ILA is featuring poet, Ikwulono Mohammed Senison, as he was picked three times during our monthly April Prompts for his wonderful poetry.
The poem below was offered to poets as our first prompt in honor of National Poetry Month, though we made it "international" as ILA is blessed with poets from all over the world and back. The prompt theme was given by one of our group experts and titled, "Gazing at Moon from Balcony." Ikwulono certainly focuses on beautiful observance of the moon, applying his emotions.... ***
"Gazing at Moon From Balcony"
Standing at the balcony Reaching my head out In protrusion, watching the smiling moon The lunar light mists cozy illumination Decorating the balcony wall with mural And I gaze without a cease in exhilaration. At the balcony, my sight radiates To resonate the moonlight candor The centrifugal movement of the moon Makes me go centripetal into petabyte Of blissful sight, glowing my abode Sighting the moon from the balcony Magnetizing my emotion with the beauty That nature offers free, without a pay. © Ikwulono Mohammed Senison
This next poem was also chosen as "Best Entry" from our April 3rd, 2022 Prompt Theme: "Journey Through Imaginations." Poets went with the flow and wrote whatever came to mind. Ikwulono's poem was certainly mesmerizing! ***
"Catalyst of Creativity"
What makes all writers Painting mental images Appealing to emotion Reaching in decorously to reason Like a sculpture, carving statues Imagination enables all, creatively. At the comfort of my loneliness My imagination keeps me company Educating and impulsing my ideologies To produce some senses anew. I journey through my imagination And all the time, I'm called a name Best instructor is the imagination With or without one, imagination is the best companion All are here, all painting images Via their experience en route Journey of imagination. In the mansion of ideology Imagination sails all to a destination Built with words, figuring images mentally To rationalize the world with edification Propagating morality from harboring decadence. © Ikwulono Mohammed Senison
On April 19th, in honor of Earth Day (April 22, 2022), we offered a prompt. We wanted to know how it affected poets and what could they do to make a difference by writing a poem about it. Below, Ikwulono's poem... ***
"The Synergy of Nature's Beauty"
From the celestial perch, I stare at the firmament
The divine umbrella with many compounds in conferment In the day, far opening its mouth, to shine upon the sun Illuminating earth, creating a panoramic sight of bucolic landscapes The ethereal sky drenches the heavens, infusing clouds with the sun And the crisp autumn wind whips the light away for the dusk, as they escape To announce the coming of the moon, its queen and attendants, the stars
The innocent moon sweeps the sky, pulling in, the hidden clouds And the twinkling stars peek, smiling at the captivating cloud, laughing The scarfed trees on the Amazon, resonate the silent music sung by the stars Sparkling the splendid luminary, radiating the Terra in a dazzling beamy spark The night insects chirp, singing to the moon, sending more attendants Skyrocketing with stunning sparkling light, glistening with a chill In a blooming meadow, playfully in games, freely with flowering Lily. The towering Iroko tree announces the verdant forest With flowery vegetation, lushing the earth in a wooing ethereal feast And the brisk forest fountains, its misty dew with a seasoned spring Announcing Autumn to summon Winter, for deciduous trees, leaves parting To clothe the naked wilderness with pristine spectacular scenes, sun-drenched In every idyllic corner of landscape, opens to flirting with a kiss. The Almighty's visceral, Lord over all on Earth Taming the refractory creatures to their domesticated berth Even the celestial hosts, function to satisfy humans The lunar light, lamps the night for man's pleasured lair As the stars guide and direct many to their desires And the sun shines, and rains sprout our vegetation The Earth is a mat, playing host to all in its habitation And the heavens shade as an umbrella upon our heads Painting its eyebrows under the tutelage of the glowing rainbow in the sky, like beads The synergies of nature, a beauty working for human comfort A precept of all human races existing in one complementary globe. © Ikwulono Mohammed Senison