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Above the clear blue sky by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Raised poor theology,hymn words displacing good,above the clear blue sky, we sang,there is abode of God.It was first astronautswho broadcast empty space,no lodgings found, so faith misplaced,feet firmly on the ground. Ground of our being foundby peering inside...

A curse for my beloved by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] A love that behoves, is a love that begs admiration from its reflection in the mirrorLonging for a splice at the last oasisParched from prayers answered only with promisesThe wandering heart stumbles in a mirage of spiced waterThe...

The Heartbeat of life by Olagunju Sunday Gbenga

[tabby title="Poem"] That childhood friend of mineWith whom I built sandcastlesOnce told me: "friendship is the heartbeat of life.It can make or mar you"Being a child, I considered it a child’s play.Our elders say twenty children cannot flock together for...

The howling wind within by BL Dineo

[tabby title="Poem"] Like the windit came howling.Relentlessly tearingand salting the wound. With every wailing,it feels longer, more raw, more intense.Louder and louder it screamsdominating every thought, every action.Rattling the peace within. Like a never-ending galeit gusts down the sun and...

On love (xii) by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] the singer accepts the bouquetfrom applauding listenersHolds it up the listeners applaud more the singer passes the bouquetto the next musicianwho takes a flowerand does the same each musician takes one flowerthe singer last then the singergives the...