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‘On the Bill which was passed in England for Regulating the Slave Trade; A short time before its Abolition’ poem by Helen Maria Williams

THE hollow winds of night no moreIn wild, unequal cadence pour,On musing fancy’s wakeful ear,The groan of agony severeFrom yon dark vessel, which containsThe wretch new bound in hopeless chains!Whose soul with keener anguish bleeds,As AFRIC’S less’ning shore recedes —No… Read More »‘On the Bill which was passed in England for Regulating the Slave Trade; A short time before its Abolition’ poem by Helen Maria Williams

Soul Bird by Temsula Ao

They are chanting prayers,But I watch a lonely hawkSoaringAmidst the swirling blue.Wings darkenThe whitenessOf the rushing clouds.It moves in hesitant circlesEmitting an unearthly sound,Hawk-eyes seemingly rivetedOn the mound below,Fenced inBy newly-cut bamboo.The mourners departFrom this obscure bitOf disturbed earth.But grandmother… Read More »Soul Bird by Temsula Ao

WOLF by Keki Daruwalla

Fire-lithalf silhouette and half myththe wolf circles my pasttreading the leaves into a bedtill he sleeps, black snouton extended paws.Black snout on sulphur bodyhe nudged his wayinto my consciousness.Prowler, wind-sniffer, throat-catcher,his cries drew a ringaround my night;a child’s night is… Read More »WOLF by Keki Daruwalla