Treasure Island

Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola


I know a river


I know a river;
long before I began to hold a pen
those days of-
-'twinkle, twinkle little star'
I know a river;
A river of words;
not river-benue or river-niger
But its a river that flows in human-imagination
And a paper is made as a boat
-paddled with pen
To sail a message to the earth
From heaven's gate
-a lullaby to the infant and wise-words to the adult
I know a river;
Shakespeare and others've been to the river
-they took their bathe and left
Today,
Here I stood by the river bank,
With my colleagues Akewusola habib, Oludipe samuel,
muhammad-ahmad
-Rasak-malik-Gbolahan, Randy michael, Oloidi kingfemi and others
In the young of our days
Bathing in the river of words
Though we're nude in the river
But we're clothe with our imaginations
I know a river;
A river from solomon's source
Now I am swimmer,
-in its floods

Submitted: Thursday, November 01, 2012

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (I know a river by Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola )

Enter the verification code :

  • * Sunprincess * (11/1/2012 3:19:00 AM)

    wow..this is a very nice poem..love the added touch
    of some well known poets..makes this write even
    more special..fabulous.. :) (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Waiting for Dawn, Somanathan Iyer
  2. Confidence, Somanathan Iyer
  3. Doodling Without Purpose, Margaret Alice Second
  4. Nine persons are exempted from the disci.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  5. Why like this?, Somanathan Iyer
  6. Humans we are!, Somanathan Iyer
  7. Summer, Naveed Khalid
  8. Ode To Love II, Naveed Khalid
  9. Power of Truth, Somanathan Iyer
  10. To The Moon II, Naveed Khalid

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey cock
And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Claude McKay

 
[Hata Bildir]