Kojo Owusu

Rookie - 0 Points (1984 / Ghana)

Lover Of The Night - Poem by Kojo Owusu

Lover of the night –
Propitiation for the hearth
Declared – I am a lover
Of the night
The desire to flit
From the rear of the nadir-
The poised denizens
Will brighten my path
Of darkness
They will deign to grant
Me the wish to the sable crypt
Lover of the night
Domiciled in the house
Of shadows.

Dark sky strewn with sequins
With blinding sheen
Pearls shimmering –
Skeins of clouds I will caress
I will fervently wait for
The silent whispers
The serene aura – pristine

I am a lover of the night
Deserted by heroes
And wreathed with haunting cloak
Grotesque – of inferiority
The walls besieged by wraiths
And ghoulish predators
To hunt with fangs of malignity your
Vulnerable validity as prey-

I am a lover of the night
I am filled with passionate ardor
Herald of hope – linger
I will not exchange you with the dawn
In your dark castle
I urge you to shut your eyes
From the overweening fiery horizon
With bloody flares to destroy

Lover of the night
I have declared – come herald of hope


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 11, 2005


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