In Memoriam; Eaa Emmanuel Uhuaami David
Once-a-waver now plays a dumb portrait,
In roses, garment, socks, and wooden cave,
The ghostless clown slides downward the moving train of fate,
Oh! Once-a-waver; his fellows sent forth and eventually did wave.
Once-a-waver whispers now a song of old in a heart-burn embrace of an open lea,
As if he alone strikes many cords of guitarre in the far end of the echoic Nile,
Even if thy vase is hot and its many roses are dead-grey, put no tears to sea—
For thy sad humor towards the knob bearer may sail thee over the echoic Nile.
Like a ray from the heavens, our dripping hearts lit your blurry path,
As thy sleeveless gown blows with thy sinless pride,
And thy immortal hands strikes thee a choral crwth,
If the evening watchman receives, swing thy wings like the misty morning tide.
Adelami Smart is an emerging Nigerian literary artist; poet, satirist, playwright, photographer, an art aesthetician: and in addition, he is the founder and editor-in-chief of the River Bird Magazine. He currently studies English and Literary Studies at Kogi State University, but residentially writes from Ondo State.