Do You Remember?

This post is about the poetry group I have recently joined. We are experimenting with different ways of creating poetry, in particular local content. This week's assignment was a Documentary Poem where we have to use other people's words and create our own poem. Find 2 sources and take 8-10 words/phrases/sentences from both and create … Continue reading Do You Remember?

Red Stilettos, and a Pair of Shoes

The following poem and its revised version are inspired by my Poetry workshop. The speaker in the poem is a shoe and it is written by connecting unlikely items. This is a change from serious themes I tend to take on. So much fun to write about something ordinary and make it seem extraordinary or to be precise, extra ordinary. … Continue reading Red Stilettos, and a Pair of Shoes

Rearranged

After I created A Land, Broken at my poetry workshop we had to rearrange the same poem from 2 quatrains to 4 couplets, without deleting or adding any words.  when should we be unheard? we, the interdependent and erect hearts spoke in the master’s tongue                         … Continue reading Rearranged

New York Evenings

Today I am sharing this delightful piece of writing by my daughter Alya Kassam You will find more of her work here New York Evenings Writer’s note:  “This was a piece I wrote for my English assignment. The question asked me to imagine I’m on the street, turn my eyes slowly from left to right and … Continue reading New York Evenings

the point that turned

and when i reached that point i found no courage to change and that point reappeared again, and once again seemed easier to stay put but then life had its own plans graciously, tenderly it diverted a mild deflection and i was unaware did i evolve just a little but i had done nothing or, had … Continue reading the point that turned