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Discord In Childhood by D. H. Lawrence (Analyzed)

The poem opens with the poet telling us about an ash-tree outside a house with terrible whips. The poem is all about the evil of anger, and how destructive it can be. The wind was tamed by the whips from the tree as a ship showing the painful days of childhood.
"Outside the house an ash-tree hung its terrible whips
And at night when the wind arose, the lash of the tree shrieked and slashed the wind, as a ship’s
Weird rigging in a storm shrieks hideously"

In line 5, the poet tells us about two voices within the house disturbing the peace of the night. In anger, the voices arise rendering causes upon each other in disagreement over something. The voices begin to fight, one of the voices maybe the man bruised and drowned the woman in a silence of blood.
"Within the house two voices arose in anger, a slender lash
Whistling delirious rage, and dreadful sound
Of a thick lash booming and bruising,
Until it drowned the other voice in a silence of blood
The noise of the ash"

In the poem, the poet tries to tell us about what anger can cause in the family. The children suffer a lot when their parents are not in good terms as a result of anger. Disagreement at home between the husband and wife can lead to demoralization, lack of love, break up and death. Growing up in a home filled with anger and hate can destroy the self-esteem and life of the children. Anger can destroy the self- esteem of a child and it must dealt with for a home to stand.

Moses Chibueze Opara aka Mr. Humility
(a contemporary Nigerian poet and poetry analyst)


The silent agony of our eyes
Are filled with complains our hearts can’t bear,
Our homes are occupied by tenants of resentment and disappointment
Mumbling words only our hearts can hear.

We scream beyond our eyes
Life has treated us well!
We are pressed down with burdens, that are not ours
Burdens we trade during the night hours.

Can we escape the inevitable rot of life?
Can we embrace the voice within us?
Our faces are eaten up with thoughts of silence,
And blows of hunger and strife.

We are tired travellers
Finding our way home.

Copyright © Moses Chibueze Opara
(a contemporary Nigerian poet)

Analysis Of Hide And Seek By Vernon Scannell

TITLE:- Hide And Seek
AUTHOR:- Vernon Scannell
REGION:- Non-African
GENRE:- Poetry
SETTING:- The garden
CATEGORY:- Children/ Family
THEME:- Playing/ Recreation
FIGURATIVE:- Personification
LINES:- Twenty Seven
DICTION:- Simple
MOOD:- Playful
TONE:- Instructional
SALIENT:- "But where are they who sought you"
INTRO:- Call out. Call loud: ‘I’m ready! Come and find me!’

Narrate The Poem In Prose Form:-
Call out. Call loud: ‘I’m ready! Come and find me!’ because you’re carefully hiding in one of the smelly sacks in the dark toolshed; the sacks seriously smell like the seaside but you can’t risk coming out as not to be caught by those in search.
The ground is wet but you can hear them searching the nearby bush close to the swing. Even if situation calls for sneezing; you mustn’t or breath loud or move your feet but remain numb in your state of darkness.
You can still hear their footsteps again; someone stumbles, mutters, their words and laughter scuttle but they are heard no more yet you can’t risk coming out since they will still check around again
Okay. You’ve been in this dark hiding for quite awhile now: even your legs are now stiff, the cold bites through your coat, it’s time to claim you’re the winner.
You’re out of the dark toolshed only to discover it is already nighttime (darkness in the whole of the garden) and those searching had long gone home.

About The Poem:-
The poem is about children playing the game of hide-and-seek_ even the title of the poem made it known. The poem speaker represented the thought in the heart of the kid in hiding, the thoughts instructing the kid in hiding on how to properly hide in among the sacks in the toolshed so as to win the game of hide-as-seek. Unfortunately, the kid hid himself/ herself too long that those they played together had all gone. The darkness hiding place also prevented him/her from being aware of the nighttime.

