APOS-TOLL-LICKING-D (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

APOS-TOLL-LICKING-D
(standing in here runn’n ’round in the spinning)

BOY’UMMM BA
BOY’UMMM BA
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
i is the one
from us who is come
for so to be done
to be done the undone-d
BOY’UMMM BA
BOY’UMMM BA
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
now bear you witness to the signs
to all the ones you gonna see
’cause there aint no other way
that can it never gone be
‘cept it be foretold
in here by by me
BOY’UMMM BA
BOY’UMMM BA
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
so keep your eyes up here
where be the camera’s on me!
gone us gone be no more pretending
like us been here now before
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
jes bounce your arms they up
with your palms they down
nod your head and go
DOOMMMMMMM DE DOOMP DOOMP
DOOM DOOM DOOMMM DE DOMP
DOOMMMMMMM DE DOOMP DOOMP
DOOM DOOM DOOMMM DE DOMP

 

Copyright © 2000 Asili Ya Nadhiri

One thought on “APOS-TOLL-LICKING-D (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

  1. Dear Asili, Thanks for sending the tonal drawing in just this form, because I’ll try using the “wordpress” link with my lecture next month for the poetry institute at the University of Kansas. I had clean forgot you were saving my remarks on the site. This has been an extraordinary weekend —–Friday and Saturday devoted to celebrating my friend Bettye Parker Smith’s retiring as Provost at Tougaloo College, my finishing an invested reading of Jabari Asim’s novel Only the Strong (it required listening to Jerry Butler’s “Only the Strong Survive”), digging President Obama’s blacktrocuting the nation with amazing grace as he preached the eulogy in Charleston. Yes, my brother, we are on time in time as time does what time does best. Peace, Jerry Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:45:54 +0000 To: jerry.ward31@hotmail.com

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