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African Drum Talk
by Emeka Chike Nwogu
Friday, February 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In the distance drums wail:
grasp the rhythm of drum-claps
crooning, perforating our
celebrating souls

Listen, listen with attention
to the flowing crscendo
collating rhythmic melody
oozing from creative hands
of master drummers
bathing us with hypnotic slaps...

Listen, listen with intent
to the soothing body talks
of our dramatic dancers
immerse your souls in the drum-beats:
let your body sip from it.

Listen, listen with body and soul
to energizing songs of singers
voices raising and falling like
lapping sea waves

Clap on, wail on
keep the beat alive
let it not flicker away...

Daze us drummers
dazzle us dancers
stun us singers
make our waist gyrate
beyond limits.

Emeka Chike Nwogu

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Reviewed by jude forese 2/4/2005
luv the celebrative nature of this poem ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/4/2005
One can feel the rythm and the throbbing beat of the drums symbolizing life in these verses. Thank you for this offering, Emeka. Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/4/2005
Emeka,

An excellent clarion call to the reader's soul, drummed out by your pen--this poem beats with passion! I love drums, too. :-)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/4/2005
The drums were a way of communicating and was probably the first emails sent. I have a bronze statue of an African drummer. My most cherished one of the statues.
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 2/4/2005
Love the rhythm of this piece, felt it all the way through
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/4/2005
Felt the rhythm of the drumbeat in this Emeka

nice work my friend.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by john zimmerman 2/4/2005
a very evocative write!

except for the oh so wise west (yeah, right)
the drum is thebeat of Life
the heart beat of the earth

this poem reminds me whatwe in n am have lost

enjoyed this

john+
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2005
Great visuals,Love the rhythm you captured, I can dance to it;-)
Thanks for sharing

Eileen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/4/2005
Does this really exist, saves on phone bills I guess.

Hope to be off to Zimbabwe soon..Waiting clearence
Reviewed by M. B. 2/4/2005
I could hear the music and feel drums in *African Drum Talk* Mysterious, dramatic, exotic, this piece resonates with the wild side of who we are. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/4/2005
wonderful write, emeka; love the sound of those african rhythms! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/4/2005
I have heard those same drums while driving through some US cities...the drums of unrest...Glad I don't understand the language...but I understand how nice this poem is, keep writing...Ed & rufuz (w00f)



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