Though the poem might portray a very deeper message but the sweet surface message has blindfolded it. For instance, the ambitious "Hide in your blindness" which might mean to stay in the dark whereas the deeper meaning might be to remain in ignorance. Another ambiguity is "Yes, here you are. But where are they who sought you?" which means that those searching for you are already gone but on the deeper side of meaning, it could suggest that in some certain dark recession in one’s life those that used to seek you will be there no more.

This 28 line poem is not multi-stanza. It has a simple rhythm with a couplet kind of rhyme. The first 25 lines is about hiding and seeking but the readers later found that the person in hiding had hidden to long and didn’t realize the game had long ended.

The hider came to realisation that he/she had stayed long in hiding according to line 28, "It seems a long time since they went away" then the last three lines of the poem brought the misconception to light.

1) Recreational children game:- Hide-and-Seek is a form of children play and the poem relay the activity including how a hider can properly hide during the game. Line 1 introduces the readers to the way the game normally begins and many lines in the poem shows perfect way of hiding "You’ve never heard them sound so hushed before/ Don’t breathe. Don’t move. Stay dumb. Hide in your blindness" (line 10-11)

2) Childhood reminiscence:- Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell seems a form of recall to the poet or poem persona’s childhood experience.

3) Winning as a great motivating factor:- The poem and the action of the person in hiding revealed how strong the motive behind winning. The hiding had to do it right in order to win, he/she had to sacrifice light for darkness, sound for dumbness, movement for stillness, etc.

4) Misconception:- The person in hiding, misconstrued the darkness in the sack to the general darkness of the day and also misinterpreted the time spent in the sack to the general time of the day (The way Odysseus misinterpreted the time spent with Venus).

The beauty of the poem is not limited to its message, other things contributed. The simile, the personification, the alliteration, the repetition; all are part of the juice in the poem.
The poem opens with repetition "Call out. Call loud" then alliteration surfaced in the next line "sacks in the toolshed smell like seaside". "salty dark" is an imagery in line 3 telling of how annoying the darkness was. A couplet in line 4-5 "But be careful that your feet aren’t sticking out/ Wiser not risk another shout". Instances of personification are as follow: "the cold bites through your coat" "The dark damp smell of sand moves in your throat" "The darkening garden watches" "The bushes hold their breath".

The setting of the poem show the garden, the greenhouse, the toolshed, the sack. The mood is playful and the tone is instructive.
The poet, Vernon Scannell 1922-2007 was a British author with topics of war to his credit.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Analyzed Ulysses By Alfred Lord Tennyson

This dramatic monologue is a masterpiece. At, we have analyzed poems that possessed monologue before and our reference goes to Analysis of The Pulley by George Herbert. Just for clarity sake, a poem where all the events are narrated by the poem speaker and the words of other characters are placed in quotation marks; such poem is said to possess a dramatic monologue.

Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892) alluded to the Homer’s epic Odyssey to prove that the poem is adventure driven. Perhaps, one can also consider the poem a parody that aimed to challenge old age and its accompanied weariness and boredom.

"I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy’d
Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when
Thro’ scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;"

From the excerpt above, Tennyson made his readers to see where his concern is based. Claiming that truly he might be old but not accustomed to staying at home and ruling in a boring four walls of a palace
The poem speaker still wants to practice his passion even in his old age; wants to be on battlegrounds, be on the foamy seas, etc.

Structurally, the poem is not just a dramatic monologue. It is written in an iambic pentameter in form of a blank verse (void of notable end rhyme pattern). The poem was broken into stanzas but unequal stanzas.

In line 1-6 the king is presented as an adventurous character with deep quest for travel. In line 16-17 shows that the more travel the more exposure and experience. It is seen that the poem speaker placed more value on outdoor pleasure than the indoor family pleasure (being tired of the warm hearth and old wife).

