"Sound of Afrika"
Bertha Knox Gilkey Pamoja Prep Academy
St. Louis City, MO
“Dust earth drums/beat the falling rain.
Now whisper murmur/louder strain.”
Slender, Slander drumsticks/ancient drum
Beat mellow music/bidding life to come.
Chords of earth awakened/notes of greening spring.
Rise and fall triumphantly/over everything.
Slim, Silvery drumsticks/beat long tattoo.
“God, the great musician,”/calling life anew.