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Of Green Prizes and Meager Watering

Written by JK Anowe and originally published on gulliblegimmicks.blogspot.com On 28 October 2015, I was announced one of four winners in the inaugural Green Author Prize, and a few days later, I turned it down. The aim of the prize was to jointly publish four young Nigerian poets under the ...

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WINTER ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON

One day it happened That day I couldn’t have expected it That day, the hues of the sky burned in brick red and dark shades of violet Chirps vanished from the beak of wee birds Crickets from the shy grasses that had frozen over in cold sweat Even the fine ...

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WHEN LOVE KNOCKS

I knew exactly what Love would look like I’d always thought I hadn’t met Love yet But I knew if Love wandered into my room I would recognise him at first glance Love would wear a crucifix necklace Love would play acoustic guitar And know all my favourite Beatles songs ...

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THESE BRUISES

One I wish I could nail these hands to the edges of stars I would sacrifice this body to the sky Hoping to resurrect as someone spiteful enough to not care about you anymore Two Staple me to a cross. Pierce my side with a broken promise And I will ...

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Introducing The Chapbook ‘Phases: Poetry of People’

The chapbook “Phases: Poetry of People” leaves readers to discover the varying depths of poems from its soul. It features no thematic restriction and finds an oeuvre even for poems that straddle the enjambment of Spoken and versified poetry. Poetry is taking a leap and we must come to terms ...

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ODE TO THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN

I was recently going through a cache of old write-ups a short while ago, stuff I wrote as far back as when I was in my early twenties, I think, and I happened on some of the poems I wrote then. There are lots of ‘em; I used to really ...

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU

What I love about you… The sparkle in your eyes The fullness of your lips The radiance in your smile The character in your face The smell of your hair Your breath on my neck The touch of your hand Your heartbeat on my bosom That strength in your stare ...

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Wishing On A Star

Someday… Sometime… Tears will flow no more for you When my heart sheds its last drop. Someday… Sometime… I’ll wake next to the one that is mine Be the first, not an alternative Someday… Sometime… I’ll forget the taste of your lips Keep no futile nights yearning your touch Someday… ...

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TELL A STORY

The rush of air was a like a tantalizing taste of something he would never know. The draft surged into the room through the mangled spot on the window’s netting, wafting to and washing over his face. It lifted the hairs inside his nostrils, relieving his nasal senses of the ...

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Was There A Time…

Was there a time I chanted the many ways I loved you? Was there a time I shivered in the rain under your window, unlocking those louvers with pebbles of passion? Was there a time I became sonorous, serenading you to slumber and gentle wakefulness at godly hours? Was there ...

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