Temitope Adebowale

Rookie - 30 Points (Ijero-Ekiti)

Chinua Achebe - Poem by Temitope Adebowale


With the gaint's gaits wobbling,
tilting till he falls.
Sound the horn,
to announce the fall of an Iroko.
And the cabarets shall open no more,
and the clarets shall flow no more,
for the Iroko is no more.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For the literal giant, Chinua Achebe {November 16,1930 - March 21,2013}

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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