FEATURE ARTICLE

Yahaya BalogunWednesday, December 6, 2017
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Arizona, USA

WOLE SOYINKA: A FECUND MIND


Dear Kongi,

travel ceaselessly,
searching for your mind
in the thousand forests of Fagunwa.

And the folktales of Odunjo
or the silhouette image
of Shakespeare.
A journey to your faculty
is ongoing and unending!
WS, unto you I pay allegiance.

Your literary acuity
is mystical. Your ascetic
image is a cryptic message.
I am a worshipper of your Muse.

I often pour libations
on your idolized mind,
As I am famished for semblance
of your ageless inheritance.

Your mondo literary wealth;
bookish experience, always
sooth my infinite crave for
cognition under your tutelage.

I am in firm genuflection
to pay fealty to your angelic icon.
A sacred homage to a literary idol!

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