Ebi Robert

Rookie - 37 Points (6 feb 1990 / Yenagoa(Niger Delta))

African Kitchen - Poem by Ebi Robert

Paddle runs to the waterfront.
Water returns to the paddle.
But strength loosed, strengthened on
crays, shells, shells, crays.
Mama' 'pogu' the winkle Togu' send both paddles to one hand mama said. Each on each, she pitched.

The wood smokes cigarate and the 'oporoko' is on the altar.
The 'upolu' does gymnastics in the basket all are acids on the fire.
Palm oil from 'Ama-ogbo' fresh and dry pepper melting like snow.
Stubborn ‘'Ugbono'' to the deep
another hammer to the deep.
Gradual neglect of white maggi,
modern theme, her kitchen complete.

Fish bones and shells
sack to sweep.
It is the gallop in the sea.
The fleshy bones of reptile
Mama-kitchen-tricky.
'Ogu soup' fully vegetal
Healing combine funeral.


THE END

Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.
Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.Africa. Africa.


Comments about African Kitchen by Ebi Robert

  • Rookie - 1 Points Bijay Poudel (12/23/2013 5:39:00 AM)

    nice one. Keep up the good work.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 208 Points Matt Ancient (12/11/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    wow nice work, you have a great future (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Jay Alexander (12/11/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    Love the imagery! Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Olayinka Samson Aremu (12/11/2013 6:24:00 AM)

    A Nigerian poet. Your pen is that of a patriotic citizen. AnAfrican child whom loves his mum's pot. Pen on minstrel! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,990 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/11/2013 6:14:00 AM)

    Nice write on African pot. You are tempting me to go back to the root to have a taste. Kudos (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Josephine Lauderrdale (7/23/2012 7:42:00 AM)

    keep on writing i can feel you from so far away..... we can share (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dead Rose (1/11/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    Wow, it's a powerful write, , , , really excellent..
    10********
    Rose))))))))) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, December 8, 2014


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