Drumming From The Windows.
Drench of the ev'ning, ev'ning is drenching
Lovers are playing, children are dancing.
Shadows of ev'ning, ev'ning with shadows,
The wandering of smokes, closing of windows.
Two shadows playing, laughing and dancing
The bell of evening like church bell perching,
The chirps are fainting from crackling windows
The heart is smiling to either shadows.
Dear sun, rise from the envious moon, lighting
the cloud. Dear moon, your darkness is charming,
Fair thee these hearts. First night with fair shadows;
The first blood is wine! Drums from the windows.
Drums from the windows, drumming and dancing
The bride is at home, the groom is smiling.
Gladness flow in flutt'ring feathers, echoes
'the bride is at home'; drums from the windows.
"words from the innocent mind"
Footnote: the bride is at home is a traditional term amongst the Yoruba to say 'the newly wedded wife is a virgin.'