As the crow flies

home these days

is east of here my brother

against the current of the westwind


for a while it was

between the clouds and mountain tops

where dreams came alive

to re-ignite lost fire

raise the phoenix from its ash


then for a moment

it was everywhere and nowhere,

just some place

that promised a slice of toast,

and a camp of sorts


but today

home is down-under

bearing east as I think of you

in harmattan’s esiki

Tope Omoniyi

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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