Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Oumar Farouk Sesay's Salute to the remains of a peasant

Introduction- To read Oumar Sesay is to be reminded that, at the end of the day, a poet's duty is not merely to sing about his or her own trials, but to make accomplice all the complex destinies of those around him. - SYL CHENEY-COKER.

From -

You Are

- You are my play rehearsed to be acted on the stage of my life

You are my blooming flower waiting for my wind to waft your pollen

You are :

My love, my life

My life, my love

Salute to the remains of a peasant

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Tolu Ogunlesi & Oumar Sesay

Had a nice time hosting two writers yesterday. Tolu Ogunlesi (Nigeria) and Poet Oumar Sesay ( Sierra Leone).

I had a very nice time talking about a wide range of topics. Oumar Sesay kindly presented me with a signed copy of his Poetry collection - Salute To The Remains Of A Peasant.

My favourite poem so far is - You are; which was written for his wife Fatima Sesay.