Gentle Dream by Luther Lynton Seahand

[tabby title="Poem"] The finest day of spring Petals dance on sudden gales Counting everyone Before the sinking sun Fly, fly little wings Like love that never fails Shadows begin to wake To a chorus that is the night Crickets fiddle,...

Sale Souls by Hazel Hotny

[tabby title="Poem"] writing prompt... there are too many people,and too few human beings Last seen, Scene caused in the city center. Cents dance on the concrete , Singing to their throwing for his drawing, My reciting. Cents I said!!! For...

Poetry Potion 2013.02 Every Generation

poet muses: Nontsizi Mgqwetho

Imbongikazi ya kwa Chizama Nontsizi Mqwetho, imbongikazi ya kwa Chizama, exploded onto the scene in 1920 when her poems were published in the Xhosa-language newspaper Umteteli wa Bantu. The poems, written in isiXhosa, were “swaggering, urgent, confrontational woman’s poetry”. Her...

Poetry Potion 2013.02 Every Generation

poet muses: HIE Dhlomo

The New African Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo (1903 - 1956) is one of Afrika’s greatest intellectuals. A poet, essayist, journalist, librarian, short story writer and playwright, Dhlomo received his education at what is now known as Adams college in KwaZulu....

editorial: Every Generation

Back in the day, the early 2000s, there’s something we used to say at poetry sessions. “Poetry is not a competition, poetry is a mission” In fact, I think it was a line in a poem by someone… but I...