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Tumelo Khoza: A Cup o’ Gold

zamantungwa and Menzi Maseko | March 4th, 2014 | current issue, Q&A | No Comments

“Give your poems names. They are your children.”
Tumelo Khoza, on her facebook page, 22 January 2014.

One of these children, a poem titled “This Young Man” plays with the nursery rhyme “This Old Man”. A poem about reversing the roles and a woman approaching a man she fancies…

“This young man
He played one
He played knick-knack on my tongue
With a knick-knack paddywhack
Give a girl a bone
This young man came rolling home

May I recite by hear to you
And what’s hidden in it
Just 59 seconds of your time
Before I ask for your digits…”

 

 

 

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