Found Poetry: A Google Search Poem

By |May 8th, 2014|

This is a poem made up entirely of Google autocomplete suggestions to search queries.

I took the idea from Google Poetics, a blog that collates […]

The last of NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 28-30

By |May 7th, 2014|

Poems inspired by Buzzfeed/Upworthy headlines


3 Places Old poets Go To Die
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

The space between two mouths
shuddering close, edging the last
of the […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 27

By |April 27th, 2014|

On prompt ekphrastic


Paper clips
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee
adapted from poem #31 from the MA thesis collection

Three […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 26

By |April 26th, 2014|

After the Miscarriage
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

It is all for the mother,
the glossed eyes, the quiver at the edge
of sympathy and bakery biscuits
to feed mourners at tea […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 25

By |April 25th, 2014|

 On prompt: Anaphora

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

I am not the silk in a swish.
I am not frothy whispering.
I am not the coolness of an eye.
I am […]

NaPoWrimo 2014 Catch-up: Day 13-24

By |April 25th, 2014|

12 Poems


The Good Girls
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

good girls clean chickens
love their grannies
marry well
cry in cupboards
dust under beds
don’t visit empty-handed
good girls make children
tweeze carefully
go on beach holidays
google recipes […]

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 at […]

My gifs to you: Looping Giraffe and PE Piers At Night

By |April 15th, 2014|

Ah, the gratifying amusement and magic of .gif animation.

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
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

It packed its socks into […]