The hundreth song of love- A sample

Ingoma yakho eyangivusayo

O mntakwethu kwathi uma ngiphaphama

Ngaphaphamela phezu kwezinkodlo zakho

Ngavukela phezu kwezingoma zakho ezimakhulukhulu

Ngaze ngantathatheka ngaze ngezwa umoya

Umoya owawugijima njengawe

Wena wagijima ngemikhondo engemisebe yelanga

Kwaze kwababaza uHhemu ethi,

“Yini leyaya?”

Esho ebona umbani osuka emehlweni akho

When I came to my senses, sweetheart

I only recall the beaded pillows of poetry

A hundred stiches, inscriptions of passion

Scattered like fertilised embryos in the wind

Lavitating like a racing horse chasing sun

And Hhemu exclaime, “What is that flash?”

As the bold bolt of your gaze knocked me senseless

By Mazisi Kunene

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