post Take me to Larabanga

June 18th, 2011

Filed under: Literature Corner — Natty Mark Samuels @ 13:06

Take me to Larabanga
to the World Monuments Fund

Take me to Larabanga
In the region called Gonja
Next to old Dagomba

To listen to the chosen one
Read from an ancient Koran

Take me to Larabanga
To the first mosque of Ghana
Made from mud-brick and prayer

To sit by the baobab tree
Immersing myself in history

Take me to Larabanga
Founded by a Kamara
In the basin of the Volta

Firelight whispering
Through the night time rendition

Take me to Larabanga
To that storehouse of culture
Yearly Festival of Fire

Where reverance does not cease
So all can hear the words of peace

©Natty Mark Samuels, 2011


  1. This evokes so many images. THings I haven’t seen but can picture through your words.

    Comment by christine chambers — 2. July 2011 @ 07:18

  2. Yeah, I can figure out all the things through your words. This is a very inspirational evokes. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Mildy — 5. July 2011 @ 02:45

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