Poetry

Imagined Confessions and the Crumbs of Everyday Godhood

April 2014

NaPoWrimo 2014 Catch-up: Day 8-12

By |April 16th, 2014|

I’ve been away for a few days, out in the tempered bush of a game reserve in the Eastern Cape, taking pictures of animals […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 6 and 7

By |April 7th, 2014|

There are two poems today because the one from yesterday only really came together this morning.

Picture Prompt
Reach
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

It packed its socks […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 5

By |April 6th, 2014|

Las Vegas Card Girls
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

Breasts ablaze with constellations,
the munificent mammaries of
Babylonian fertility goddesses
sell for 99 dollars here in Vegas.
Their tracts lie scattered on […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 4

By |April 4th, 2014|

On prompt.

 

Correspondence
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

foolscap pink sky
speechless speckled spoors from clouds
flocks of pens

 

Find all poems for NaPoWriMo here: www.saaleha.com/tag/napowrimo/

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 3

By |April 3rd, 2014|

On prompt.

A Charm For After Procrastinator’s Remorse
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

59 solitaire deals
undealt
sevens of scrabble tiles
unspelt
a notebook spirits open
bold with the line
here are the […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 2

By |April 2nd, 2014|

Dear Beloved I am writing you this poem in good faith...

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 1

By |April 1st, 2014|

April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) in the US. As to my own poetic explorations, much has been unwritten since handing in 40 poems for my MA thesis last year. Time to shake it up and scatter.

February 2014

Polycystic

By |February 20th, 2014|

A version of this poem appeared in New Contrast 162 under the title "Our House Is Not Child-Friendly"

January 2014

Learning To Pray

By |January 2nd, 2014|

(poem #37 from the MA thesis collection)

December 2013

Fare Well Madiba

By |December 9th, 2013|

This Is The Autumn Of Our Hearts
(Goodbye Tata)

This is the autumn of our hearts.
The gentle slipping
of the leaves, the letting go of trees
to a […]

July 2013

Poems in Other Places

By |July 15th, 2013|

Published in Loop #2 (Tearoom Books) and added to the Badilisha Poetry X-Change...

May 2013

Paper-clip Supplications

By |May 17th, 2013|

In prayers, pliant hands...

March 2013

Arabic Lessons in Egypt

By |March 24th, 2013|

Published in Poetry Potion 2013.01.Print Quarterly edition: On Being Human...

January 2013

Dear Katy

By |January 21st, 2013|

Dear Katy, I was told you are buried in the row, alongside the highway...
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