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Guestbook & Feedback / Mind Your Language!
« on: July 13, 2006, 04:32:35 PM »
Kanoonline is indeed a very good site and it is doing great to promote Kano and Hausa culture.

Can we have separate sections where we can discuss issues in Hausa. getting Hausa inbetween posts may alienate visitors. Many here use Hausa in their posts and it could confuse non-Hausa members. My opinion only.

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Member Poetry / Mother
« on: July 13, 2006, 04:04:16 PM »
MOTHER

When silence overtakes the birds
I hear your cradle song,
When darkness magnifies my fears
I make my nest in your purity.

I return mother, I return,
To your tent I?d always come,
I am the son grown on your milk
And the man living on your love.

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Member Poetry / The Moments are Upon Us
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:51:50 PM »
THE MOMENTS ARE UPON US

The moments are upon us, and
I must catch your free spirit,
So I conceal my intents:
To preserve the untainted memories
Of your play upon my heart.

How I long to unravel, to share,
The mysteries in your smiles!
So I lie awake at night:
To watch the clash of our desires,
The touching of kindred souls.

Yet I have come to your gate
And I must state my quest,
So I throw away my shield:
To hold, I die of fear!
To leave, I die of love!

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Member Poetry / The Butchers
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:19:18 PM »
THE BUTCHERS

her claim was low
for the deepest cut,

he trusted at a cost
for the cheapest cut,

she came, looked and left
for the surest cut,

she put strength in her toys
for the best cut.

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Member Poetry / Fulani Eyes
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:18:23 PM »
FULANI EYES

Her eyes are dark,
Filled with stories,
But she hides her past
Behind weak little smiles.

His heart is brave,
Covered with scars,
But he hides his guilt
Behind a cheerful pen.

Now in a sinless way
They make simple mistakes,
He to clear her eyes,
She to remove his fears?

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Member Poetry / A Bachelor's Excuse
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:54:36 PM »
A BACHELOR?S EXCUSE

a worthy vessel
in which
to pour my love
and invest my destiny
I cannot find,
for virtuous hags
have dried my heart
and despised my pocket,
while the innocent
and the emergent
now make their offerings
either false
or full of fears.

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Member Poetry / The Gossip
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:52:40 PM »
THE GOSSIP

Do not give in friend,
To the untamed hunger
Raging in your bosoms
For morsels of gossip.

Do not sneak upon me
I have lost my balance,
Your victory is fake
Where there is no conflict.

When by unmerciful lips
My life is stretched and spread,
Do not cut away, oh gossip,
Help me instead to a shade.

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Member Poetry / I Would if I Could
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:51:12 PM »
I WOULD IF I COULD

something of your life
is etched on my heart:

it could be your face
it could be your voice,

it could be your thoughts
echoing in my dripping blood,

it could be your destiny
clutching unto me for support,

and now I know
I would if I could.

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Member Poetry / Poetic!
« on: June 28, 2006, 03:49:07 PM »
POETIC!

What it is, I know not,
The majesty of words,
The beauty of sequence,
The force of eloquence,
Poetic!

What it is, I care not
So long as it?s a heart
That?s splattered over the scroll,
Heroic!

He dared intrusion into his life,
He bore the wrath of disapproval,
He carried the threat of rejection,
Poetic is heroic!

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chit-chat / For Men Only!!!
« on: June 14, 2006, 06:14:11 PM »
Who should you love the most? Your wife or your children?

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Member Poetry / Fulani Migration
« on: June 14, 2006, 02:31:48 PM »
FULANI MIGRATION

He takes his whole clan:
The bulls, proud and forward,
And cows, a harem of them,
The sheep and goats follow
Like shrubs in a forest of beasts,
Then clan dogs and chickens.

Children and feeble old women
And young pregnant wives
Ride the backs of broad cows,
Tall men, slender and weather-beaten,
And boys ripening to men
Constitute the vigilante band.

Through savannahs and forests,
Over hills and drying rivers,
Day and night they migrate,
Following wherever pastures bid,
Caring little for ease and comfort,
Living and moving for their cattle.

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Member Poetry / My Fulani Dream
« on: June 12, 2006, 05:23:05 PM »
MY FULANI DREAM

hazy and aloof
like early harmattan on the plateau
you nudge the borders of my sleep,
yet I seek no cover,

the sun, envious of your cold charms,
emerges!
and wraps my soul in dry warmth,
but your dusty bloom
will surely overcome me,

and that!
is where I want to be
if dreams come true!

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Member Poetry / Call of the Fulani Maid
« on: June 05, 2006, 06:11:31 PM »
Call of the Fulani Maid

At the edge of the sahara
I met my Fulani maid
With dances in her eyes
And flowers in her steps.

In her bashful smile
I saw a beckoning path,
?Come with me Ngainako,
I will be your companion.?

Sure in her wandering spirits
She conquered my fears and
Imprisoned me in her serene gaze,
Taunting in its elusive call.

So far have I ventured,
To follow my Fulani dream
In search of a secret place,
To drown in her milk and honey.

for Binta[/i]

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