Siviwe, Poems of Mdantsane

January 08, 2010
Amitabh Mitra


so much has changed there is no more the bush war nor the beatings siviwe only remembers a sky that staged a sudden coup on his dreams and disparity the sky the sun and the overgrown road looks different now he thinks of the stars that was once promised to him his once proud khakis in his shack tries to stop a bleeding river.

Drawing and Poem by Amitabh Mitra

An orthopaedic surgeon in a busy hospital in East London, South Africa, I actually belong to Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, its long summers and hectic politics. I edit a print poetry journal called 'A Hudson View', a journal on African arts called 'Inyathi' and dream of going back to Gwalior. My blog on South African Arts is http://www.amitabhmitra.blogspot.com/
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