Categories
POETRY

WHEN HARMATTAN STRIKES

When harmattan strikes Most trees are barbered As seas stand still As though their god’s national anthem Is playing through a Sharia law-microphone with hidden cameras II When harmattan strikes Ovaries of trees are cleared for fertility As their foetuses battle For the waters of life In order to live their seasons Caring not about […]

Categories
POETRY

HARMATTAN HUES

My ears woke before my eyes In a night whose journey was neither here nor there Hoping to hear songs of beautiful-voiced birds Who sang to souls for eyes to search for their star selves Instead, they heard weak chirping complains Of a handfuls of pest-like sort of birds Accompanied by a feeble taunt Of […]

Categories
AFRICA GHANA HEALTH

HARMATTAN EFFECTS

Harmattan effects; Burning fresh leaves, kindling ills Favouring orthodox? II Attacking the nose Scratching and biting the chest Murder in cold blood? III When your pinch shivers As your air wrinkles like cloth Of linen, your problem? IV You’ll say I accuse¬† Unfairly, but you know how Right I am. My chest! V Leave my […]

Categories
LIFE NATURE

WINTER’S WHISTLES (THE COMPOUND WORD VERSE)

Winter’s whistles are skins’ wrinkle Their cold strolls do make skins wrinkle Like caked-mud II They choose their lives’ early mornings To sound their scary cold warnings With body-marks III Waters rest from stinking bodies Harsh sprays cry on shivering bodies Like hard-cores IV When the sun appears, bodies dance Welcoming like mother in dance […]