Teeth Of The Earth

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 16, 2010 - Poetry - 205 pages
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Teeth of the Earth is a treasure trove...a scintillating mix of fl avours with shattering experiences from a variety of locations that explore universal aspects such as love, life, birth, death, religion, disillusionment, politics, praise invocation and criticism of society and persons, as well as some more specifi c issues like prejudice and inequity – penetrating comments on social and philosophical events ranging from the traditional rural tranquility to urbanized life that is modernity in Africa. The poems offer a banquet replete with irony, piquancy, sadness and joy. They have an intensity and a lightness of touch, the lines fl owing with effortless and pleasing rhythm like the river silent in the night. One poem gives much to think about in its own right, although the temptation to turn the page to read the next one is overpowering. The imagery and feeling seem to draw the reader into a deep sympathy and identifi cation of each poem crackles with its own unique intelligence and revelatory experience. These are just poems, poems of constant revelations that strengthen the bond between us rather than alienating us. This book will be found invaluable by scholars, pleasure and general readers. Savour it for knowledge enrichment.
 

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Contents

Born an albino
107
Funny ha haa   
109
A lament to my father
111
What kind of a Son
113
Interview with the blind man
115
Poems on music
118
Shall I Tell My President
119
A toast to the great Mattera
120

The Hungry City
26
Past present and future
27
From the veranda
28
Harvesting season
29
In my Village
30
Consciousness
31
Memories   
32
Sunshine through the Eyes
33
Womb of time
34
Wake up wake up
35
Grey hair
36
Born with brains
37
This dream
38
Old age
39
Survived the scorching sun
40
My Africa
41
Teeth of the earth
42
Spirit of delight
43
Prayer to the moon
44
Milk untouched
45
O Rain
46
Birds of love
47
Blessing in the sun
48
Beyond the grave
49
This Twisted Poem
50
Song for my homeland
52
My birth
54
My Angelina
55
Archival feast
56
Raindrops
57
Boyhood memory
58
Mountains remain
60
Mama Ramokone
61
The bones of the soil
64
The locust
65
Reminiscence
66
Change of Faces
67
Power of a gesture
68
Cry for the unborn
69
Xenophobia
70
Lovers dialogue
71
Aftertears
72
Eclipse of love
73
The creative dreamer
75
UnAfrikan Mind
76
How will it rain again
78
Shes a mom
79
Paradox of growth
80
A Letter to my ancestors
81
Echoes and Whispers
82
The death I wish to die
83
True face of an elephant
84
Joy is my Song
85
Showbiz
86
Silenced years
87
Generation today
88
This quiet dust
89
Deculturalisation
90
Ageing without pain
91
Homage
92
This Child
93
Sexy poem
94
If   
95
The Rain Queen
96
I is for Innocent
99
Griots of African Renaissance
100
City Robbery
101
Romancing the shadow
102
Ritual to unrest graves
103
Mother woman
104
Beautiful love
105
My Flower girl
122
Bones Speak
125
In memoriam
127
The voice of exile
128
Not to speak
130
Azania and truth
131
Truth must dictate
133
Massacre of my Soul
134
In the age of lies
136
Born before Shakespeare
137
No rain no rainbow
138
Rural boy
139
Things unsaid
141
Painted Faces
142
Storyteller
143
Hearts eye
144
Death of the author
145
Dreams and Drums
146
It is written
147
Housewife
149
Exile is not my home
150
Roots of my initiation
151
Nature art
153
Will she ever return?
155
Crown of green
156
Kraal of my ivory soul
157
For thinking
158
The marking ink
159
A slice of wedding cake
160
For oblivion
161
Jungle of weeds
162
Invocation
163
Blossom flowers
164
Under another sky
165
A thief and a witch
166
Dead ideology
167
Horn blower
168
Fluorescent thread
169
Fragments
170
On the periphery
171
Talons of life
172
In the Name of Mandela
173
Firewood
176
The Sun
177
Reunited siblings
178
White Power in Black Face
179
Away from my father
181
Who knows tomorrow
182
Bald of thoughts
183
Ha God in the Book
184
Oh Brother
185
The Swallow
186
The crowed world
187
Grass suffers
188
Like the wizard
189
What a blow
190
The Beauty of Cosmos
191
The amorphous Virus
192
Premonition
193
Nothing remains
194
Warrior scholar
195
Blind Ambition
196
O stolen heart
197
Anthem
198
The Music of Clouds
199
Our Milky Way
200
Drug abuse
201
Kiss sensations
202
This ineffable star
203
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About the authorPhalafala. M. Aphane was born in Bolahlakgomo and grew up in Mapela in South Africa. He studied drama at FUBA Academy School of Arts and pursuing his MA in Arts, Culture and Heritage Management at Wits University. As a 'theatre luminary', he has sustained his stage career for a decade and half. He's nominated for the Lifetime Arts Achievers Award in 2008 in Mapungubwe Arts Festival which was fully backed up by the Department of Arts and Culture. Presently, he is doing a national research for the National Arts Council of South Africa.Some of his poems were included in three poetry anthologies such as: Meandering Paths, Reunited Siblings and Of Money, Meanderings and Peasants.

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