African Love Poem : Ife by Isaac Somto - The Isaac Somto Foundation

  • African Love Poem : Ife by Isaac Somto


    Ife,
    The beauty of your face is muse i have come to know
    A sight sets my pen on a voyage through silent papers;
    Testifying of your beauty, a beauty so pure.

    Ife,
    Your eyes tells a thousand tales
    Tales which transports men into a land of fantasy when they read
    Tales that makes one wants to live.

    Ife,
    Your beautiful melanin skin brings back memories
    Memories of the beautiful African queens
    Memories of the long lost beautiful daughters of the west who didn't pay to be white.

    Ife,
    When i heard your voice, it reminded me of nightingale's sweet song
    So soothing and real
    It makes me want to take you under the tree at the footpath leading to the village square
    There we shall sit, and you sing
    While i stare at your face and write poems.

    Ife,
    Writing a poem in glory of your beauty is an insult
    An anthology should be written and titled “IFE”;
    Your name written beautifully on the covers with the fanciest of fonts.j
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