“The Search” by Kwesi Brewe
Is but the cinders
Of the present;
Into the cloud-bound sky.
Ghanaian poet, Kwesi Brewe (1928 – 2007), was a poet-diplomat in the tradition of a long line of poets from Chaucer to Octavio Paz.
“The Search” suggests for me life’s journey on the pathway for truth and wisdom. I find interest in this intersection of philosophy and religion, the East and the West:
When wise men become silent,
It is because they have read
The palms of Christ
In the face of Buddha.
Yes, there is “rain” in this poem. It’s as if my subconscious is witching for water. It is hot and dry in the West Texas desert. We await the rain.
Here’s some Sunday inspiration: “Fefeefe” by Gifty Osei
Today’s post is dedicated to my friends who will be teaching in Ghana next year.