Homage and Courtship
134 Pages
English
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Homage and Courtship

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134 Pages
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Here is a collection of sixty-two beautifully crafted poems on some of the deepest of human emotions. They celebrate love, constancy, beauty, marriage, birth and death; in the poems are hailed intellectual labour, leadership and duty. Occasionally, the poet depicts the states of his mind against the backdrop of nature, interfusing description, memory and meditation in a manner essentially romantic. The best in Ambanasom's poetry is matter and manner combined. The striking force of the poems lies in the intriguing relationship between romanticism and romance. Ambanasom's romanticism is concerned with the concept of nature as a universal being or a cosmic entity, nostalgia, the attempt to link his childhood with the present and the future, and the response to nature at different levels of his development. The poet also demonstrates a penchant for rural subject matter, places and people. In the poet of romance there is a more direct expression of basic human emotions, in particular of love that is enchanting, possessing, seductive, and alluring. We find in the poems, love that is reciprocal and imbued with constancy and understanding.

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Published 01 July 2010
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EAN13 9789956578962
Language English
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Homage and Courtship
Homage and Courtship
(Romantic Stirrings of a Young Man)
Shadrach A. Ambanasom
LangaaResearch & Publishing CIG Mankon,Bamenda
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ISBN: 9956-616-58-3
© Shadrach A. Ambanasom 2010
Revised Edition with an Epithalamion
DISCLAIMER The names, characters, places and incidents in this book are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Accordingly, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely one of incredible coincidence.
Contents
Introductory Essay ...................................................................... xi Preface to the Revised Edition ................................................. xvii Preface to the First Edition ..................................................... xix Foreword ................................................................................ xxiii
PART I: HOMAGE ABENDONG .......................................................................... 3 ONE YEAR OLD .................................................................. 4 ALMA MATER ....................................................................... 5 THE RUINED PALACE ....................................................... 6 THE SKY WEEPS ................................................................. 8 THE MEDIATORS ............................................................ 10 4 WAYS TO DISPATCH YOURSELF ........................... 11 HOARDED IMPRESSIONS ............................................ 12 ICON AND BEACON ....................................................... 13 THE TALENTED THREE .............................................. 15 EBANG IROKO ................................................................. 17 THE DREADFUL MONSTER ........................................ 18 A PLEA FOR MERCY ....................................................... 20 THE GOLDEN MEAN ..................................................... 21 THE TALLEST IROKO .................................................... 22 THE CHANGED GROVE ............................................... 23 CONVERSATION WITH MY HORSE ........................ 24 A WISE DWARF ................................................................. 25
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