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