Archive for October, 2006

bury me in her womb

4 October 2006

when i die
bring me to where
my forefathers died.
bury me where
my forefathers lie.
bind me to her,
the earth that brought me forth
and let me as
rain to the parched soil
of my motherland.


silent retreat

2 October 2006

I wanted to write a poem /
but the words would not come /
Hush, my heart said /
wait for it.

I wanted to write of the sugar /
like copious tears I cried /
like tiny diamonds in the light /

I wanted to write /
the dance of the butterflies /
Yellow wings aflutter /
as around they chase each other.

I wanted to write the beauty of a bruised flower /
Its chaste form violated /
by a bruise on its petals.