Blow high, blow low
point to me my destined path,
Puff near, puff far
lift my soul to lofty heights.

Flow in, flow out
wash my feet in thy rolling waves,
Pulse fast, pulse slow
fill my soul with thy fulsome self.

Cleanse me, purge me
clear my heart from evil thoughts,
Reach high, reach near
bear my soul to distant lands.

Touch me, fill me
bring to me tidings of joy,
Hold me, lead me
keep me free from deadly paths.

Come near, come now
guiding ones of my ancestors,
Hold me, shield me
and lift my soul up so high!

6 thoughts on “Incantations” by Edydeyemi (@edydeyemi)

  1. Hmm, sounds less like the type of incantation we Africans do.. It is an okay piece though. Sounds so at least. Nice use of onomatopoiea

  2. I like the poem. It’s kinda sing-song although some lines were not equal in meter and made it go off in parts.
    Well done, Edy. $ß.

  3. Daireen (@daireenonline)

    Er, where’s the incantation na? No agbero niku ngbe… Though I can’t take anything from the poem, the title does not correlate.

    How’s every?

  4. The poem itself is good, lyrical if I must say. Just don’t really know if I would call it an incantation.

  5. Doesn’t feel like an incantation but the poem is nice…

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