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Moonscape: A Poem by Marvel Chukwudi Pephel



Night came and enshrouded the world
With its veil of darkness.
Soon its torch, the moon, appeared
                    in its amber glory —
And it seemed to me, at once,
That a cherub emptied its urine
                    into this luminous ball.
In the dark, under the stars,
I marveled at the beauty of creation;
                    And looked up above
Where the sky is a barrow
Conveying the moon to distant lands.

Poetry © Marvel Chukwudi Pephel

Marvel Chukwudi Pephel
Marvel Chukwudi Pephel
Marvel Chukwudi Pephel is a prolific Nigerian writer who writes poems, short stories and other things besides. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Pyrokinection, Jellyfish Whispers, High Coupe, The Kalahari Review, The Avocet, The Naked Convos, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, Academy of the Heart and Mind, I Am Not a Silent Poet, PIN Quarterly Journal, African Writer, amongst others. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Quality Poets Competition. His poetry was selected for the Best New African Poets 2016 Anthology. He is currently a two-time winner of the Creative Writing Ink Competition (Ireland). You can follow him on Twitter @Marvel_C_Pephel.

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