This poem will easily win a reader’s heart and hold them spellbound with its simple but sublime imageries. Kwaghkule Aondonengen Jacob’s poem, “The Song That Sings Me” is a masterpiece.

– Editorial Team

Before the sky will be bereaved
Of the lately smiles of the sun
Some lovely lyrics will stune
Deeply down my eardrum &
Plant some particles of euphoria
Roaming the valleys of my soul.

And when next I am dead
Sing no song of sorrowful verses
To mourn a living-dead like me
For even the Nightingales sing
Only of those who sleep & sigh.

Truly, when next I wake / if I can
May those broken pieces
Of a stenchy song be melted
Like a deliciously cooked iron
Into the hands of a blacksmith
For I feared much its melancholy.

About The Author

Kwaghkule, Aondonengen Jacob is popularly known by his pen name “Mr. Kvip”. He is a poet and a short story writer. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in, Praxis Magazine, The Best of Africa Magazine, Poemify Magazine, Sub-Saharan Magazine including many local and international anthologies and elsewhere…

Currently, Kwaghkule Aondonengen Jacob is a penultimate student of English and Literary Studies at Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.