SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #15     FEBRUARY 2004

EYITEMI EGWUENU

CHRONICLES III

Burst through the walls of these clouds
Mistress of this jewelled night
Lend our watching eyes a ray
Our joyous heart a smile.

Scatter your pearls across the sky
On heaven's stream it will flow
Rain down diamonds from your starry vault
To this couple down below.

Sing still more with a bolder strain
Sweet feathered music box
We shall pay for the tune with a call to you
To share our nest of love.

Run down the empty road
Guest that no one knows whence its coming;
Repeat to these eavesdropping trees
The words of our romantic mouthings.

Quiet flowing stream, we never came to you
To show you what love can do
But the puddles that lapped beneath our feet
In rivulets shall bear our tale to you.

Great love of mine, here I stand
Washed clean by your eye's pool
Here I bow, captured, a slave
Not conquered by a sword, but a look.

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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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