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ورسان شاير

Listen to some real poetry
Poetry to send shivers down your back
Poetry of the beating heart

My poems are wood
Sometimes phloem
But this… 15 more words



I know a few things to be true. I do not know where I am going, where I have come from is disappearing, I am unwelcome and my beauty is not beauty here. 141 more words


Warsan Shire- The London Story

“Afraid of what love may ask of us, we fill the space with noise and pets.
Worship and diets.
Black-outs and beauty products.
Sleeping pills and dinner parties. 224 more words


The Difficult Love

 “you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him… 442 more words


Quote of the day:

“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. 42 more words

Poets Archive Part Two

Here is yet another poem from one of my favourite female poets. Warsan Shire is a Kenyan born, England raised poet, who saw poetry as a way of connecting to her Somali heritage. 541 more words


Self-love/Body Image In A Headscarf 1.0

“Do you really need that?” Is what I think everyone’s thinking every time they see me make a move on food. Maybe because it’s what… 1,062 more words