Uforo Umoh


Nature's Night - Poem by Uforo Umoh

As darkness embraces
What light left behind,
And pall settles over
Our optical pieces,
Nocturnal nannies babysit
The night.

While we bury ourselves
In secured fortresses
Aghast of the dread,
For in our clime
Death walks the nighttide,
Creatures impetuously
Defile her serenity
And lull

The cricket
Exorcises my demons
With nature's melody
As it harps away
From atop the
Cocoyam leaf.

Roaches fetch firewood;
Rodents encamp
For gluttonous spree
Over oddments of
Aliment. They all
Make the night
Their day.

Goggled queen hoots
Ominously from her
Mansion, like banshee
Crying; calling
Condisciples; convoking
Clandestine conclave.
Some call her
Bird-being, some witch.
But the owl is
A strange bird.

Let your progenies
Remain within the fold,
For aeons now,
Imaginary phantoms gambol
In the square
From midnight.
Lest they play
You a tune
To dance along.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A song for the night

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013



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