In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

In Praise of Kpele Wↄƞtsԑmԑi

By Marion Kilson

                                           Caught by her god,

                                                          Chosen messenger between god and human;

                                           Caught by her god,

                                                          Defamed no more as childless and unschooled;

                                           Caught by her god,

                                                          Crowned with the five corners of the world;

                                           Caught by her god,

                                                          To perform entranced kpele song and dance;

                                           Caught by her god,

                                                          To unravel the past and reveal the future.

12/20/18

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