Poetry Blogs (Cross Cultural Poetry)

Cross Cultural Poetry (Remove filter)

Popular last 30 days

Recent Comments

Graham Sherwood on Pica-Boo (38 minutes ago)

Jason Bayliss on Won’t Take Too Long (1 hour ago)

J.D. Bardo on Pica-Boo (1 hour ago)

deanfraserofficial@yahoo.com on Jacques Brel Would Be Shocked (Amsterdam) (1 hour ago)

keith jeffries on GREMLINS (2 hours ago)

Ghazala lari on Tonight I pray (2 hours ago)

Paul Sayer on HALLOWEEN NIGHT (2 hours ago)

Paul Sayer on GREMLINS (2 hours ago)

Paul Sayer on Movement (2 hours ago)

Jain Gawne on Annuver poem (2 hours ago)

The Title: Designation Intitled.

The Title:

Designation Intitled. 


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...

Read and leave comments (2)

Cross Cultural Poetry

Africa United

entry picture


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,

The to...

Read and leave comments (0)

2010Cross Cultural PoetrySouth AfricaSportWorld Cup

A couple of SA influenced pieces, first is a draft

entry picture


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...

Read and leave comments (0)

ApartheidCross Cultural PoetrypoliticalSouth Africa

Oh ! Ma ville natale

entry picture

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...

Read and leave comments (4)

Cross Cultural Poetry

Eye of the Beholder

entry picture

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 ...

Read and leave comments (1)

Cross Cultural PoetryGhazalGujarati

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message