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A Whiff of Rain by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] wilfully growling skies flirting trees teasing me Without respite mocking my longing. I yearn the dance And song too of freed motion and Released pent-up pain Taught as guitar strings, and the bows' strings, Of archers in the...

Eating: In our Name & On Our Behalf! by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Makgogorwana. Mafikizolo. Milkpens. Nat agter die ore! Impostors. Pretenders to the throne. Magana go buswa. Bo sebaka bo-rena. Bo-Mmakaepeya! What more do you want? Of one who endows you With life, breastfed & embraced Before your banked abuse...

You Turned on Us by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] You Turned on Us Once, In another time, You embraced us, Or so we thought, When you sang praises of us And told all Who cared to hear, We were one Born of a womb Siblings from beginning...

Reflections (1991-05-14) by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Lament we know, Battle too! Of torn limbs And severed life Loss we've felt. Of fallen fighters and friends. Hunger has escorted us, Without reprieve for days, Tripping our bowels Through untamed terrains With laughter deserted lips. We...

For Misha 17/07/2009 by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] There was a star In the sky It hid below In the cloud When it could not bear To watch, The tear below Of what it thought- Was the end Of the journey of the sun After it...