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Gourd of Consciousness Poems

Poet: Denzel Muchaya The heart bleeds But on papyrus When blind judges Vindicate criminals And convict innocence They pamper stupidity And flog brilliance Poets have set sail To places yonder Where feet can never wonder Beautifying worlds unseen And realities unheard Yes we bleed For no man realises We have been To the heavens above […]

Poet: Fortunes Munsaka If I glued around my heart a tempered glass, Would fake love window shop for my heart which is still tender? If I painted us a better tomorrow ahead, Would you put on sandals of patience till we grow up together? In your soul, I see from afar a rainbow after the […]

Poet: Tashinga Ruth Ndindana Somebody told me that the worst and most underrated kind of pain is the pain of losing a friend Heartache is like a slow cancer Friend, I know some days you wake up and your home looks like it’s been hit by a tsunami Swept away by a high wave back […]

Lazarus Mukwapatira They say each one of us has a story to tell but most people are often too busy to listen. Like this warm, summer evening. I sat at my favorite spot on the veranda staring into the Zimbabwean sunset. I had no one to tell my story. There was just the lonely dove […]

Poet: Ndaba Sibanda my poem is an opposite, reverse, backward one, a yellow sky, the sum of none but red and green, my poem is prose like a piece of icy rays in the sun, I’ve tried my hand at an epic, acrostic, not his one, I’ve tried my hand at a haiku, bio, but […]

Poet: Denzel Muchaya The heart bleeds But on papyrus When blind judges Vindicate criminals And convict innocence They pamper stupidity And flog brilliance Poets have set sail To places yonder Where feet can never wonder Beautifying worlds unseen And realities unheard Yes we bleed For no man realizes We have been To the heavens above […]

Local poets engaged collectively in a public indoor event to present their multi-lingual spoken word poetry performances during Poetry Day commemorations at Harare City Library.  We captured all the moments in this week’s #BookClubSessions

Poet: Rutendo Mugadza If only he could then I would If only she would then I could So we think and we wonder and we ponder Why can’t he: why can’t she If only we both knew, then we both would Why doesn’t he just then I will                […]

Poet: Fungai Jayaguru Last week we attended a show, The girl child was encouraged to show up, To speak out and seek help! Last week we attended a Court session, The pink’s perpetrator was sent to hell, Eve is in safe hands, today’s woman is secured. This morning I met a brother, Emotionally bruised and […]

Poet: Rumbidzai Olivia Mubirira  When it has become the norm To wake up to the strong odor of raw sewage? When I can’t afford bread, When I spend the whole day shouting “mbinga”, When I combine two meals to come up with “brunch”, When I dress in rags, When I sit at 180 degrees in […]