Best Poem of Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Before The Drought
before the drought
there was a long season of rain
slashing leaves like doubly drums
like tin and shingles beating
it was like a commotion in the sky

then came a dead silence thundering
making ears bend in awry

every flower-head on the farm
was piddled to dust and with a sigh
sunk . . .
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Tonight Is The Night
tonight is the night of which I dreamt
and saw a smile on your lips and a flower in your hand
I saw tulips and bougainvilleas, roses and daffodils
they opened their petals like the sunflower
you asked me to close my eyes in delight
and when you held my hand and whispered into my ear
I heard words I love to . . .
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