The Mystic of Mackinnon Road

Mackinnon Road train station lies along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway near Mariakani town. The most outstanding landmark here is the Mackinnon Road Mosque that was built as a result of the tomb of Seyyid Baghali, who was a foreman at the time of building the railway fabled for his tremendous strength and according to many, charmed … Continue reading The Mystic of Mackinnon Road

Between Two

the distance between two days the hesitation between two heartbeats the silence between two secrets the hurt between two hopes the insanity between two illusions the certitude between two surprises the conspiracy between two coincidences the weight between two waves pay heed to what lies in between

Wallowing

Another interesting assignment from my poetry workshop The voice is a wall that's watching you. Yes, a wall! The first poem should be during the day, the revised one at night Both poems to retain the same word count Wallowing Indeed, ears we have Alas! No tongue To tell her of my longing For those soft … Continue reading Wallowing

tears of a starfish

and one fine morning the starfish and the shell a mismatched couple though they were decided to venture away from the sea a day out, they excitedly thought away from the tidal timings and its monotonous movements and so they shuffled along politely declining the seaweed's offer of camouflage ignoring the noxious jelly fish' s bid … Continue reading tears of a starfish

Poet Prince

Poetry by a young prince, age 7

A River Calls

river cauvery calling Isha Foundation Sadhguru

Rivers and lakes are drying up. What can we do about this?

A Year Passes …

dealing with grief, a year on

if i had a choice

of culture and a special type of love

I Call Ali, I Seek Ali

A magical evening of Sufi devotional music

poetry through our eyes

poetry by Sonya Kassam cat poet Kabira

silent poetry, as clear as night

Rumours from Twilight

What secrets does the night hold? What is it that lies beyond light?

Serendipity

A happy accident - closer to home

Legacy of a Gentle Man

a dedication to the silent power of a gentle man

illicit poems

barbed wire poetry Sonya Kassam

the loyalty of love
or the love for loyalty