Salute To Our Palm Trees

Salute To Our Palm Trees

Fresh wine foams in grandpa’s cup.
It is thanks to our palm trees!

There’s oil in grandma’s soup.
It is thanks to them!
There’s sponge to scrub their dishes clean.
It is thanks to our palm trees!
There’s sheltering thatch above their hut.
It is thanks to them!
There’s soap, black soap, to wash their clothes.
It is thanks to our palm trees!

There’s also broom to sweep their home.
It is thanks to them!

It is thanks to our palm trees!
It is thanks to them!
Those hardy trees of many parts,
And many uses too.
– Ikeogu Oke

N/B: Illustration and music score attached.



12 thoughts on “Salute To Our Palm Trees” by Ikeogu-Oke (@Ikeogu-Oke)

  1. Good concept and very original. People say all the parts are important.

  2. wow
    very lovely,African and original.
    i love every line and the importance it signifies.
    lovely poem.

  3. Reads like a nursery rhyme but very true. Though i can only claim to be aware of the palmwine and broom uses. lol

    1. i suggest then you go and do a research o Abby.
      it has a lot of uses.

      1. I have all the research i need right here. lol Thanks

  4. Beautiful! Brief! Breathtaking palm! *winks*

  5. originality dey kill this poem. me sef don drink the palmy, sweep with the broom, eat the oil, and stay under the thatch. the poem is very simple yet deep in understanding.

  6. Mazi Nwonwu (@Fredrick-chiagozie-Nwonwu)

    Oga Ikeogu, more grease. A master of the craft you are.

  7. 2Fred, you can never say that too many times for this lovely piece

  8. Claps. Nice work xikay

  9. simple. nice.

  10. @Ikeogu-Oke … Also thanks to you for creating such excellent piece…

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