Half and full moon

by Fundoza Skosana


Our story shall be narrated. By the half moon

Looking at your eyes
Listening to your soothing voice
Holding your hand while you held my hip
Until we promoted our conversation, lip to lip
That hug was a hit
Only stars, the witnesses
When the moon narrates

Our story shall be narrated by the full moon

Only the half moon and the full moon will answer.

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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

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