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The Beat of the Drums

In the distance
the drums
continued to beat.

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Wandering the streets of Iloilo City during Dinagyang Festival — a celebration of tribal culture, art, and dance — while the drums beat far into the distance. I found the phrase (poem above) at the end of Chapter Five  of ‘Things Fall Apart‘ by Chinua Achebe.

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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