In the poem one can see the following themes:
(1) comparison between pleasure and family life
(2) old age and its limitations
(3) beauty in adventurous life
(4) leader in comparison to heroism
(5) death as the barrier to human life

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

In Time Of Silver Rain by Langston Hughes (10 Facts) shows some ten facts about the poem title: "In Time Of Silver Rain" by Langston Hughes:-

(1) "In Time Of Silver Rain" is a non-african poem
(2) The poem is written by Langston Hughes
(3) The poem is lacking in it stanza craft.
(4) "In Time Of Silver Rain" has a four stanza division
(5) "In Time Of Silver Rain" has more of repetition and personification as far as poetic devices are concerned
(6) Fertility, Mortality, Season are few of the themes in the poem.
(7) It is a good example of nature poem
(8) The poem’s language is 21st century in nature
(9) It is a free verse.
(10) The setting is biological.

The poem title: "In Time Of Silver Rain" by Langston Hughes is written to show how life is dependent on season (spring or rainy season). Just like the risen dead bones in the Bible story, all the dead or unborn plants and animals regarded life in spring time according to the context of the poem.

Langston Hughes was an African- American poet and activist loved not alone by his fellow African-American, but by all lovers of good poetry. Langston Hughes who was born in Missouri, lived 65 years on earth between 1st of February, 1902 and 22nd of May, 1967. He was also known for his poem "Let America Be America Again" and "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers".

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)


Praise to the giver of life
Praise to the taker of life
Praise to the grays
Praise to the foetus breathing
My praise to the white pigeons of peace
My praise to the kind doves of permanent blessings
My praise to the head
Among the four hundred and one
My praise to the Know-How
When trees fall on trees
My praise goes to the
Owl hooting
My praise goes to the
Night meowing
My praise goes to the
Dark chirping
My praise goes to the
Daily gravities
Moving thoughts and things
Beyond my reasonings
My praise goes to the ghosting father
And the forefathers of me
My praise goes also
To them with no ears
Yet vividly listening
To this rhyming of me
Carried by the breeze
Of this morning
Blowing north
Blowing west
To the east and south
I am not holier than thou
This day is bright
So bright and fair
O dear deities
Make it of joy
To me and all
Reading these lines.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(The Leo with wings flying)

Few Among The Questions Naijapoets Visitors Have Been Asking

A naijapoets viewer asked:
"What is the meaning of blue peter?"

Admin Response to the question:
"If you rely on the phrase alone, you will miss the idea.

Im of the opinion that the "blue peter" means depressed fishermen. The word "peter" is part of the biblical allusion created by Gbemisola Adeoti between line 5-7 "fishers turn home at dusk/ blue peter on empty ships/ all Peters with petered out desires"’

A naijapoets viewer asked:
"Comment on blood of a stranger as a satires of culture"

Admin Response to the question:
"Probably if you have read the story, these points will be of assistance.

1) give a brief recap of the story
2) then talk about how people of Mando cherish their culture so dearly
3) talk about how the love of money made some of the characters in the drama go against their cultural believes
4) talk about how the trusted Soko was not as reliable as he seemed (he didn’t sleep in the shrine at night, he gave false prophecies)
5) talk about how Kindo didn’t regard the shrine as a sacred place
6) add other ideas that can back your opinion"

A naijapoets viewer asked:
"What is the literary appreciation of the poem ambush???"

Admin Response to the question:
"Speaking from an angle of a literature in English teacher I have to tell you that if you are asked to discuss the literary appreciation in Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti just state that the poem is about improper governance in certain place which the poet symbolized as "The Land" in the inception of most stanzas of the poem. Then you have to tell your examiner about the major points or messages of the poem which are "The Themes" the talk about the figures of speech in the poem (e.g metaphor, repetition, alliteration, etc)

The two links below should be of a very huge assist in fishing out the themes, figure of speech (also called poetic devices), the structure, etc in the poem Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti:-

(Link 1)

(Link 2)"

A naijapoets viewer asked:
"What makes Birches a nature poem"

Admin Response to the question:
"Any poem that poem that glorifies natural things like vegetation, hill, tree, sea, weather, season, star, sun, etc are nature poem. Schoolboy by William Blake is a good example. Daffodils by William Wordsworth is a good example. Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a good example. Birches by Robert Frost is a good example.

