Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde intimately captures the colors, complexities and contradictory sounds of love and life in her poetry. Her words flow like unhindered waters, stirring the heart...feathers fiddling in secret spaces. The author of The Woman With A Past, a 1989 British Council Award winning play, She put aside her MA degree in Animal Nutrition to act, model, write, make art and create visual stories as a fimmaker. She is a singer, a song and the author of Conversations With The Soul At 3.00am, a first collection of love poems currently available online at www.folasayo.com.

my soul was a barren desert filled with mirages of love
never reaching, always searching...unfulfilled promises...
till you came, spreading like dew laden foliage
quenching an age old thirst...
...becoming my oasis.

~ folasayo


Should this prologue have been an epilogue to a story never told?
Should the paparazzi have gone home long before the ink that was never used had dried?

Or should they continue to camp at my place or yours in the event there is some break in the storyÔÇŽa sudden inspiration that jerks the nerves at the very root of medusa's hair. Or maybe I should file this away now quietly among those forgotten memoirs of unknowns who yearned to write their own stories of love... True, yet unbelievable saga of mere mortals who walk among us.

Should I burn it?, save the ashes in an urn in my creative sanctuary that I may turn to in my moments. Find poetry in an untold love story. No, an unfinished one. Or more appropriately, an indefinable one: It just morphs along uncertain terrain. Maybe this is the road of love less traveled. Maybe it has some edifying gems along the way, or pearls of wisdom to offer. Does the non-story just end here or is there an alternate ending?.

~ folasayo