Meskot salutes the Ethiopian poet Debebe Seifu. This poem was contributed by Tariku to Meskot_forum and typed in the Ethiopic script by Kebebush Tesfaye. Yebirhan fikire(Debebe Seifu poem). 67 likes. Book. Debebe Seifu “YeBirhan Fikir”E.C. Fan Recommended Poem.
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With regard to “Guilty” Yimer states that its theme has a broad appeal to a cross-section of society.
Skip to main content. For the one who experienced harsh laws, for the other who faces depressing times and for those who are thrown in jail; hope, which remains with every one keeps them alive. The next part will study this. This poem portrays an educated African who returned from abroad and who feels a guest for his land. He remembers and accepts his African pride of the past with the following lines.
The Concept of Theme in Poetry Poetry is an expression of emotion. Rather it is frustrating. He says this idea in the following lines too.
This poem uses different natural features. On the contrary the ‘sunshine’ is not natural phenomenon. This shows that age has no effect on the contemporary situation of Ethiopia. The following lines demonstrate this theme.
It was a long night So were all nights The cold surface shrunk his skin; His stomach empty, itching, aching, Emptiness. This poem with its stanza tells us that Lincoln has been murdered like Kennedy and suggests that Kennedy was also murdered. Lips that once kissed, hearts that once loved, Like the tombstone will forever be cold.
Remembering Assistant Professor Poet Debebe Seifu
Seifk the fact that we are backward, Individual Africans must work hard. Though he referred to it by death, he states its name as sleep. This is to give a real appearance for the country. Ddbebe certain cases the whole poem will be analysed. The poem indicates the hopeless situation with the redundant terms night and dark. Oh once debwbe man of value Where are you hidden now? Reviews and Annotated Bibliographies 13 2.
Here sorrow is happiness, decay is life Arching down through the centuries, But stillness Hongs where Blackness is light. The other poem by Tsegaye, ” Cold Shoulders” shows the feeling of hostility between two lovers who are sleeping in one bed.
The speaker of the poem in the following lines indicates that the memory of the past is still alive, which is driving the lovers for one another.
First, poems were collected. To dispel the spectre Of climate change And systematically face The global challenge True to the adage ‘We have either to swim together or sink together! He only gave one point on the poems of Tsegaye. But sleep, lie, forever blest, For none will stare you from our race.
The other poem, which shows lovers fall in love, is Baalu Girma’s ” Apes” The speaker voices his endless sense of frustration by the image of an ocean. Why they prefer poverty amidst platitude, Why celebrate with dead silence … Ibid According to these lines we understand that since they are in love no matter how plenty wealth is there, it seems meaningless to them for they love each other.
No more glory now… it is raped with you Black Mother No more laughter but the echo of its mock… 30 Free laughter Is dead in me. Ethiopian poetry in English has also been considered in some annotated materials.
Concerning hope the recurrent idea, which the poems state, is the eternity of hope under any conditions. The Theme of Praise and Criticism 56 4.
Generally the poem refers to life in town by night lines 15 and its extent of severity is shown by the term dark line In line with this, the distance covered and the remaining one lines 12 and 13 refers to the age he has come across and that remains until his death.
C, which is considered as an earlier period in Ethiopian poetry in English. Forward there is no light Backward there is no hope Ibid According to these two lines the speaker seems in Dilemma.
The following lines from this poem reflect the central point of the poem. This indicates his hopeless state of mind. Appendix 8 In this poem we find the persona sitting in a dark place.
In this news letter political and other social issues appeared written by the then students. Solomon Deressa, on the other hand, wrote in two widely known languages, English and French. The essence of the past time is given more places in most lines of the poem. At the same time these mountains are signs of Ethiopian pride and honour for the fact that they stood honoured without shame.
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In his thematic commentary Prouty forwarded some statements about the general mood of the poet. This shows that the speaker definitely professes he is in a hollow condition. The poem considers sleep as a way of death where we can wake up, 5.
The reason for this seems to be the availability of the poems in different publications.
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In this respect it expands the concern from poems of a particular poet to many Ethiopian poems in English composed by different poets. This section will study both aspects. The poems develop the central idea through different experiences.