from Masks: (i) Libation: (iii) Atumpan

 
Kon kon kon kon
kun kun kun kun
Funtumi Akore
Tweneboa Akore
Tweneboa Kodia
Kodia Tweneduru
 
Odomankomo ’Kyerema se
Odomankomo ’Kyerema se
oko babi a
oko babi a
wa ma ne-ho mene so oo
wa ma ne-ho mene so oo
 
akoko bon anopa
akoko tua bon
nhima hima hima
nhima hima hima…
 
Funtumi Akore
Tweneboa Akore
Spirit of the Ceder
Spirit of the Ceder Tree
Tweneboa Kodia
 
Odomankomo ’Kyerema says
Odomankomo ’Kyerema says
The Great Drummer of Odomankomo says
The Great Drummer of Odomankomo says
 
that he has come from sleep
that he has come from sleep
and is arising
and is arising
 
like akoko the cock
like akoko the cock who clucks
who crows in the morning
who crows in the morning
 
we are addressing you
ye re kyere wo
 
we are addressing you
ye re kyere wo
 
listen
let us succeed
 
listen
may we succeed…
 
 

part III of Sequence 1 'Libation' from Masks (1968) in The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy (OUP, 1973), © Kamau Brathwaite 1968, 1973, used by permission of the author

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