Sunday, 17 March 2013

World Poetry Day Concert Live @ The New Book Cafe

In commemorating World Poetry Day 2013, Zimbabwean poets have come together to present a showcase which will be the first commemorations done by a collective of poets and poetry platforms in Zimbabwe.

The show will feature three spoken word platforms in Harare these include
The House Of Hunger Poetry Slam (Pamberi Trust) with the poets-
Mwana Afrika

Poetry And... Music Platform with the poets
Barbra Breeze

Mashoko (Magamba Network) with guest act
Upmost & The House Of Stone

Special Guests
With award winning and well renowned Zimbabwean author Shimmer Chinodya.
And the only Mbira Punk Band in Zimbabwe – Chikwata.263.

cc $5

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hush to illusions

Silence I say,

Silence the wail of a breeze,

Of a mother,

O a daughter,

Of a sister.

Silence the half done metaphors

And colloquial jargon

Of the you are mine,

Of the, I am for you,

Of the, I represent you.

Silence the slave in mutated torture,

The slave to the ideology of freedom,

To the ideology of the humanity

That people so possess.

Silence I say,

Silence the slave master,

The colonialist,

The dictator,

Silence the fake etiquette

Of a tainted history

And future.

Silence I say,

Silence the slave of colonialism,

Of war,

Of the misconception of freedom,

Of propaganda.

Silence my configurations of love

And my mental war

To break down the clothes of fear

And to the idea of a painless society.

So silence

My thoughts

And the poisons that drift in the air,

Poisons of manipulation

And control.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

This event is so cool!

Poetry And...Events brings to you Poetry And...Afro Jazz a unique combination of Poetry and Afro Jazz.Live at the Mannenberg Jazz Club, Harare on the 27th of August at 5pm.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Memories of the child in me

In enchanted lonely walks l recall,
Sight :colours in kaleidoscope
Sound: indistinct but familiar.

Nostalgic childhood moments assault.
When I was a child
In thought
And in everything else
The child who now is a distant glimmer in me.
As my brown eyes  follow the journey
Of green lush vines on a brown musty wall
I smile as memories cling.
The sweet scent of a green lawn
And its lasting cold caress
On my neck,
On my arms
And on my belly.
Days spent staring at the blue
Of endless possibilities
In the silent
But not so silent garden.

The Silence and the blue sky,
Silence and blue sky,
My only companion,
My only friend.
Days spent in hushed monologues.
Paces in unending dreams,
Creations deep within
Of newborn hopes
And ideals.
Swelling in neo consciousness.
In momentary Hazy afterthoughts
Of dragonflies,
The  familiar wooden,
Rotting bridge
And the Clear flowing water
Under it.

In enchanted lonely walks l recall
Sight :colours in kaleidoscope
Sound: indistinct but familiar

Lovely enchanted walks.
The rustle and creak
Of tall dry brown grass
on an over tread path.
Deep within mazes of gullibility,
Unheard of fantasies
Filled with  insatiable dreams.
Days Deep within hallucinations of never land
And mysteries of forbidden kingdoms.
Princes and pirates,
Castles and magic,
Fairies and goblins.
In nothingness I grew,
In solitude I became me.

Inside the barricade of a musty wall,
In an enclosed mini Eden
Of green and  brown,
Immersed in the Smell of newly cut grass
And a porch overlooking into my Eden
Is where my love will grow
And my memories will linger
Of the sweet child
Who believed in everything
And in nothing.