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A Far Cry From Africa - Poem by Derek Walcott
A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
Of Africa, Kikuyu, quick as flies,
Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
Corpses are scattered through a paradise.
Only the worm, colonel of carrion, cries:
'Waste no compassion on these separate dead!'
Statistics justify and scholars seize
The salients of colonial policy.
What is that to the white child hacked in bed?
To savages, expendable as Jews?
Threshed out by beaters, the long rushes break
In a white dust of ibises whose cries
Have wheeled since civilizations dawn
>From the parched river or beast-teeming plain.
The violence of beast on beast is read
As natural law, but upright man
Seeks his divinity by inflicting pain.
Delirious as these worried beasts, his wars
Dance to the tightened carcass of a drum,
While he calls courage still that native dread
Of the white peace contracted by the dead.
Again brutish necessity wipes its hands
Upon the napkin of a dirty cause, again
A waste of our compassion, as with Spain,
The gorilla wrestles with the superman.
I who am poisoned with the blood of both,
Where shall I turn, divided to the vein?
I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Betray them both, or give back what they give?
How can I face such slaughter and be cool?
How can I turn from Africa and live?
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Poems About Africa
- 1. A Far Cry From Africa , Derek Walcott
- 2. Africa , Claude McKay
- 3. On Being Brought From Africa To America , Phillis Wheatley
- 4. A Memorial Of Africa , George MacDonald
- 5. An Echo From Africa , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
- 6. Don’t Cry For Me Africa , Aldo Kraas
- 7. Mama Africa , Sylvia Chidi
- 8. South Africa Is Also My Country , Gert Strydom
- 9. An Africa Thunderstorm , David Rubadiri
- 10. It's The Africa In Me , Diana van den Berg
- 11. A Toast To Africa , Carrie Williams Clifford
- 12. Image Of Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
- 13. Africa , Joseph Seamon Cotter
- 14. Africa , sallam yassin
- 15. I Have A Dream Of An Africa , LLM Mbatha
- 16. I Dreamt I Was In Africa , Francis Duggan
- 17. Brother Africa , Colin Ian Jeffery
- 18. To The Genius Of Africa , Robert Southey
- 19. The Dust Of Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
- 20. Mid Wastes Of Africa A Wanderer Sped , France Preseren
- 21. ! ! Spirit Of Africa , Bob Blackwell
- 22. A Colonized Mind Of Africa , Jacques Sprenkie Mateya
- 23. Africa , Chime Hilary Uchenna
- 24. Africa , SEGUN RASAKI
- 25. I Am Africa , Emone Emmanuel
- 26. In Mom Heart Africa Music Is Her Soul , sallam yassin
- 27. South Africa , Aldo Kraas
- 28. I Would Love To Go To Africa , Francis Duggan
- 29. Urban Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
- 30. I Love Africa , Gert Strydom
- 31. Oh Africa My Africa , George mwandu
- 32. Africa , Lewis Grandison Alexander
- 33. Rise Up Africa , Matt Ancient
- 34. Africa , Abisoye Sejoro
- 35. Born In Africa , St Antoine de la Vuadi
- 36. Mama Africa Is On The Horizon , Edward Kofi Louis
- 37. Black And White Mountain Of Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
- 38. South Africa, My Country , Gert Strydom
- 39. Tanzania In Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
- 40. Born In Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
- 41. Afghanistan, The Congo And South Africa , Saiom Shriver
- 42. I Am Africa , Makabongwe Nkambule
- 43. The Traveller In Africa , Louisa Stuart Costello
- 44. Children In Africa (C.I.A) . , OLUMIDE FAMILUSI
- 45. My Africa , swabi mnisi
- 46. Zambia The Real Africa , George mwandu
- 47. The Heart Of Africa , George mwandu
- 48. Africa Has A Soul , kemurl fofanah
- 49. The Explorer In Africa , Roden Berkeley Wriothesley N ..
- 50. The Cry Of Africa (For Famine Stricken A.. , Han Min Ohn
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- Mention The Name, Africa, Yusuff Uthman Adekola
- The Magi, Rex mayor Ubini
- Letter To My Africa, Adelusi Nicholas
- African Heroes And Villains, Qiniso Mogale
- The Storm's Over, Christina Simmons
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