Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu Poems

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1.
Ebbe

Endloser Regen
Nach der Sintflut kommt die ausgehungerte Ebbe
zieht das Wasser zurück
lässt die Böden flüchten
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2.
In The Diary

Kingdoms
Queendoms
Earthdoms
Walk on stilts,
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3.
Roots (For Alex Haley)

Pensile clouds of a new Truth loom.
With them are selected versions of
Extinct grief.
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4.
The Muezzin

Before light’s encroaching
Beams, across wavelengths
Of glints, in between yawning
Protocols of waking,
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5.
This Heritage

In this arid circumstance,
on a collage of sacred pulses,
this pot - Heritage - merely sits,
smoked and besmirched by elements
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6.
Verdigris And Wasted Talents

Verdigris is the evidence of death,
the symbol of ruin,
of waste,
of abandonment,
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7.
Sunday Paper

Sunday rises gallantly from behind
Distant clouds, orange, on the wall
Of low, chintzy, tepid skies.
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8.
Images (An Elegy For Shell Camp)

Like a child's toy stomped on by a vicious adult,
These images haunt...
It's no pribble when I insist that their mothers' breasts,
Sucked lame by gelid seasons,
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9.
Reminiscences

(A poem in honour of Shell Camp. Dedicated to all teachers and pupils, past and present, dead and alive) .


So, what says the Morning Information?
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10.
Phases Of The Moon

New Moon:
through the dark foil of festered
clouds, it peeps,
a lone trinket of heaven,
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