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ECHOES OF LOVE -SHARING LOVE IN DIRE TIMES

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These letters as hypnotism

cannot fall from the firmament

but shaping of a kingly kind

upon the seed of the living

echoing these letters.

 

In songs of love we live

like one echoed by Solomon

in praise of a beauty to behold-

of a figure so ‘eight’ in shape

to attract the paintings of men

with all kinds of colours.

 

Brushes of all types

to paint this green picture-

that of wood, iron and plastic

cascading in echoes of words

for ears to fly open

and skins to grow saintly sweats.

 

Now, love sweeps our streets

knocking doors to greet

in colour red

with flowers in pockets to share

among echoes of thunder,

but rain must fall to wet

and sun to suck our saintly sweats

as we hear echoes of love

from that silent part of the heart.

by

Taiye Kolawole, presently a student of Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi state. He is also an indigene of the State (from kabba). He does English and literary studies. He is a prolific writer and voracious reader who has had his poems featured in two published poetry/prose anthologies: NEW VOICES FROM THE CONFLUENCE; an anthology of creative writing (2013) and footmarks: Poems On One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood; edited by Akachi Adimora- Ezeigbo, etal.(2014). Taiye is based in Lagos.

 

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