rough traveling –
hot stones under my feet
where the path narrows
Linked to Carpe Diem Special #154: Afriku, where our featured poet is Adjei Agyei-Baah.
Afriku: a coinage from the merging of “Africa” and “haiku” referring a haiku piece with a strong African setting and imagery which words such “baobab”, anthill, savannah, python, sand, harmattan, drum, darkness, safari, Nile, naked breast, fast darting cheetah, rainforest, boiling hot sun, charging rhinoceros, mosquitoes etc.
Here are three Afriku from Ajei Agyei-Baah:
a reminder of how far
we have come
taking stones out of gizzard
add to reverence
© Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
Hopefully my haiku embraces the spirit of the Afriku.