SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #15     FEBRUARY 2004

NGOZI UNIGWE


BEAUTY IS YOU.

Little feet running about kicking
sand in the air, I feel grits in my eyes
facing the breeze from the seas
but my eyes do not wince
for greater specks lie in not seeing you.

The waves clap against one another
shouts, music and all nature's sounds
reach my ears, but I pay no attention
What good is listening to all else but you?
Your voice is all I wish to hear
but distance denies me that pleasure.

All over my bared skin I feel brushes
as nature attempts to tease me
My body and soul cry for one touch
to listen to your heartbeat,
and to be wrapped in your arms.

Would now, our skins dared touch
Surely, my song will come to life.

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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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