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A chardonnay of smooth words

A world in a word (Photo by Storymoja)

Picking out sessions like diamonds
The ticket arrives days in advance
wrapped in fresh white
This is too good to enjoy alone
Mail to family and posts to facebook
A regular taxi is on call
I make favourite egg, avocado,
tomato and lettuce sandwiches
Lemn Sissay boards to Nairobi
My heart has a date with a poet

Billy Kahora says kwani? honed the craft
Lauri Kubuitsile’s books are in Botswana classes
I feel a pure joy
Jung Chang honors Wangare Maathai
with centuries of China
Dinaw Mengestu moves fast
Lemn is a mad man who won’t stop talking
I have finally come home
Lola Shoneyin is hot and gripping
Capturing us without apology
Sitawa Namwalie still does not care and
Imtiaz Dharker at 4ft stretches to the sky
I smile from underneath my skin

Eating, drinking and bathing
at the same time
It’s a feast of all flavours
Skipping, rolling and swimming
in warm pure chocolate
A chardonnay of smooth words
slides down my grateful throat
Lines roll on the tongue
like vanilla icecream with brazil nuts
My spirit closes her eyes and raises her hands
Artists worship on holy ground
I will never forget it



Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Masterclass with Lemn Sissay

Am hidden on the right – second row. The master has his arms outstretched Look out for completed poem he got us to work on …poem was on a person we love.

Masterclass was at the StoryMoja Hayfestival in Nairobi.

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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


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