SENTINEL POETRY
ONLINE MAGAZINE MONTHLY #13  (DECEMBER 2003) ISSN 1479-425X

POEMS
Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo
Don't Cry, Dear Butterfly
Spirit Immersed
Aminu Mahmud
My Heart Whispers,
Prometheus
Sunset
Protest Streets
Memoir
Durlabh Singh
Sonnet One
Natural Tones
Tolulope Ogunlesi
A Bridge Passing Under Many Waters
Those Eyes
Helen Woodward
Mirror
Woman 1
Woman 2
Stone
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
Memory Is Being Blurred
I Am Being Drowned
Shakespeare In Tears
Adult Franchise
Rural India
Ugochukwu Smooth C.
One Day
Her
Uche Nduka
Shuffle Beige: Extracts
Chris Major
Manners
Emman Usman Shehu
Concordance
Gorgon
Angela Fraser
Invocation
INTERVIEW
Nnorom Azuonye
My E-Conversation with
Emman Usman Shehu
LINKS
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Cover Page

NKECHI NWOSU-IGBO


SPIRIT IMMERSED
(For Nkosi)

Sing me this song before
Just like will after
I am gone to the cool
Give attention with no lyrics
Just before you come to me.
Breathe in words of a songless song
Then become visible to my sight
A presenter and holder of a sinecure.
Gift of voiceless words, chimerical
For, I know, my ear; just only
Immerse I in this soundless cavity,
So unique, special, special
I hunger again for this song
That flows upturn in a spiral.
Start at the sole of my feet,
And clad my na´ve nudity.
Intensify my spirituality
So that at the end of this song
And in my wake,
After you had come
Eagerly,
I will sing me this song
Where peace reigns.

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