Poetry Blogs (Cross Cultural Poetry)
Often with so many new poems to read each day, it is perhaps the title that is the most crucial part of our poetry.
It is akin to the shop window that entices us in.
It is like the photograph on the take-away wall that decides what we will choose to eat.
The glossy advert in a magazine, and indeed the image that will make us laugh out loud, c...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 6:21 am
Black stars in the dark that shone so bright,
Pan continental sparks were reignited,
In a flood-lit calabash, man what a sight!
Eleven Ghanaians became Africa United.
For the global Diaspora of Africans whose numbers stretched to billions,
A short but welcome distraction from conflict and debt,
From the highest to the lowest, military to civilians,
Monday 10th January 2011 10:18 am
The Pervasive Poison of Apartheid (working title)
In the Rainbow Nation one colonial legacy,
Which we see persisting today unfortunately
Is an attitude from a more northerly latitude of 'I'm alright Jack!'
If neighbours from Mozambique or Zim
Should decide on migration in to find what they are seekin’,
Locals will say “they’re arrivin’ here ridin’, on a croco...
Monday 10th January 2011 10:11 am
Oh ! Ma ville natale
Au pied d’une montagne
Où se couche le soleil d’Afrique noire,
Ville s’étendant sur la plaine
Recevant le vent du Lac Mwelu,
Vaste étendue d’eau du Sud
D’où la Luvua prend ses eaux,
Traverse le vaste territoire
Et se jette dans le fleuve Congo.
Paysage de contraste beauté fleurie,
S’étendant et ne faisant qu’un avec la Z...
Monday 22nd March 2010 10:44 am
This is a poem by Siraj Patel Paguthanvi translated into English by Aziz Zumla
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
O My Sweet let us meet
and whisper sweet nothings,
set alight a myriad of stars
and see what magic springs
The blazing Sun and all its rays
with your gaze you set ablaze.
Lower your gaze and the rays
are nothing but ...
Wednesday 17th March 2010 10:33 am