Sages of these Ages by Thembani Mbadlanyana

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] The sagesof these agesfail to sailto the futureAnd in vainthey failto see whatthe future holdsfor usthey have becomeOf frail sixth senseand in essence,so lacklustrein their craftthus;it might seem,we float directionlessin the raftwithout noticingwe are motionlesson thin icefloating...

State Capture by Thembani Mbadlanyana

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Unscrupulous acts and schemesSeem unstoppable in the RepublicWhite lies and rands,It seems;Flagrantly fly aroundAnd with chance granted,They all disappear like a fartIn a Bishop’s ropes-Not to be seen by the naked eyesOf the people. Is the state...

Music by Thembani Mbadlanyana

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] From this music,musings run wild.With otium granted,Music pleasures find.In vast conurbations of our landThis music connectsand landsIn migrants and vagrants’ earsWhose souls are fedand fragrant deeds accedeTo a mendnot of government interventionsBut that of a harmattan of...

Poetry Virgin by Thembani Mbadlanyana

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] I soughtTo write poetryUntil I was improperlyReminded by theFirst stanza I wroteThat, I amA Poetry virgin, Un-initiated,Uncultured.UnsophisticatedWith wordsWith no properAbstractionObservationNor expression In earnestI persistedUntilI was gracelessly remindedBy the second stanza I wroteThat, a Poetry virgin,I am.And that...