Alajerun

AlajerunOdun Orimolade (2013) Title: Alajerun, Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Size: 76cm x 91cm.

 

Alajerun

Won kun fun oro
Won kun fun eyin
Awon alajerun, won kun fun enu
Enu iro, eyin oro, alajerun
Gbogbo nkan ni won maa je tan
Ajerun, ajepa, ajeyo, ajebi!
Kosi oju, kosi imu, kosi eti
Kosi okan!
Afi enu, afi eyin!
Aje wo! Aje ra! Ajerun!
Awon Alajerun!

 

Eaters to Ruin

They are full of pain
They are full of teeth
The eaters to ruin, they are full of mouths
Mouths of lies, teeth of pain, eaters to ruin
They will eat everything till it is finished
Eat to ruin, eat to death, eat beyond fill eat to vomit!
No eyes, no nose, no ears
No heart!
Only mouths, only teeth!
Eat to collapse! Eat to rot! Eat to ruin!
The Eaters to Ruin!

Odun Orimolade

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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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One Response to Alajerun

  1. Wow. Powerful word and image pairing.

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