He is standing on his front porch
He is nodding in the sleeping porch
He is standing in a cave.
He is standing in an ancient cave at Wonderwerk.
Yes, they are walking on him. he is dead and they are walking over his grave.
No, the poet means that he is feeling strong emotions.
No, the poet means that he has heartburn.
The first and third lines end in the same sound (they rhyme).
The second and fourth lines rhyme.
Both a and b
Abab caca bebe bb
Cdcd abab efef ee
Ee abab cdcd efef
He wants to show that the Bushmen who lived in the cave had a good marching rhythm and didn't get tired easily.
He wants to show that the Bushmen played the drums for months in these trance dances.
He wants to show that the rhythm is repeated and predictable, just like the lives of so many people who have come and gone in the cave over a long period of time.
Oxygen, water, earth and flame
Blood, sweat, tears and saliva
North, east, south and west
Bones, feet, ribs, head
Rain, sticks, pain,skins
Cave, dust, ash, bones
Air, rain, dust, fire
They are literally looking for the fireplace because they want to be warm.
Because the hearth is traditionally the whole community gathers and feels unified.
They are looking for a safe place.
They are looking for a home where nothing has changed over the years.