Echezonachukwu Nduka


Echezonachukwu Nduka Poems

1. The Last Bottle Of White Wine (For Onyeka Nwelue) 12/7/2013
2. Say Me A Prayer 12/30/2013
3. Drifting 1/17/2014
4. Say Me Well To My Long Lost Love 2/10/2014
5. Etude 2/18/2014
6. Beside The Shattered Chandelier 3/15/2014
7. Love Is Death 3/20/2014
8. Threnody For Kofi Awoonor 3/20/2014
9. The Awakening 3/20/2014
10. Libretto For The Niger Delta 3/20/2014
11. For This Kindhearted Night 3/23/2014
12. This Light, Our Journey (For Dami Ajayi) 3/31/2014
13. Die In My Arms 6/10/2014
14. Have You Met My Poem? 6/10/2014
15. Funeral Symphony (For Professor Dora Akunyili) 6/17/2014
16. Morgue Portraits 8/12/2014
17. One More Bottle (For Yvonne) 8/13/2014
18. If I Do Not Love You 10/8/2014
19. Renaissance 4/4/2015
20. 4/18/2015
21. Chronicles Of Miss Dungworth 5/6/2015
22. The Blind Pianist 5/7/2015
23. عازف البيانو الاعمى 5/7/2015
24. Spring 5/11/2015
25. Invitation 5/11/2015
26. Where Music Lives... 5/23/2015
27. Mask 6/19/2015
28. Let Us Pray 6/23/2015
29. Cold Is A Country 11/6/2014
30. Beadwork 11/26/2014
31. Zakk's Lager 12/13/2014
32. Self 12/18/2014
33. This Night That Knows No Sleep 12/26/2014
34. Orthon Palace 6/24/2014
35. My Sin On A Sunday Morning 3/20/2014
36. We Wear Purple Robes 5/6/2014
37. There's No Love Here 6/26/2014
38. Ghost Lover 9/1/2014
39. The Initiation 10/24/2014
40. Two Doves And A Lighter 3/7/2015

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The Initiation

i
ENTRY:

with your hands in your pockets,
you walked into the room and the lights went off.
"you've come on your own accord! "
a voice roared and the doors locked behind you.

"on your knees! "
another voice ordered.
you knelt and closed your eyes as Mozart's
requiem in D minor embraced the room.

ii
ACT:

those rules read to your hearing
knocked off the air you once breathed,
the tales that taught you magic,
the wands you dreamt to usurp,
the taste of wines that built your bonds;
that night, you drank ...

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Etude

If I be the bread that feeds every hungry soul on earth,
I would make each crumb the stones that bruise
Stubborn toes when the eyes choose to see less.

Yes, when the stone brings forth blood from your toe,
Within the stone and the blood, you would see the bread
That sustains life, eat and be merry, for that’s satisfaction itself.

What food puts hunger to death?

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