The Ghazal Project: Week Three & Four

The Ghazal Project: Week Three & Four The Ghazal Project, my ambitious write-one-ghazal-a-week project, was going quite well until the third week. I found out that one of my first poetry mentors, Rishma Dunlop, passed away, and I couldn’t bring myself to write a ghazal. I tried, but the words didn’t hold the weight that […]

The Ghazal Project: Week Two

  This week’s prompt was  “What does spring taste like”, and wow, did I get some delicious responses! From ‘black coffee’ to ‘ ice melting into a mountain stream’, the poetic possibilities were endless. And yet, I had to pick only one.   Lemon, mint and ginger.  Healing that stings and soothes. It reminds me of […]

I’ve been waiting for you…

Breaking Bread Sheniz Janmohamed I’ve been waiting for you. Sit with me a while, dust off the dirt from your shoulders. Unburden yourself from the weight of your worries. Place the compass of your heart on the table. You won’t need to know which direction it points to. You have arrived. Come, sit. Break bread […]