Hannington Mumo

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A weaver of prose and a tinker of rhyme. He believes that even before the foundations of the earth were designed, words still existed. He writes not for the volatile commercial markets, but pens top-notch opuses to quench the insatiable urgings of the Muse.Hannington believes that he's been called to fill the gaping gaps left by the inimitable pens ...

Hannington Mumo Poems

Late Love

Are you the Aphrodite of the Greek tales
Or the Artemis who admirers drooling sent?
No, for Aphrodite had her little flaws
And Artemis the fortunes of Orion bent.

Keep On Keeping On!

You may rest a while if the going be tough,
Take a breath when the terrain is rough;
Let the oars have a respite
And rower some viands bite.

The Secret

Handsomer men of better height wonder
Where the secret of my irresistible charm lies;
They do not believe it when I enter the pub
And push all the dazzling girls to their highs.


I cherish the pride of hard toil,
The very solitude in which it's done;
I love to stay away from crafty rest,
With glum zeal as the fort and gun!

A Threnody

I should have said this on that sad 9th of December,
The year 2009 when your breath forsook the corporeal,
And went to repose among the gleefully dancing stars;
And Delay to say this deals my soul an incurable beal.

Hannington Mumo Quotes

14 March 2015

Life is for living, not for taking care of for no mortal can guarantee its continuity.

14 March 2015

It's scary how some unambitious men choose a life of comfortable waiting for death while manlier swines shake the pillars of the space.

16 March 2015

The problem with being a gifted writer in Kenya is that you have many half-schooled editors who have no taste for literary works, and will hence have problems having your works published. I don't write to meet the wizened expectations of a Moi University graduate in Information Science, folks who cannot recall anything worth reading they've ever read. An editor should be a literary enthusiast, if not a writer themselves.

17 March 2015

Ignorance, just like genius, is a powerful thing - it can level mountains!

17 March 2015

It is naked folly to compete with giants before you have even wrestled squirrels.

Hannington Mumo Comments

Darwin Henry Beuning 29 January 2019

Mumo, you are one of the most gifted poets on Poem Hunter. I especial loved his poem Michelle Obama.. I had sent a copy to the White House because I felt Michelle would love it. She loved it, and sent me a signed photo! ! ! I sent it to Mumo. I consider Mumo to be Kenya's Poet Laureate.. I also love his quotations. Mumo, my good friend, it now time for your STAR to arise.

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 28 March 2015

Your poetic achievement in such a young age is truly admiring.Go ahead in life bro.May God shower his greatest blessings on you.

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