Besides the fact that Robert Frost took time to describe the birch tree in the poem, he also made mention of many nature elements as "ice-storms" in line 5 and 22, "snow-crust" in line 11, "woods" in line 17, "Earth" in line 52, "cobwebs" in line 45, etc."

A naijapoets viewer asked:
"Examine the relationship between Wole Soyinka and Abiku and the arrangements between them"

Admin Response to the question:
"In an attempt to give personal opinionated answer to your question, Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian, the country where ethnicity and culture still maintain their long roots. Africa, not excluding Nigeria is a place where superstition can never end and one among such superstitions is the believe "abiku" a Yoruba name meaning the spirit child. Wole Soyinka could not separate himself from such believe because he’s a Yoruba person.

As of the poem, Abiku speaks of himself as if yet known; to the extent, he considers mentioning those things that can appease him:
“Must I weep for goats and cowries
For palm oil and the sprinkled ash?
Yams do not sprout in amulets
To earth Abiku’s limbs.” (in stanza 2)

Abiku has a consistent personality and in such wise, the abiku concept can be compared to the adamant, persistent and consistent personality of Wole Soyinka in his chosen career field and other aspects of living.

These themes are evident in the poem to support the Abiku philosophy: (1) cultural believe (2) supernatural (3) pride (4) discontentment. The poem is of 8 stanzas with 4 lines each. It holds a rural setting with a boastful tone. The few poetic devices evident in the poem are rhetorical question in line 5-6, personification in line 23, an apostrophe in line 26, imagery in line 16, metaphor in line 13-14, run-on-line in line 10-11, repetition of Abiku, time, oil, etc.

If these thoughts of mine seem a little bit helpful to you, do endeavor to share on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, whatsapp, etc. Always visit to catch up with updates. Thanks Asking Something"

A naijapoets viewer asked:
"how does the poet exposes the effect of war in the dining table"

Admin Response to the question:
"You do agree that The Dining Table by Gbanabom Hallowell is a war poem.
The following words taken from the poem show the effect of war (1) my boots are suddenly too reluctant to walk, (2) cholera breaks its spell on cracked lips, (3) my Nile, even without tributaries come lazy, (4) vegetables die in their tongue (5) switchblades in their eyes, (6) the spilt milk of the moon, (7) guests look into the oceans of bowls (8) gun wounds, (9) children from alphabeta.

If the question you ask was given to you as an assignment, you will first tell your teacher a brief background of the poet and briefly what the poem is about then follow by the 9 effect of war I have listed here. After you have done that, conclude you answer by telling you teacher that all the points listed are prove that the war had a very huge negative effect on the victims."

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Analyze Poem Of Alienation By Antonio Jacinto

This poem of Antonio Jacinto is a deep heart poured out. In a keen view to analyze, The title "Poem Of Alienation" and the opening line "This is not yet my poem/ the poem of my soul and of my blood no" try to separate the poet from the message passed via this poem. Jacinto believed that a professional poet must have a certain category which his poem must base, but in his own case, he still lacked knowledge and power to write his poem because his poem still wanders aimlessly in the bush or in the city in the voice of the wind in the surge of the sea in the Aspect of Being.

Jacinto is a poet from Angola, a country with a colonial story of White versus Black. He died on the 23th of June, in the year 1991. In the words of the poet: child abuse, child labour, lustiness, poverty, racism, injustice; are evident.

The versification and diction are lowered to laymen comprehension even with the prevalent use of imageries all through the seventeen stanzas of the poem.

There are instances of personification plus imageries in some stanzas (e.g: my poem wanders aimlessly/ in the bush or in the city) while others are metaphor plus imageries in others (e.g: My poem is the prostitute/ in the township at the broken door of her hut).

With the beauty of quoted words, emphasis, and vernacular in the drama. The quoted stanza below has some non-English words which are only know to the poet and his people:
"My poem loads sacks in the port fills holds
empties holds
and finds strength in singing
‘tué tué tué trr
arrimbium puim puim’"

The stanza 3-5 exemplified the act of child labor through hawking_ which happened to be one of the poet’s motivation. Stanza 8 shows the act of child abuse by saying "My poem is suffering/ of the laundress’s daughter/ shyly/ in the closed room/ of a worthless boss idling/
to build up an appetite for the/violation."

