Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses

Subscribe to Our Channel


1972 Boss Soul: 12 Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio

Cyril Leslie Fabio – Congo
Wayne Wallace – Guitar
Michael Holland and Ronald Fabio – Bass
Cover photo by Cheryl Fabio

Glimpses
of an Image

Glimpses
of an image
of ourselves, now
from glints
of our past
to wear like
a mask of our
black nature
for all to know
us by

a garmet
pose
smile
a grimace
stance
style
tatoos on
oaken souls
carvings on
mahogany
hearts

Thinly
veiled
see the
she-child
clasping hands
nimbly leap
into ritual dance
ushering in the
green Spring
so young
fresh
firmly planted
those patterning
feet on the drunlning
earth

enrobed
see Hannibal
Othello
and shades
like ivy along
the walls of
Timbuktu
regally sunning
in embellished
courtyards of
Cairo and
Addi s Ababa
And behind them
the splendor
of the Pyramids

EnJewelled
splendidly
and perfumed
see Aida
Cleopatra
and Sheba

See
in moonlit
glimmer those
middle passages
bruised with
pain on slave
ships, in dungeons
smouldering in
torrid tombs of
Western
industrial
nightmares
buried in the cotton
coffins
of the
South

Glimpses of
a memorable
past fragments
of the dimmed
soul of a people
of destiny
to fix as an
ímage to
mirror us
in our
Negritude
our collective
Afro based
consciousness

Nobly
irrevocably
we emerge
to become
who we are
and we are
black
beautiful
precious
proud

source

Related Posts

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *