A Poem

and a tribute to Prof. Keorapetse Kgositsile

By Lennox Raphael


Before days of after & laughter hereafter,

&after knowing you since that afternoon with Maya Angelou,

I knew, I knew, I would be missing you,

blue diamond magic cow smiling right now, blessed, at rest,

stars pitch as soul ripening beyond memory,

here now, before & after, O, noon child of Love opening our hearts,

Faith restored, time outlawed, no goodbye rose, O Willie,­­ WELCOME


Lennox Raphael

3.27 am,