Nine To Night is a poem written by alluring, rosy, smiling, ambitious Nigerian poetess princess; Toyin Adewale Gabriel. To be candid, I’ve seen close to fifteen of the her poems online and guess what, they are mesmerizingly charming.
From the way see Nine To Night, the poem was written to celebrate her birthday “staring 40 in the face” which began the second stanza of the six stanza poem is prove to hold.
While searching for the themes of the poem, it wasn’t hard for me to find self-reflection, hope, wish, tenacity and so on as the themes of the poem.
As mild as the bold as the tone of the poem was, it did fall-short of sweet poetic devices like metaphors where the major part of the poem saw the poet comparing herself to thing like undying voices.
The first three lines of the poem were similes; the first line goes “Like a shock of corn come at season”. Age or number was also personified in the poem “staring 40 in the face”. “cropped hair flying” was one of the imageries “strenghtened by the strife of the tongue” was one of the alliterations in the poem. The third stanza of the poem described “adulthood” in a way that pleased my mind.
Toyin Adewale Gabriel is a Nigerian writer, she has authored so many books and still waxing stronger in all her endeavors. More grease to her elbow.
Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)