The Milestones of Kenyan Poetry and Reality of African Identity

Beryl Ooro interviewed me at Ebru Africa This Morning. The discussion entailed matters to do with the role of the Kenyan Poets Lounge as a platform for budding poets, its mission and vision as well as the reality of Africans living their identity, this 8th day of August 2014.  

Speechless Words

  I’ve been a lady Walking naked across cold streets Looking for a place to rest my soul These buildings have no love at all But they…they hide my secrets Pick me up when I fall At my place where angels come There is a fire we light Where we eat food for thought Wisdom […]

My Unwritten Poem

There have been poets before the sun rose today Who weaved words and gave them life eternal But you, You are my unwritten poem No words I find that befit the crust of your existence I tell you, How I wish I could play the orutu, But your presence in silence is music enough To […]

Letter To A Poet

Dear Poet, I pray that this finds you in good health. I am doing fine, thankful to the Lord for bringing rain. It has been overwhelmingly hot lately. So much has been happening on the poetry scene and I thought it would be wise if we had a little tête-à-tête regarding the same. You and I […]

Be A Child

  I know you are a champion You have conquered fields and won crowns You have been carried up by crowds Walked on deserts, Touched your tongue on burning coal And eaten hot pepper, bare Been happy and you’ve frowned Been lost and found You have flown above clear skies Had clouds singing, calling you […]

Words Ni Word : Sheng Poem

    Usidanganywe na hii kihara Akili ni nywele na zangu ni in-built Unadhani poetry ni ya watu wamekosa kazi? Hata ofisi ni word Streets za Nairobi zimeficha siri zetu Juu huko ndo si hujiachilia Kama hii ni ugonjwa basi nitadedi na upele Juu hii word imepita skin deep kwa bloodstream hadi skele Plasma bado […]

In Him

    In him There are rivers that flow to oblivion Beyond the horizon of thoughts In him You shall find dusty roads Murrams, Paths that lie in secret In him Lives solace in a myriad Fountains that flow slowly to silence His head, a bare land In which old men cultivated wise words In […]

Only Yesterday

  There was a sun that shone on my shoulder Her friendly rays sparkling Our hands flirted, unashamedly Drawing love hearts in the profound air The grass on which our souls dined Flowery, Drinking the enriching dew That spilled its wondrous magic Upon our naked innocence Only yesterday I sat by the ocean shore Watching […]

Cave Bird

  I know a place Where wings don’t fly And honey flows in dreams The sun is placed behind bars Where darkness feels right Comfort, the life Dead comfort There is a bird That lives inside a cave Oblivious of love Or the flowers That give colour to breath She wants a life In a […]

Curved Painting

  Have you ever been to a well with talking waters That breathe life into your soul with silent words That love feels as sure as the sun in a hot desert But can get as cold as dew on a gloomy morning   Have you ever met your heart in someone’s And thought that […]

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