With the way the poem concludes, one may not hesitate to say that "Poem of Alienation" by Antonio Jacinto, is a poem aimed at reminding the readers of the past era of apartheid or colonization:
"But my poem is not fatalist
my poem is a poem that already wants
and already know
my poem is I-white
mounted on me-black
riding through life."

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Analysis Of Horns By Kwame Dawes

Horns by the poet Kwame Dawes also paints another African challenge which differs in subject from the rampant issue of colonization, western encroachment, deep rooted corruption, unavailability of social infrastructures, civil and political wars, trafficking and abuses, droughts, jungle justices, gender inequality, just to mention few.

The title Horns symbolizes Mosquitoes. Billions are spent every year in African countries to curb the rage of mosquitoes and their malarias through immunization, sensitization, vaccination, importations of antimalarial weapons, and more; yet mosquitoes cease to become a thing of the past. The pain of mosquitoes rampage shimmered Dawes into composing this image-filled poem. With many imageries, the suspense within the poem cannot be denied.

In this poem titled "Horns", Kwame Dawes did not only write about the confident mosquitoes roaming human environments, he further explained their time of parade which was "somewhere in the white space/ between sight and sightlessness/ is twilight, and in that place/ that gap, the stop-time, the horn-/ headed creatures appear/ spinning, dancing, strolling/ through the crowd; and in the/ fever of revelation, you will".
"Between sight and sightlessness" means in the dusk when darkness begins to dominate the earth and at that time, the creatures with horns (the mosquitoes) come dancing and spinning towards their biting fiesta.

The ones with horns are not easily seen. Their troubles are undeniable; even the poet was a victim according to his words:
"My head throbs under

the mosquito mesh, the drums
do not stop through the night,
the one with horns feeds

me sour porridge and nuts
and sways, Welcome, welcome"

Structurally, the division of the 32 lines are into eleven stanzas of 3 lines per stanza except the last stanza which has two lines. Another thing to note in the structure of the poem is the use of run-on-lines where a stanza runs into another (the phrase "living room" runs from stanza one into stanza two). "at a rate/ faster than the blink of an eye" is an instance of comparison in the poem.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)


Evil tongues poison shallow minds
Into believing the falsified
They gathered with their bird-eyes
Studying the upside down ways of the bat-me
My success tact and tricks
They just
Cannot cope with my style
They really wanna
Determine my life scope
They scurry here and there using
And even oscilloscope;
O, what a souls full of dope!
To cynically watch another man’s life
Is a huge waste of time.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Analysis Of Daffodils No More By Gorden J. L. Ramel

"Daffodils No More" is about unhappiness of a poet named, Gorden J. L. Ramel, regarding the negative effect of industrialization. The poet compared history with present but found no similarity as a result of industrialization’s encroachment (industrial takeover). "Look around you for a second then cast the eyes of your heart back to the years gone, you’ll realize how vast things have changed; Life keeps rotating like a wind and vast changes keep sweeping in."

Gorden Ramel must truly be a fan of William Wordsworth. The poem "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth motivated his concern for deterioration of natural things in this era.
"…for I had looked for daffodils/ and found but few in England’s hills" (lines 5-6)

In stanza 2 of the poem, he made us realise that other beauties of nature were also missing alongside daffodils; things like butterflies, birds and the rest which were said to have been replaced by artificial things like "barbed-wire fence/ protecting repetitious fields" as to earn higher farm yield.

At the final stanza quoted below, Gorden J. L. Ramel talked about destructive human race are:
"A poet could not help but sigh
on seeing how the world is changed
and ask himself, or God on high,
why humankind is so deranged
it can destroy, for such poor ends,
the world on which its life depends."

"Daffodils No More" by Gorden J.L.Ramel is a poem of four stanzas with six lines per stanza. Though void of specific metric count, its end rhyme scheme seems ABABCC DEDEFF. This poem as a parody place it side-by-side with Kim Boey Chen’s parody to William Wordsworth as well.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)


Oh, neighbors are so essential to us
But what are they for?

Why the hell do we need neighbors?
Bring me a different definition
I always define neighbors as
People with jealously wicked cells
Saluting one another with smiles;
Now you can see that neighbors are nice.

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to dial 911 while husband and wife fight

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to donate OMO detergent at home infernos

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to gather and sympathize like crocodiles
At one another’s downfall or demise

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to unknowingly loose their goats roam
When another neighbor’s maize is close to maturation

Neighbors are nice
So nice enough to faithfully fry the fried rice
And the surplus meat into insufficiency
For the guests at the party

Whenever someone says "it’s good to have a neighbor"
I always nod my head "Yes"
Knowing how neighbors live peacefully as Tom and Jerry.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Analysis Of Night Song By David Holbrook

The refrain justifies the title "Night Song". One of the traits of a song is refrain and the first and the last stanza of the poem are refrains. The poem "Night Song" by David Holbrook has five stanzas of four lines per stanza with planned rhyming scheme.

According to the context of the poem, when night comes and darkness dominates the atmosphere, few of the common happenings are people going to sleep, silence becoming so relevant (as few sounds that will be heard are sounds of "cricket and jar", "children snore", "the smell of clover", and so on)
At night, the weather becomes cold, owls become more active and same as the beetles.

Besides the aforementioned refrain, alliteration and personification are evident in the poem. Many inanimate are personified: Night was personified in line 4 "Night climbs the stairway". Poppy and rose are personified in line 9 "Poppy and rose swim in the warm remainder". Tree was personified in line 13-14 "Bare to the teeming black the heady tree/ Sighs in its sleep and stirs". Water was personified in line 16 "The water chuckles". Few instance of alliterations are "cups and clear" in line 1, "snore, the smell" in line 7, "cold comes" in line 11, "Sighs in its sleep and stirs" in line 14, "owl-wing Whirrs" in line 15, "beetle burrs" in line 16.

The impact of the nighttime is the central theme of the poem "Night Song" by David Holbrook. Though the poem has been categorised under family living and lifestyle, it employed some elements of nature such as daytime, nighttime, poppy and rose, tree, cold, owl-wing, beetle, to name just few.

According to wikipedia, David Holbrook attended City of Norwich School in Norwich where he was born in 1923. He later grew to become a well known English author and poet. David Holbrook died on the 11th of August in the year 2011.

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Summary Of Discord In Childhood By D. H. Lawrence

Notable for his novel "Women In Love" and many of his poetry, David Herbert Lawrence was an English poet and author born on the 11th of September 1885.

With a childhood innocence, D. H. Lawrence compared two similar occurrences at nighttime; at first, the poet described a windy night where "the wind rose, the lash of the tree/ Shrieked and slashed the wind, as a ship’s" which was more like disagreement or rage. Afterwards compared the moaning and groaning of lovemaking within the house to that of windy sounds outside. The poet innocently mistake the masculine and feminine unpleasant sounds to that of disagreement or quarrel.

The two stanza poem holds the idea that childhood is truly a time of naivety and innocence. Structurally, the two stanzas are four lines per stanza.

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Decayed Sonnet

Within the heart of a thinker there truth lives within
Look around you_ dare look around for a second
Then cast the eyes of your faithful heart backwards
Through to the years gone by, you’ll then realize
How very vast all things simply tamed by changes;

Life keeps rotating like a wind really whirling
Vast changes keep piling like electricity bills
From time to time, hour in hour out_ the new devour the old
Superstitions, Traditions, and folklores lazily concur

From cave to civilization; from stone to industrialization
From human tyranny to this computer domination
Oh Good God, I don’t care to know what comes next
You’ve tutored me enough to know none is static
As changes keep coming in; so life moves on.

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The Rigid Man

I have seen,
the man with a stone heart
like the days of Pharaoh
whose heart was so strong
stronger than the zuma rock.

