I was born in Calabar, Nigeria and lived, among other places, in Egypt and England before settling near Boulder, Colorado with my wife and four children. I'm a computer engineer by trade, but poetry is my passion. My chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado is a Colorado Book Award Winner. In my spare time I snowboard, coach and play soccer, and train in American Kenpo. I am also an editor at Kin Poetry Journal.
A Sea Nymph (1881)
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones,
oil on canvas - 48 1/8 x 48 1/8 in.
He's got her like a Celtic trilobite;
She's got him like a morning's augury;
The brush hand wobbles magical affright
And carves its faith in prodigies at sea.
Love Feed Fire
-Love is a secret feeding fire.
-Francis Pilkington - Madrigals, 1613
Love is fire feeds from secrets
Love's the sacred seat of grace
Despair must never sear the shoots
Of love in all things commonplace.
©2014 Uche Ogbuji