SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #15     FEBRUARY 2004

DIKE OKORO

                         
CAPE TOWN
for Sea Point

Yr splash ran to me like a mother to her found child,
I offered it palms to reclaim friendship

Yr egrets cried over me to break my kowtow,
I embraced their sways with stares frothing honor

Yr sun pierced my skin to announce ancestors,
I reached for the swelling waves mumbling oracle speeches

Yr sky dimmed to end the tale of wrecked ship parts
And dark rock chunks scattered among yr tears,

I retired bare feet to the balcony overlooking yr eyes

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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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