Gidan Waya

Gidan Waya

My soul revels in what my dream has brought to me

of lakes and creeks and pastures stupendous green.

At times I leer my sight upon the sea

to veer my thoughts and ebb my cumbrous state

upon the hills that heave and trees that cleave upon the hills.

In the dawn I cast my sight upon the hills

whenever I am indolent or dormant lain

brimming curious thoughts that bind me with Mundus Divine.

At times the glaciers gild the mountain tops

and cloudy scuds do gamble me

casting its darkling veil upon the contoured hills

toppling my mind with parlous thoughts.

Upon my mind am dribbled to ask,

“Do hills exist?”

In the day the sun sparkles bright

prancing upon the mauve greenish weeds

when upon the fields bumblebees do flock with glee

and black cranes with lustrous manes do screech.

Dames and damsels do game upon the farms

taming the loamy heaps from where corns grow.

In the evening I watch the morphed horizon

stuccoed by suave cerulean grey of twilight hues

where on cephalic hilly roofs the poplars strive with the sky.

At such awkward time peasants descend the hills

with waifs and strays and gypsies too

camping at the shores for an emollient bath.

I watch the river flow in the twilight odd

when black figures of quaint phenomena descend to bath.

The eels, the pelicans and wagers I long to see,

the pelagic propping of the hydra’s head

and mollusks slogging behind their shells.

And in the night,

when the moon brightens with gibbous rays

and feigns the night to day,

Angwa-Kaje hosts the swarm of lovers

piping or serenading.

At such odd time the frantic beat of percussion echoes

and the sweet susurupi flows.

All in Gidan Waya,

the heart of Kafanchan.

(Gidan Waya is a settlement in Kaduna State)

Olayiwola Olarewaju Metamofosis 



5 thoughts on “Gidan Waya” by Olayiwola Olarewaju Metamofosis (@Metamofosis)

  1. Forgive me. But your description of Gidan Waya sounds more like some rustic English countryside. I was thinking of Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country’s Churchyard’ as I read.

    On the good side, you wrote this well. Can’t really find fault. All I am saying is if you wanna write about Gidan Waya, write about Gidan Waya.

  2. Nice pictures painted ”gidan waya”I love it@metamofosis

  3. Jo (@josephoguche)

    Beautiful imagery …

  4. Hehehe. Read like a description of a foreign place. Well, when I was younger, Kafanchan seemed like a foreign country.
    Lovely imagery…some words seemed somehow, but that’s expected of poems that are written in this style.
    Well done, Ola. $ß.

  5. Thanks for adopting a poem of an alienated writer.

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