a valentine’s day poem: for africa - Van G. Garrett / Fui Koshi

i loved you the first time i searched your mountains
and felt your deepest plains: breathtakingly beautiful
you satisfied and complimented my spirit
as i whispered and repeatedly shouted your name
in love-laced incantations which pulsated like drums
and crested like the ocean where i sat and enjoyed
how you spoke to me in refreshing breaths
lulling and fanning me under palms
which shaded my ashed-over feet burrowed in sands
warm and limitless like my love for you
and your wonderful and ever-growing family

The photo, "The Not So Angry Atlantic", is © 2009 Van G. Garrett.


osofoaddo said...

An Ode To My Granddaughter.
By Rev Peter E Adotey Addo .2009

This poem is for you Sweetheart.
An Ode written for you from my heart
On Valentine Day, only for you.
With a well deserved thank you
To help brighten your day.
Sending lots of smiles your way
In a big big Red heart
To say I love you in a big way.
This Poem is for you Sweetheart
A Very Happy Valentine to you .

Anonymous said...

Wonderful poem and wonderful Valentine to Africa. It's so delightful to read Van G. Garrett on the One Ghana site.

Nedaro Bellamy said...

Images and sentiments of Ghana are presented in a way that you feel the spirit of the land calling you. Wondeful poem that evokes my desire to return to Ghana!