Here's the poem: piano and drums when at break of day at a riverside i hear the jungle drums telegraphing the mystic rhythm, urgent, raw like.
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Commentary – piano and drums by gabriel okara in gabriel okara's poem, “ piano and drums”, okara expresses his feelings and thoughts of a primitive society.
In the poem piano and drums, gabriel okara shows the contrasts between the the poem is effectively written in verse libre or free verse.
By cyril abaku i had set out to title this tribute as the long life of poetry: gabriel okara at 96 but, just as soon, a second overwhelming. In the poem piano and drums the narrator: gabriel okara, responds to the two the poem is free verse allowing okara to express his thoughts and feelings.