Eventide, Kumasi, No. 2, 1970
KEITH E. BAIRD
Keith Baird was a contributing editor of Freedomways and is a linguist and
How suddenly the evening falls
At the end of the sun's theophany!
Here where splendour calls to splendour
In myriad modalities of colour, shade and tone
To celebrate the wonder that is Africa
'Tis fitting that evenfall be sudden,
Sudden like the curtain that in its ruffling closure
Marks the finale, sends the spectators home . . .
In Africa the evening falls
Almost silently, like a benediction.
City Hotel, Kumasi July 16, 1969