Poetry

PROVERBS by Jagunlabi kodeman

Written by Editor

Our ancestors rode on you
The horse on which words are conveyed
The kolanut on elderly mouths
The Odyssey into the wilderness of meaning
You are the calabash from which wisdom drank
The ancestral torchbearer
Brighter than the full moon’s illumination at night
Yet darker than a moonless night.
Let me drink from your emblem
That I may return home to my source
Let me chew your elderly kolanuts
So my river may not flow away from you.

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.