HE WHO KNOWS

“Asomorofi dwo a
kraman nhuru gya!”
No hawk challenges an eagle in hunt for fowls!
Show me a hawk who dares
And I will show you how its bones
Will lose the taste of land in passing

II
“Abirekyie nka gyata ntokwa”
The goat who dares a lion
Knows its hole resides in a lionic belly
And wishes to taste its heat
Scattered

III
“Akura nfa agyinamoa nyonko”
Though their names rhyme
In the English world of sounds and codification
No rat which loves itself
Seeks co-habitation with cats
“Ei! Agyenkuku su, ntumi nnye aserewa daeso”

IV
Eyes of the sky watches the earth
Even in near closure
Its nature like legs in motion
Eyes of the earth play safe in sky watching
Or risk blindness to the higher sun or its dust
Size matters in clothing
But cloth matters more
Ohuruye huru huru huru a
“Ekom akuturuku yi ne hwe nsukom dabre”
To the wise
Honey is sweet in taste but
Complex in the making
He who knows sits well on thought grounds
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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