Sing an awesome song of praises, tell a story, Of the master sculptor faithfully known and felt Splendid in majestic solar glory That never rises nor set Yet the lovely earth cycles it in an annual pilgrimage of obeisance As the enlightened moon rejoices in twenty eight days of tribute See the tides took turn … More ODE TO A WONDERFUL MAKER a poem by Olumide Soyemi
We wanted the dream of runaway kites, We forgot the heavy snore of hail We wrote the future on desert dust, The wind buried it under stagnant dunes You were the dream of a vagrant drunk; Daughter of evening wind I was the whim of lightning on your Stygian path. The fights were short, the … More DAUGHTER OF THE WIND a poem by Bode Asiyanbi
Oyster shells are what you get in the household of darkness when the world goes dark and the sights are locked far away into the crust of oblivion A red blob behind the thickest fragment of skull When the lights invade your life blowing out the frame of darkness
How hath nature blessed me so much To have been destined to this global part! What a wonder to behold The beauty nature hath bestowed upon me! My thick black color which upon My tough, muscular body sits makes me proud. This is the real hue my ancestors possessed It cannot be patterned after, it … More How Hath Nature Blessed Me So Much? a poem by Odunyemi Adedayo Victor
Odunyemi Adedayo Victor is a literary critic and poet. He is a native of Oka Akoko in Ondo State. He has published a few poems online. He is currently a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
It was a new dawn in the United States of America When the first black president was sworn in. What a joy unspeakable for the whole black race! How many ears would believe their reports? Oh black race what a season of unending happiness That a once race-dominated country welcomed her first black president! Those … More A New Dawn in the United State of America a poem by Odunyemi Victor
Of the several indictments my heart suffer Is not seeing the beauty in your eyes How can I, when the beauty I crave is veiled Beneath the roaring hate that consumes us? You were seconds within touch of perfection And I, the reveler, miles within the reach of immortality Tell me, where does the … More TAKE ME AS I AM a poem by Adeojo Kolawole Adeyemi Hannibal