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Naijatreks | A Ballad for the Showers of Olumirin

A Ballad for the Showers of Olumirin

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It plunges with seven drops,

Its streams, they fall with thundering rush and loud thuds,

Down the lush and steep walls of Effon Mount

Robed in verdant brushes of verdure,

Giving the frontiers of two states their perfect line of division.


The crystal clear waters, so pristine,

Exuding from lofty heights of quartzite,

In wet and dry times…

Unbroken, its springs never run dry,

Its flow, it grows, snaking down thirty five distant miles.


Olumirin waterfalls…

The cascades of perfection,

The same waters, plunging and plunging along its course,

Radiating beauty like an Emperor’s hall,

Thy awe, so inspiring, of greater echelons,

Thy second cascade, so tall,

An adorable rainbow bedecking its floor,

There I want to sit and sing in awe.


Please, focus not on my grammatical flaws,

See these not as boring talks,

Or think I’m going nuts,

Look,it is not my fault,

I’m just unrepentantly nature love-struck.


These words are warm and sincere outpours…

from a heart full of wanderlust!


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This article was written by Folarin Kolawole

Founder of Naijatreks, Nigerian-born Folarin Kolawole is a geologist, travel writer and researcher. When not at work, he travels the length and breadth of Nigeria, exploring, taking photos and writing about her numerous hidden tourist potentials.   'Naijatreks' is a product name registered under the Ntreks brand, which is also duly registered by Nigeria's Federal Corporate Affairs Commission. The contents on this blog are re-usable. However, it must be ensured that it is linked back to this blog, and correctly attributed to Naijatreks or the author. Please do not edit, rewrite or commercialize the original works on this blog without direct and written permission from the Founder (Folarin Kolawole). For inquiries and advert placement on the blog, kindly contact us at or

6 comments:' Jaycee (E.A)August 2, 2011 at 2:33 pmReply

Truly nature-struck. It’s beautiful. “His creations give Him praise.”

NaijatreksAugust 2, 2011 at 3:28 pmReply

@ Jaycee…yeah, God’s great dexterity at creation gets me lost in admiration…His works declare His glory…thnks Jaycee' Musa AbahAugust 3, 2011 at 9:58 pmReply

Uhmm…”cascades of perfection”. Like the coinage, and the rhymes too. You write like you worship these stuffs' Myne WhitmanAugust 4, 2011 at 10:21 pmReply

Absolutely love it!

Folarin KolawoleAugust 5, 2011 at 2:17 pmReply

@ Musa..loll….thanks…well I can’t say I ‘worship’ these wonderful works of nature, I rather appreciate them, I guess am being extreme about it :)
@ Myne..thanks for dropping by' BunmiDecember 6, 2011 at 10:34 amReply

Video featuring the 7 Layers of Olumirin Water Falls. What an adventure climbing all the way to the top.