The Casualties by John Pepper Clark The casualties are not only those who are dead. All casualties of the war. This is very significant in the contemporary context of terrorism. The scapegoats are the innocents who had no say in the matter, and they are the victims of the fire. All casualties of the war. The casualties are not only those led away by night. The casualties are not only those led away by night.
Dirge Show me a house where nobody has died Death is what you cannot undo Yet a son is killed and a daughter is given Out of one seed springs the tree A tree in a mad act is cut down Must the forest fall with it? Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially or harmful. Clark, also known as Johnson Pepper Clark Bekederemo, was born on April 6, 1935, in Kiagbodo, Nigeria. In the early morning sun, To the clamour of files that first Answered the alarm water Of sewage kind washed their common Wound, silence their common groan. They are wandering minstrels who, beating on The drums of the human heart, draw the world Into a dance with rites it does not know. Because we cannot hear each other speak.
With The swish over his shoulders, it Trailed out, touched tails with the smoke That squatted all indigo On the hillside: like a stream Was the going downhill, swift Past recollection, straight into a bend Upturned as a saucer, and The journey spilt over in a ditch. No condition is Permanent, said another. Though they await burial by installment. Because eyes have ceased the face from the crowd. To some it may be a cruel place, to others it may function as a haven.
They are well out of it. The casualties are not only those who are dead. They are wandering minstrels who, beating on The drums of the human heart, draw the world Into a dance with rites it does not know. Clark frequently dealt with these themes through a complex interweaving of indigenous African imagery and that of the Western literary tradition. He is considered as the most lyrical among Nigerian poets. Contrition twines me like a snake Each time I come upon the wake Of your clan, Undulating along in agony, Your face of stool for mystery: What secret hope or knowledge, Locked in your hump away from man. Because eyes have ceased the face from the crowd.
Information on Clark's achievements; Demonstration of the play's symbolism in a successful teaching strategy; Discussion on symbolism; Details on the strategies used. Thousands are burning that have no say in the matter. The casualties are not only those who are dead. After working for a year as a government clerk, Clark entered the University of Ibadan. Fula people form a minority in every country they inhabit, but in Guinea they represent a plurality of the population 40%.
His poems reflect the fusion of the Western tradition he acquired and the cultural heritage he naturally inherited. It is not only those who have lost their material assets and property, it is also those who have irretrievably lost their near and dear ones. Clark-Bekederemo, who is one of Africa's talented playwrights. They are well out of it. Common people who were suffering was intensely affected. Thousands Are are burning that have no say in the matter.
No need of first aid, All died on the spot Said the dailies. However, very little attention seems to have been given to the prophetic and contemporaneous implications of the creative work. The casualties are not only those who are dead. Abiku as the name implies is a situation where a child is given birth to in multiple times. Nigerian poet John Pepper Clark's poems of the Nigeria-Biafra war. The shattered shall become prisoners in A fortress of falling walls The casualties are many, and a good member as well Outside the scenes of ravage and wreck; They are the emissaries of rift, So smug in smoke-rooms they haunt abroad, They do not see the funeral piles At home eating up the forests.
Therefore the best way to win a war is to prevent it. The casualties are not only those who are wounded, Thought they await burial by installment The casualties are not only those who have lost Person or property, hard as it is To grape for a touch that some May not know is not there The casualties are not those led away by night; The cell is a cruel place, sometimes a heaven, No where as absolute as the grave The casualties are not those who started A fire and now cannot put to out. Clarks poems highlights the fusion of the Western tradition and cultural heritage he gained naturally. This may be any form of rumour or issue that kindles a controversy or sparks communal violence. He is also the author of the controversial Deutsch, 1964; Heinemann No. And on, On over the hill Shittu Drove the lot, a cloud of India hemp Unfolding among his robes. You give us light in this big bad world, Always striving to make us shine like gold.