Ukamaka

Ukamaka

For Olisakwe Ukamaka Evelyn on her birthday

UkamakaUkamaka,

We whisper your name and wonder
If it’s meaning
Would justify this rumbling thunder?

You are the slender sugarcane
Swaying with grace
In the threads of the evening rain.

All know the sweetness hidden inside.
We need no soothsayer.
So we call, “Ukamaka”, with prancing pride!

Let the stars be envious, and the sun
Cower into the dark
While your glittering eyes shine on!

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6 thoughts on “Ukamaka” by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay)

  1. @admin what happened to this poem? There is not structure and it now look like a paragraph? The title is UKAMAKA with you have there now in brackets. Please do correct it.

    Ukamaka,

    We whisper your name and wonder
    If it’s meaning
    Would justify this rumbling thunder?

    You are the slender sugarcane
    Swaying with grace
    In the threads of the evening rain.

    All know the sweetness hidden inside.
    We need no soothsayer.
    So we call, “Ukamaka”, with prancing pride!

    Let the stars be envious, and the sun
    Cower into the dark
    While your glittering eyes shine on!

    1. No worry, we have read it elsewhere- where it looks better.

      1. Yup!

        Guy…wassup with you and this woman?

        1. LOLO @Seun-Odukoya I’m a poet..we get inspiration from beauty, pain, happiness…whatever. In this case, you know what it is.

  2. @xikay I love this truly poetic expression of one of the preciuos jewels from the Nigerian soil… it is a great one indeed… keep on noble writer…

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