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Poem Feature:Alto In The Larynx of Lake by Martins Tomisin Olusola

Poem title: Alto in the Larynx of Lake

Other poems in this collection:

My Five Fingers
Fattening Words
Ode to a new born child
Fattening Fisted Words 1-3
Idle Fingers
For Madness

These are just my favorites, there are 40 poems in all, you can check out yours. His letter from the prison is like a movie.


“but I am not Nelson Mandela. They retorted sharply

Tucking their guns
“…we just want you
In our office now,
To spare no time,
No time to spare…”

The poet’s mind is plunged in fear

Is this a dream?
Or nightmare

Oh, dream
Must be filming me!’
On the thoroughfare to hell”

You would like “Letter from Prison”. Check out “Flowers of Ember”
“Have you ever “
“Candle Light “
“The Sun Rise”
“December’s End”

If you don’t like
“The Sun God at Horeb”,you may like “The Waiting Room” or “A Distant Season is Here”.

And who wouldn’t want to read “Song of Myself”?

I am like the sweet
softening passing wind
when you see
the orange sunset
surging, and almost down
touching the palms
of the silvered sea
it is the soft coming
of the new dawn of me—


Now, about the author!
Matins Tomisin Olusola is an alumni of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria, was three times winner of Olabisi Onabanjo University’s KOLLAJ prize for poetry.

The book is available on for download on Okada Books


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