Cameo Poem by Sochukwu Ivye


Rating: 4.8

Driven snow, when sad clouds close over me
and dark skies drop to colour my earth black,
you lure my journey home: you heed 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 can time 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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: immortality,love
A Eulogy for Chinemerem Adaeze Modesta Emmanuella Ozumba: Cameo.
Nudershada Cabanes 29 September 2017

Beautiful poem penned from the deepest feelings. The flow of the poem is exquisite.

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Simone Inez Harriman 01 October 2017

I am in awe of this brilliant write. Such beauty in this gorgeous eulogy for your lady...every stanza woven imagery magic from your pen. A stunning write that is up there with the masters. Straight to my favorites.10+++

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Anil Kumar Panda 01 October 2017

This is wonderful poetry. Shows the awesome talent in you to tell your story. The best one I have read in recent times. Kudos.10+++++

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Rajendran Muthiah 02 October 2017

This short panegyric pays everlasting compliments to his immortal love. His spring flower deserves a million words to describe. If Shakespeare is alive, he will smile at this young genius in writing poems on love.

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Rajkamal P.j 03 October 2017

dear young poet.. first of all KUDOS to you for an excellent poem. no doubt you are a classical romantic poet in the making.i wish earnestly a bright future to you as a poet. Both in realism and symbolism this piece of work is marvelous. it is beyond your age no doubt..congrats. sometime i walked a snow capped mountain top and i wondered why was it not that white and sparkling! It was dark and lacked any luster. but surprisingly enough my photographs later proved it to be was pretty, sparkling white! ! . anyway somewhere i found comma and semicolon used perhaps loosely. for instance i felt, it must be a semi colon as.. light of dawn; are those the fallen stars? . and a coma as... framed grace, charm with a moony character. hope you may agree. i liked very much the figurative use of words in many places. i once again wish you best of luck.

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Luo Zhihai 21 December 2020

Spring flower, image worth a million words: It's wonderful!

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Bri Edwards 01 October 2020

i have read some comments on his poems on PH, and some comments left by him on other's poems, but have not read his poem(s) . My time is limited and 'love poems' are not my favorite. BUT high praise has been cast his way, so......perhaps if one has the time. she/he may profit by reading his work(s) . i noticed, while rereading one of my poems which he commented on a few years ago, that he might be someone to reckon with here. bri :)

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Jeanette Telusma 11 June 2020

Beautiful poem, full of drive. Wonderful writing, keep it up!

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Roseann Shawiak 20 March 2020

Sochukwu, At the very first few lines I felt the precious words of love and commitment, knowing instinctively that your poem was beautiful, its depth is filled with romance, desire, and an unyielding gentle love, a promise of the heart that would never be taken lightly. Intense, delicate, filled with wonder and love for a woman. Thank you for inviting me to read it! ! Loved it! RoseAnn

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Dominic Windram 19 March 2020

Very original and powerful's a 10 from me!

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