Dance of The Mountain God..

Another one from my poetry scrap book.. Wrote this one while serving the fatherland in Kwara State.. This was inspired while watching some “white-garment” chruch devotees dance and clap from the window of the class where i was invigilating an exam… Enjoy it….

The Dance of the Mountain god…
The claps begin,
Slow, petulant,
Like tiny drops of rain which then increase,
As feet pound the rocks, oblivious of the pain,

Higher and higher the tempo goes,
As men stand enthralled in worship of the mountain king,
Exploding sound, compelling throes,
As frenzied claps around the mountain ring.

And then the lull,
As silence like a cloak falls down;
An interlude between booming thunder claps.
The only sound a bell, disturbing the suspense.
A shuffle here, a sniffle there; intimating us of pain.

Then suddenly the claps restart,
Accompanied by the boom of drums,
Clanging cymbals as all take part, with frenzied steps, exploding sounds.
A cacophony berserk; children swaying, women swooning,
Ecstatic noises renting the air.

Building a crescendo, a climax of exploding sound,
Of feet that seem to beat alone,
Of sublime steps somehow gone berserk
In this dance, the dance of the mountain king

23 thoughts on “Dance of The Mountain God..

  1. nice poem…you get gift o, and you say you are studying int o pies and pipeline designing? First time here, Nice blogInteresting posts tooGood to know you are following, and I join faith with you, that you would achieve your dreams for 2009, God is faithful He only needs us to agree with him.and who told you its a tall order to have a fantastic MSc results?Anyway, wishing all the bestAbeg…200


  2. @Olufunke: Thx – Sometimes I also wonder if Pipeline Engineering is not a distraction – But then it put food on my table for 5 long years…. So i won't complain….@Doug: Thanks bro….


  3. This was an artistic poem. I wont be surprised if students are made to study this poem in future, as part of their school curriculum…kudos!


  4. Wow! Any you praised me for my spontaneity? Wish I could trade that for your imagery! Did your NYSC in Kwara? Mine was in Ekiti. So like you sometimes I wonder if we haven't met somehow?And I KNOW my Engineering is just a distraction. I'm going fully into the Arts first chance I get.


  5. @Naijagirl — I wish…. LOL.. Thx…@K — Why the deleted comments? Changed your mind about what you had to say? Dying to know what you said tho……@Naughty Eyes — U never know until u know as they say… My Kwara sojourn was way back in 02/03…. This tag business sef.. Na wah for u o!!!!Good luck on the going into the Arts thing — I don't have the courage yet to leave Engineering behind.. Maybe in future.. LOL


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