Yerwa

by Yakori bint Muhammed   Nov 1, 2017


28th October, 2017.

Yerwa,
streaming grain of
dust
and blood-tales and
deprivations
amidst the deserts thirst
like drought of Somalia

NB:
Yerwa is a local word used by my states people in referring to my states capital, Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria.
This poem was an exercise in an introductory edition of a poetry workshop to write a poem similar to J.P Clark's poem, Ibadan.
Below is a link to the poem.

https://www.ibadaninsider.com/ibadan/ibadan-j-p-clark-ode-city/

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  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    How interesting, Yakori. Great little footnote there. Not a word wasted in this wonderful piece from you.

    All the best as ever,

    Ben

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