Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 307,318 Points (13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

A Deaf Adder - Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

You are controlled by the beat and bridle,
And you are dark and slippery!
However, praise is comely for the upright.

Dance for joy when you have hope!
For, we will surely fly away one day with,
The wings of the love.

Dove, love, above, move, clove, rove, prove, wove;
And like a deaf adder! !
But, the venom of serpents are around us always.

Drove, hove, strove, glove, stove, grove, shove, cove;
And like the teeth of the young lion!
However, the he-goat is now from your folds.

The heat of burning thorns!
But the humble shall hear and shall have joy;
However, i am weeping for the night! !
For, the perfection of your beauty is like,
A deaf adder in your neighbourhood.

Joy in the morning is not all that i need,
Because, the mule has no understanding;
And, the hart pants after streams of water.

My soul thirsts for your love!
And my mind will not rest until i find you my love;
But, praise is comely for the upright.

One she-goat from your folds!
From the land of the living to satisfy my muse;
And like a deaf adder in your neighbourhood,
But this journey of mine starts from the hills of love.

Topic(s) of this poem: imagination, love and dreams

Comments about A Deaf Adder by Edward Kofi Louis

  • Elena Sandu (7/19/2017 11:33:00 PM)

    What else could the heart of a poet do but keep its rivers of love flowing?
    Happy to see this wonderful penning chosen as the poem of the day,
    Congratulations dear friend!
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  • Christina Simmons (7/19/2017 10:35:00 PM)

    A very descriptive and imaginary poem. I enjoyed reading your words. And it made me feel of the love I can get from another. But in order to appreciate what he has to offer me I MUST FIRSTLY LOVE MYSELF. (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (7/19/2017 10:12:00 PM)

    Edward, this is one of your best poems.
    I am happy that i could read it.

    Dance for joy when you have hope!
    For, we will surely fly away one day with,
    The wings of the love.

    Love and hope are essentials of life that make life worthy and joyful.
    I loved two expressions of your poem -
    wings of love and hills of love.Both very beautiful and inspiring.

    Hearty Congratulations dear Edward. Stay blessed always.
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  • (7/19/2017 8:50:00 PM)

    Excellent write! Very well deserved Poem Of The Day! Congratulations, Edward! (Report) Reply

  • Norah Tunney (7/19/2017 8:34:00 PM)

    But this journey of mine starts from the hills of love.
    And to fly away with the wings of love conjures up all sorts of beautiful images
    Great lines
    Not familiar with references but I love the sentiments Edmund
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  • Lyn Paul (7/19/2017 7:56:00 PM)

    Beautiful to read these romantic words. loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Anzelyne Shideshe (7/19/2017 3:20:00 PM)

    Great poem you earned congrats Edward (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (7/19/2017 1:48:00 PM)

    Congrats, being day's poem,
    From the land of the living to satisfy my muse; thank you for sharing the poem with us
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  • (7/19/2017 10:47:00 AM)

    we will surely fly away one day,
    with the wings of love
    Heartiest Congratulations for inking such a wonderful inspirational poem as also on it's poem of the Day.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/19/2017 10:44:00 AM)

    Mankind! ! Let face the truth and live in peace with each other. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (7/19/2017 9:00:00 AM)

    Certainly moves with the Mashriq lyricism of biblical poetry, enhanced by the dynamic and colorful metaphors of nature. A vivid piece of romantic writing, Edward. Congratulations on POD.
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    Lantz Pierre Lantz Pierre (7/19/2017 10:01:00 AM)

    How, with all the turmoil and attention that this region begets have I never before heard the term Mashriq? Brilliant. I love learning new words. Thanks.

  • (7/19/2017 8:29:00 AM)

    I do not know much about bible images but comments helped me understand it. Once understood it's a pleasure to read this beautiful poem of love and devotion. Congratulations for the member poem place Edward Cofi Louis. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (7/19/2017 5:19:00 AM)

    I have enjoyed reading this poem but frankly, I am not very conversant with biblical references.
    Congratulation on being selected as the Poet of the Day. Thanks.
    And my mind will not rest until i find you my love;
    this journey of mine starts from the hills of love.
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  • Bharati Nayak (7/19/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Congratulations Edward Kofi Louis for selection of your poem as the Poem of the Day! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (7/19/2017 2:42:00 AM)

    I am well and truly intrigued by this poem. I believe the allusions and metaphors are mostly of a biblical nature, but they are well obscured and made more universal for it. The deaf adder, if I'm not mistaken, refers to a creature which would turn one ear to the ground and with its tail cover its other ear so as not to be subject to the entreaties of the snake charmer who comes to trick it and dispose of it. It is quite an alternative way of looking at snakes than would commonly come to mind, especially in a biblical context. Here the snake is not evil but rather is virtuous for not standing upright and listening to the words or music that would flatter with the goal of removing the creature it from its natural state. I have learned a new parable today and for that I am grateful. Nearly overcome by the excesses of love. (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2017 1:06:00 AM)

    My ignorance is far vaster than my small islets of knowledge. I wonder how the experts
    found that the adder is deaf. Not that the adder can count, add or subtract. Must look up
    and ascertain who said, The bright day brings forth the adder. In the last century, a jester
    could have said, The bright day brings forth the adding machine. I like your interesting
    melange and list of rhymes. I suggest drove, but pl. reject 'owe' with 'love'. Good O.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/19/2017 12:50:00 AM)

    Such an interesting poem you have submitted, Edward... Congrats on being chosen... Rated 10++++🤠 (Report) Reply

  • Upendra Majhi (7/19/2017 12:19:00 AM)

    wonderful conneissuring of words. Humble shall hear and shall have joy.One she goat from your fold to satisfy your muse.Congratulations for being poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2016 11:17:00 PM)

    A Daliesque neighbourhood to live in, Eddy. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/19/2016 11:01:00 PM)

    The first stanza is a profound pronouncement!
    'praise is comely for the upright' - is an inspiration.
    My heartiest congratulations, dear Edward, on achieving this honor of 'Member Poem Of the Day' selection.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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