Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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Something precious

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(dedicated to those who are loving and all those who grant others the honor of loving them)

There was something precious
about the way you left your window open
that day it rained and the wind was howling
Your gauzy curtain, a dancing muse, flying
wispy poetry for all eyes to see

There’s something precious shared
When you leave your heart achingly wide
to share without withholding
loving without a single thought
For that utterly unprotected warm place

There’s something precious that happens
When you drop those boundaries
between self and others and objects
And gift all earth with the abundance
Of boundlessness

Anna Varney-Wong

Featured Poem:

Dancing

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Dancing
Sliding
The floor is a lake
Gliding
Wind and wings
Unfurl
With harp strings
Plucking

Raindrops
Fingertips
Meet and flick
Fabric swirls
Full moon rises
Catching the swish
Of her hair
A dew drop
Settles on her lips

Crouching
Birthing
Sighing
Sighing
Her heart is opening
Everyone
Everyone
Falls in

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  • Inspiration (2)
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  • Hope (2)
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  • Jubilation (0)

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  1. great anna just as ur name suggest u r a blessing.great work how i wish u listen to our work too and help one another to reach the nations using poetry

    sali muziq

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Biography

Anna is a mother, a yoga and art teacher who runs writing workshops and self growth courses. One of her passions is counselling and she sees life as a spiritual journey. Her poetry has been published in various literary magazines including: COSAW Gauteng Cultural letter, HerStoria Volume 1 NO. 3, Something Quarterly Volume 2 No 4, New Coin, Ear, Bleksem. Botsotso Contemporary Cultural Magazine. Anthologies which published her poetry- We Jive Like this, Dirty Washing, IsisX [Botsotso Publishing], Like a House on ire [Cosaw].

She recently completed a Self Growth Workbook, Walking the Labyrinth which has not yet been published. She has participated in various poetry readings and performances.

Anna Varney-Wong

Biography

Anna is a mother, a yoga and art teacher who runs writing workshops and self growth courses. One of her passions is counselling and she sees life as a spiritual journey. Her poetry has been published in various literary magazines including: COSAW Gauteng Cultural letter, HerStoria Volume 1 NO. 3, Something Quarterly Volume 2 No 4, New Coin, Ear, Bleksem. Botsotso Contemporary Cultural Magazine. Anthologies which published her poetry- We Jive Like this, Dirty Washing, IsisX [Botsotso Publishing], Like a House on ire [Cosaw].

She recently completed a Self Growth Workbook, Walking the Labyrinth which has not yet been published. She has participated in various poetry readings and performances.

Something precious

Enlarge poem

(dedicated to those who are loving and all those who grant others the honor of loving them)

There was something precious
about the way you left your window open
that day it rained and the wind was howling
Your gauzy curtain, a dancing muse, flying
wispy poetry for all eyes to see

There’s something precious shared
When you leave your heart achingly wide
to share without withholding
loving without a single thought
For that utterly unprotected warm place

There’s something precious that happens
When you drop those boundaries
between self and others and objects
And gift all earth with the abundance
Of boundlessness

Featured Poem:

Dancing

Enlarge poem

Dancing
Sliding
The floor is a lake
Gliding
Wind and wings
Unfurl
With harp strings
Plucking

Raindrops
Fingertips
Meet and flick
Fabric swirls
Full moon rises
Catching the swish
Of her hair
A dew drop
Settles on her lips

Crouching
Birthing
Sighing
Sighing
Her heart is opening
Everyone
Everyone
Falls in

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (2)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (1)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (2)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Something precious

Enlarge poem

(dedicated to those who are loving and all those who grant others the honor of loving them)

There was something precious
about the way you left your window open
that day it rained and the wind was howling
Your gauzy curtain, a dancing muse, flying
wispy poetry for all eyes to see

There’s something precious shared
When you leave your heart achingly wide
to share without withholding
loving without a single thought
For that utterly unprotected warm place

There’s something precious that happens
When you drop those boundaries
between self and others and objects
And gift all earth with the abundance
Of boundlessness

Comments

  1. great anna just as ur name suggest u r a blessing.great work how i wish u listen to our work too and help one another to reach the nations using poetry

    sali muziq

Your email address will not be published.