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Monday, 2 September 2013


From my collection titled ‘ Headugu’ (260 poems)

By: Sean R. Ova


Taliu … way out to sea lay a string of wonderland,


Desolate in the purifying and bathing sunshine


There eyes feast a homemade demand,


For the reefs below the waters stand grand.




I should say, hey ! everyday is gay


As the sky glows wide blue and cool waters play –


Once inside it you’d simply forget –


There’s an outer world to regret.




No people live in this motherland


Who fends for herself at night, and


Below indolent fishes feed on her white sand.


Yet beloved; I’ve stolen sight of her naked; first hand




Ambient breezes every time come in curls


While the gulls’ shy borne squeak teasingly as do girls.


Exciting those blissful beach rich shrubs into sway


Wishing I murder my travelling and stay.




But sunsleep enters this dreamscape; not withstand


The sheer remorse of seeing her no more


A rare island pearl in all tropical expand


Vanish; here spoken as second - hand.




In a day if ever you‘d there land


Go then there… as far as your eyes stand


For she is but an abode for souls to disband


So memories hidden are flung to the woken sender


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