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31.12.2016 Feature Article

Harmattan

Harmattan
31.12.2016 LISTEN

Arid
Dusty
Hazy winds
Dawn shivers!
.
Dew-like
Cold-wind night
I yawn at dawn
Welcoming the Muezzin’s call
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Lips like razors
Faces; pale and ail
Skin; wrinkled
Shea butter; the respite!
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Lovers feast at dawn
Land tillers wish a holiday
Children fire dry fields
And hunters pounce fleeing game
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Coughs
Bleating nostrils
Shrubs hibernate
Birds have no perching branch
.
Down countryside
The land is bare!
Rivers; empty!
Cheerless faces abound!
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Harmattan!
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Adama Bukari
31/12/2016 – 09:00 GMT
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