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A Tale of the Wild Woods: Cold world

When the last winter snow melted Several things had changed The tree leaves had less dew And the tree roots hid in the sand The skies were dark blue, Drawing images of floating clouds Few birds came sailing through the sky Larks, Swallows, Parrots and Cuckoos Danced in the clear skies And from the mist, […]

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End of the day

Fast falls the evening tide Birds fly home With the clouds they went Traveling with the setting sun Airy winds bring nostalgia Birds call to one another Enjoying the day end Scent of wet clay Mixed with rotten veggies Fill the market square Home calls darlin’ And to you I return

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Mirror

Look through me See the glitter, On my face Feel the curves Of my ruddy face Let my gaze Be your mirror For all I think I’m not my skin

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Gather the Harvest

Throw the harvest to the air Catch the tumbling beans Let the wind take the chaff Break the nuts Gather the hops Let the sun bake them And in the morning Brew an African beer!

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Moonlight

Spherical white gold With memories impressed, Up the dark skies Riding on the clouds And sometimes to stand To light the woods, And the vales and heights Creating bold- Caricatures of trees, Images of the land The moon light Gives illumination To the world at night So the clouds may glow white

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Knowledge

I search through stacks of books Panting, tired, worried I wait for the rising sun, Riding across the skies To give some heat, some inspiration But yet it was elusive Seeming to change With each new day For when the sun came It brought news of it And before now in my search I created […]

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Muse: I am hu-man

I was not carved from stone I am not a sculpture Or painting of any kind I live in a civilized culture I eat much food And live in a town I dream of the woods I dance when no one is watching And I may be different from you I may see things differently […]

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Muse: Green

Nature’s blood Blooming Life’s culture Sweet airs And a host of pretty views Trees- Oxygen tanks Green is man’s hope If he desire not to end up swinging from a rope

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Ubochi taa (Today) : Igbo Love poem (Abu ihunanya)

Ubochi taa Anam ede nke a I gwa gi otu ubochim siri ga I maram ka onye na achi aturu Marakwa na enweghim ihe niile ichoro Ubochi niile anam akpahara ohia Na acho ihe aturum ga eri I mara na enweghi ihe na enyem Obi uto karia ndu mkpachara anya O bu nke a kam […]

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Life is green

Life is green She goes beyond the hustle bustle Of towns Of great machines Life is the flock Grazing Gracefully Away from human want

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Muse: I wonder

I wonder why we pleasure in strife Why we derive joy in profits In expense of the dying earth And why we must sell weapons To cause more sorrow and pain *** We chose paths of darkness and destruction Even as Nature tries to guide us right Now the greedy may sit at costly parks […]

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Zingina

Zingina, this song is for you The pretty young maid You that sets our village on fire, Fire of desire and lust You whose dance paint many pictures On the minds of hungry men The village square is your stage And when the drums go beating You throw your arms up the sky, Twist your […]

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