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Personal Poetry

Zaynub

So, I’m currently summoning up the energy to go through heaps of notes and drafts and ideas for drafts for the blog. There’s a lot I want to say, communicate and share. But this year’s events have thrown me massively off balance. While I do that, to keep the flame burning, I’ve been performing and […]

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Poetry

Love Is a Balm

I’ve been part of a poetry reading group set up by a friend of mine I used to work for last year. It’s been great fun sharing a lot of my newest writing with them, and being exposed to poetry in Hindi and Urdu too. We get to choose between reading our own work and […]

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Personal Poetry

My Lover Is…

I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone with writing and was challenged in a workshop by this wicked poet, Desree to use an “extended metaphor” in a poem. My understanding of an “extended metaphor’ is taking one metaphor, and running with it for the rest of the poem. You’ll see the metaphor […]

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Personal

Surrender to Love

I’ve grappled with my relationship with my daughter.  I love her unconditionally.  However, the first 7 years of my relationship with her are a blur.  Mental illness and an unhappy marriage with her mother made it impossible for me to be as mentally present as I wanted to be.  Coupled with my own self-esteem issues […]

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Poetry Writing

7 Bar Loop

This is the first poem I’m sharing on my blog. I will continue to share current drafts of poems I am working on. Feel free to leave feedback or if things were not clear in the comments. It’s all love. I welcome what you have to say. Here it is: 7 Bar Loop Loop the […]

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Love Is An Act of Sacrifice

“Love is an act of sacrifice” This is from my favourite poem I’ve written over the past 3 years. It was inspired by the closing lecture given by Robert McKee when I attended his Story seminar in May 2019. This line is poetic. Beautiful.  But now I have to put it into practice. I’m sitting […]