Abdullah Ibrahims Japanese Cosmology


22 Dec 2021

Playing the blues

playing the blues ancestral
paying the dues ancestral

star dancer
new dawn enhancer

suck the root kiss the snake remake
that old story new few

Giant Steps – John Coltrane

in new york that day – a premonition that something astounding was about to happen…

in the late afternoon word started trickling out from the studio recording session

… a seismic realignment and reaffirmation of our shared individual and collective tonal centres

Cape Town – cargo

this morning – light years ago 
a dogon sirius starship docked dry in the district 
the broken winged black eagle sings 
the bird has found its hawk 
and yet they cannot fly