Thursday, 26 January 2017

JANUARY SONG



January Song ( For Ramat on her birthday)
🌻🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌻


Inflowing, the flavours
of Capricorn in
midnoon

Salivating, the
assumptions of
goat meat grilling
on the fire

overflowing,
the joy
of now
...the moment
of candlelight,
confettis
and cakes

If I could distill
every
single
unit of
thought
of this day
then
a sea of songs
shall twill
from my mind;
a pool of merry
to slowly
sail you
through with gifts
of time

On days as this
I want to rent an
entire city,
plant tulips
across its sky
pop tequila into
space and
wreath your name
in bright blue bouquets

On days as this
to laud your name
and post streamers
into air is a rite
we're wont to do

on my tongue,
a prayer,
a sweet wish
I roll like candy
to explain
the jazz,
of this natal excitement

there's a song playing
in my head,
glossing through my
lips,
it cues in the
movement of hips,
the tinkling of cymbals,
the wiggling
of waists and
the pumping of petaled-arms into air

...step out R
and take the floor,
today is yours
for feting

more than any other
day,
may you be enveloped
with joy
beyond compare,
may triumph kiss
your cheeks and may tranquility
touch every inch
of your heart.

Shittu Fowora
9.1.2017