Poetry

I KNOW A STREAM By Ogunyomi Israel Abidemi

Written by Editor

I know a stream
Flowing surreptitiously
Between two tender trees
After the sky’s silvery brows
Surrender to the spell of the night;

I’ve seen a stream
Flowing surreptitiously
Between two tender trees,
After the sky’s silvery brows
Surrender to the spell of the night.

Moon, queen of nocturnal lights,
Heightens her lofty lamp,
But in vain her thorough stare
On the path of the stream.

Woman, with the subtle touch
Of November harmattan
On my snoring skin
Closely – but innocently –
Caressing your fertile heaps,

The Shepard’s staff
Protests weirdly from the night
Pajama, impatiently peeping
Through my mind’s flexible
Imagination and effortlessly,

The black Moses divides
Its way into your giant jungle,
Spewing out a miracle of stream
Between the trees.

Moon,
Your eyes omit this:
Secret stream, flowing gently
Between two tender trees!

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.