Heaven Songs

You have witnessed moments
when the red mouths
of pomegranates

opened up their constellations of seeds
and ushered in a wind
gentle like the feint

touch of a butterfly.
Just like this
you come to me

doing what spring does
with the cherry trees.


Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa was born in Warri, Nigeria, and currently lives in Ireland.  His poetry has been published in The Diagram, Echoing Years, Barnwood, and Edison Literary Review. He received the 2008 Yeat’s Pierce Loughran Award.

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