The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Light - O’ - Love’ by Katlego Maake Jr

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This week, our choice is a poem by Katlego Maake Jr, whose poem Light - O' - Love is reproduced below. We're still waiting for Katlego's responses to our traditional Q&A which is such an integral part of this article, and we'll add them as soon as we get them. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the imagery in this piece.


Light - O’ - Love
by Katlego Maake Jr


In this cold spring
where the rain nudges unsettled
let's cuddle beneath the half-moon
where the stars burst with laughter
at night
---and the midnight absorbs the scent of our warmth.

Let's take off our clothes

and fix the broken warmth of our thighs;

it is not an illusion, we need each other.


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Calista Geoffrey

Thu 25th Oct 2018 12:10

the piece is short yet deep. Really amazing

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 24th Oct 2018 06:53

Congratulations, Katlego


Tue 23rd Oct 2018 14:39

Let us take off our clothes
and fill our hearts with sighs
then when so exposed
we end up quite surprised.


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jennifer Malden

Mon 22nd Oct 2018 20:00

Congrats Katlego- so much in so little. Liked the stars bursting with laughter! Jennifer

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Peter Taylor

Mon 22nd Oct 2018 18:28

Short in words but steps lightly all the way across the continents of the fundamental nature and needs of mankind.

Great work, Katlego
Peter T

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Chris Armstrong

Mon 22nd Oct 2018 15:05

A beautifully concise image which pulls the reader in! Congratulations!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 22nd Oct 2018 10:42

Well done on poem of the week...Beautiful.?

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Martin Elder

Mon 22nd Oct 2018 10:37

A beautiful piece of poetry with its own rhythm that lulls the reader along. It also left me wanting more and for that a worthy POTW
Love it

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Mon 22nd Oct 2018 10:08

Congrats Katlego.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 22nd Oct 2018 10:02

Well I certainly missed this the first time around (one of the bonuses of POTW I'm beginning to find).

I do like short poems too. they need to cram so much imagery into such a short space and this does that perfectly.

Well done Katlego.

Graham ?

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