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
*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.