Maturity carved onto the bone and marrow of the micro-poems by Poet Lumpkin illuminates the readers souls , the verses evoke the spirits of reason. The lyrical dexterity is mind tilting. The mini poems are golden rimmed with reason , they shimmer with the glow of wisdom. Actually ,Real poetry provokes thinking, ignites mental boxes for debate and is always turgid with meaning. The imagery is vivid and the diction profoundly economized. The verses of the luminary poet Canadian Kenneth Lumpkin are fatty baobab canopies pregnant with succulent fruits of wisdom and reason. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC celebrates excellence and literary prowess with prolific poet, acclaimed writer and distinguished educationist Kenneth Lumpkin. ALUTA CONTINUA(Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

One can’t imagine

The Sun

without

The Moon

to oppose him

it would be like

having a chief

without

a clan mother

or a king

without

a queen

it would mean

the end of

duality

a brand new

reality

better to have the voice

in order to sing

better to have the Yang

along with the Ying.

Out of all of these:

Diamonds

Emeralds

Rubies

Sapphires

You alone

are my Precious Stone

I hold you

as a pendant

inside my heart

nothing

can ever

wear or tear us apart

for you are

the finest blue jewel

and though I am no more

than a moon child’s fool

one look at you under

the noonday sun

there is a gem

if there ever was one!

Peering out from

under the blanket

I see her going past

our bed in the

middle of the night,

a naked ghost

most pleasing

to the eye, even in

the death of half sleep

something inside

stirs for a moment

then, slumber again…

Kenneth Lumpkin is an educator, writer, poet, musician, Freemason and activist. He has published four collections of poetry to date: “Gather the Ashes”, 1984, winner of the Louis Ginsberg Memorial Fellowship from the Chaucer Guild, “Song of Ramapough: A Poetics of Place”, 2016, “Love Lake”, 2017 and “God Has Many Names and other poems”, 2018 and “Slip of the Tongue”, 2019. He teaches anthropology online through three New Jersey state universities and resides in London, Ontario with his wife, Kim and cat, Molly.

TIME  OF THE POET EDITOR –Mbizo CHIRASHA- UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist .Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum  Deutschland,Germany. Alumni  of the International Human Rights  Arts Festival in New-York, USA.Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie.  Globally Certified  Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence.  Arts for Human Rights Catalyst.  Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry , hybrid writings , political commentary ,short fiction , book reviews  and Arts Features are published in more  than 400 spaces notably the Monk  Arts and Soul in  Magazine  in United Kingdom. Atunis Poetry.com in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia.Poesia journal inSlovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn ,USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA.the FictionalCafe international Journal , Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland  in Germany.Co-Edited  Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity,solidarity collection to victimized Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry ,Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes.  He owns the Time of  the Poet blog zine ,MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace.A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental  resistance poetry collection was released  in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing.. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011  by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.COVID 19 Satansdeadly fart is forthcoming. Chirasha is  Founder  and the Chief Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal, https://bravevoicespress.home.blog/

TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC-An Internet-based Writers’ Center, archiving theme-based Digital Poetry Anthologies and  publishing Iconic Poets, Writers and Artists from around the globe. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was founded by UNESCO-RILA Affliate ARTIST, Freedom of Speech Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, 2019 African Fellow ihraf.org and acclaimed Literary Arts Diplomat, Mbizo CHIRASHA.

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