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Monday, December 8, 2008

Oriki Ori

Aboru aboye aboshishe,

As I've mentioned in the past, Oriki are praise poetry used when greeting Orisa, Egun, etc (see my Oriki Orunmila). Here is another Oriki written by me which you can feel free to use when praising your own Ori.

Oriki Ori:

Ori o,

When I look for my path, it is you who walks beside me

may we walk in harmony and not stumble upon each others feet

When I am in my darkest hour, it is you who shine a light

may our depths of sorrow always be matched by heights of joy

When I am lost and without direction, it is you who takes my hand

may wisdom reign in the kingdom of our soul

When I am alone in the darkness I ask

my Ori, what are you?

you are the other reality inside

you are the owner of righteous intuition

you are my power to observe, reason and inspire

you are my one real identity

you are me

Ori o

bless your omo

Ase o

By Awo Marcos Ifalola Sanchez
Aboru Aboye Aboshishe


Anonymous said...

Beautiful hermano!

Many thanx and will surely be incorporated!

-Sanaqi ;)

Anonymous said...


I love this. Miss you in the 'other' places but dont mind as long as you keep blogging ;-)


Carmencita said...

That was truly beautiful

Ocan said...

Baba my life is firmly enriched because of the thoughtful and scholarly information that you provide. The Oriki Ori is moving and beautiful.


Adebisi Odeyemi said...

Aboru boye Baba, please I will like to have the yoruba version of this oriki ori. please send it to my mail, Thanks