31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 31- WORDS ON PAGES- by Saddiq Dzukogi

We may be verses
Upon pages
But flip away
We are a collection
Of the same tome
Scrawled in dissimilar inks
At the end of each scribble
We are collected in tranquility;
Lives on pages

We belong to the same stack

Our sun watches over us
And days run into the moon’s arms
We sing in tones of bliss
As the earth hides
Behind Apollo’s back
We hide with it

Long after the earth paves in
We belong to the same stack

(Culled from his Poetry Collection, Sunbeams and Shadows)


Saddiq M. Dzukogi is a growing voice in Nigerian literary circle. In his mid-twenties, he boasts of three poetry collections; Images of life (2004), Canvas 2011 - shortlisted for 2012 ANA POETRY PRIZE), and Sunbeams and Shadows. He was the maiden winner of ANA/MAZARIYYA TEEN AUTHORSHIP PRIZE for poetry back in 2007. In 2010 his poem Little Diamonds was adjudged A.B.U POEM of the year, by Creative Writers’ Club, A.B.U Zaria. He is a Mentor at Hilltopart Centre and has published essays and poems in national dailies, prominently in Blueprint Newspaper (Abuja), The Sun (Lagos), New Nigerian Newspaper and Daily Trust. His poems have also appeared on Africanwriter.com and Poemhunters.com. Saddiq is also published in the poetry anthology Fireflies, Kongo; a literary chapbook, publication of the Lapai Literacy Circle. He is a Member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and over the years has assisted in organizing some intellectual and literary events, mainly, the 2nd & 3rd MBA International Literary Colloquium and the 1st Northern Nigerian Writers Summit and ASCAFS. He is a performance poet, who has performed his poems in various literary events across the country.  And has a poetry CD titled Minna Regalia, featuring Terfa Danjuma. 


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