Spun Sweetness

To an audience of watchful leaning birch, a shy sangoma
Spun sweetness in a trice.
Crunchy underfoot and peripherally beautiful,
There rolled off many worthwhile opportunities for her tongue,
Far more than words should comfortably tell,
Against its oral canvas.
Enkindling dinner’s hard-sought drupes,
Her cozy cote’s chimenea arrested rogue sparks;
Splits inside made dangerously flexible
Concealed themselves under the growing smoke of felicity exhaled.

Jonathan Doughty

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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