SUMMONING THE VOICE

Posted: September 20, 2013 in Poetry

by Chime Justice Cjn

Soft is the voice of Ekwe. My flute,
prominent, loftier than those of a guitar!
Man is lost, he is a stranger
in a universe suddenly polluted with noise;
lost voice; of intuition; of human mind
possessing no inherent truth
that represents human life.
From nothingness to nothingness,
to an absurd end.
What is life without value, without art?
What is art without itself,
voice or autonomy?
Let the sound of my flute increase suddenly
let the voice of Ekwe break suddenly
through polluted noise
to provoke some silent dust,
to summon up remembrance of things past
things we have so suddenly forgot
things we lost out of ignorance!
The things that made us,
that we have abandoned for so
long in pursuit of ordinary noise
plain white noise!
Ekwe! The voice that sweetens!
My flute! The sound that gladdens the gods,
break forth! Show your worth.

Lyriversity — Liberty of Creativity

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Comments
  1. Anene Francis says:

    Ekwe here represents retro art, rich in meaning and value and much better than the contemporary art termed here as noise. The poem is advocating for the revival of that old style of art… nice message enclosed in beautiful lines of poetry. Good one
    What the poem seeks will be difficult to realize because the demand of the populace favour more of the noise, call it fashion trend. Quite unfortunate sha.

  2. Ezeamalukwuo says:

    Great piece…let the voice of Ekwe break forth, and let the Truth be heard.

  3. LegendaryCJN says:

    #Anene, although I don’t believe in ‘art-for-art-sake’, nor in aesthetics…but I’ll prefer the above to ‘art-as-teacher-of-morals’ or ‘art-for-social-change’. But then, my school of thought is one that has tints of all the aforementioned.
    Thanks for your nice comment.
    #Ogaoga, thank you sir

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