An Ode to the Christchurch Victims

it is ‘asr in summer and the streets are brimming with crowds. my heart finds refuge in a mosque in east London. i slip into my prayer garment and disappear  into the prayer room, joining a lady beside me who smiles and asks if she could borrow  my scarf. i say sure. i sit a … Continue reading An Ode to the Christchurch Victims

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Stranger In The Crowd

in a crowded mall, cleaving through, pulsating beats stream into unwilling ears, the heart forcefully unspools a string of dzikr; blanketing protective layers around the heart, a rebellious resistance to the rhythm of this dunya that will soon fall apart. and leave you dancing on your own.

Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems? by Gwee Li Sui

One word: hilarious, lah! Okay fine, two words. Okay 'lah' is technically not a word it's a sentence particle but anyway. Point is. Gwee weaves Singlish in his poetry so tastefully and humorously I couldn't help but laugh at the turn of almost every page. So relatable and funny! I've read One Thousand and One Nights by him … Continue reading Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems? by Gwee Li Sui