OYIN OLUDIPE - WINDS
Oyin Oludipe is an emerging Nigerian writer. He is a contributing author for theluxembourgreview.org and co-editor at expoundmagazine.com. Oyin was a judge for the 2015 Green Author Prize, a literary award for young unpublished poets in Nigeria. Some of his poetry and essays have appeared in national and international art journals like Kalamu Review, Ehanom Review, Sankofa Magazine, Arts and Africa, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Kaanem Art Magazine, Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, and several others.
Against Ideology that reaches for the neck
A vibrant arc rages to bullet,
Rages arc bullet into winds
In fears from bullet and rage
And winds enslave, and winds unearth the heave
Of futile rites, winds exalt
The gory feast of throats, exhume
Concealed hate as foolishly sprung.
Winds hoist proud voices of folly,
Fury leap of urea conceit, track demise
In repute, prescribe on lichen-earth
Of vain blood. Winds may warp
In strange litany, pray sanctions from
Ethereal lust – an eye for a myth
Mourning loss in spite, graveyards
For a mass crusade – the consolation
Of a silent table is broken by thirst
On pillage wells…
And winds enchain, and winds enact the peal
Of accord; winds deform the
Paths of that one last traveller
Zannu Mayowa Emmanuel
9/20/2016 10:49:48 am
Nice write up...
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