SENTINEL POETRY
ONLINE MAGAZINE MONTHLY  ISSUE #11 OCTOBER 2003  ISSN 1479-425X

OBIORA UDECHUKWU


Aftermath
III

IN THE WAKE of the whirlwind
       a woman stood in silence
              beneath aborted telegraph wires
       a woman in black
              probing the avenue of ruins and giant grass
       a woman in black
              before the beheaded palms

the birds are singing again
        singing home the exiles
the land is humming a dirge
        humming home the fallen

the whirlwind is over
and the exiles return
but they have no shelter from the rains

Affirmations
V

A GREAT BATTLE is raging in my house
And I must go home

But the storm is strong on the sea
The wind of passion blows strong
And detracts

Still I see the light beckon
from the distant hill

There is a fierce battle raging in my house
And I cannot sleep.

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Contents

JOSEF LESSER
Six Poems

OBIORA UDECHUKWU
About The Poet

Poems from Portraits and Landscapes

Poems from What The madman Said

SUNDRA
Interview: My E-Conversation with Sundra by Nnorom Azuonye

Six Poems

LINKS
Notes on contributors

Past issues

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