REBIRTH (a poem by Jide Badmus)

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I break, bud of dawn,
thankful for light
—bird of day,
through shell
of night.

I break through 
a crowd of mist
into a room of clouds
—through blinds of lips,
a chaste smile.

I break, heart of egg
into yolk of gratitude
—grain of time, 
thankful for warmth, 
for incandescent rain.


Bayowa, Ayomide is a Nigerian-Canadian poet, and filmmaker. He studies Theatre Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto, Canada. Bayowa has received several literary accolades for his writings. He is the author of ‘Stream of Tongues, Watercourse of Voices.

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