Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #15

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Today at Rajani’s we are going random words based on any happenings around you.

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The Rains

the rains came down

not meteorites

defying all odds

and my thoughts are clean

in wait for the fermentation

of old desires

dormant beneath

withered breath

 

© Celestine Nudanu
15/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #14

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Today at Rajani’s we are re-visiting the Cherita, a six line story-poem form invented by Ai-Li.

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Fire

I’ll sing to your dawn

on gossamer harps
you shall be my song  

while  I softly strum you
my fire
my muse

© Celestine Nudanu
14/11/17
 

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Super Awards!

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Hello lovely folks,

To the glory of God. 🙂

On 11th November 2017, my book Haiku Rhapsodies, Verses from Ghana won the Atukwei Okine Award for Best Poetry Book under the Poetry Category at the 2017 Ghana Association of Writers Literary Awards as part of Ghana’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations. 🙂

On 28th October 2017, my blog, Reading Pleasure won the Best Blogger Award 2017 under the Literature Blog Category at the Ghana Writers Award.

The Awards! The Book! 🙂

Atukwei Okine Award for Best Poetry Book

Best Blogger Award 2017

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© Celestine Nudanu
14/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #13

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Today at Rajani’s we are to write ekphrastic poetry. Add to the thousand words a picture says! Find an image that inspires you and write about it using any form of micro-poetry. Share your poem using comments or Mister Linky.

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The photo is by kind permission from Gilly. I have written a haiku on this photo here before but this time I’m trying the Quadrille. (44 words)

Release Me

if I could reach into you

 a sorcerer

 and read your soul

I’ll discover your desires

 shrouded in unholy places

a twinkle depressing the coldness

from the night’s

leftover of lovemaking

I will discover

glimmers of passions spent

on alters of self-adoration

release me

© Celestine Nudanu
13/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #10

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Today is free verse. We are to keep it down to whatever size is appropriate for “micro-poetry”. I’m trying the Quadrille (44 words) again. 🙂

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Whispers

you said you were leaving

I thought the winds passed through your mouth

as you spoke

carrying words away in emptiness of space

I heard only the echo

but echoes reverberate to haunt

now I’m left with traces of your smell

and diminishing whispers

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

© Celestine Nudanu
10/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #9

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Today, I write a Septolet on the theme Abuse. (A septolet has seven lines containing  fourteen words in two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a cohesive picture.)

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(1)

sultry air
his breath
slides down
my back

kissing
the wounds
of his lashes

(2)

dawn
her cries pierce
the pain

and
none hears
his guttural release
of incest

© Celestine Nudanu
09/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #8

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This morning I heard sad news that my dear friend and fellow blogger, Kimberley Floria has passed on to glory. Kimmy was such a lovely person, full of life and love for humanity. She was such a brilliant poet, who wrote with a beautiful passion full of candour. She bravely fought lupus for over eight years and her humour and upbeat attitude was both endearing and an inspiration.; Kimmy darling, rest well in the bosom of your maker. I will miss you my dear, but I know that the good Lord has called you to rest from your toils. May the angels sing Hallelujah even as they receive your precious soul in eternity. Adieu, Kimmy darling.

Thirteen Ways of Looking in the Mirror – For Kimmy

(1)

a little butterfly

seeking her own space

my twin

(2)

the waltz of a falling leaf

is but a languid drop to earth

even the winds fall in tandem

with its rhythm

haste not in departing

slowly let your breath

extinguish in me

(3)

your silence

is the only one I know
for I have seen silence

even in whispers
from the grace
at dawn

(4)

3-5-3-3-7-5 – A Shadorma 

reading you

I read me in you

we are words

echoing

fresh emptiness of the soul

life is but vapour

(5) 

the gentle nudge

I felt at dawn

was not hubby waking me

to a mad moment of love

but it was you

a breeze really

perfume breathless

you envelope me

in a farewell dance of death

so, dance on Kimmy

(6)

5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7-7 – A Choka

you mirror this pain

as if on your wedding night

breathless abandon

you approach this agony

in throes of rapture

and when the darkness descends

never to depart

your face mirrors the sublime

when the earth becomes your dust

(7)

noonday heat

a butterfly

rests in my shadow

(8)

graveside lilies

the little girl inhales

her father’s memory

 (9)

they say

the colour of death
is grey

but in dying
you exhale
only clouds of silver

 (10)

mirror on the wall

do I look like mother

the dimple in her cheek

mocks me

 (11)

and still I rise

poised thousand times

on the scepter of death

(12)

oh teach me to number my days

for my ways are not your ways

for to me to live is joy

and to die is gain

we are but twins

littered in one day

but where is your victory

oh death

where is your sting

I live on in you

(13)

and still I rise

on the wings of faith

my victory total

even in death

 

© Celestine Nudanu
08/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #7

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I’m so sorry I couldn’t post or participate in Rajani’s fun for the past days. I attended a two-day Continental Colloquium for Pan-African Winters in Accra here. It is ending tonight with an Awards Dinner that I couldn’t be part of since I had to report at the office for an emergency. 🙂

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Does this resemble a tanka? 🙂

Burning

carrying you in my heart 

is a weighty affair

if only I could off load you 

light, paperweight

just like I drop my pants

© Celestine Nudanu
07/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #3

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Roses – A Cherita

today

I give you roses…
without the thorns

inhale me
and for once, think of
when we first met

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

© Celestine Nudanu
03/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #2

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Trying my hands at the quadrille (44 word poem. Word! 🙂 )

Stale Death

they say love is blind

and perhaps so

for how could I have failed

to glimpse the darkness

beneath your light

smooth velvet is the night

that hides sinister cravings and urges

I shudder at your perfumed breath

a musky odour of stale death

© Celestine Nudanu
02/11/17
 

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