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Residue, Warsan Shire

Residue, Warsan Shire

I give myself five days to forget you.
On the first day I rust.
On the second I wilt.
On the third day I sit with friends but I think about your tongue. 84 more words

Warsan Shire

L'Anima Poeticha - Warsan Shire

I’m currently devouring Warsan’s collection Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (NB: For Women Who Are Difficult to Love is not  part of this collection). 54 more words


The Writing Room

Today I went to The Writing Room, a creative development course programme run by Apples and Snakes. This one was led by a favourite poet of mine, … 368 more words


The sun is perfect and you woke this morning

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning.
You have enough language in your mouth to be understood.
You have a name, and someone wants to call it. 91 more words


For Women Who Are Difficult To Love

“…and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake…
you can’t make homes out of human beings… 33 more words


I write; therefore I am a writer

If I had to chose which of the many forms of media I would hate to give up – TV, dvd, ipod, ipad, laptop – it is an almost impossible task but I know, really deep down, it would probably be the radio. 880 more words


Warsan & For Difficult Women & Love

I almost met Warsan Shire back in 2013 at the Bay Area Arab Women’s Conference, where she did a poetry reading from her book Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth… 545 more words