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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...

Body Memory III by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] that slanted cursiverigid in consistency of angle envelopes, letters, blackboards my skin, flesh, minds. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] SALIMAH VALIANI is a poet, activist, and researcher. She has published four collections of poetry: breathing for breadth (TSAR: 2005), Letter Out:...

On love (VI) by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] On love (VI) Which diamondsmined or manufacturedcan be more preciousthan the diamonds of sunlight touching waterrays and drops shimmeringSteadily, indefinitely [tabby title="Poet Bio"] SALIMAH VALIANI is a poet, activist, and researcher. She has published four collections of poetry:...

Here Today by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] I’ve been swift and demanding Asking you to love your neighbours throughfences save and ration — stop assuming make things usually made for you do things usually done for you sprout time rather thandevouring it reach for those...

The precious by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] At his death I wrote of golden tears shed for a cruel step-grandfather And how I hoped tears for my own father would not be the same I wrote this by a lake And the ways of water...