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English - Poems, Verse, Poetry
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Madly-in-Verse · 3d ago

Nothing's lost...

Le Morne by Mira Boolell Khushiram The light falls aslant on the slope where folded between the silence of stone, a hundred footfalls of restless men mill in fear. Not a trace remain...
Madly-in-Verse · 1W ago

Torn

I’m torn between two poems, two oceans, five countries, half a dozen rivers, two dozen houses, forks in desert roads, motions in parliament. Between the forks of due processes. Between m...
Madly-in-Verse · 2W ago

Remembering Zeinabu

Credit At dawn I woke to a translucent dream, and Zeinabu was bending over me - her eyes tender unfolding hibiscus, her smile the sharp edge of a naked blade. You recall Zeinabu...
Madly-in-Verse · 3W ago

Malfuf wa Malik: Collaborations, Displacements, Exiles, and Fleas*

Talking about collaborations, take a listen to an uber famous one – in the Arab world, and right round the globe - Marcel Khalife is a Lebanese musician, composer and oud-mae...
Madly-in-Verse · 1M ago

Compelled

Mountains of Mauritius by Mira Boolell Khushiram Mountains spike the horizon, and I’m still compelled by those gradients, though I’ve climbed sudden roadside slopes, sprawling limbs...
Madly-in-Verse · 1M ago

Catching up : Write...Edit...Publish...August 2017

It’s time to get back to Write...Edit...Publish... hosted by authors Denise and Yolanda. Posting a bit early as per host request :) As always, pleased to be back at WEP after a too hectic ho...
Madly-in-Verse · 1M ago

The Rib

You’re my secret tunnel, and its trapdoor - the small hollows in the wood polished smooth by my feet and years on the darkened floor, my failsafe escape from the harshest of truths. You’...
Madly-in-Verse · 1M ago

Malfuf wa Malik : Cairo to Chicago via the Middle Ground

Listen to Cheb Hasni, a Rai musician from Algeria, popular across North Africa, but as was usual for his time, more popular abroad than at home. He performed at concerts in US, France, Japan...
Madly-in-Verse · 1M ago

Street Urchin

Happiness comes in narrow corridors where no furniture achieves the right fit and wall art doesn’t improve the décor - nothing manages to lift the minute. It arrives unbidden - a street ...
Madly-in-Verse · 2M ago

Vacancies 2017

The monsoon and I arrive, every year about the same time, and the sky’s shampooed with sudsy clouds, the asphalt’s rinsed in mud,        all the way through the city up to here awash ...