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HERO OF THE WEEK
POET OF THE WEEK: DAN DEDIVER OBODOEFUNA . "SONNET VIII (18th April, 2013)
Friday, 22 March 2013
A WAKE FOR ACHEBE
Ogbuagu Today is a valiant revelry In the home of spirit dancers, ... Where your fretful limbs play the two-sided drum Of the passing kernel. Is it not you the brave one of your land Pugilist in the one of your blood Where hands who wash pick yam with elders Go now, dance forth The music pot shall not shatter that accompanies Your leg in its measure. I have thrown away the cocoyam soot It's broken face steals your feet From the place of vermins in The great border. Agada Witness the edging of tonight From the far dozens of cities Implacable in rising refrains
Tall one I know this hollow-eyed moment shaking Down the gentle close on broken Hearts sorely stingily to blue Crowd of gathering tears in the land Will yet become in another eternity a valiant Revelry lost in the square of spirits Its igneous harmony risen By cosmic cords to the serenity Of a distant unknown
For me, Chinua Achebe was a good man who knew what good thing to do and unequivocally did it. Dance well, the one we look up to.