In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

In Praise of Kpele Wↄƞtsԑmԑi

By Marion Kilson

Caught by her god,

Chosen messenger between god and human;

Caught by her god,

Defamed no more as childless and unschooled;

Caught by her god,

Crowned with the five corners of the world;

Caught by her god,

To perform entranced kpele song and dance;

Caught by her god,

To unravel the past and reveal the future.

12/20/18