Friday, December 25, 2009

Digital Crossings First Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! This is our first Christmas, but we don't have any Digital Crossings type content for this year. You could say I didn't think that far ahead. However, I will share something I wrote a long time ago. It's not tech stuff, but it does reflect our specifically Nigerian and African perspective and our philosophy on advancing the African and Nigerian perspective. It's called "An African Christmas"

Why sing we songs of mistletoe?
Why exalt we the pure white snow?
What meaning, tell, Rudolph's nose?
What romance bears fireside repose?
In an African Christmas.

Why not dream of Harmattan air?
Why not laud bluest atmosphere?
Extol the smell of burning grass.
Sing you of dust not frost on glass
In an African Christmas.

It's not the seasons of the year
That tinge the wondrous Christmas air.
But Mary's infant meek and mild,
Praise then, all men, the Holy Child
In an African Christmas.

©2003 Oladejo Adebola Fabolude