ASAKE

Written by: ALUPOGUN-IRAN ADEOLU

Asake

Asawa calls
That I give you
Her endearing crabs and thrills
That daily drill her flesh

Asake

Agedu beckons
That I give you
Her artistic oji bata
That daily shield her
From the seductive 
eyes of the sun

Asake

Ojomirin, the Everest queen
Summons with alacrity
That I give you
Yes, you Asake
The tawingi
That relentlessly dance daily
To transfix her pious worshipers

To them all I said, no
Asake
Yes, I said, no
Hmm... All that glitters,
Asake, adumaradan
Abi egbinleke lorun
All that glitters… 

Asake

All that glitters
Is not gold

*Asake is a tribal name among the Yoruba people of South-West Nigeria for a female
*Asawa is local stream in Oka Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
*Agedu is local lake in Oka Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
*Ojomirin is is local stream situated on a mountain in Oka Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
*Ojibata is the Yoruba name for Algae
*Tawinji is the Yoruba name for Lavals
* Adumaradan is simply black ebony
*Egbinleke is the string of beads around a woman's neck