Verses From My Roost
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�...this collection is both poetry and a reflection on poetry, on the creative process. In deceptively minimalist style characteristic of seasoned bards and a diction charged with intricate conceits, John Ngong Kum Ngong launches a scathing onslaught on the ruling barons of post-colonial nations who have privatised the nations' wealth and power.� Dr. Gilbert Ndi Shang, Bayreuth University, Germany

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Published 14 December 2016
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EAN13 9789956764273
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Verses from my Roost JOHN NGONG KUM NGONG
“...this collection is both poetry and a reflection on poetry,
on the creative process. In deceptively minimalist style
characteristic of seasoned bards and a diction charged with Verses from my Roost
intricate conceits, John Ngong Kum Ngong launches a
scathing onslaught on the ruling barons of post-colonial nations
who have privatised the nations’ wealth and power.”
- Dr. GILBERT NDI SHANG,
Bayreuth University, Germany
***
JOHN NGONG KUM NGONG is an educationist and
a retired civil servant. He holds a Masters degree in African
Literature from the University of Yaounde and a Certificate of
Reading in a Foreign Language from the University of Aston in
Birmingham, England. His poetry collections include Walls of
Agony, Chants of a Lunatic, Strange Passions, Snatched from the Grave,
Songs of the Mind’s Mind, The Teeth of Time and Other Poems, Blot on
the Landscape and Nuptials at Vespers and Other Strains. A play, Battle
for Survival was published in 2006 by Editions Cle.
JOHN NGONG KUM NGONG
Langaa Research & Publishing
Common Initiative Group
P.O. Box 902 Mankon
Bamenda
North West Region
Cameroon

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Multi-faceted God,
I do not ask for much
since my people need more.
Give me just what I need
to keep my wits on guard
in this rushed and wild world.
Give me what will keep me
warm and well deep within
in my roost, fed with light
to light the young to write,
not for gain but for seed.

I look back on my youth
once so soft, warm and bright
with my mum on the watch,
her heart always with me.
I am in love with Verse,
hoping to meet some minds
ready to know my mind.
For now I will stay put
in the dream butcher’s fief
to welcome new dreamers,
not for gain but for bond.

Multi-faceted God,
I do not ask for gain
since my people need bread.
Give me just what I need
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