Yearly Archives: 2018

The boy I kissed at the Greenhouse

Gabriel Hoosain Khan   The tender aloe is aflame, veld fire at night. Across a hilltop, ever moving, a line of light On a moonless night. It starts with a scurrying sound. The rodents are moving, I feel them around

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Two poems by Nkateko Maluleke

Kula Kokwana Ti dya ti ya endzhutini ka kokwana Xikomu se xa hlomuka embhinyini Ndima yona, u boxile Mihandzu ya ntamu wa kwe ndzi dyile U ndzi wundlile kokwana U ndzi kombile rirhandzu swonghasi U wile a pfuka na mina

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Two poems by Thokozile Madonko

Everything breaks against the mountain I Everything breaks against the mountain The light The wind A small part crumbles and shifts against a shattering The light will not be the same and it will move And the breeze has shifted

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Three poems by Mike Alfred

Now I can tell you … I can tell you that our marriage was one of your great creations, a complete existence but so silent and modest, I seldom noticed. I can tell you that our marriage, such a splendid

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Three poems by Natalie Railoun

Poised Poems they come to me when I am alone driving walking places where another’s sound is pushed out by the rush of wind or drone of an engine spat away by the ocean spume rustled out by south-easter leaves

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