My Pen by Niyi Osundare is a poem from the popular poem book, Early Birds. The poem appreciates a pen and makes use of rhymes in every stanza. We included the poem in our review of the first 10 chapters of the Early Birds and now present the full version to you.
My Pen Poem By Niyi Osundare
Between my fingers and my thumb
It rests so quiet but never dumb
Sliding and gliding on the open page
It keeps me busy in my bookish cage
Its life flows straight from its foundation of ink
With which it makes the longest link
It pricks and probes with its nifty nib
Its tiny tooth, its eloquent tip
Digging and daring from the days of old
An ancient tool, forever bold
A world of words from its fluent tongue
The magic of music, the endless song
In its inky fountain, there is a glowing fire
We stoke it deep, and it takes us higher
Silent warrior with the thunderous word
Forever mightier than the mightiest sword
Who is the author of my pen?
Niyi Osundare is the author of the poem, My Pen.
What other name is given to the My Pen Poem?
Some people refer to the poem, My Pen, as the “between my finger and my thumb poem” by some people.