Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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A Vanishing Act

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Oh the propriety of this moment
My hidden desires to cry in the feeling
Of a hug that must end
If it had its way
My lips would’ve dissolved time as they touched yours
A portal would have opened
And we would’ve ascended
Right there
On the dance floor
In front of our friends
Clueless to the true state of affairs
A vanishing act of love
An example to the world
Of how it is done
Recited by couples stargazing
Beach strolling
Slow dancing
Candlelight dinner romancing
“Did you hear the story about how love incarnated so deeply in two friends,
that when they finally had their first kiss…”

I wish I could drop the body and maintain it at will… I am working on it
When I can, I’ll definitely teach you the technique
Then whenever we meet it will be in uninhibited appreciation
Unfiltered grace in very embrace
We merge to emerge
Through cosmic orgasms of alignment
In a hug that never ends
Even after we return to the body.

Ka Mau

Featured Poem:

Know Thy Self

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The nameless purity of consciousness
The is that is
The eternal before eternity
The still before stillness
The one before unity
The source

The source became aware
In this awareness came a knowing
A knowing of prime limitless power potential
To experience the depths of this self awareness

Know they self
The original desire of first being
Unfathomable to infinitude of infants
Of whom I am potty training and puzzle playing
Finding more pieces that fit together
Revealing a games called
“Life: The Divine Comedy”
The forever at play
The excitement of first being
Becoming all beings
All things formless to form
Clear skies to storms
A spiralling now through dimensional swarms
Torn fabrics of space/time
Time/space
Down from no time exploring physical traits
One to infinity as one
Knowing self through myriad divisions
Seeming limitations and forgetfulness

7 steps till full remembrance
We drive bodies on the 3rd
Til the soul has balanced its cups
Full of thoughts, actions and words
Aligned in the natural urge to fully serve
Bring darkness into the light
Sight to humanity
Becoming the butterfly emerged

And the journey home truly begins

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  1. I love the way you, my brother, have portrayed the beauty of the source… I am beginning to see my self through the invisible, but divine mirror of my soul standing tall and unbroken within a body of hunger and crime carved by the devil with designs of a tortured past that still ties a death-knot in my memory….You capture the invisible, intangible journey of the soul so miraculously that it is impossible to cover my naked joy with words of wisdom… my praise to your work will remain original as your work has inspired the unique and mystical self in me… I long for the true journey home…I long to be the butterfly only to see wings of the lunar phoenix bloom in my soul …wings that are melted and frozen to shape from the blood of my heart’s shaking, trembling courage…. All the best to you and thank you…my brother you have kindled a rare fire in so many lone hearts seeking the longing of love passing by, but never kissing their lips that remain unpolished by the vice of time…

    Ruha Mystique

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Biography

Ka Mau is a multidisciplinary performance artist born and raised in San Francisco, California. For the last ten years Ka Mau has lived in Bali, Indonesia and traveled throughout Asia, using the art of poetry, rap and dance to connect cultures, inspire creative thought and action and motivate youth to use their creativity as a means of personal and collective empowerment.

Ka Mau was named Best Poet in the 2002 Oakland, California Slam Finals. He is the winner of the 2004 & 2005 Ubud Writers Festival International Poetry Slam where he has also been the host and featured performer in 2010 & 2013. Ka Mau was selected as Artist Ambassador to represent the San Francisco Bay Area and perform at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai, India. He has also been invited three times as a guest artist, lecturer and workshop coordinator, to board the Japanese activist/educational cruise ship Peace Boat.

He currently hosts Bali’s longest running open mic and produces eclectic performance productions in Bali incorporating music, dance, poetry and visual arts.

Ka Mau

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Biography

Ka Mau is a multidisciplinary performance artist born and raised in San Francisco, California. For the last ten years Ka Mau has lived in Bali, Indonesia and traveled throughout Asia, using the art of poetry, rap and dance to connect cultures, inspire creative thought and action and motivate youth to use their creativity as a means of personal and collective empowerment.

