Interview with Poet Bhekuzulu Khumalo (HOMLO)

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The Theme of the poem is about one who is in deep meditation ad fumbles onto a dragon in his mind. The man is told about what liberty is, money, with the dragon asking what he is really searching for?

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

The motivation for the poem is my appreciation of the idea of dragons and my belief in a system of liberty, at the least the liberty to participate in society to feed one self and fully recognize one’s talents.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

On and off 20 years.

4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

In South Africa, in the East, there are the remains of what many believe to be a 200 000-year-old settlement, fairly large. It would be interesting to talk to the last festival organizer and ask what happened. He will tell us the fall of the first civilization, before there was race, before this great genetic variety, where did everybody leave to and why was it abandoned, why couldn’t the rulers stem the decline?

5) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I was told it would be a cool experience whatever that means, and it is a cool experience, it was wonderfully done, better than I expected.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes, I have a full manuscript read, I gave the first chapter to your sister organization, and guess what, they are going to make a play out of it. If they are half as good as what you did for this poem then it would be interesting and a pleasurable experience for me and I hope the same for you. I also have two more poems, different style perhaps but still me, hopefully, the experience will continue to be enjoyable, the actors, okay it’s cool.

I write many articles on liberty, liberty works for most cultures, people are afraid of leaving stuff like choose your own god if you care, people fear been outsmarted in business, people fear been outsmarted intellectually, all hinderances against liberty, a culture of liberty. I have a book I self published the fundamental theory of knowledge. I also write much intellectual stuff especially around information, I write about knowledge economics as well as about basic information, particles, especially the photon, because its cheaper the photon, it’s everywhere. You should read my latest physics paper, it came out on the same day this wonderful video came out. It’s about a concept called sequencing, distance at the quantum level is meaningless, the concept of sequencing possibly takes over. Instead of distance per time period, we talk of sequences per time period, who knows, but I enjoy it.

7) What is your passion in life?

I could say my passion is to give of myself the best I can as sages and philosophers have said. I give myself to the cause of liberty. I don’t think I am wrong, even the first law of information says every relationship has a loss of freedom, let people decide how they shall choose their relationships and lose some freedom, that law applies to everything in existence, I just added what it means in economics and perhaps socially.

Performed by Matt Barnes

Watch the POEM:


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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