Summer 2003 • Vol. XXV No. 3/4 Poetry |

Jungle Eagles

One by one hordes of jungle eagles Rev up their wings and slowly Levitate on a cushion of air Going round and round the thickets Scouring the countryside for lizards, Rodents and carcasses of game. Then, haphazardly, As if sighting greener pasture They sidle out And swoosh into the valley below.

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Author of Crackle at Midnight (1998), Messages Left Behind (Brown Turtle Press 2011), and Things Circular (Cissus World Press 20015), Lupenga Mphande has had poems published in Poetry Review and other literary magazines and anthologies, including the Heinemann Book of African Poetry in English, Fate of Vultures, and New Poetry of Africa. He was the 1988 book prize winner of the BBC Art and Africa Poetry Award and is associate professor of African-American and African Studies at Ohio State University.

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