Awoonor The Spirit Man Is Gone - Kwabena Agyare Yeboah

the night speaks of the cousins
who met at the shore
in a howling silence

rekindling the voice of the flute
that adorns our glorious dirges

awoonor,
the day is sleeping
your sail has seen darkness
and Keta's wall is maimed

kutsiami!
ferry the eagle home

as times merge as memories
that fade journeys
into a cast eternity
on this path called home

mortals will gather tears
and trail your walk

awoonor,
mention us to the forebearers
and sleep not on our struggles

adieu, son of the land



Kwabena Agyare Yeboah is a BSc Biochemistry student at KNUST, Kumasi. He blogs here.

This poem is part of our series of poems in memory of Kofi Awoonor. You can learn more about Awoonor and the series
here. If you have a poem in memory of Kofi Awoonor, please send it to us at oneghanaonevoice(at)gmail(dot)com.

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