I have never been one for poetry but I heard Graciano at Writer’s Hangout in Port Harcourt on Saturday and I absolutely had to have this poem on my blog. So I asked him and he said “Sure!” and sent me a Word document this morning. So here is Niger Area Cantata.
NIGER AREA CANTATA
The hills of Enugu applauded the exposition.
Olumo smiled from her position.
The southern streams catwalked to her seat’s edge;
As the northern ball lit up the stage.
“Now on to the crux of the matter,
Welcome to the ‘Niger Area Cantata’
Frederick had always loved adventure –
Or, so was the palpable conjecture.
If not, why will he flee his heaven,
And trot to the hard have-nots’ haven?