Celebrating East African Writing!

Verse, Words, Emotion

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

A dream within a dream – Edgar Allan Poe

Perhaps this is one for my favourite poems. And it has been quite the topic for late night debates with sleepless friends who worry where next months rent will come from. I admire people who can write verse, little lines of small words portent with emotion and depth of psyche.

And as promised, Storymoja will be showcasing suchlike verse, from within our very own, every first Thursday of the month, beginning with this exhibit today.

She knows now. But it took a while for Martha Arimi. I know Now.

The identity Jonathan Musau finds, when he stops at the Zebra Crossing.

The way to Wathingira Gituro’s heart, passes through his Babe’s Kitchen.

A writer’s tools, or are they weapons, Lon’s Draft explores Pen, Brush and Scapel.

To have your poems on the gallery show, please send them in to us ( – Make sure that you mark clearly on the subject line Poetry for the Blog) every week by the last Thursday of every month. We will be looking for themed poetry that could likely be added to our performance portfolio. For details see this page.

Thank you very much for your continued support of the Storymoja Blog!



This entry was posted on May 6, 2010 by in Writing.
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