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What Does Not Sink: Siphokazi Jonas speaks to a country in search of hope

Instead of a Praise singer, which has become something of a tradition, poet-playwright and actress Siphokazi Jonas was tasked with reciting her bespoke poem What does not sink ahead of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address....

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 02 March 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK Include the phrases below in your poem. “The guilt is visible” “Flowers in the air” “To fear self” use the form below to submit For more info about A Poem A Day click here

Pictures from the old box by Ashutosh

Waking from the illimitable sleep, now my old body is submerged into the deep sea, I slip into a new outer shell. Only consciousness crosses over. Variegated feathers ascend me beyond the imagination of this world

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 01 March 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK “Farewell summer” use the form below to submit For more info about A Poem A Day click here

Sunflowers by Aaishah Mayet

BleedThe people we becomeSlashed by our burdensDashed by our missionsEmbittered in the toil RiseThe soul of the soilBeats in resilienceEarth-scented richnessAmber-huedGlints of gold dust HarvestAs seeds splitAnd cheerful petals turn full facedReceiving the sunFrom East to WestFacing each otherEach a...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 28 February 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK Start your poem with the following phrase. “There were six of us…” use the form below to submit For more info about A Poem A Day click here