The First Nordic sun

Excuse me please
While I talk and sing in the shower
While I dance naked in the streets
While I swing from street lamp to street lamp

Pardon me please
While I unbutton my winter jacket
While I leave it on the pavement
While I surrender to the sun

Do forgive me please
While I giggle when I see you
While my heat and secrets meet
While I play the music louder

All apologies but
I can not hold my heart in
Thoughts alive in my tongue
My veins are laughing and speeding
Something unravels every moment
Because the Twin Peaks season is over
Am I this lucky up all night
Er det virkelig sant
Is it really true.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

16 thoughts on “The First Nordic sun

  1. oh Nomzi, no apologies please, this is a wonderful poem so full of immediacy and yearning. i relate so much to your desire to leave your coat on the pavement, the bundling against the cold becomes so heavy and tiresome! i live for tee shirt weather, sweat on my skin and the sun’s glare in my eyes!

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  2. Thank you. My emotions become so overwhelming at times and it is wonderful when I can release them with words. And that day of sunshine and love was almost like a religious experience. Honestly. I had not seen the sun in months you see. 🙂

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  3. “I sing the body electric, I celebrate the me yet to come…” I remember that song from “Fame”. We learnt the song at school and I still remember the lyrics. I think of Walt Whitmans poem too, about celebrating life; body and soul in “I Sing the Body Electric”. The song was inspired by the poem. Now, how that came about is amazing too. Light! Yes! 🙂

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  4. Lol. It is not realistic to do so right now because it is still cold. But the burning is there. I feel this urgency to just burst out, be free and dance and sing. Shout about the streets; that there is no need to be so glum anymore. You see? 🙂

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  5. Hahaha. That is sooo not Norwegian. It’s Irish I just found out 🙂 I love your sense of humour. Plus I just read a fantastic poem of yours called “My sad lover and I”. Incredible. I left a message at yours 🙂

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