Monthly Archives: April 2016
Watch the Poetry Reading DISGRACE: Performed by Becky Shrimpton Get to know poet Jasmine Fredericks: 1) What is the theme of your poem? Passivity, War and Destruction. 2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch … Continue reading
Genre: Family, Rhyme Taken from Tales Of Hickety Plop. Children’s rhyme written by B.B. Sommers (twitter @TiddleyPump) THE GOSSIPING TREE by Darren Finlinson Right in the centre of Hickety Plop, Surrounded by every fantastical shop, A magical wonder for all … Continue reading
Genre: History, Identity Genius In Me by Thato Pricey Ratlotlong I intend to reach the universe without losing my soul I’m the Great Grandson of the Forefathers Like those four sons who were left by their four fathers I will … Continue reading
Their words cut.
Their words sting.
Their words hit hard,
And all day through my head I can hear them ring.
They bully me for who I am, Continue reading
I wore my new pink coat, silk, princess-style,
lined with satin and crinoline, to school.
Fifth grader, I pretended my brother,
who also walked, was a stranger, Continue reading
My heart yearns for beauty yet I look in ruins,
my soul thirsts yet I search in barren lands,
While he struggled to find lexis, for their beautiful world, or the absence of,
Her smile and her shine godlike, he was eternally infatuated for,
Her voice and her poise charming, he always longed for,
As he just stood there with rapt attention towards her radiance Continue reading