Sentinel Poetry (Online) #57 ISSN 1479-425X
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POETRY & GRAPHICS...since December 2002
September 2007 - Christopher Okigbo Special Edition
A drawing of Christopher Okigbo by Obiora Udechukwu.
19 - 23 SEPTEMBER, 2007
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Features & Reviews
Okigbo: Empty Grave for the Poet
by Uduma Kalu
The Meaning of Christopher Okigbo
by Obi Nwakanma
My Apology, Brother Pius
A wagtail, to tell
A sunbird, to mourn
A mother on spray.
You still are the burden of our creaking boulder
Town crier, still announcing the adolescent dawn
Like the muezzin-cockerel. You still proclaim, prophet
In apocalyptic accents the crime of the stolen dream.
Did he who cut and crushed a young tendril
Also deny it the burial of the earth?
What if he had rained more pieces of magic sapphire?
— that Okigbo —
that heritage of an unborn…
We bring him home bring him home bring him home!
A burial not enough,
We bring him home to the grove
Where the navel-cord
Ropes the foot of a dedicated palm tree
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