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”

The Virtual Cook

The kitchen filled with love and laughter As we embarked on creating the batter. The call to three countries reached In England, Germany and South Korea each Of us began the ritual of our Saturday bake. We all knew what we had to make, My Nutella-filled peanut butter cookie plate that LaReine had seen andContinue reading “The Virtual Cook”

Day Seven – Poetry Challenge

To commemorate the challenge accepted One of poetry and sentimentality Each line that follows will tell the tale Of poetry that spoke of pandemics world wide Of poetry that voiced those forced into silence Of poetry that described memory captured in a frame Of poetry that defined identity by name Of poetry that lamented theContinue reading “Day Seven – Poetry Challenge”