Another Poem on the London Underground by Nii Parkes

Here’s another poem by Nii Ayikwei Parkes in our Poems On The London Underground series:

Nii A. Parkes

Tin Roof

Wild harmattan winds whip you

but still you stay;

they spit dust all over your gleam

and twist your sharp cutting edges.

The rains come zinging mud

with their own tapping music

yet you remain

–  my pride  –

my very own tin roof


Nii Ayikwei Parkes is from Ghana.  He writes novels, poems, short stories, articles and songs.  On his website, under-16’s will be directed to the Schools Site, where there is information about his poetry workshops with schools.

Poem source: Scottish Poetry Library

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