Ebi Robert

Rookie - 178 Points (6 feb 1990 / PORT HARCOURT (Niger Delta))

The Girl From Istanbul - Poem by Ebi Robert

She's from Istanbul.
She a goddess of a god.
She holds her little god
when the rain runs.
From the cloud and fall.
I can feel her sing songs
for that little boy.

Songs about snows falling on snows,
about a rose standing in a mirror,
about pillows sipping sorrows,
thunder and thundery cloud knows.

She's the girl of Istanbul.
Let her sing and I will follow.
Or I would learn and join her tomorrow.
Let her tell us what the rain knows.
So we would know where it goes.
Whether it falls like the snow
or sings like a dove.

Topic(s) of this poem: girl


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated to a friend of mine named OZE. She's from ISTANBUL, TURKEY. The poem is about the conversation we had on the 18 of may 2012 about rain. I told her i love rain. And she said, she too, especially when at home. And the time we had the conversation, rain was falling heavilly in ISTANBUL. So i was inspired to write a poem about what i see in my minds eye.
I call her a godess, because we as humans are known as smaller gods. And since she is a female i called her a godess. 'of a god. The god here is her father. That is' she is born of a man. Not really a spiritual godess as people may seem. Her little one in line 3 is her brother she was sleeping with when the rain was falling.

Comments about The Girl From Istanbul by Ebi Robert

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/18/2016 7:35:00 AM)


    Let her sing the songs of love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Patricia Grantham (8/9/2014 9:57:00 AM)


    Your girl from Instanbul is just like the rain, cool
    and refreshing. Love emanates from this poem. Good.
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  • (10/2/2012 4:54:00 AM)


    my dear poet Robert De niro..i love this poem.ur cool talented.but my name is Ozge not Oze) : (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah (6/20/2012 1:13:00 AM)


    Romantic metaphors and sights burst forth in your lines. Even in Tamil Nadu of India, the daughters are the goddesses to fathers. Wonderful poem. Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2012 6:45:00 PM)


    I really like the description and the flow of this poem (Report) Reply

  • Gaylord Munemo (6/2/2012 7:15:00 AM)


    this is brilliant, , i like the sense you put on the whole thing explaining the moment you shared. Great. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (5/26/2012 7:33:00 AM)


    You are good poet. You have absolutely a true poetic sense. You can read my poems such as Prayer of a broom, Poem of Hatred, She: 1, She: 2 etc and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (5/24/2012 2:09:00 AM)


    Work of imagery is stupendous.Same thing happens in my case too.I hear an experience from a friend or sometimes a particular feeling for him/her --all these make me write poem.Really.Very nice EbiThanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (5/23/2012 10:33:00 AM)


    Let her tell us what the rain knows.
    So we would know where it goes.
    Whether it falls like the snow...

    you gave your thoughts in the form of such marvellous poem, , , , good poem about rain, about the natural object
    well great, , keep writing
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  • (5/21/2012 7:38:00 PM)


    a beautiful poem... you have a wonderful viewpoint of women! (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2012 10:25:00 AM)


    Interesting girl to look for (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (5/21/2012 7:56:00 AM)


    Lord of the pen, this is a good poem. Keep writing. However, I would have preferred it titled: Girl from Yenagoa. (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2012 9:38:00 PM)


    I really love the last verse,

    Let Her Tell Us What The Rain Knows
    So We Will Know Were It Goes

    With this one being my favourite line, the element of affection and friendship is widely displayed, and the word art on rhythm is also of much significants in building this great poem, I sense some brilliant appreciation. Its A Fantastic Poem Brother,
    Read Mine: A Nameless Rapist

    The_African_Son
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  • Captain Cur (5/20/2012 2:55:00 PM)


    Very beautiful about rain and your friend. I especially liked the line
    about pillows sipping sorrows.
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  • (5/18/2012 12:25:00 PM)


    Sweet and beautiful poem man, liked it....Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, December 5, 2014


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