Author Archives: Karima Hoisan

Two Poems for Umahmad

Mated BeautyFor Umahmad  In your arms, my pain meets a higher callTo transform obediently tonightInto a funny child with laughing eyesWho glows over the room with gentle light. The gifts we get are measured and beloved,The Writer of our book knows just … Continue reading

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Karima Reads Her Poetry@Circe’s Saturday-Nov. 28th-6pm SLT

Hi everyone,I will be reading at Circe’s New Poets Sanctuary, this coming Saturday at 6 pm SLT.It’s been over a year since I read there, as you might recall I was a vampire last time:) See Post  I am really looking … Continue reading

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Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha Good music, good birds good trees; today…it’s enough for me. The light changing on the leaves, the sun and shadows painting evolving scenes. I’m falling in love, one more time with Life. Only Life, can make me … Continue reading

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Your Movie

Your Movie It seems I’m still not over you not the way I wanted to, immune to white sheer curtains blowing, on warm night winds of memory I no longer sail to where it hurts, but seeing your face negates … Continue reading

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Hope is a Butterfly

Painting Hope by Rachel Steely Hope is a butterfly that flies inside. Somewhere, between our panic and our euphoria, it circles our heart, soars high in the middle, and stays part of us, while it wings and glides. We know … Continue reading

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The Red Bird

The Red Bird You’re the bright red bird,living your life between the drab, the invisible grays,the olive browns, the flaxen blacks… the beige. When you land on a branchall eyes sweep to you. You are first noticed, first seen,causing shouts … Continue reading

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All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!

All -You -Can- Eat Buffet …and the rain keeps coming down… I only keep birds in flocks, free in the trees I feed them dutifully at my window sill and say hello to each one, stuffing his beak as I … Continue reading

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Wisps of Sentient Threads

Wisps of Sentient Threads for Sundaram Thread me through the narrowest needle of the sky.. I am but a stream of haze now as I weightlessly fly by leaving the heaviness behind, I rise before your eyes carried on the … Continue reading

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Erik Satie Gnossienne 1

Erik Satie Gnossienne 1 The first time someone played you, my soul shivered in delight, such an unexpected reaction, to this new song, never heard before; but each ornamented note, played almost carelessly brushing the key limply, each note over … Continue reading

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A Tidal Wave

A Tidal Wave Your words shook up reality; the rug pulled out from under me; The sky cracked open suddenly, leaving rivulets of salted rain, running down my cheeks, heralding, the cataclysmic start. Then… a shredding and a ripping, a … Continue reading

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