The Last Poets are several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement's black nationalism. The name is taken from a poem by the South African revolutionary poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, who believed he was in the last era of poetry before guns would take over. The original users of that name were the trio of Abiodun Oyewole, Gylan Kain, and David Nelson.
\"There are some old families here, Henry,\" began the invalid, \"whosenames are connected with some of the proudest, which the annals of theKnights of St. John of Jerusalem can boast. They are for the most partsunk in poverty, and possess but little of the outward trappings ofrank. But their pride is not therefore the less; and rather than have itwounded, by being put in collision with those with whom in worldlywealth they are unable to compete, they prefer the privacy ofretirement; and are rarely seen, and more rarely known, by any of theEnglish residents, whom they distrust and dislike. It is true, there area few families, some of the male members of which have acceptedsubordinate situations under government: and these have becomehabituated to English society, and meet on terms of tolerablecordiality, the English whose acquaintance they have thus made. Butthere are others, as I have said, whose existence is hardly recognised,and who vegetate in some lone palazzo; brooding over the decay of theirfortunes--never crossing the threshold of their mansions--except whenreligious feelings command them to attend a mass, or public procession.Of such a family was Acmé a member. By birth a Greek, she was a witnessto many of the bloody scenes which took place at the commencement of thestruggle for Grecian freedom. She was herself present at the murder ofboth her parents. Her beauty alone saved her from sharing their fate.One of the Turks, struck with, her expression of childish sorrow,interfered in her behalf, and permitted a friend and neighbour to saveher life and his own, by taking shipping for one of the islands in ourpossession. After residing in Corfu for some months, she received aninvitation from her father's brother-in-law, a member of an ancientMaltese family; and for the last few years has spent a life, if not gay,at least free from a repetition of those sanguinary scenes, which havelent their impress to a sensitive mind, and at moments impart amelancholy tinge, to a disposition by nature unusually joyous. It was ona festa day, dedicated to the patron saint of the island, when noMaltese not absolutely bed-ridden, but would deem it a duty, to witnessthe solemn and lengthy procession which such a day calls forth; that Ifirst met Acmé Frascati. 153554b96e