16 September 2010

Song, Somewhere Near Roma



If I could
I'd like to talk about
Riding on your back
Through Sotho-speaking
Mountains in the snow,
Lost naked
In an overwhelming sky.
We'd talk about
How nice today has been,
How still you could learn
Life from me,
From my tribe.
But how can we now,
With all this blood?
© John Matshikiza

A picture of Roma, Lesotho. Roma is the location of the National University of Lesotho.