I herewith summon all great spirits
The spirit of the grand “Steve Biko””, I evoke thee
The spirit of the undisputed father of poetry,
My vicar “the biblical David”, I evoke thee
The spirit of my godfather, the Godfather of verses “Shakespeare” I evoke thee
The spirit of my guru and moulder "WB Yeats", I evoke thee
And all current or former poetically instated spirits,
I evoke thee to dwell within me.
Not perceiving these brands, is to acknowledge non-existence
These vast spirits possesses me
Thus I shall be branded, “The guardian of poetry”
For I inscribe… to evoke emotion
Permit these spirits to possess you as well
Consent to my words and let your psyche be swept off its feet
Soaring with it elevated throughout the clouds
Into the terrain of pain, hunger, rage, sadness, disappointment,
Love, life, feelings, imagination and divine health.
Set me gratis,
No need, I shall free my opinion, uncharitable of judgement
For I am poetry and I am my own sentinel or custodian
I resuscitate myself, instantaneously shattering chants from mountain peaks
For all you mortals to heed
Sense my voice and exult through me.
Heed and comprehend me and thou shall be enlightened
Endeavour as I might to impede…
Lay down my weapon and discontinue lettering
And it will price me my soul
My rhythmic outline elegant while depriving you of gasp
My clout to compose you
To prolong comprehending and snooping without alternative.
Sanction me to be blunt.
For I am the heartbeat of existence
That drums prudently with each thump
What was shall be and what is shall eternally be…
I am the re-incarnation of David, Yeats, Biko, Shakespeare and e.t.c.
Reincarnated becoming “THABO LEBEYA the keeper of poetry MAAKE”
And thou shall not stop thinking about my bona fide name….”POETRY”
Or humanity shall forsake and deny your existence forever!
Chanted by: Maake TL