Poetry Blogs (foreign)

foreign (Remove filter)

Popular last 30 days

Recent Comments

Ian Whiteley on Spells (11 minutes ago)

Shifa Maqba on What Lies Above And Below Us (21 minutes ago)

Shifa Maqba on THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO (23 minutes ago)

Bluesky.girl on Uneclipsed (54 minutes ago)

poemagraphic on Uneclipsed (55 minutes ago)

Graham Sherwood on One Platform Two Uses (1 hour ago)

poemagraphic on THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO (1 hour ago)

poemagraphic on Uneclipsed (1 hour ago)

poemagraphic on Tales To Tell (1 hour ago)

poemagraphic on Pagans (1 hour ago)


entry picture


‘At least your skin isn’t black’ as if that changes anything or makes it better.

I am still as foreign with my white skin. With my ‘funny sounding’ language,

in a country where people don’t understand the concept of knowing

different languages, where they know no other, except for their own.


                                             One. And only.


Where I can’t spe...

Read and leave comments (2)

alienAngerdeepforeignfree versemelancholy

An Ode to Trouvaille

I have always been a whole person

Please don’t let what I now describe convince you otherwise 

But I left the other part of me in foreign country 



I love the way he says my name 

With words and phrases I have heard before 

But those that have not enlightened me until now 

I can breathe around him, more than mere survival 


I met him in a world where sum...

Read and leave comments (1)


Atlantic Elegy

This poetical rumination reflects my own ambivalence, as an immigrant to Australia almost half a century ago, towards my Australian existence. Is one's life largely the result of mere serendipity or is it, at least partially, malleable in our own hands?


Atlantic Elegy


Shall I reject a life lead so far

from home? Or lament the existential negligence

of fifty years I did not ha...

Read and leave comments (0)


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

Find out more Hide this message