Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Last Poets

Fathers of hiphop, the Last Poets are the archetype of great poetry with percussion.
Like the words of a shaman, poetry can be volatile and painful.
But poetry is about the hope for a better world where the divisions of race don't matter.
The message of "Little YELLOW Slut" is that the same roots of discrimination that create Fetishism are at the bottom of what causes war and hatred and violence.
Stay tuned for Poetic Justice in a Tokyo Sound.
I would like to preface the poem with a quote from Mahatma Ghandi.
Any suggestions?
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
He reportedly also said: "I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers."

2 comments:

GDAEman said...

You might consider this...

''The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.''
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

YURI KAGEYAMA said...

Thanks for the great suggestion. Thanks most of all for the poetic understanding.