Poet, Lyricist, Performing Poet and Emcee, Servio Gbadamosi was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. He was educated at the Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, where he studied Mass Communication. His career as a poet began in July 20003 when he suddenly discovered poetry in his search for an appropriate medium of self-expression. He has completed three collections of poetry and considers himself a student of Christopher Okigbo, Tchicaya U’Tamsi, Okot P’ Bitek, Wole Soyinka, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Kris Parker…
While searching for avenues other than the written word to make himself understood and bring poetry “closer” to the people, ... more »
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Without the mortar,
The song of the pestle
Is one solitary croak
Rampaging a corner...
Without the pestle, the mortar is one
Thick madam yearning for love with a sun-tint face
Whenever the mortar sights the pestle,
She bleeds with joy!
Whenever the pestle sights the mortar,
He pounds with joy!
The kids, the lambs are partners in
Progress on the pastures of life
Don’t talk of one without the other and
Expect the village to retain its firesong…