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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Contemplation on the Odu Oyekun Odi

I have now seen more winters
then I am likely to ever see again
though far from twilight
I stand at the midpoint of a
horizon that is both
expanding
and
contracting
I know my journey is far from over
but I sit in stillness
introspective
pondering how I got here
and where I will go
the air
heavy and wet
filled with the moisture of
storms past
and those yet to come
I will persevere
as the sun, wind and rains
leave traces of their
harsh existence
on my skin
Will you look
deep within
and tell me
what it is that
you see?
Imperfect
as I may be
I am still strong
and while I will likely be forgotten
in a thousand years
I will still try
despite the inevitable
failures
to always be a
better version
of me
Will you?




4 comments:

Alberto Middelhof said...

Oyekun Di Orunmila adifayoko olou yueko orugbo grogbo akuko eure yarako aya ebeyo owo iwa bogbo inkan araye ebebi kan lonle ile Olofin. Oyekun Di olorun latiku, Orun Kantari.

Thank You for posting this excellent Oddu. As a matter of fact tomorrow I celebrate my 1st year as Awo ni Orunmila.

Gracias por postear este Odu el cuál es mi Odun de Ifá. Mañana cumplo mi primer año de haber hecho Ifá.

Ifa Odara Emi Odara moyukayo mamo gbo q'ere ebbo.

Att.

Awo ni Orunmila Oyekun Di Omo Oddun

EstHer P said...

This is truly beautifully written. It is poetry in motion. Thank you for sharing

EstHer P said...

This is truly beautifully written. It is poetry in motion. Thank you for sharing

Elise said...

Perfect