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Feathers for a Prophesy by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Be careful what you say: the tongue is a bullet. Every day, for its words light as feathery down, sewn... to the inside of your cheeks. A nest, from which the punch springs. A spell like none other....

Promise land by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] The people The talks The hopes The hunger, The killings. We have died at the hands of politics, We have learned to write poems from promises, We are tigers, that failed to prey on the antelope, A tiger...

Springtime in Provence, and the Wailing of the Daughter by Lactura

[tabby title="Poem"] I have grown old before my time. Not a romantic supposition, like those city-women with philosophy books Who eat prose and drink tea and get snatched up by the beauty of Jacarandas. No. Aged like a city block...

Mokgaetši by Moses Seletisha

[tabby title="Poem"] Kgaetšediaka, Mokgaetši. ge ese fela o ile wa šušumeletšwa legageng la dipela ke banna ba bararo bago hlobola ditšwaro ele ge ba hlokile maitshwaro ba go fetoša selepe ka go adimišana ka wena sello sa gago se hlokile...

Cassini Speaks by Jeannie Wallace McKeown

[tabby title="Poem"] I don't remember where I was made, where my telemetry goes. I was born out here, in vastness, growing incrementally aware of space, and myself inside it. It was a slow birth, curving an escape from planets, believing...