Spoken Word: Easter

Black church people shook their 'bam-bam' over the empty tomb rejoicing over their own resurrection, hoping for a long delay in their call to come up higher.

Spoken Word: Easter

Dr Sir Howard A. Fergus

Easter was not that dissimilar in England;
there were rolling resurrection rhythms
from tall cathedrals and high sounding Oxford lines.
Black church people shook their 'bam-bam'
over the empty tomb rejoicing over their own
resurrection, hoping for a long delay in their call
to come up higher; and barbecue incense
from backyard altars, gladdened the nose of God
blended with the scent of lilies. Ready made buns
from Tesco with white stripes stopped a gap
in the absence of soused or run-down mackerel;
and early mangoes outrunning the rest
like hurry-hearted disciples and enthusiastic
female fans, were missing for their sweetness.
As at Little Bay black and white, in passing,
knocked glasses together in pubs and churches
to celebrate the rising of the new Son
and opening of the tree of life in the midst of paradise
in Montserrat and Eden.

Howard A. Fergus