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 […]

Jo’burg Photowalk: CBD and surrounds

By |April 7th, 2014|

Jo’burg city is like an aging movie star who dropped out of the public eye decades ago and has now emerged from her reclusion, reinvented. […]

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 the […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 4

By |April 4th, 2014|

On prompt.


Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

foolscap pink sky
speechless speckled spoors from clouds
flocks of pens


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