Day 5 – Lost Rills (Kwansaba)

Kwansaba Poetry Form –  has a pattern of sevens: the poem consists of seven lines, each line contains seven words. With the exception of proper nouns and foreign terms, no word may have more than seven letters. This repetition of sevens might come from the fact that it grew out of poems written for Kwanzaa, one poem for each of the seven virtues celebrated that week. 

In sultry cusp of a purple dusk
Sleep sun burnt days of fading yore
When lush meadows once adorned the land
and lofty  woods echoed with valiant roars
Now, Orion stares down through murky skies
looking in vain for lost crystal rills
Instead finds ailing cloud over bricked hills
I am taking part in #WriteFestival

15 thoughts on “Day 5 – Lost Rills (Kwansaba)

  1. Wow, that was quite a poem, Go Green all the way coupled with the fact that it is written in a form not so popularly known.

    Awesome post Raji, way to go…

  2. So profound! Really all we can see is concrete hills around us 🙁 This is so beautifully written and thank you for introducing me to Kwanzaa 🙂

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