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The Bridge Selection

Poems for the Road by Nnorom Azuonye

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Some of the poems in The Bridge Selection have been previously published in Agenda, Orbis, Kenwood Review, Eclectica, World Haiku Review, African Writing, AfricanWriter.com, Ujamaa Christian Poetry, and For the Love of God. Lights and Sounds was translated into French and published in Poesie du Monde.

 

Contents (click on hyperlinked titles to read)

 

If I Don’t Write a Great Poem before I Die – 2

 

Part I: Come Freedom

 

Liberty – 6

In the Kitchen – 7

Isuikwuato II – 8

An African Tale – 10

Isuikwuato – 12

 

Part II: Passing through

 

Strings of Wilderness – 14

When Bells Toll at Methodist Church – 15

On the Wings of Songs – 16

Wake – 18

 

Part III: Colours of the Heart

 

Amaryllis – 20

The Gift – 21

Yesterday – 22

No Love Song for my Loveress – 23

Unbelief – 24

 

Part IV: A Fugitive Life

 

Bogus – 26

Dead Sun – 27

Red Pastures – 28

The Unwanted – 33

A Conversation with Sorrow – 34

Life Burns – 36

Postcards from London – 38

 

Part V: Where there is no God

 

Casting Stones – 42

They Don’t Need Babel Anymore – 43

How to Kill your Son – 44

Thorn – 45

Mad Songs – 46

What Ali Said to me in a Dream – 48

 

Part VI: Optimistic, Even Now

 

Sunrise – 50

Invitation – 51

Lights and Sounds – 52

A Poem about Flowers – 53

Show me the Way – 54

 

 

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