a poetic licence to dream

Ingoma

There is music

time flees but now and then we are in it

caught in a loop

forgotten dreams remembered

as vivid as the days light

this incense opening up the waves of once hidden sounds

senses made common through harmonic vibration

fear neglected and consequence shunned

for the love

of music

although I often feel

saddened by the thought that my deaf brother cannot hear what I hear

wondering how my poetic odes to sound may go over his head

since I have not managed to elevate Word to Sound degree

knowing that we can if we tried hard enough of if he took the steps towards me that I take towards this longing for him to hear

But were we all born to get it

what of fate, science and karma

questions of science, signs and progress?

what about forgetting

is it akin to deafness?

I dream of sounds that can be held as we hold words and texts inside objects

phonology, phrenology, phenomenology of dreams that hum

harbingers of the to come

let me Tune Up with Andy Bey and let Tshepo also follow us to a Roland Kirk riff and get high on an Elling spliff

As we prepare our Souls for more miracles

Technicolour harmonic vibrations

Optimal herbal calligraphy

sonic numerology

open source social music freed from the exploitative industry

let all music be written on walls and let all children of God be literate in Metu Neter

Let us write our names  hieroglyphically in starlight and on the sand as the Dogon do

let my wife, lovers and children blow meaningfully into a serpent covered didgeridoo

while I drum plaintively the songs of old Zulu warriors on the Ngoni drum

let us sing together with my enemy

a new song of an ecstatic peace

a deeply resonant piece that startles the devil sending him back home on a wing heavenward

to tell his father God

that some chords are discordant and its okay

that enough blood has been spilled on the altars of both their egos

that new songs are possible

only if we try to improvise

excavating truth from mountains of white hot lies

 

 

 

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