Nigerian Girl Poem by Ebi Robert

Nigerian Girl

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When I felt a sky conjured brightness in my
cave mind,
it was like a mid-winter night dream. But-
I see out of the most high, the highest
lass of all time.

Nigerian girl, I am alive in my light-innermost
telling and writing of your face alone.
See me through the mile, you are right,
clouded by the leaves of the ‘'Iroko-tree''
covered by the votes of the savannah.
Your voice echoes with the cool night sound
of river-nun.

I can't count the number of your lock,
but the beauty of it, I can.
The cowries labeled at the tail of your
weaved white wool swings like fresh
‘'igbega'', as you mounted it with circean
calabash at the Sahara stream.

I see your fingers sneak into the water,
I liking your steps to the tip-toe moves
of ‘'Okiolala bird''.
The design of your mesmeric ‘'Hollandaise'' blind
my eyes and the image of your beauty
put me in danger.
I sting and tingle to your black skin.
I cannot fell the colour of your eyes or how
it magnates, but Nigerian girl your eyes
gives the logo of the lenient dove
and the courage of her mild wing.

Once I saw you dressed in ‘'Intorica'',
all I could see is how the fulgent moons
pined on you spreads round your naked feet.
The tincture of your lips may be found in
this world, but not seen by any man.
As for your ear-beads, it dances like
the prance of the palm tree.
Your ear can be blind, but I
will pipe through the eye.

Ayeba mie ye ebimo.
Nigerian girl, you're my royal dainty.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: africa
Nurain Ali-balogun 29 August 2011

Nice poem there. I like it.

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Oluwadamilare Adedayo 29 August 2011

its a great one, i have done a great job

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Ombuge Moses 01 September 2011

Truly a royal dainty, the poem is truly great..

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Chinedu Dike 26 May 2018

I like the visionary impact of the flow of your words - lovely and very passionate. Thanks for sharing Ebi.

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Funkekeme Akposeye 13 July 2015

Amazing poem, well Written, for the land of green and white!

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Olayinka Samson Aremu 13 December 2013

I'm unworthy to comment this great work. The joy I'm feeling in my heart while reading this poem that eulogize my Fatherland is immeasurable. I'm in a state of an elated bliss. What a great wonder thy pen has wrought Robert.

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Oludipe Oyin Samuel 03 August 2012

I seem not capable to measure the greatness of this piece. It's just as Fedyk says, priceless as it is. I'm profoundly proud, Ebi.

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Kasia Fedyk 19 July 2012

Oh how beautiful this poem is, I ma reading your soul description of another soul, just priceless work of art!

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