No science I know of can provide a means to make farts sweeter. However when you’re a haiku poet like Adjei Agyei-Baah, then perhaps you could by some means even make a fart fresher.
The doyen of African haiku once again provides us with a collection, a Senryu collection this time, all dedicated to this all common human nature, which like all farts, Adjei just couldn’t hold it in but bless the world with his “Piece of My Fart “.
To provide you with a gist of what the reader would get in this e-book, here’s my three choices from a 26-long Senryu collection. Of course I could have selected more, but I rather want readers to discover for themselves.
the heaviness of my guilt
behind my fart
Always considered an uncultured behaviour, how heavy is one’s guilt when he lets rip in such a holy place? The prayer of forgiveness is almost instantaneous as the fart. I laugh at this one.
wondering how far
my fart had journeyed
Winds, breezes are the coolest friends to a farter. Yet, as they carry the guilt away we still wonder how far the fart’s journeyed.
masking my fart
with the closet flush
This poem is a reminder that farts comes in various sounds and while we do conceal that with other sounds nearby, let us still ask, “what is a sound to a smell?” I can only imagine.
Like his previous collections, the pieces therein are as well translated into Twi, the language Adjei speaks, proving yet again his giftedness and desire to show the versatility of this indigenous language.
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