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Tag Archives: poetry

Urchin Muse

This poem was initially inspired by the post  ‘A terrifying angel‘ by my favourite blogger who goes by the pen name of Tony.  His writing is sublime.  The funny thing is that the end product has veered very far from my initial thoughts but I guess that’s the fun of the journey.    In my mental landscape Urchin muse plays ... Read More »

My moment as a songwriter – Be My Valentine

Many years ago, Leonard Downing asked me to write lyrics for a Valentine Song for him to play at a Valentines gig.  I wrote the lyrics and he wrote the music.  He also did a studio recording with a female vocalist, the song was played on East Coast Radio on Valentines day.  It was a rather rushed job done in ... Read More »

Potential

Another old poem being typed up POTENTIAL Be still Hold the paintbrush withhold the last stroke Don’t chain beauty With finality’s yolk Don’t freeze in a frame What is lovely unseen Don’t rob this picture Of what may be Each sense can’t be captured Each truth can’t be told Light, water and dreams Are things you can’t hold If spirit ... Read More »

Lloyd Cole – threads of his music in the symphony of my life

This poem was written after going to a Lloyd Cole concert in Jo’burg. I first heard the music of Lloyd Cole in the 80’s when living in a commune called ‘Fools Court’.  Memories of that time are happy ones edged with sadness since we drifted apart.  I wish that I could find those old friends.  Sadly one member of our ... Read More »

Lifeblood poetry by Phomolo Flex Sekamotho

Most days slip by with little highs and little lows and then come the moments which we live for, moments of pure beauty.  I opened up my e-mail this afternoon and read an e-mail from a poet named Phomolo Flex Sekamotho, he sent me links to his artist profile and his digital compilation of poetry.  He asked if I would ... Read More »

10 mins to write a poem – Reasons

Today was a wonderful stimulating day at the POWA women’s writing workshop.  Creative energy is a joy to be part of.  Today we did various exercises which were fun and pushed us beyond mental boundaries.  What struck me most is how quickly people bond in a positive space.  Writing is often a solitary pursuit but it is also a medium ... Read More »

South Africa Women’s Writing project, Perfectly Imperfect – Submissions close 30/9/13

The POWA (People Opposed to Woman Abuse) Writing Project started out as a once off Women’s writing competition in 2005 to celebrate POWA’s 25th anniversary.   From this beginning the competition evolved to become a multi faceted project drawing high quality submissions.  The project has been a springboard for many writers where they have grown as individuals and in their talent. ... Read More »

Winter – The landscape of truth

Chocolate box scenes of verdant colour are embraced by all.  We enjoy a visual cacophony, the optical equivalent to a big band cranked to the max.  What about the soul searing notes of a lone bagpipe?  The simplicity of winter reveals the bare bones of life.  Dried stems clutch dormant seeds.  The seed may be greater than the bloom, potential ... Read More »

Lost thoughts

He had fire in his fingertips An Eagle on his arm A little boy chained in his eyes The above few lines found saved under notes on my phone.  What or who was I thinking of? Were those lines meant to be pondered later to form a poem? Like memories of a dream in the afternoon those thoughts are all ... Read More »

Lost in You

I wore your unwashed T shirt Wrapped in your feral scent Invoked you to claim my dreams Respite from parting’s lament In that dreamscape garden You held me once again Reality’s curtain torn Sweet joy, bittersweet pain At dawn I shed your garment Ready to be me The fetters of darkness loosed I answered the call to be free Read More »