The Ideal Saturday

The journey was long but arrival was worth it To sit and have human interaction To be free of lockdown restrictions We continued the conversation Right where we left off The sun beamed into the room As pasta and lemon loaf was placed on the table The taste of aubergine and tagliatelle The look ofContinue reading “The Ideal Saturday”

Did We Enjoy 2020?

Did we enjoy the isolation and constant facetime? Did we enjoy the working from home Wi-Fi dramas? Did we enjoy the daily walks and mask covered faces? Did we enjoy the confusing, uncertainty and misinformation? Did we enjoy losing jobs and crashing economies? Did we enjoy the home-schooling with no friends around? Did we enjoyContinue reading “Did We Enjoy 2020?”

Amongst the Dead Things

When it all began You were so vibrant and colourful Bright greens and blinding yellows You stood so majestic Facing the shinning sun Within months you began to whither All your flowers faded away The old leaves slowly died Before long new life began No longer did you bloom But green leaves grew firm TheyContinue reading “Amongst the Dead Things”

African Poetry

This week I have been immersed in African Literature and I have been reading Poems of Black Africa, edited by Wole Soyinka. The anthology, although lengthy, is filled with beautiful African verse and I thought I’d share one of my favourites. The poem is titled African Poetry by Agostinho Neto. Out of the horizon thereContinue reading “African Poetry”