Night falls on the sunny city
In an apparel of darkness the day is clad
Giving away our festivity for a dreadful carnival
Horrored by weird cane-armed maskers
Trailing us in this moment of the dull doldrums…
Morn o come I pray and hurry hither that this
Angels in Egungun regalia haunting me may
Retire with the spectral night! I wish not behold those
Even faces in the afterlife now though my days
Sun-dried here are wretched and miserable!

Gabriel Bamgbose

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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