The Mountain


1
Oh beautiful sculpture
Standing proud above the hamlet,
Above the hills and valleys,
Above whole rivers and rivulets

Oh Gods creative masterpiece
Drawing up grasslands and forests
Painting greens and greys together
Viewing fine pasture and hot deserts

Oh great traditional edifice
The guardian of our little hamlet,
Protector of our flora and fauna
And providing us with food and meat

2

Many are that wish to

Climb you up from afar

Bend themselves over to take off

their shoes or even put them on

 

For they have not met a kind like you

Afadja; thick, tall, beautiful!

Let your beauty be heard in far lands

That they may wish to come applaud your elegance

O mountain Afadja!

Commentary:

This is tbe second collabo I will be doing this month, and to make it worth knowing is that I’m doing it with Fampah Coyish, the Ghanaian poet. The image is the mountain Afajda in Ghana and was provided by Fampah. 

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