Sun-god
sitting still on Mount Horeb
amidst the stark clouds,
sweeping towards the swept
open space between trees
and pawing at white and dark fleshy flesh.

Sun-god
your pale, smirky lemon face
like the grapefruit in Ago-Iwoye Market
scribbles dirt patches on my face
and made my throat to swill water
enough to fill up a tank-container.

Oh sun-god!
I plead,
do not douse us all
from this buzzy day
only ‘dap’ softly softly
into the balmy, cosy night.

© 2018, Martins Tomisin, All rights reserved

Note: Martins is one of several young writers featured in the next issue of The BeZine to be published on March 15th.

My name is Martins Tomisin Olusola. I’m currently studying at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State where I have earned awards and recognition. Some of my poems have been published in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. I love painting colourful rainbows-of-thoughts on paper. I vehemently believe that, “life without poetry is like a soup without condiments; without it, life will be flavourless, distasteful and unrhythmic.”

5 thoughts on “The Sun-god at Mount Horeb

  1. I’m really glad my poetry is reaching the audience!
    Thanks to Jamie.

    And thanks to you, Lisa, for the beautiful comment and your time!
    I can see you really paid great attention to the message of the poem.
    You have a beautiful heart♥, Lisa.

    Though the sun here is always hot, especially after the raining season.
    But we are blessed here with abundant mineral resources — thank God for that!
    (In some ways, the sun ☀ is also helpful. When the sun ☀ is at its hotness, it can cause fever or malaria especially when one stays in the sun for ‘too’ long.)

    Best Regards: Martins Tomisin

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  2. Dear Martins, I enjoyed your poem very much. I have never been to your country and your poem took me there as well as to the market here in Seattle, WA, where the sun shines on Mt. Rainier. I think your sun is a hotter sun than ours and water is precious where you live. You have reminded me of our abundance of water and to be grateful. Thank you for your gift. I look forward to reading more in the BeZine.
    May you have joy today,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks to you, Lisa, for the beautiful comment and your time!
      I can see you really paid great attention to the message of the poem.
      You have a beautiful heart♥, Lisa.

      Though the sun here is always hot, especially after the raining season.
      But we are blessed here with abundant mineral resources — thank God for that!
      (In some ways, the sun ☀ is also helpful. When the sun ☀ is at its hotness, it can cause fever or malaria especially when one stays in the sun for ‘too’ long.)

      Best Regards: Martins Tomisin

      Like

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