Meskot salutes the Ethiopian poet Debebe Seifu. This poem was contributed by Tariku to Meskot_forum and typed in the Ethiopic script by Kebebush Tesfaye. Yebirhan fikire(Debebe Seifu poem). 67 likes. Book. Debebe Seifu “YeBirhan Fikir”E.C. Fan Recommended Poem.

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It is the literary contest that used to be held among dbebe every year. So the poet strongly tells the African in the sense of this poem the educated Ethiopian to accept his heritage and renew the roots. This in other words indicates that their love is not for the sake of material need. Alas America — I woe thee, pity- pitiable.

But the real death is not like sleep.

Remembering Assistant Professor Poet Debebe Seifu

You suckers of our blood For time and tide has awakened our minds. Cherishers of peace are grateful for the Services you rendered Your name, effort and all shall forever Be remembered.

Due to the introduction of a foreign sejfu of instruction to this country, languages such as French, Italian and English were began to be taught at different grade levels. It puts into words about the usurpation of African rights and the development of strength through the harsh reality. The next poems were issued in the s E. Many Ethiopians also went abroad for higher learning. In seidu this poem shows deebebe intensity and endurance of innocent time love that is already past.


Except two research papers and a few articles, we do not find other studies on Ethiopian poetry in English. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Major Themes In Ethiopian Poetry In English From | D Seifu –

On the other hand the shore is a tired land scorched by the hot sun. Therefore, seiu to the ideological change and the influence of the ideology observed upon post poems, these poems are not taken into consideration. IV, No 27, p. He generalizes life in town with the following two lines.

Can such be relished by a song and her soprano? We shall see each in this part.

The Concept of Theme in Poetry Poetry is an expression of emotion. III, No 13, p. I have therefore to write a poem on this. This poem shows the existence podms earnest love for one another even though the lovers parted.

Only hatred is victories And wishes them endurance for it is a terrible condition to lose someone who is loved. From that period of time onwards we find different publications having some Ethiopian poems in English. The following lines show this subject.

These and other related questions will poemss considered in this chapter with special reference to poetry. Literary Anthologies 12 2. Student writers used different literary forms to express their ideas, one of which was poetry. It was a long night So were all nights The cold surface shrunk his skin; His stomach empty, itching, aching, Emptiness.


Qaetema grows around the riverbanks. He also says that sadness remains with him. For their strong pity they tear their hair. But sleep, lie, forever blest, For none will stir you from our race Ibid From these lines we see that the poem considers the death of their friend is sleeping or lying forever without disturbance.

These are major themes of Ethiopian poetry in English in the years E.

He was a great leader, a man of good nature, peacemaker and negotiator. Debebe Seifuthe late Ethiopian poet and academician, wrote poems exploring topics ranging from struggles of the working class to the great imponderable such as beauty and truth. Hello Poetry is a poetry community that raises money by advertising to passing readers like yourself. The poem considers sleep as a way of death where we can wake up, 5. The whole poem reads like this.

C depicts the idea that men are mortal. And the personified fingers, which are considered like messengers, play the role of bringing up peace and love.

Ibid This poem in general says that Ethiopia is the greatest land in Africa for its divinity, attractive landscape, beautiful natural appearance and natural treasure.