Urhobo Historical Society


From Orhoakpor With Love

 

By Ochuko Tonukari

 

There is a young lady from Orhoakpor
who’s made Akpor very sweet for me

She makes it with a fire
that takes me higher
The Omote Oyoyovwi from Orhoakpor

This Eguono is very strange indeed
It fills the heart and overflows
I only know that I must cede
And embrace it, I suppose

Our Ehware was an Ungbiku-able Avwere
An idea that is hyperlinked
Of sweetness and warmth, a cold transform
When on paper it is inked

And yet my love is so precise
for a vastness so diffuse
and so I must, myself, devise
a meaning - I must pick and choose

Blind lover trying to understand
What in this Akpor makes me love this Omote from Orhoakpor.

Oh, I think the answer is Avwere,

From Avwere we came into existence.
In Akpor only Avwere we desire to seek.
At the end of our journey’s close,
Into Avwere we retire.

 




RETURN TO CONTENTS | RETURN TO URHOBO POEMS