Across a New Dawn

Over 70 people died in the terrorist attacks in Nairobi this week. Among them was the poet Kofi Awoonar. He was set to publish a new book of poetry next year, among them a poem called Across a New Dawn.  It includes this stanza, which I think is a good way to remember those who have died this week:

And death, when he comes
to the door with his own
inimitable calling card
shall find a homestead
resurrected with laughter and dance
and the festival of the meat
of the young lamb and the red porridge
of the new corn


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