Chinua Achebe




At dawn slowly

the Sun withdraws his

long misty arms of

embrace. Happy lovers

whose exertions leave

no aftertaste nor slush

of love’s combustion: Earth

perfumed in dewdrop

fragrance wakes

to whispers of

soft-eyed light…..

      Later he

will wear out his temper

ploughing the vast acres

of heaven and take it

out of her burning

darts of anger. Long

accustomed to such Caprice

she waits patiently

for evening when thoughts

of another night will

restore his mellowness

and her power

over him.




Chinua Achebe

Achebe was known as Africa’s leading novelist. Very little was known of his poetic prowess until the Nigerian Civil war when he had little or no time to write fiction. These poems could be taken as Achebe’s poetic diary of the civil war. This volume was a joint-winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1972. 


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