The Mesh 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.

I saw this poem by Kwesi Brew, a Ghanian poet, years ago. It has remained with me since. It’s short but evokes a strong emotion. And now, I am calling on you to tell me what you think the theme or analysis is? Who was Brew talking to? When can one use this poem in life to communicate a certain message.

A poem is often subject to diverse individual interpretations so I hope you don’t google to find inspiration from what others have written about it.

Now I can’t wait to see the interpretations you will give to this poem. Do let me know in the comments section.

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “The Mesh by Kwesi Brew

  1. Very beautiful poem indeed. So simple yet so deep . It can be related to an object and still be so philosophical. It can relate to love, death, hope. Spiritually it can be related to faith in time of difficulties. Personal that is where I did apply it and I have some many instances where just by a spot of faith I held on where is would have been easy to just give. Now let me go and google others interpretations lol

    Like

    • Thank you, Chiks, for broadening my interpretation of the poem. I used to limit it to love and spirituality. But now I have hope and death. That was good. Yep, you can now google for other interpretations though you pretty much covered it all. And by the way chiks, you had me sleuthing the past couple of days. I will explain later.

      Like

  2. I think this is a heart warming love poem which seeks to encourage a mutual support during trying moments. Again, it has an instructive meaning of a couple who is at crossroad in life and who needs to move on but wondering if he should stay back or move on without the love of his life, but alas discovered the presence of his love is a lightener when it matters most.

    Like

    • Wao, Henry, that’s quite good. ‘A lightener when it matters most’-great line. I think you interpretation is the first one that comes to mind when ones reads it. At least that’s the first one that came to my mind when I did. Thank you for your contribution.

      Like

  3. There is sexual connotation nicely crafted. The power love and sex as a unifying bond between both sex . The lamp of love signifies the unique female reproductive organ the very essence of life.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s