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Sinking (6) 

(i) sea

I am a sea
open to your

azure gaze
of silent words

spilling
from

yesterday’s
black veins

(ii) egg

your own
world an egg;

where to enter
is to destroy

and to forsake
is to save.

if mine
has been lust

for refuge
I can then hide
in myself;
I am still safe

 

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The image in this post is an adapted version of an image by Gerald Pereira via Flickr.

About the Author:

Portrait - MajakMarial Awendit is a South Sudanese poet and writer. An introvert, he spends most of his time writing poetry on love, war, nature and human behaviour. His first poetry collection ‘Whispers’ is in consideration with a publisher. He resides in his hometown Yirol, Eastern Lakes State.

 

 

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

5 Responses to “Gaze | by Marial Awendit | African Poetry” Subscribe

  1. Majang Chien 2016/07/11 at 09:53 #

    Feeling so great seeing my beloved Nation being represented in Poetry… Thanks Marial Awetdit for representing us.

    Pliz fly higher than This!

  2. Daniel Madet Cuor 2016/07/12 at 13:27 #

    Thanks Marial for going further with all the stumbling blocks we know as relatives. Go until you win that success.

  3. John Nyibeny Wel 2016/07/14 at 13:55 #

    Keep on bro, don’t let them led you down by threatening your writings.

  4. Marial Awendit 2016/07/15 at 08:14 #

    Asante sana…for the love countrymen, relatives and Yerulists: Majang, Nyibeny and Madet Chuor. The love for poetry has to go on…unstopped.

  5. Lino Maborguay 2016/07/26 at 14:12 #

    Am not surprised seeing your piece of creativity published here brother. keep going on with it Mr Prophet of poetry. God blessings and protection.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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