Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 187,587 Points (13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

A Deaf Adder - Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

You are controlled by bit and bridle,
And you are dark and slippery!
However, praise is comely for the upright.

Dance for joy when you have hope!
For, we will surely fly away one day with,
The wings of the love.

Dove, love, above, move, clove, rove, prove, wove;
And like a deaf adder! !
But, the vernom of serpents are around us always.

Drove, hove, strove, glove, stove, grove, shove, cove;
And like the fangs of the young lion!
However, the he-goat is now from your folds.

The heat of burning thorns!
But the humble shall hear and shall have joy;
However, i am weeping for the night! !
For, the perfection of your beauty is like,
A deaf adder in your neighbourhood.

Joy in the morning is not all that i need,
Because, the mule has no understanding;
And, the hart pants after streams of water.

My soul thirsts for your love!
And my mind will not rest until i find you my love;
But, praise is comely for the upright.

One she-goat from your folds!
From the land of the living to satisfy my muse;
And like a deaf adder in your neighbourhood,
But this journey of mine starts from the hills of love.

Topic(s) of this poem: imagination, love and dreams


Comments about A Deaf Adder by Edward Kofi Louis

  • Douglas Scotney (7/19/2016 11:17:00 PM)


    A Daliesque neighbourhood to live in, Eddy. (Report) Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan Khairul Ahsan (7/19/2016 11:01:00 PM)


    The first stanza is a profound pronouncement!
    'praise is comely for the upright' - is an inspiration.
    My heartiest congratulations, dear Edward, on achieving this honor of 'Member Poem Of the Day' selection. (Report) Reply

  • Sasanka Sekhar Panda Sasanka Sekhar Panda (7/19/2016 10:49:00 PM)


    An excellent poem Eddy! I like the lines Dance for joy when you have hope! and also My soul thirsts for your love! Really heart-touching. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (7/19/2016 9:56:00 PM)


    The heat of burning thorns!
    But the humble shall hear and shall have joy;
    However, i am weeping for the night! !
    For, the perfection of your beauty is like,
    A deaf adder in your neighbourhood.

    Beautiful poem dear poet. No word s are enough to describe its greatness.
    10+++ for it and Thanks for the sharing.
    Congratulations for being the poet of the day.
    Subhas (Report) Reply

  • Kishore Kumar Das Kishore Kumar Das (7/19/2016 8:54:00 PM)


    Congratulations to you for your poem being selected as the poem of the day... (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (7/19/2016 9:57:00 AM)


    Once again one of your poems has been chosen as poem of the day. The last one wasn't all that long ago. Congratulations, my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (7/19/2016 9:48:00 AM)


    Congratulations for your poem being selected as the Poem of the Day.-
    A poem of love and dream.- - -Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (7/19/2016 9:16:00 AM)


    Congratulation Edward, Good to see your poem here... (Report) Reply

  • Cigeng Zhang Cigeng Zhang (7/19/2016 8:04:00 AM)


    Congrats to you for the Poet of the Day! Dance for joy when you have hope! - I loved this line. (Report) Reply

  • V.m.saraswathy Munuswamy V.m.saraswathy Munuswamy (7/19/2016 2:53:00 AM)


    Dear EKL congratulations, Happy to see urs as poem of the day, you deserve it sincerely, beautiful poem, full of love and dream and cautious and righteous way to lead a peaceful life thanks dear poet perfect (Report) Reply

  • Gary Liles Gary Liles (7/19/2016 2:10:00 AM)


    Superbly written as ever my friend stay blessed buddy. ☺😊😀 (Report) Reply

  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (7/19/2016 1:56:00 AM)


    Great pick of the day. Congrats on being poet of the day Edward. A fascinating and profound read that is full of wisdom. Totally impressive. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/19/2016 1:54:00 AM)


    Wow, This is a wonderful poem and rightly deserves the honors......Congrats for POTD....10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (7/19/2016 1:43:00 AM)


    To satisfy my muse the journey starts from the hills of love.
    Heartiest Congrats on the Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (7/19/2016 1:42:00 AM)


    Wow....amazing and great to see your poem on this day. Congratulations. Soul is always thirsty for seeking God's love. Journey of human being starts for love of God only. Love is eternal in mind and spirit. Dove loves sky and Earth loves the dove here. Natural love is very precious. Interesting and excellent poem this is...10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (7/19/2016 1:01:00 AM)


    I am glad to see you get poem of the day, my friend.
    Peace (Report) Reply

  • Donna Jones Donna Jones (7/19/2016 12:41:00 AM)


    Amazing poem Edward thank u for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 19, 2016


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