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Below is the poem entitled AN ODE TO SMALL COMFORTS ON A RAINY AFTERNOON which was written by poet Onyebuchi Okonkwo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Bloom! Bloom! O! This evermore wintry tide
Whisper litanies, wondrous lullaby,
Caress skins in that comely way you ride
Marvels of seasoned rind of litany;
As you march avidly, a lone Magi
Desert of roofs blend, your trusty drummers
Quench their arid taste, dust tongues scream, twist, prancing
About. Cadence of words dry
Like fire throat, miles ran, visage of radar
Bridge and brace me to hearken, phone ringing!

Like the soft warmth that never try to hide
Of noon-lake, a swift cut of knife sharply
Through yam, perfect sequence of each slide,
Slices of ease drop, manna fall creamy
Upon eyelids-vertigo turn up sly.
I’m butterfly, cocooned in your fingers,
Spell the craze of disturbed markets racing.
Noxious nostrils, cold nigh
 To spill chilly globules, tobacco tars
Ebb cursive; somnolent steps receding.

Now I am soft like tender foliage wide
To stark sun rays, woman splayed, slippery.
 Rapture, I incline to your meshed inside
Grant that laughter of a nude history
Where specters feast, their bliss and empty sigh;
Anodyne rings of mirth with diameter
Copious, contempt of your feet pattering;
So my answer is wry.
Louse, I latch to the phone, sweet chat linger
Till rain cast her nest; am I lost dreaming?

First Place in Cyndi Macmillan's Contest.

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  1. Date: 5/6/2012 3:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Wonderful.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Please tell me you are still writing! We need more of your poetry! I'll check back in a few days and see if your muse has returned. Smiles from Cyndi

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 5:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on winning Cyndi's contest Onyebuchi!! A great write!!...Love Diana

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 2:11:00 PM
    Oh my goodness what a feast of luscious imagery and magical mumblings of words..I felt like Alice falling..Congrad's on your fine verse winning! Light & Love.

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 8:49:00 AM
    This is wonderful, every line a treasure " desert of roofs blend, your trusty drummers.' your metaphors are amazing...too many to repeat! Congratulations on this A+ poem!

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 6:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved first place win with this amazing piece! Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 5:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super 1st place win in Cyndi's "Ode To Small Comforts" contest Onyebuchi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 12:41:00 AM
    Wonderful and fantastic piece,Buchi.Congrats on your 1st place win in Cyndi`s contest..You deserved it...Kudos to you ....Love Olusegun"

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 11:18:00 PM
    I am in awe of your writing. So proud to share a first with you. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Congratulations of your first place win in my contest! Please read my blog, if/when you can. Fantastic poem! Sublime!