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Bongo Rhythms: Graffiti Fonts in Verse

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Bongo Rhythms: Graffiti Fonts in Verse

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132 pagine
50 minuti
Pubblicato:
Mar 3, 2014
ISBN:
9781481797368
Formato:
Libro

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Poetry stands as one of, if not the oldest, forms of all literary art. In Africa, where oral culture is the water and people are the fish, the fish swim these waters in so many ways and in thousands of styles as attested by the rich diversity of African language and dialectic heritage.

Bongo Rhythms is, especially as it relates to this work, a very multifaceted phrase.

Bongo is a Bantu word used here for its bi-referral meaning:
1. Brain, mind, or intellect
2. A class of drum types evolved from the talking drum

Rhythms refer to the diversity of accentuation, ebb, flow, styles, etc., of thought frequencies in the context of the poems in this anthology.

The Graffiti Fonts are the symbolic plays and displays of plain to sometimes deliberated hyperbole within the poems expected to yield transcended realization and feeling through revisualization, recontextualization, and rereading of the sense in each poem, line, etc.
Pubblicato:
Mar 3, 2014
ISBN:
9781481797368
Formato:
Libro

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Bongo Rhythms - Longwe Simon Mutengu

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Published by AuthorHouse 02/27/2014

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Contents

Dedication and Preview

Livication

Foreword

Introduction

1.   BEAT UNLOCKER

Afro-Genetic Up-Growth

Wordsmith Rising!

Bongo Drum Verse

Timbuktu Times

Untitled

UNIQUE N’ ANTIQUE-29th July, 2012

Tall Terms

2.   NURTURED WAVE~

Sweet Symbiosis

Fruity Loops

Crystal looking glass

Mystery Shores

Black Sister Chill

3.   LYRICAL RESONANCE

Gongola chant (In Fact A Song 4 U)

Heartbeat Drumbeat

Grace’s golden ode

EASE UP Mi BIRD

Strangles

4.   ACROSTICS

ODE LUNG SIGN

Cold Blood Just-Ice

Black

The Un-Erring Ne’er Wrote o’

5.   MODUS COSMOS *(*

Ode to the Freestyle Rose

Interspace Aero Ticker

Inter I Intact

i wrote u Some Tok

BLACK DEN, BACK THEN

6.   ROOTSY… PSALMS

Ocean Floor Huts

Different Days

Sweet Roots

Say Vain Heavens

Of Eden and de Big-Bang

7.   #PUTTY#

Slingshot Affair

Anatomical Aesthetics

canines

PUSS pal

Deciduous poetree

Rhyme Shout Brother Nuff Respect…

8.   ARTRIBUTES

To The Queens (IWD 2011)

Thought Fe She

Royal Souvenirs

Ghetto Girl

Elmina Castle

9.   SUCK REED SCROLLS

An Ode 2 di Code

Parley Rite of Passage

REBEL most

GOlD MINE

COERCED!

10.   DE VILLAGE GIG!

Welcome Aboard, the

(ZED ZION TRAIN July 18, 2012)

We Did It

intambi Shesu

The TreeZ

Stay Pan Guard, Zion Dawtah!

11.   DRUM SKIN JEWELS

Love Angles

GOLDESS DIGGER

Book Girl

Go deep

Ode to EME

12.   RUBRIC REPUBLIC

THE STATE

DO I O U O U O I

Barry yo!

cogitating Ukupishamo Pencil!

Sine 90© Decree Weeks

13.   EXTRA EXTRACTS

hintro

Let De I

3railer 3riller!

Nuh Brag

Forever/sustain

Prolusion: The Versified Version

Select Glossary

About the Author

Dedication and Preview

To the memory of Dr. Selwyn Davis Poet, Architect and Tae Kwon Do 7th dan black belt master,—literature godfather who shared with me time beyond the horizon shadowed yester year threshold—RIP.

Livication

This book is livicated to my nine siblings; Malucha, Caurrider, Mbalinga, Winja, Pat, Vitanjiwa, Diana, Jonathan and Jacob, and to my wonderful parents, Mr. John Vincent Kasankha Longwe and Mrs. Meya Rodsey Longwe to whose love and support I affirm my firm blessed existence. Thank you all for the wisdom, love and motivation.

And my fountains of levitating love and sweet inspiration to Christine and Akhenaten.

Foreword

In writing his book of verse, Bongo Rhythms, Graffiti Fonts in Verse, Longwe Simon Mutengu excites interest and arouses curiosity. At first reading, and read without context, the verse does not seem to reveal much in the way of logical meaning. But that is as it should be. That is poetry.

The opening sequences of Fruity Loops for instance, humorously describe girls as flowers in order to depict their beauty, then pivots to examine the motives of men towards these beautiful creations, the rest of the poem brings together a selection of attractive sounding fruits with references to girls and plays out in the thought process of a male mind faced with selection of these delicious unique products of nature. The whole piece then comes together in a delightful observation at what perhaps men look for in women. This poem sets the style and reference of Simon’s poetry. As you read the verses in the book, Simon tugs at our minds, shouts, whispers and then suddenly calmly reflective, makes his point felt rather than known.

Longwe’s poetry is intriguing but tantalizingly obscure. His poetry illuminates a searching mind, at once questioning and at once playful. Simon’s verse moves

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