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"Moonrise Rhapsody" and "Eclipse Of The Eye" | Two Poem By Kingsley Alumona —Pawners Paper

In "Moonrise Rhapsody" and "Eclipse Of The Eye", Kingsley Alumona affirms the words of J.K. Rowlings that"words are our most inexhaustible source..

In "Moonrise Rhapsody" and "Eclipse Of The Eye", Kingsley Alumona re-affirms the words of J. K. Rowlings that "words are our most inexhaustible source of magic". In "Moonrise Rhapsody", he captures with words that suits the imagination. He trims around the story of romance among the moon and lone shadows "with bodies of their own", and how they are enthused by the drama of the night which Kingsley says, it's "a home for beauties that do not want to be seen"

Also, in the Eclipse Of The Eye, the first stanza gives a glimpse of an encounter where a love story evolved leaving the other two, traces of "...umbra searching for answers / to the many questions.." that reverse the frail mind back to a spot. He ended, "it's dusk again and I am a lone shadow"

Kingsley Alumina, with a sprinkled dust of imagery, simile and metaphor in both poems, he does give the readers something worth ruminating on.


Moonrise Rhapsody

It is not a miracle how the sun becomes the moon
The night is home for beauties that do not want to be seen
A home where shadows are bodies with their own souls

Two lone shadows lean on each other in a slow dance
Each cannot tell which body is which nor that of the moons
A moon where music is something without a sound 

We want to offer all these a name, the way we name everything
But we are only shadows without mouths, without names 
And when dawn looms, we will set and await another home

Eclipse Of The Eye

It is dusk the time and place we first meet
Where I first hug you, my world revolving around you
And your face is smooth like the moon and your eye is bright like the sun

Today, nimbus saturates your eyes and you call me out here again
And there is no moon and no sun and nothing is moving 
Your eyelashes are question marks occulting the sun that once glowed 

I am here now in your umbra searching for answer 
To the many questions you did not ask or show or
After all these years, it is dusk again and I am a lone shadow


Kingsley alumona

Kingsley Alumona is a geologist and a journalist from Delta State, Nigeria. He works at the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. His works have appeared in the 2018 African Book Club Anthology, Kalahari Review, Nthanda Review, TUCK magazine, Brittle Paper, Afritondo, Digirature, Ngiga Review. 

You can reach him on Facebook: @kingsley.alumona.1

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"Moonrise Rhapsody" and "Eclipse Of The Eye" | Two Poem By Kingsley Alumona —Pawners Paper
In "Moonrise Rhapsody" and "Eclipse Of The Eye", Kingsley Alumona affirms the words of J.K. Rowlings that"words are our most inexhaustible source..
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