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October 11: Feast of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady

by warsan shire

mother is a cocoon where
cells spark, limbs form, mother
swells and stretches to protect her
child, mother has one foot in this world… 142 more words

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More Than a Memory by Pragya Bhagat

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. 592 more words


Quote of the Day

“Come with every wound and every woman you’ve ever loved; every lie you’ve ever told and whatever it is that keeps you up at night. Every mouth you’ve punched in, all the blood you’ve ever tasted. 354 more words

Poem 4: Warsan Shire - Souvenir.

Warsan Shire’s poem ‘Souvenir ‘, is a piece centering around people who escape from/leave war-torn countries, with a focus on what they must go through once they have made their escape and arrived in a new country. 522 more words


Some of My Favorite Poems

Hey guys! Its roughly 11 pm when I’m writing this, and I’m currently on a (rare) 2 weeks break, so I guess you could say I’m pretty bored right now. 1,567 more words


Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

What elevates ‘teaching my mother how to give birth’, what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire’s ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaiming the more nuanced truths of earlier times – as in Tayeb Salih’s work – and translating to the realm of lyric the work of the likes of Nawal El Saadawi. 268 more words

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Souvenir by Warsan Shire

…in your blood.

…forget the blood.

…so much blood.

…one moment quiet, the blood.

…To you, everything tastes like blood.

Warsan Shire who was born in Kenya to Somalian parents grew up in London where she has always felt like an outsider.

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