Contents

Editorial:
Pen, Sword and The Society

Interview:
Nnorom Azuonye
My E-conversation with
Esiaba Irobi

Guest Poet:
Rebecca Steltner
About Steltner

Poems:

Rebecca Steltner
Summer Forgetting
Untitled I
Untitled II
Before falling asleep
Chafed
Unoma Azuah
Vows
Song of the Owl
Nights
In Us
Uduma Kalu
To the unheard voice
A mermaid dance
Evelyn
I am still eager
C. Highsmith-Hooks
When freedom come
Through tainted eyes
The Day The Towers Fell
Uche Nduka
Swear
Gleamings
Turn the key
Slow Feet
Emeka Azuine
Reality World
Oppressenergy
Song for Souls


Feature:
Nnamdi Obioha Azuonye
- Profile of the poet
Nnorom Azuonye
The Freedom Clause: Theme and Meaning
in the poems of
Nnamdi Azuonye

Events & Announcements:
StAnza Poetry Festival
Poetry Competitions

Notes:

Notes on Contributors
Glossary

Back Issues:

January 2003
December 2002

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MAGAZINE MONTHLY -- FEBRUARY 2003          ISSN 1479-425X

Poems

UDUMA KALU


A mermaid dance.


Dance a mermaid dance...
 a sweet mermaid dance-
and let your cresting waist
glide in the moon.

Dance a moonlight dance, sweet mermaid.
Let your gliding swish catch the glimpse of the fish
in  moonlight .
And let us watch your nose  warm in obeisance.
Dance, sweet mermaid, dance.
And let the moon cast its warmth on your narrow waist.
And let us watch your swinging waist meander in the
moon
When the flutist calls.

Twist your head again, sweet silence. Nod your head
again.
And let your wild hair tumble together like light fins
gliding in the moon.

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