Yeah, I know that most of us forgot today is Achebe’s sixth anniversary. Let’s start this by saying ‘Thank God Achebe lived. Thank God for the poetry of his words as well as the poetry of his life.’
Often when we are in a position, we fail to see how far we have come. It is often the case that when a man is climbing a mountain and looks down, he does not appreciate the heights he has attained but is afraid of what would happen if he falls.
Another African statesman and fine gentleman, David Rubadiri, poet, academic and diplomat, has died at the age of 88.
The sands of Mbanor kiss my feet As my eyes behold mounds of my past Thinking of my present as I bury the future I am at a door in my head Yesterday a lasting now Where my will fights convention Rather than strike at folly I let my rod slip and take a feather … Continue reading I STAND BEFORE THE EARTH (A Father’s Poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema
I wanted to cart psalms from the scripture of my mouth. Write a poem to celebrate this day, but like before, I failed again. So I resort to my escapist style of writing what is neither poetry nor prose. Dagga, I merge you into genres (Is this line a poem? Can’t a single line be … Continue reading A VERSE THAT IS NOT A POEM FOR DAGGA by OKO OWI OCHO
Today, I stand to salute a great man, whose greatness is bellowed by his utter humility. A priest, a teacher, a moulder of character. An Irish man, a priest of the other of St. Patrick’s Society – Very Rev. Fr. J. D. O’Connell, SPS, MFR. After serving as a priest of Minna Diocese for 55yrs … Continue reading All Honour for Fr J. D. O’Connell by Agatha Aduro
‘Say my name?’ And the refrain goes on and on as you are sweetly drawn either by the sweet smiles or the sonorous sounds pouring from the lips of the artist… Then, you either hear the answer said by an accompanying artiste or the lady herself: ‘DianaAbasi’… You must have heard her perform or perhaps, … Continue reading CELEBRATING IQUO
OUR NIGHTS NEED MORE STARS (A Poem) by Benjamin Elemide (for Su’eddie Vershima Agema) our nights need more stars to brighten hope for tomorrow our galaxy devoid of constellations that keeps eyes glued to miracles i saw you birth stars into words to keep us smiling like morning sun i saw you weave history in … Continue reading LESSONS ON GOING ON, A POEM AND THANK YOU
(put your trust in Aondo and nothing would ever surpass you… …for Su’eddie Vershima Agema on the 20th…) So the day breaks into a new year, Usually it’s a cock, but today, lots of texts. Greetings from loved ones to you Happy birthday, t’is the refrain they chant. Unruly greys will begin to show, … Continue reading Sughur-shater-aondo-kwa-hemba-uga (a poem by Sibbyl Whyte)
The piece is centred on certain views to gender change but more importantly, motherhood. In beginning, your permission is sought for just a little detour before the main gist… So, what does one say about them – women that is. They are indeed the essence of everything that the world is. It has been said … Continue reading GENDER CHANGES AND MOTHERHOOD by Su’eddie Agema