The night is a penance for the light by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] As the light fades into the horizon, an enchantment of darkness casts its spell over the sky, the nostalgic seeds sprout the flowers that fill the night with its pollen of dreams. Stars shine brighter with every prayer,...

Wear a smile like a matador by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Vices of the virtues of honor Bleeding from the stabs that poison the soul It is a burden to bear courage Floating lanterns drift towards dreams We betray promises that we never made A torture of silence is...

The devil’s paradise by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] I’ve seen the devil’s paradise Filled only with unimaginable beauty The flamboyance of a silver lining The beginning and ending of a rainbow A serenity of the purest temple of temptation The ambience is nonchalant The invitation is...

Poetry Relief Fund: Season 1 Update

Season one of the Poetry Relief Fund just wrapped a successful 5-episode run. This first season, spread across three weeks, saw 25 poets from across the country share poems online in isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaaps, Khoekhoe, English and Setswana.  The Fund...