World Poetry Proudly Presents Mutiu Olawuyi from The Gambia!

Ariadne’s Notes:

CLICK HERE  for the show! The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota proudly welcomed the award winning poet and author Mutiu Olawuyi  for an exciting show of poetry, news on the World Poetry Peace Poetathon as it had a wonderful venue in Gambia promoting peace for the world. Thanks to Mutiu and all the participants for making the program such a success!

As Israel said, Mutui is a world treasure. Also, featured was the incomparable Corazon Wong Canda, author of  her lovely e-poem Peace is.

Music by our friends, Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze , Amankke Dionti.  Background music by Yo -Yo Mah on the cello playing Bach’s unaccompanied Cello Suites.

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Mutiu Olawuyi, Head of Department of English – West African International School Gambia, is a Gambian-based Nigerian poet, critic and literary activist. He is an international award-winning poet – 2012 International Who’s Who in Poetry Awardee, USA; 2013 World Poetry Empowered Poet Awardee,Canada, Honorary Professor – International Art Academy, Volos, Greece, and 2014 Marqui’s Who’s Who in the World Listee, USA. He has authored four books of poetry (i.e. American Literary Legends and Other Poems [2010], Thoughts from the Jungle [2012], 9/11 Poetry [2012], and The Journey to the Archangels [2013]) and has edited numerous international anthologies, journals and magazines. He invented a new form of poetry in 2012 called 9eleven – a poem of 9 lines written with 11 syllables. Mutiu also has some of his poems, short stories and research papers published  in online and offline journals and magazines in India, Ireland, England, Canada, Greece, Nigeria and USA. Some of Mutiu’s works have been translated to Yoruba, Arabic, French, Esperantos, Malayalam, Telugu and Hungarian. Go to http://versesofthejunglepoet.blogspot.com for more information about him.

A short lyrical poem:

UNDER THE IROKO TREE

Under the tree, Iroko……

There we display our games. We are happy; We are healthy…

Under the tree, Iroko….

 

THE EARTH BEAT

I’ve toured the orb; Glanced through the top;
Throated the mixed drop
Smelt downs and ups –

I’ve turned the wit;
Crossed the coarse bridge
With no food lived
Trees fanned no breeze…

I toiled for days
To get my hay
Low gains high pains
Dry warred my rains…

All these for peace
All these for ease
All these for kiss
Though these I miss…

The earth we breeze
Has wished for this…

Mutiu Olawuyi ©

 

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World Poetry Certificates at the World Poetry Poetathon in The Gambia. Photo courtesy of Mutiu Olawuyi

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3 Responses to World Poetry Proudly Presents Mutiu Olawuyi from The Gambia!

  1. George Glad Mwsusegha says:

    Great!

  2. Great! And I humbly thank you!

  3. Quite Impressive! Mutiu is a potential African Nobel Laurel . . .

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