If There Is No Poetry

If there is no poetry,
How would we address the tensions
That suppress our delicate minds?

If there is no poetry,
How would unexpressed words
Not coagulate into meaningless bits?

If there is no poetry,
How would Wordsworth,
With his bonnie bucolics,
Romanticize the common sense of nature?

If there is no poetry,
How would Donne establish
The reasoning of metaphysics?

If there is no poetry,
How would Osundare,
With his finely built words
Dare
Unravel the mystery of poesy
And load words with the burdens
Of our homegrown intricacy?

If there is no poetry,
How would we not express our feelings
In droll cacophonies?

How would we coach our words
Into fine speech?

Basit Olatunji

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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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