Ka Mau was named Best Poet in the 2002 Oakland, California Slam Finals. He is the winner of the 2004 & 2005 Ubud Writers Festival International Poetry Slam where he has also been the host and featured performer in 2010 & 2013. Ka Mau was selected as Artist Ambassador to represent the San Francisco Bay Area and perform at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai, India. He has also been invited three times as a guest artist, lecturer and workshop coordinator, to board the Japanese activist/educational cruise ship Peace Boat.

He currently hosts Bali’s longest running open mic and produces eclectic performance productions in Bali incorporating music, dance, poetry and visual arts.

A Vanishing Act

Enlarge poem

Oh the propriety of this moment
My hidden desires to cry in the feeling
Of a hug that must end
If it had its way
My lips would’ve dissolved time as they touched yours
A portal would have opened
And we would’ve ascended
Right there
On the dance floor
In front of our friends
Clueless to the true state of affairs
A vanishing act of love
An example to the world
Of how it is done
Recited by couples stargazing
Beach strolling
Slow dancing
Candlelight dinner romancing
“Did you hear the story about how love incarnated so deeply in two friends,
that when they finally had their first kiss…”

I wish I could drop the body and maintain it at will… I am working on it
When I can, I’ll definitely teach you the technique
Then whenever we meet it will be in uninhibited appreciation
Unfiltered grace in very embrace
We merge to emerge
Through cosmic orgasms of alignment
In a hug that never ends
Even after we return to the body.

Featured Poem:

Know Thy Self

Enlarge poem

The nameless purity of consciousness
The is that is
The eternal before eternity
The still before stillness
The one before unity
The source

The source became aware
In this awareness came a knowing
A knowing of prime limitless power potential
To experience the depths of this self awareness

Know they self
The original desire of first being
Unfathomable to infinitude of infants
Of whom I am potty training and puzzle playing
Finding more pieces that fit together
Revealing a games called
“Life: The Divine Comedy”
The forever at play
The excitement of first being
Becoming all beings
All things formless to form
Clear skies to storms
A spiralling now through dimensional swarms
Torn fabrics of space/time
Time/space
Down from no time exploring physical traits
One to infinity as one
Knowing self through myriad divisions
Seeming limitations and forgetfulness

7 steps till full remembrance
We drive bodies on the 3rd
Til the soul has balanced its cups
Full of thoughts, actions and words
Aligned in the natural urge to fully serve
Bring darkness into the light
Sight to humanity
Becoming the butterfly emerged

And the journey home truly begins

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (1)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (1)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

A Vanishing Act

Enlarge poem

Oh the propriety of this moment
My hidden desires to cry in the feeling
Of a hug that must end
If it had its way
My lips would’ve dissolved time as they touched yours
A portal would have opened
And we would’ve ascended
Right there
On the dance floor
In front of our friends
Clueless to the true state of affairs
A vanishing act of love
An example to the world
Of how it is done
Recited by couples stargazing
Beach strolling
Slow dancing
Candlelight dinner romancing
“Did you hear the story about how love incarnated so deeply in two friends,
that when they finally had their first kiss…”

I wish I could drop the body and maintain it at will… I am working on it
When I can, I’ll definitely teach you the technique
Then whenever we meet it will be in uninhibited appreciation
Unfiltered grace in very embrace
We merge to emerge
Through cosmic orgasms of alignment
In a hug that never ends
Even after we return to the body.

Comments

  1. I love the way you, my brother, have portrayed the beauty of the source… I am beginning to see my self through the invisible, but divine mirror of my soul standing tall and unbroken within a body of hunger and crime carved by the devil with designs of a tortured past that still ties a death-knot in my memory….You capture the invisible, intangible journey of the soul so miraculously that it is impossible to cover my naked joy with words of wisdom… my praise to your work will remain original as your work has inspired the unique and mystical self in me… I long for the true journey home…I long to be the butterfly only to see wings of the lunar phoenix bloom in my soul …wings that are melted and frozen to shape from the blood of my heart’s shaking, trembling courage…. All the best to you and thank you…my brother you have kindled a rare fire in so many lone hearts seeking the longing of love passing by, but never kissing their lips that remain unpolished by the vice of time…

    Ruha Mystique

Your email address will not be published.