THE MESH (A Poem) by Kwesi Brew

We have come to the Cross-roads
And I must either leave or come with you.
I lingered over the Choice
But in the darkness of my doubts
You lifted the lamp of  love
And I saw in your face
The road that i should take.
Kwesi Brew (1928-2007) is one of Ghana’s foremost poems. His style of poetry writing is largely simple with deep undertones.

13 thoughts on “THE MESH (A Poem) by Kwesi Brew

    • Hmmmm, Abubakar… Did you get to use it to teach your Senior class? I think it is a really great idea to have them learn this one. It is on the curriculum in several places. Any way you think I can give an idea on it too? 🙂

      This is one poem that I wish I had been introduced to a long time back. How much poetry do you teach your students?


      • Learnt this poem in secondary school. I remember every word vividly. I remember getting an award for my interpretation of it and went on to represent my school.that was over 26 odd years ago!!

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        • 26 odd… Haha! The joy of youth and ‘those days’ 🙂
          An lovely poem that says so much in little. Great.
          We studied it in secondary school too for JAMB or something.


    • Hi Chigirl… You can find a metaphor in almost every line of this poem… Matter of fact, don’t you think that the entire piece is a metaphor for love and relationships – or marriage, if you want (?)

      However, methinks the easiest metaphor to see here is the lamp of love… There’s a comparison: lamp and love without ‘is’ or ‘as’… Cool?


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