For our October poem, we’re inviting you to visit the African Poetry Anthology, where you will find the poem Bonwire (bon-wee-reh), written in Twi and translated into English by Nanahene Djan. We found a picture to go with it.
The father figure in the poem is a master weaver much like the one in this picture. He composes his intricate patterns with love, patience and wisdom. Each color of thread has a special meaning.
Bonwire is a lovely poem to introduce to children. It sounds best in the original Twi, but the English translation works well too – scroll down the page to find it. Here is Bonwire by Nanahene Djan.
The African Poetry Anthology publishes poems in African languages. Do go over and give them a like on Facebook.