Ebi Robert

Rookie - 122 Points (6 feb 1990 / Yenagoa(Niger Delta))

African Kitchen - Poem by Ebi Robert

Paddle runs to the waterfront
and Water returns to the paddle.
But strength loosed, strengthened on.
crays, shells, shells, crays.
Mama' 'pogo' 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
sacked 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: africa


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, October 12, 2015


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