The Magical

The breeze, the light, the warmth,
the grass, the shadows, the paper,
the lines around everything,
the leaves, the cigarette butts, the tourists,
the mothers, the sons, the sleeping cats,
the waving American flag,
the beat drummed, the electric guitar,
the mule wagons, the laughter,
the thoughts that people have
the evening approaches
the river unseen, the singing voice,
the birds at the drinking fountain,
the dog, the leash, the hands we hold
the bridge that spans
the flute, the rose,
the clock made out of iron,
the magical adjustment of this situation

Paul Benton

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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