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Poem of the Week: The Kraken and Mr. Dove

By Nehi Igbinijesu




Come dine with me Mr. Dove

And we will many a problem solve

Bring the mountains down to valleys

Evading mudslides and darkened alleys

And we will crouch under the oaks

Having drunk our fill from flinty rocks

Sweetened by the breezy rush

O misty waterfalls in biosterious flush


And I will feed you sweets of corn meal

And a trillion seeds from the redhill granary

A little keg of palm wine and tigernuts

Roasted wild in the sunny azimuth


Then shall you be mine to have and hold

Bathing deep to the bottomless very cold

For a Kraken, very feared yet little loved

Has Cupid struck from above


How shall you swim o Mr. Dove

Drown you must in my sea of love

From whence hath it ever been told

Yet a dove lay by ugly Kraken bold

Tis love they say wound heal all

Yet die doth dove in very first fall


This Poem is part of the anthology of 30 Poems titled: “Dirges of The Niger” By Nehi Igbinijesu.

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