Caroling Fair Damsel. by Eterigho Oghenekome Humphrey

When I sipped lungful amid a prayer-house
Having drunk wine of caroling fair damsel
I heard a tongue-talker speak from a pulpit:
“We fruits of Eve are fowls with one wing
Else wing-of-the-Spirit is woken by spurs
Of loveliness that lets us to touch the sky-
No sparrow can wing with only one wing
Hope pure-voice of the caroling damsel
Woke for you the second wing; hope you
Sailed to mansions of The-Father’s house”-

With heart visited by angel-of-love I mused:
“Aye truly lade with vigor, free from strife-
Lots of sap tipped from veins of the tree of life-
With tears of love falling off the All-Seeing-Orb,
Heaven held fibers of my locks to his heartbeats
Each heartbeat drummed serenades into my soul
But some poser yet floats nigh fibers of my locks-
I wonder why Heaven took shape of a damsel-
The cambers of her breast, pirouette of her locks
And smiling furrows hanging nigh her forelocks,
They woke a second wing with which I took-wing
Wings with which I sailed into ambits of romance”-


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by Eterigho Oghenekome Humphrey, who was born in 1994 at Oleh, Delta State, Nigeria. He attended Saint Michael's College, Oleh where he was the library prefect graduating the best science student of his class in 2011, the same year he was admitted into the University of Port Harcourt to study physics. He is currently a NYSC Corp member living in Benue State, where he is the President of ICPC anti corruption CDS group.