A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
1 June 2020
Nikki: "How to write a love poem"
“5-If I could give just one piece of advice about writing a love poem I would remind the writer that love is about the lover not the belove...
Travelling to Ha-Makoae, a poem by Rethabile Masilo
This would be our father’s last time to the home of his birth. Near the road’s edges a monitor flicks its tongue at us, licks its lips, th...
29 May 2020
These three words, a poem by Rethabile Masilo
When Chauvin, the manual worker, needs a boulder to move, he makes his knee a fulcrum and heaves, till something gives. He says it’s simp...
25 May 2020
Giving the body, a poem by Rethabile Masilo
Here is why this body which I swear to you by is filled with fluids of nature: when at night I start across the fields to carry it to you...
24 May 2020
The trip, a poem by Rethabile Masilo
We met at a bar downtown, one night during an eclipse, she in A red dress out of an Addonizio poem and me in work fatigues I used to wear...
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