The Eagle Bird (Yoruba Ijala Poetry Form)

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Great hunters… I greet you all,
I,the true son of a dog-
that chases after a fox-
I greet spirits by the wall,
may our gun never miss targets-
may we be blessed by the great forest.

I eaulogise the demonic angel-
whose beak will crash even the tortoise shell,
I praise her- her mighty legs-
that hold down her preys like pegs.

When she swash down from the multitude of clouds,
the hen will run! forgetting her chicks, her proud
arms will she put atop her head-
like a women shouting for help.

Black eagle-
black devil-,
the white rays from your food-searching eyes
penetrates even rock’s intestine,
and your finger nails as sharp as spikes
will dig into hen- cast out her spine.

You are the stealer of eggs-
the one who taught snake such evil art,
you are the drinker of eggs
like sweet palmwine it enrich your heart.

May our hens- oh hunters!
may they be free from her-
may they be free from her-
oh! oh! oh!…

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THE BIOGRAPHY OF IBRAHIM CLOUDS Ibrahim clouds, a Nigeria poet was born November 14, 1996. He had been a poet at four years of age, but started writing at the age of fifteen years. He is a poet whose philosophy of poetry is based on his idea that poetry is the mastery in the understanding of cause and effect, the skill and ability to control cause and effect, and the mastery of languages to be used in explaining cause and effect. He is a self-taught philosopher who believes in the possibility of everything and anything. He studied science for three years at Wesley college of science in Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently studying architecture in the polytechnic of Ibadan Nigeria. Ibrahim clouds spends most of his time in seclusion, reading spiritual books and meditating. He is a yogi and has taught yoga to few as a yoga teacher. He has won different poetry awards and certificates. Ibrahim clouds is a professional day dreamer and a grand meditator. He is a Muslim. Ibrahim clouds believes that everything is poetry and each entity, whether animate or inanimate, is a poet. He studied Scientology and occult chemistry alone in 2017. His plan is to study philosophy and art before joining the military then retire to become a full-time writer.