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Two Poems by Wazani Ijarafu

Love is like a fabic

Woven by nature,

Love is like a fabric.

When on pilgrimage,

Love is like a missionary.

When the lily blossom,

Love is like a flower.

When the sky is blue,

Love is like the moon.

This fabric finely knitted

With me doing the wearing,

I set out for a journey

On pilgrimage to Africa

This flower neatly dressed,

With me doing the holding

My journey is a blessing

To people of Africa

Arriving she shores of Africa

They rejoiced with great merriment

For a flowery fabric

Has reached their shores

Most Virtuous of Women*

My Saharan lady,

Most gentle of women.

Most caring of women;

Most beautiful of women,

Most virtuous of women,

Your great appearance

Makes the eyes of cunning men betray them.

With your jeweled necklace,

You glitter in greenness,

To the amazement of the stars

Welcome me to your hut

Whose door is made of the finest of Cedars

That I may behold the beauty of nature

Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfume.

Your beautiful poise in glide supreme,

Gives such a vista honed as from heaven.

Let your heart reflect your beauty,

You are the pride of a noble man

Wazani Ijarafu is an undergraduate student of Education(Maths), Federal
University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. He was born in Jos, Plateau
state Nigeria. His poems have appeared on society of young Nigerian
writers, Kalaharireview and else where.He is a Mathematician afraid of
numbers.Socially single, emotionally engaged to poetry. You can follow him
on twitter @Nino_smith_


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