The Mesh by Kwesi Brew

We have come to the cross-roads
And I must either leave or come with you.
I lingered over the choice
But in the darkness of my doubts
You lifted the lamp of love
And I saw in your face
The road that I should take.

 

There aren’t that many love poems in classic African poetry anthologies. That’s probably why I cherish this poem so much, apart from the fact that it is plain and simply beautiful. Kwesi Brew, a Ghanaian poet who wrote from the 60s all the way up to the mid-90s, is one of my favorite African poets. “The Mesh” is a poem that for all its littleness is so powerful. Happy Valentines to all the britlers out there. Thanks for your support. 

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