Eleventh Transmission –

"Sun-plea" by Sola Ajibogere


Title image shows a row of modern windmills at dawn, with the sun rising.

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Published January 1, 2023


by Sola Ajibogere
(Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria)

Lonesome torch of God's abode, withering
Touch upon the greenery
So pale, burning furnace of heaven
So high, ravening Earth, God's foot-rest.

Shield us a little while so that
The world takes respite from
Your burning tongue, so hot.

Sola Ajibogere is a native of Ijesa-isu, Ekiti state, Nigeria. He is a graduate of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti with B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology. He currently teaches at Divine Touch International School, Ado Ekiti. Sola loves watching and playing soccer.

This poem is included in Poetry World #5, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Eleventh Transmission:
Article 5
by Julia Lafond

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