Visibility Is Enabled By Illumination by Thobile Ndimande

Thobile Ndimande | March 1st, 2024 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

Visibility is enabled by illumination
What is sparked in me
that sees you
as worthy of affection?
Which lights turn on
when you turn me on?
What do I see in you
that the world cannot?
What do you see in me
that I haven’t seen?
Has the sun risen
where I am
and set
where you are?
Know that you are my bright star.
It may not dawn for us all.
You awaken me to your presence
like the Sun is of essence.
I see you.

Poet Bio

Thobile Ndimande (she/her) reigns from the same township writer and scholar Njabulo Ndebele stems from – Duduza (Ekurhuleni) in South Africa. She studies African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand and obtained her Masters with distinction. Her research broadly focuses on South(ern) African Black femininities of the twentieth century as they are represented in print culture which is adjacent to relevant media technologies. She is presently a graduate student at Yale University pursuing her doctorate studies.

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