Oyehan Opeyemi Akinkunmi

Rookie - 116 Points (27th of July,1990 / Apomu, Osun State)

Awéléwà - Poem by Oyehan Opeyemi Akinkunmi

In your eyes so tender
So captivating
I read the future of man,
The white of the snowdon.
Arewà
Maiden of chivalry,
The deep tone of your hair
Whistles the eternity in your eyelashes.

In your eyes so clear
So transparent
I read the golden age therein,
The emerald of the peninsula.
Ewà, I call
Sea-goddess of chastity,
Your walk on the silent lawn
Reminds of the classic ages.

In your eyes so radiant
So fair
I read the verses of the Universe,
The blue of the fountain.
Inamorata
The half of my world,
You kept my memory green
I know your name not; so I call you
AWÉLÉWÀ.

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This poem is dedicated to Adenike, a course-mate.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2012


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