I have seen a basket fetch water
From lakes, streams and rivers.

I have seen a piece of fabric
Once in a flat and tiny box

Danced unaided like the winds
Rising from an ancestral spine;

Taping the spiritual energies of life,
By the sounds of an African drum.

Unspeakably, like the leaven of a yeast
It rises strong like a bunch of bamboos

Patterns are the orders of the world
But I fail to unravel a masquerade logic

So, come and see for yourselves
A piece of cloth and body of the gods

The gods of the land, you called dead
Sensationally, rising from lifelessness

To reclaim the heights from the roofs
Tallish Iroko tree and layers in the skies,

Come and see the famous Ebu wonder
As it dances and grows taller than trees.

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25 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    Incredible poem. Keep it up.

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  2. Jane says:

    Tradition is lovely. You are a great poet. I love you works

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  3. Elisha says:

    Nice, love your poems

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  4. Just passing trough…. Lovely poem

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  5. Roxie says:

    Wow… A big fan

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  6. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Lovely

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  7. Veda says:

    Lovely, I enjoy your poems

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  8. Sebastian says:

    Nice poem… Continue your great work.

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  9. Wonder how you get inspiration

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  10. Melanie says:

    Thanks very interesting poem!

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  11. Never seen it, I guess I’m missing.

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  12. I have seen ebu wonder ones and I must say, u described it fine.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but
    when opening in Internet Explorer, it has
    some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, wonderful blog!

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  14. VinX you are creative

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  15. Wish to see this much talked about, #Ebu Wonder

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  16. Klaus says:

    Wow! Nice poetry

    Liked by 1 person

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