The Reign Of Day - Poem by Tinuola olaiya
She rolls the night's sleeping mat away with dainty fingers.,
and sits to paint the picture of a new dawn..
She sits astride her horse canvas, ...
Heavy breasts and wide hips clad in colourful iro and buba..
She sits, riding along with her fingers..
A lovely shuku rises right in the middle of her head like a mountain peak...
. A thousand seas reflect her graces...
Her smile is sunshine....
She pauses to frown..pondering what her next stroke should be..
A cloud gathers with her every scroll...
'That won't do', she sighs; and tiny showers drop...
She must decide, .
And quickly too..
For Eledumare's drum beat for the day quickens in her ears...
And heats up her blood.
She realises her power..
The memory of her stay...
It's in a smile here, ... A tear there..
A birth here, ... A death there...,
An embrace... A parting..
Shower drops and draughts..
Her eyes shine and it's seen in the brightness of the sun..
Her smile widens...and the dark of night departs...
Oh what a picture she sets out to paint..
As day she takes her reign.....
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