I have seen,
the man with a lion heart
like the days of David
who stood before the giant
with faith and boldness in him.

I have seen,
the man with a cunning heart
like the days of the Serpent
who twisted the heart,
of the man in the garden of Eden.

I have seen,
the man with a holy heart
like the days of Jesus
that came to the world
to save us.

Copyright © Gabriel Ajiri Eziorobo
(A contemporary Nigerian poet)
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Sullen Rhythms

When yesterday came in through my window
it sang a song at the threshold of memories
like an inebriated man, offering delicacies at
the table it did claim
I tasted vinegar.
Through the stillness of the night,
hear I the footsteps of my dreams wade down
the lane in my heart unseen and though the
bell at the door jingles and mingles with the
rhythm in the atmosphere I stand as no man
for any man’s will.
Morrow is no bearer of yesterday’s infidelity
ask me no questions till the light
shines thru’ this darkness hovering still.
no tears have I neither fears to offer
bring me epistles of hope, I’ll read at the lawn
Though changes abound everyday
its fate no dominion have over my faith
you say I smile? I breathe life.
look into my eyes looking high above
you’ll see stars in them cos I see greatness.

Copyright © Moses Chibueze Opara aka Mr. Humility
(A contemporary Nigerian Poets and poetry analyst)


Dear Motivator, motivate me
Aid my emotional subsidiary
Like emeritus Sindel in the Mortal Kombat 3
Where wishes are private beings
Attitudes are journalistic
A news is a new hearsay embraced
Preacher of stormy weather
Let not this fire die
Let not this serpent pass on the rock
Let not this footprint fade away with the shore
Let not at all this fire fade
Let not at all this reptile route the rock
Let not at all this mark be forgotten at the beach of memories
Many brains befriend fervently
O Leaf-of-grass! O Leaf-of-grass!!
These syntaxes still exists
Ambitious intestines still recite.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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Attitude Of Robert Frost To Nature In Birches

Childhood reminiscence led Robert Frost into Birches, a poem about swinging the birch trees. The poet is nature oriented and the poem "Birches" is no difference as it delighted the poet in childhood and the memory in adulthood. The poet even used many comparisons to relate his ideas to nature "And life is too much like a pathless wood/ Where your face burns and tickles with cobwebs/ Broken across it, and one eye is weeping/ From a twig’s having lashed across it open"

As a child, one is free of backaching worries, unnecessary egoistic rivalries, and many more. Those with rural background as Frost would solace in the ever available vegetational amusements such as swinging Birches. The poet also described the trees as enduring "And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed/ So low for long, they never right themselves" (line 15-16)

Besides the description of the birches. And besides the freedom and delight derived in swinging the birches. The poet made mention of many nature elements as "ice-storms" in line 5 and 22, "snow-crust" in line 11, "woods" in line 17, "Earth" in line 52, "cobwebs" in line 45, etc.

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Relate The Background Of William Blake To The Schoolboy

This article is to discuss the relationship that exists between the background of William Blake and the poem titled "The Schoolboy".

The Schoolboy is a poem that criticizes the classroom system of learning with the believe that pedagogical fulfilment is embedded in nature. In such idea lies the irony of the poem because it’s widely believed that being well educated within the four walls of the school is fulfilment. The juvenile reasoning of the schoolboy made him feel so maltreated by his parents.

The formal classroom resentment of the poem speaker "The Schoolboy" also reflected in the background of the poet. William Blake is child of art. He was bound by art of nature and divine art. Whether or not Blake lived a wealthy life is a story for another day but his name has stood a test of time in the history of literature worldwide. William Blake had a very humble background born 28th November 1757. He mastered printing, poetry and painting with few evidence in existence till day. According to Wikipedia, "It was recorded that little Blake only read the subjects that interested to the extent that when William Blake was ten, his parents knew enough of his headstrong temperament that he was not sent to school but instead enrolled in drawing classes at Pars’s drawing school in the Strand." He died on 12th August of 1827.

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