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River iris by Nthabiseng JahRose Jafta

[tabby title="Poem"] Rain to the roofIs mantra to the soulThe soil attests each time Last night thunder beatAnd the pouring songLed to the river iris' burst I cried for my fatherFor the first timeIn twenty-six years Flood of memoriesTrapped widenedI...

I Am a Poet: A South African Poetry Documentary by Ikaye Masisi

The inspiration behind the doccie was to begin a journey of documenting the soul, energy and spirit of poetry in these contemporary times. I was curious, and still am, about the beautiful madness inherent in audiences being moved by the...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 24 January 2022

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST ORIGINAL WORK Write a poem based on one or all of these phrases: "The world creators" "Then the artist becomes God" "Alternate landscapes" Image by Reimund Bertrams Use the form below to submit [gravityform id="2"...

Sodade (iv) By Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] from Prajapati’s firstbreaths the gods sacred plant Soma darknesstears air earth skywound the seasons other planets humanity sweat of limbsever-stretching 3 continentsbreathtaking woundstearing mehuman [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Salimah Valiani is the author of five poetry collections. The most...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 23 January 2022

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST ORIGINAL WORK Write a poem based on your interpretation of the phrases and image below: "How we paint the sky" "Industry vs clean living" "To advance backwards" Image by Denny Franzkowiak Use the form below...