An Eintou*

Introspective stuff

re-igniting me and all

in presence and in unmistakable silhouette

your words breathe light as they give mental insight

you embraced a culture, manifested it

manifested it in word

and song

 

*An Eintou is an African (and African American) seven-syllabic/

 word count form of poem consisting of 2 words first line, 4

 second, 6 third, 8 fourth, 6 fifth, 4 sixth line and 2 seventh line.

The name originates from Pearl Eintou Springer, an activist who

committed her life to the African Diaspora and the preservation

of Black culture globally. Pearl, an Afro-Trinidadian, wrote many

poems and prose, that tremendously inspired many feminist

writers in Africa and the Americas, myself included.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s