Araiye (poem in Yoruba & English)

YORUBA ARAIYE Idamu oni pade e o A imo asiko ni damu E da Kabiyesi olori akiyesi Ton fera, Ko ronti ola Ori ki e je shon'fela Iya'n bu omo re Eyin ti oo gara te le Ojo waju dey ba i ba i, Omo no o rono ti e, A imo asiko ni damu … Continue reading Araiye (poem in Yoruba & English)

Dear Crumb (poem)

Picture courtesy Heleen Van de Ven By Oyin Oludipe and Habib Akewusola   Dear crumb, dear lone Seed of the tattered streets,   Your shadows faint with grief Not the procession of suns   Dear crumb, dear harvester Of dust, strange human reins   Expunge your path… Will human sweat suffice?   Dear crumb, dear … Continue reading Dear Crumb (poem)