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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