
being like bluebirds of happiness touch
a sky dancing Takamba. Some shadows of the day
fly in the moonlight
to cool off. Old ghosts of memory
are penetrated in their grain of thinking
by the whole world's ancient spirituality~
a need to survive.

Topic(s) of this poem: dance, ghost, happiness, love, perfection

Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2020

Form: Blues Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Tuareg people's culture once flourished in the old space of Algeria, Mali, Libya, Niger, and Burkina Faso. The word Tuareg, in its origin, means 'unknown'.Their language is called Tamajaq and it is found to be ' one of the oldest scripts of the world'. They say that their origin is in Hamiriya, in Yemen. The Tuareg society is hierarchical and has a nobility, which is organized in family groups or Tawshets. A majaghan is elected and responsible for defense during any travel. The divorced women name the men they have divorced as 'Ohasis' meaning ' freed from any obligation'. Their songs and poems are performed by the noble persons during celebrations. All I have found regarding your question is that 'tisiway' is a word used for poetry as ' tasikisikit' is used for vocal songs, as 'asak' is used for the songs that are accompanied by the violin, and as 'tahengemmit' is used for some slow songs that are performed by the elder men. Maybe this information helps: 'anna' means mother, 'abba' means father, and 'kel' means self-identification. Tuaregs have an art exhibition titled ' Art of Being Tuareg Sahara Nomads in a Modern World' at Smithsonian Institute.

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (3/17/2020 3:05:00 AM)

    Write comment. Such a nice poem, Marieta M. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks

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