Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Rookie (1965 / Abor, Volta Region, Ghana)

Absence - Poem by Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

these pale cold days
away from comfort’s arms
leaves these wild eyes yearning
beneath melancholy’s brows

like waif the spirit gropes
for a touch in the pools of love
like one that is long dead
buried behind shrouds of dust
yet with living eyes still opened

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Comments about Absence by Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

  • Ivan Donn Carswell (5/28/2007 12:03:00 AM)

    I wonder whether 'waif-like' rather than 'like waif' would complement the opening line second stanza - anyway, regardless of which, this is still a fabulous poem! Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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