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Mango Seedling by Chinua Achebe

Excerpt from "Mango Seedling" by Chinua Achebe.

Through glass window pane
Up a modern office block
I saw, two floors below, on wide-jutting
Concrete canopy a mango seedling newly sprouted.
Purple, two-leafed, standing on its burst
Black yolk. It waved brightly to sun and wind
Betwen rains - daily regaling itself
On seed-yams, prodigally.

Achebe, Chinua. Beware Soul Brother: poems  London: Heineman, 1977, p. 5. Tutt Basement, PR 9387.9.A3 B4 1972.

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