Treasure Island

Israel Ebiti

(October 29th 1992 / Calabar)

Ekama


On that day the west shall
beckon on the sun to
come home, for long
it has not known thd orange visage.
Then beautiful feet will grace
the earth,
with each tender thud setting a tune
for the dust to dance; the
blades of grass become fine
blunt faces as the bow awe-struck.
'what struck? ' the verbena,
and aloes ask.
These feet had now covered
some distance, invoking boughs
to break-free from the shackles of the seeds.
Trees marveled, the wind sped past

them on it's caravan, delighting the leaves;
even the sun looked back.
The lilies now interested, along side aloes and roses:
'what makes my root dance? '
then, a whisper-
*Ekama*

Submitted: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?


Related Poems


Topic(s): Friendship

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ekama by Israel Ebiti )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Heal The World With Love, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Life is a dream, glen salem
  3. Finding STeps, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Good & Bad, Priyanka Gupta
  5. Interaction, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Dial My Heart, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Erato My Muse Of Love Poetry. (Part 3), Erato
  8. Set Aside Your Fear, Gbolagade Taiwo
  9. Twitter, gajanan mishra
  10. Sliding Gracefully, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Autumn Song, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  9. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]