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Estelle Zaire

Updated: Sun, 18 May 2008 01:26 pm

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Estelle is a poet/singer/songwriter who works in the music business. She is also a critic for various newspapers magazines and television channels. Most recently appearing on BET to promote the latest talent in the Spoken Word genre. You will occasionally see Estelle in magazines such as XXL, Vanity Fair, The Source and Rolling Stone magazine. Estelle has a degree in English language and literature and is now teaching poetry in the US & India.


BLOOD ON THE FLOOR Judge me by the heart And not by the skin Now that I have bled Let me bleed you same within The divided still stand But realise within death The haunting of words Still lies on our breath Strangeness of colours sparks fly within range Co-existence and difference labelled dysfunctional change Knowing the tone was incited unbalanced Still born was a wish but vengeance was silence What was once foretold through Iron black dreams Was undone in violence in destiny seams Creation a masterpiece Now ruined in war Blood flowing unleashed On the grey concrete floor

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Wed 12th May 2010 15:51

Love it

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Thu 26th Feb 2009 13:50

hi, loved your poem, so powerful. x

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David Franks

Thu 26th Jun 2008 10:01

Good poetry, Estelle...where in India are you teaching?

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Seamus Kelly

Tue 20th May 2008 01:07

Hi Estelle

Powerful stuff and well written - I like it.


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Sun 18th May 2008 22:11

Hello Estelle

Thank you for your lovely words and for taking the time to look at my stuff. Loved your work too - powerful stuff - and your picture is soooo much better and beautiful than mine!


Spoz x

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carol falaki

Sat 17th May 2008 10:48

Hi Estelle,
Thanks for your comment
Yours above has a deep and powerful meaning, spoken simply. Thanks

darren thomas

Sat 17th May 2008 10:24

Hi Estelle.

Welcome to WOL. Your comments came as a bit of a surprise. The thread that has developed between 'Tai' and me is unfortunate. He obviously has a passion for his work and considers any objective opinion as a criticism. His behaviour is typical of many artists who attempt to defend every comment that they make, instead of accepting that not everybody will have similar views on structure and content. I am not obsessed with just adjectives, as much as I do enjoy their company, I also enjoy other parts of language(s), including their phonetics.
In all this 'Tai' seems to forget that I actually enjoy his stuff to such an extent that I comment about it.
'Dazzo' is fine. I've been called a lot worse but I don't particular think that I get off on being a critic. Some people actually ask for my advice - so I give it to 'em.

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