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Creativity Poetry

Golden Brown

Last year I remember clearly the moment that my artistic journey hit a new stage.  I wrote the poem 7 Bar Loop. I wrote this while attending a multi week workshop with Rachel Long.  Rachel Long is an incredible poet and arguably the best poetry teacher I’ve ever had the privilege of studying under. She […]

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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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Creativity Poetry

A New Perspective

I really need to start writing more again. Well….I want to write more. “I need to…” is such a strong and absolute statement. I know I’m starting to repeat myself, but I’m still grieving, it’s thrown my physical health off of balance. I’m also trying to figure out ways to bring money in as copywriting […]

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Micro Blog Poetry

What Weapon Will YOU Choose?

I never turn up to battle empty handed…………

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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 Poetry

Cosmic Dust

Recently my close friend, big brother, and creative mentor Ty passed away due to the Covid19. I do not know how to do justice to his memory or even begin to convey the level of heartache I am feeling at his passing. I will be trying to process my grief through writing and some of […]

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Poetry Writing

Loudspeaker

More poetry. I wrote this one with my loudspeakers in mind. I’ve had them for 25 years, they’ve traveled with me across 2 continents and over 12 homes in that time. Loudspeaker I sit calmlyReady to receive signalsAnalogueDigitalI don’t discriminateFrame carved from woodInterior carefully calibrated electronicsGreat engineering never goes out of fashionGood vibrations run through […]

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Poetry Writing

Haroon

As promised, more poetry, this piece is called Haroon and is about my name. Haroon Origin storyNo spider bitesDropped in Luton, via PakistanEast end matriarch named meRight-hand man of a tongue-tied prophetReligious narratives are the roots to the branch of this treeMusa and HaroonMyth or realityDon’t knowDon’t careI’ll turn myth into realityTook damn near four […]

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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 […]