Howard Carter’s Expedition (1922)

Howard Carters Expedition (1922) short poem

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I am here on an archaeological quest,
to satisfy many a curious mind’s request
for knowledge on antiques and artifacts
of Egypt’s long extinct historical facts,
in treasured sands buried, like gold mines earnestly
sought for in stories shrouded in mythology.
With a large contingent just as curious as I,
hardly daunted by curses, but with shoulders high,
we went to the field, with the sun baking us perhaps
to a baker’s delight. With our rumpled maps,
we yonder searched, bitten as we went by perhaps
a million flies. Getting relief from sunless skies
in times of fair weather, whilst hoping something lies
in the depths of the hot sands for our very eyes
to see. With my tools by hard-work and search worn-out,
I brushed to full view the tomb, brilliantly carved out
of young blue blooded Tut, regally laid to rest.
To my wearied colleagues I spoke in real earnest;
‘To exhume the past, we are here at last.’

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Joseph Ogbonna is a prolific Nigerian poet.Hewas born on the 1st of may 1975 in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos.He has published two volumes of poetry and a novel, currently on sale in Amazon, Barnes and noble, authorhouse and other bookshops around the World.Joseph is a lover of classical music and opera, and loves to read the Bible and literary works of metaphysical poets.He resides in Enugu, South-East Nigeria
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