Analysis of An African Desert Wedding




Depraved pre-adolescent
The "priest" summons the spirits
In hand, tools for ritual purification
Circumcision - if not already
Spiritual child you can now follow the sun
Gaze at the bride
Concealed behind the veil
A sheet of satin white masks her pretty face
Eyes invisible to the light
Plea to Allah
A desire to wed
The procession begins
All holy in this land
Smoke from the flaming pipe
Comradeship
Acceptance of destiny
The magician taps the bongos
Sounds will echo till dawn
Vows enshrined in the African desert
The sword tears the goat's throat
Faith commissioned on blood
Let the feast of hope begin
Bow to the bride
Accept
Drink goat's blood for strength, the herbal potion for
spiritual forgiveness
Bondage
Evocative
Hallucination
Paintings carved from shadows
Each movement brings new faces
Immaculate body paintings
Eat, sing and dance
Pray to all
Love near the fire
Idyllic, hope
The Image - a presence of seconds that remain stagnant
Call the Cobra
Zombies intimidate the moon
Lure the magical moon
A spell cast on the newly weds
Guidance
Dance under Allah's hand
Darkness complete
Enter the cross-roads
Smile to all
Thy vows will dictate thy path
Sun rise
Love her presence
The new Goddess of Africa


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Poetic Form Tetractys  (30%)
Etheree  (24%)
Metre 011010 0110010 01111000010 01011010 100011111001 1101 010101 01110110101 10100101 1110 001011 001001 110011 110101 1 0101100 0010101 111011 1010010010 011011 101011 1011101 1101 01 11111010101 1000010 10 0100 0010 10111 1101110 01001010 1101 111 11010 0101 01001011010110 1010 1001001 101001 01110101 10 11011 1001 10011 111 1110111 11 1010 01101100
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,215
Words 208
Sentences 1
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 50
Lines Amount 50
Letters per line (avg) 20
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 994
Words per stanza (avg) 205

About this poem

Written in the 1990s whilst travelling. One of many I wrote. Poem is self explanatory

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Written on 1996

Submitted by lunghitano9 on January 02, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Giuseppe Lunghitano

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