Drums and Words

A Celebration of Life and Wisdom

Poems

Before a Dive

Before a Dive

A being swimming in the deeps While in moonlight a cool wind sweeps. A light appears without warning, But a ripple in the morning, And as I look upon those deeps, I wonder what great truth the water keeps.
Speck

Speck

Breath in: the speck of one true thought. Breath out: the rest so truly not. Breath in: the air it needs to grow. Breath out: invested burs of woe Breath in: subtle beauties most forgot. Breath out, and that small…
Ephemera

Ephemera

My face that settles, beams and blushes, Sees beauty when she like a fleeting fish The surface brushes, and I through joy and pain, Am happy for the ripples that remain.           Featured Image: Unknown artist

Where are You Imana?

Fingers strain, clasp, dig. Sinewed fists clench machete Above figures falling like murdered shadows. A red sun glares like eyes carved into dark faces.   It descends and night is filled with crimson. Night deepens and darkness falls upon fantic…