My tears give up eyes
When not to cry
Each time it dawns on me
There are millions to do
Why should I live without skydiving?
The beans still have some grits within
Oklahoma is still a dream
Jazzing the Junes
Cinderella should be smiling in my drawing book
When will I be able
To sing happy birthday on my
Or sit back
Most expensive hotel room
To watch my boom?
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
simplest form is the way of life.
Judging by the definition, the way of life of the poet in piano and
drum can be directed toward the themes of poem.
The poem is about the poets past life (a rurally African background)
which was full of nature and the
poet's present way of living (a mixture of Africanism and
modernization) which held an indiscernible future.
The poet (Gabriel Okara) created a
deliberate clash by comparing both,
only to end up with a dilemma-like
conclusion in the last stanza of the
"And I lost in the morning mist
Of an age at a riverside keep
wandering in the mystic rhythm
of jungle drums and the concerto."
The detailed analysis at http://naijapoets.com
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Fence by Lenrie Peters is a self-reflection. It is a poem that reflects the worries of the poet or the poem speaker against so many inner forces.
The themes of the poem are:
(1) The inability to justify one's actions of good or bad deeds.
(This theme is the major reason the poem is considered a moral one; "My head goes round and round/ But I have not been drinking/ I feel the bouyant wave; I stagger/ It seems the the world has changed her garment/ but it is I who have not crossed the fence/ So there I lie/ There where the need for good/ and the "doing good" conflict/ there I lie" the quote speaks much of the poet's concerns)
(2) The unphatomability of humans desired ambitions.
(Lenrie Peters shows that no matter how humans strive for achievements, the balance between past and future will remain confusingly immeasurable: "There where the dim past and future mingle/ their nebulous and aspirations/ there I lie")
(3) The act of aging and its effects on human beings
(In line 10 of the poem, human body is said to age relentlessly leaving the mind with shadows of memories and most of the unwanted things human; things like shrinkages, natural weaknesses, gradual blindness, etc. "There where the body ages relentlessly/ and only the feeble mind can wander back/ there I lie in open-/ souled amazement/ There where all the opposites arrive/ to plague the inner senses but do not fuse/ I hold my head; and then contrive/ to stop the constant motion")
Friday, April 8, 2016
Judging by the title of the poem, <a href="http://naijapoets.com">naijapoets.com</a> believes that structure of the poem is motivated by the famous poem of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) titled: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night". If you so wish, you can view the naijapoets <b><a href="http://naijapoets.com/analysis-of-do-not-go-gentle-into-that-good-night-by-dylan-thomas">Analysis Of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night</a></b>
Remi Raji wrote this poem with a tone of admonition through a second person point of view. The diction is very easy except for the many use of metaphors and similes. Few of the poetic devices found in the poem are repetition "Do not go..." Similes in lines 4, 20, 26. Allusion in line 18. Allitera<!--more-->tion in line 11, personification in lines 19-21, oxymoron in line 4, symbolism in line 2. Ejambment, metaphors, imageries, etc.
Do not go
violent into that night
do not kiss the winds
of grave pleasures
like rabid moths
do not smother the lanterns
of fatal desires.
Do not go
where alphabets of death wait
sentences of sorrow
do not go violent
into that tunnel of passions.
Do you hear the chorus
of orphans bereaved by the blood
do you hear them cry
about the hurricane
and the Passover in the dark?
the mark of the virus slits the streets
like defiant swords
the virus is eager
the virus is eager
waiting upon the wings
of lyrical groins
the worm wastes like tender toxins.
do not go violent like the fever
do not go violent into that night.
Copyright © by Prof. Remi Raji.
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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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