Olumide Sowemimo

Rookie (August 7th / Lagos, Nigeria)

Near - Poem by Olumide Sowemimo

To the farthest end of the Earth,

Where no man had ever sojourned,

I journeyed.

Across the widest Desert,

Hotter than the Furnace

I crossed.

The widest Ocean,

In the realm of Abyss,

I swam.

The highest mountain,

High above the eagle's nest,

I climbed.

Yet I find Her not.

Alas, all through my sojourn,

She had always being.

Near, Nearer than my breathe,

She encompasses me with her fragrance.

Near, Nearer than my heartbeat,

In her bosom She laid me.

Near and Nearer I get to thee.

Comments about Near by Olumide Sowemimo

  • (6/8/2011 5:46:00 PM)

    I liked it but I was expecting it to end up with some self-discovery rather than the classic love tale. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 6, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]