SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #15     FEBRUARY 2004

NGOZI OBASI AWA


THE BEE HUMS AGAIN

Stealthily, it keeps creeping to me
slithering like snakes
with fevered fangs
injecting my body
with feverish exhilaration

It's here again
with clammy hands
probing me all over
harvesting honey dews
from my pulsating honey pot

Sweetly smashed bee hive, my love
melted the frigid frost, now i singe
for your intoxicating thrusts, again i sing
yearning, yelping, salivating
your thrust trusting to douse my fever.

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Editorial Note

The Sentinel Valentine
Month Special

Poems

LOLA SHONEYIN
(Guest)
Like A Split Reed At Waterfront
Music-making
Trysexual
You Shall Love Again

JOSEF LESSER
Fragments Of a Letter Washed Ashore

EYITEMI EGWUENU
Chronicles III

NGOZI OBASI AWA
The Bee Hums Again

BARBARA REIHER-MEYERS
Valentine's Day At
The Laundromat

KODI AZUONYE
Entreaty

DURLABH SINGH
Sleep

DIKE OKORO
Cape Town

NGOZI UNIGWE
Beauty Is You

TOLULOPE OGUNLESI
Lorenzo and Maria

NNAMDI NDU
Substance Of My Dream
Whom Shall I Tell?
Remembering Old Times

Interview
NNOROM AZUONYE
My E-Conversation with
LOLA SHONEYIN

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