Category Archives: Poems

Karima’s works.

The Swamp House

For something a little different, I will repost “The Swamp House,”  an original poem and music written and performed by me (Karima Hoisan.) It is an audio track not an actual video. I decided to make it as a spoken … Continue reading

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Oh To Be A Vulture

Oh To Be A Vulture ==========================  Oh to be a vulture glide easily on wind, painting circles without effort, capturing the updraft perhaps, hiding in a low cloud and then… It would be I, that tiny black rotating spot reflected … Continue reading

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A Net Full of Eels

A Net Full of Eels For Hoyt Slippery eels sliding through the net holes the mesh, somewhat large, it can’t contain them all. Suspended, how they eye the water world of survival far below. With all their strength and agility, … Continue reading

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Between 4 & 5 am_Three Poetic Prose Vignettes

                                                    Photo Taken by Hoyt Heron The bakers arrive and start the mixing and the lighting of the fire.Soon the oven will bellow, as the dough is patted, stretched so round.It will be fed on flat shovels to the hottest … Continue reading

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The Dancer In The Tree

The Dancer In The Tree A piano playing in the background goes tip tipping over the branch of a tree. My unexpected trance is now the conduit that allows these miracles to happen… right before my ears, right before my … Continue reading

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Two Poems Written as a Child

As I started writing poetry as a child, someone asked me if I still had the first poem I ever wrote? Actually, I do!! My mother framed it, as mother’s tend to do:) so it has not been lost over … Continue reading

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The Pigeon Feeder

The Pigeon Feeder I know I should have said goodbye to you so many times before today, but I was a silly woman, always drunk on hope, polishing her rose glasses for a better future. Sometimes you made it so … Continue reading

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Pictures in a Box

Pictures in a Box Pictures in a box just laying flat in the dark, how long has it been since I opened that drawer; since I went back and listened to what they were saying? “Look!” This was you and … Continue reading

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Winter Coat

Adriana – Oil on Panel | Artist Jeremiah J. White Winter Coat  ************* My mother’s winter coat falls on its own in the back of a closet on a warm day in June in a country she never knew; never … Continue reading

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Nice

Nice Someone told me, the night before last,that, my poem I read to him was nice.Perhaps he meant it as a compliment,in an understated way,but I took it as a death sentence.the harshest penalty…Nice? Oh, have I come to this … Continue reading

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