Sochukwu Ivye

Silver Star - 4,126 Points (Wednesday, August 16,1989. / Isseke)

Cameo - Poem by Sochukwu Ivye

Driven snow, when sad clouds close over me
and dark skies drop to colour my earth black,
you lure my journey home: you hear my plea.
As the key that opens doors bears the knack,
I concede that your charm lulls my fell breast.
So, like a sandboy, my doubts are addressed.

Sparks in your eyes fill my heart with wishes.
The light of dawn, are those the fallen stars?
For deep night songs lull my rest with kisses.
O virgin who spins, were deathlessness ours!
Famed grace; charm with a moony character,
won't this spell keep my soul here and after?

Bright smile of the morn, island of the moon.
Lamp borne high to lead to the sacred truth,
lighten my piqued sky with the torch of noon
and guide my youthful heart across its route.
O strength wooed, winning gentler victories;
such that put spirits through their mysteries.

Dearie loved, I mean not to drive both ways
but cook up words digested with the strings
on a sheet of flat worth, singing your praise.
Sealed with a kind kiss; for the love it brings,
approve my words with more or less delight,
O princess, born with the morning first light.

Spring flower; image worth a million words:
the stroke of His quill. Not age can wilt you;
nor omens from the observed flight of birds;
nor practice smudge your otherworldly hue.
Suffused with warmth; consecrated with oil.
Swing with joy, sought-after fruit of our soil.

O birth that brought a three-piece kola nut,
the waist that nursed you, I'd hero-worship.
Except my lips, my eyelids aren't sewn shut,
nor while it might seem I heed less or sleep.
Touch my brow, and the cross I'll only bear.
Kiss my shoulder; the mark, I'll always wear.

Topic(s) of this poem: immortality, love

Form: Panegyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

An Eulogy for Chinemerem Adaeze Modesta Emmanuella Ozumba: Cameo.

Comments about Cameo by Sochukwu Ivye

  • Prabir Gayen (1/16/2019 3:24:00 AM)

    Very powerful poem of powerful emotion....thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/25/2018 11:43:00 PM)

    It's brilliant composition! Loved reading it again! Thanks for sharing this with us! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    This is a very well crafted piece that goes deep like some classical or mystical love poem which transcends time with great use of words and imagery. Well done.. (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (1/9/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    Exquisitely brilliant, infinitely passionate - wording of romantic classic. Exotic flow of thought ceremoniously rich in tone, and elegantly brought forth with beautiful rendition of words to utmost justice. A pure nourishment of soul, lovely masterpiece. My regards Chukwuma. (Report)Reply

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  • Kwai Chee Low (12/25/2017 6:06:00 AM)

    A great piece! Surely all the above comments say it all! (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/23/2017 10:25:00 PM)

    Spring flower; image worth a million words:
    the stroke of His quill. Not age can wilt you;
    nor omens from the observed flight of birds;
    nor practice smudge your otherworldly hue.
    Suffused with warmth; consecrated with oil.
    Swing with joy, sought-after fruit of our soil

    Spring of words like flowers, a romantic poem that stirs the heart.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/30/2017 4:06:00 AM)

    A great Romantic Poem! I should not forget to quote, Sparks in your eyes fill my heart with wishes.
    The light of dawn, are those the fallen stars?
    For deep night songs lull my rest with kisses.
    O virgin who spins, were deathlessness ours!
    -I have read it a few times and saving it..10
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  • Susan Williams (11/7/2017 3:46:00 PM)

    This flows like silk through the readers' senses............. my personal favorie lines:
    Sparks in your eyes fill my heart with wishes.
    The light of dawn, are those the fallen stars?
    For deep night songs lull my rest with kisses.- - - - - - - - - the rhyming here is subtle because it flows so naturally from word to word phrase to phrase... very romantic and tender.... heartfelt when written, heartfelt when read...10
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  • (11/7/2017 11:02:00 AM)

    a beautifully expressed poem of true love? .............superbly written from the heart Chukwuma (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2017 8:37:00 PM)

    'Spring flower; image worth a million words:
    the stroke of His quill. Not age can wilt you;
    nor omens from the observed flight of birds;
    nor practice smudge your otherworldly hue.
    Suffused with warmth; consecrated with oil.
    Swing with joy, sought-after fruit of our soil.' - Loved this stanza.
    Nice flow of words!
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  • Naomi Waters (10/20/2017 10:39:00 AM)

    This is a very smooth flowing poem, it doesn't directly tells the readers exactly what its about and simply allows them to slowly and quite excellently flow with the poems path. The ending result is amazing and i enjoyed both the message and your choice of words (Report)Reply

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  • Beach Girl (10/19/2017 2:58:00 PM)

    Your imagery is brilliant! Very romantic and a pleasure to read. Gave it a 10. (Report)Reply

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  • Evelyn Norcott (10/19/2017 11:29:00 AM)

    The quality of your written work is something to behold - thank you for the email, I am so glad I got to read this.
    The 5th stanza is my favourite - smudge your otherworldly hue - beautiful imagery, please keep writing.

    - EN
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  • (10/18/2017 10:49:00 AM)

    Driven snow, when sad clouds close over me
    and dark skies drop to colour my earth black

    There is a dreamy, surreal quality in Chukwuma Ndububa's poems.

    Paul Hartal
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  • Frank (black) Blacharczyk (10/16/2017 6:15:00 PM)

    A poem of your journey on this place called earth. Your words express love and a journey in a very personal way. I like your beginning 'Driven snow, when sad clouds close over me
    and dark skies drop to colour my earth black,
    you lure my journey home: you hear my plea... I can feel these words.
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  • (10/15/2017 8:04:00 PM)

    Beautifully and tenderly expressed. keep it up! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/14/2017 7:34:00 PM)

    Princess, born with the morning first light., captures real wisdom hidden in nature and delights life like a sunflower. This is very beautifully penned interesting poem that highlights your brilliant poetic skill.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Ivan Brooks (10/14/2017 10:22:00 AM)

    Where have you been? People have said a lot and that's enough...Keep writing pls!
    Kindly read my poem '' Life Is A Beautiful Poetry''

    Ivan
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  • (10/11/2017 9:52:00 PM)

    Bright smile of the morn, island of the moon.
    Lamp borne high to lead to the sacred truth,
    lighten my piqued sky with the torch of noon
    and guide my youthful heart across its route.

    Sir this verse here just caught my eye and heart. You are a beautiful poet and writer. I salute you sir and please share more of your work.
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  • Afrooz Jafarinoor (10/11/2017 5:43:00 PM)

    I am astonished at the depth of the language... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 1, 2017


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