Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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Semiha

Featured Poem:

Incredible heaviness of being & The Nile Series

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Incredible heaviness of being
I’ve got too many generations
of STRONG
Gushing through my veins
Cementing my bones
To Break and Shatter.
Perhaps I will change tradition,
Evaporate
Vanish
like
Ether.

The Nile Series
she
bint al nil
azraq gushing through her veins
memories
drawing her to far oceans
pulling towards closer rivers

Where do we,
Daughters of the Nile,
Pour our Sorrows?
The waters are not ours
To color
With our
Tears

That night,
by the banks of the Nile,
of which we were both children,
you serenaded me in the darkness.
I felt
Empty,
Miles away
and it
Saddened me

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (6)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (4)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (2)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

  1. It is really moving and inspirational. No other words could actually express it better than you already have. Good job brain box. Congrats.

    Ezair

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Biography

Semiha has been writing poetry since the 7th grade, mostly as an alternative to a diary. She has also started writing short stories, and hopes to write a full set someday-but mostly reverts to poetry as her native tongue.

Semiha

Biography

Semiha has been writing poetry since the 7th grade, mostly as an alternative to a diary. She has also started writing short stories, and hopes to write a full set someday-but mostly reverts to poetry as her native tongue.

Featured Poem:

Incredible heaviness of being & The Nile Series

Enlarge poem

Incredible heaviness of being
I’ve got too many generations
of STRONG
Gushing through my veins
Cementing my bones
To Break and Shatter.
Perhaps I will change tradition,
Evaporate
Vanish
like
Ether.

The Nile Series
she
bint al nil
azraq gushing through her veins
memories
drawing her to far oceans
pulling towards closer rivers

Where do we,
Daughters of the Nile,
Pour our Sorrows?
The waters are not ours
To color
With our
Tears

That night,
by the banks of the Nile,
of which we were both children,
you serenaded me in the darkness.
I felt
Empty,
Miles away
and it
Saddened me

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (6)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (4)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (2)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

  1. It is really moving and inspirational. No other words could actually express it better than you already have. Good job brain box. Congrats.

    Ezair

Your email address will not be published.