These women’s bodies

In response to the 2017 Rio Olympics It seems that everywhere I turn People are talking about women’s bodies I know it’s not a new phenomenon Or even one that makes headlines I just thought we were more evolved than this, you know? And it’s not just men scrutinising women But men and women, poking […]

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Curve

For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!     And suddenly one day Just like that We stumbled upon A pumpkin patch   Underneath the bridge we sat and wept For one man’s music […]

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Pure

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment.   Pure is the glimmer of dew drops on the early morning walk to school   Pure is the way a child sees you and makes your eyes sparkle like their own   Pure […]

Intro to Poetry, Day 10: “future”

Today marks the end of my 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of (WordPress.) My last assignment is “future” and I’m using thé classic poetic device, a sonnet. What misty-eyed premonition would the fortuneteller sing If I had had a coin to spare or an offering to bring? Would she read my palm inside my eyes and […]

Intro to Poetry, Day 9: “landscape”

  I recently started a 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of WordPress. (You can sign up too.) My ninth assignment is “landscape” and I’m using the poetic device apostrophe. When I left you the first time Your sounds and smells still tingling on my face I thought, ‘this is the last time’. I turned my back […]

Intro to Poetry, Day 8: “plesier”

I recently started a 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of WordPress. (You can sign up too.) My eighth assignment is “pleasure” and the literary device is anaphora or epistrophe. I’ve decided to write this one in Afrikaans, and to use the word “plesier” in a childhood sense. My maat is ’n apie – sy voortande makeer. […]

Intro to Poetry, Day 7: “flavour”

I recently started a 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of WordPress. (You can sign up too.) My seventh assignment is “flavour” and the literary device is found poetry. For this exercise, I used the fifth word on each odd page from my book The Honeymooners’ Cookbook (where words are repeated I cheated a little): Cookbook Need […]