poetry

The New Coin I found

The New Coin I found by Obinna Chilekezi Meeting you, Soxna Has awakened me to doorsteps Of new dreams, of living afresh. It made me know The real taste of human love Flowing from human veins, Ancient as the phantom on this horizontal stone. You and me, me...

Rainbow and other poem

Rainbow by Obinna Chilekezi Stars shift in their sockets and the birds no singsong still distressing the stone terrace with winds fanning downward and upward. After that heated noon the rains bathe the sky and the sky smiles widely appreciating the rainbow that was born. Good morning, birds by Obinna Chilekezi Kuku...

Food comes first, and other poems

Food comes first by Obinna Chilekezi  Under the twinkle of his wifely burst Till truth became for him the sun of anger And of present hunger. Hunger befriends the land The land befriends hunger Our President, What months and power wasted. Change was what he promised. And change the...

Hyena for a neighbour (poem)

Hyena for a neighbour by Obinna Chilekezi ~ I ask only for this: To look deep into my eyes And see the fascinating feline Awaiting a prey. These eyes have seen weights Of burdens, endless source tears But everyone needs a beginning, A fresh start, with some fun. We all...

Last night I dreamt (poem)

Last night I dreamt by Obinna Chilekezi ~ Last night I dreamt I saw a ghost Me in your bedside And I the tear on the mask You the idle handkerchief In the hand of the bystander It hurt somehow To embark on a journey You know that you couldn’t...

Early morning rain by Obinna Chilekezi

Early morning rain (Updated)  It rained heavily this morning With showers, strong winds and sandstorm And the wind with big strong hands shaking everything At sight. There I perched. It rained, strongly And a bird in its apartment is drenched But it continues to sing sweet songs...

Cultural unity and the African Poetry journals

Courtesy, the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture, IRCALC, the journals of new poetry mark the dawn of independent scholar criticism of poetry culture  in Africa. Review and buy the current Journals of African Poetry Courtesy, the International Research...

The Art of the Younger Poets: Introductory Criticism of New Nigerian Poetry

Being the Introduction to New Voices: A Collection of Recent Poetry from Nigeria edited by GMT Emezue The Art of the Younger Poets: Introductory Criticism of New Nigerian Poetry   by Chin Ce Full Scholarly Essay available from ABC Books Ad THE EMERGENCE of a...

Poetry in motion! – African Poets share some thoughts

Also Read Part 2 of Poets and Poetry! Ad POETS and Poetry! African writers are finding and sharing ideas about subjects such as their deepest motivation, or their purpose in the art of poetry writing and poetry appreciation. The insights they...

Opiate Gift – by Teetea

Opiate Gift by Teetea ~ Crafty to a catnip had we stalked To the same cabal and their clowns All our votes to the treasured deck As we gathered for their opiate gift. ~ A few handshakes of rice and bills We gave out our powers in present past And...
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