December 11, 2022

A tautogram poem is a poem where all words in the poem begin with the same letter. I picked the letter C to highlight festive things that collectively mark the arrival of December. This writing is my first attempt at this form, and I hope it reads like a poem. Clocks crispy chimesChris-tmas!Chris-tmas! crochetingcozy crafts…

December 7, 2022

Hello! Below are some of my writings related to the holiday season. Happy holidays and thank you for stopping by my writing wall. Simply click on the bolded titles. Festive Nostalgia For A Tanzanian Christmas. An Igby Prize for Nonfiction essay on Tanzanian Christmas. A Season’s Prayer. A poem and prayer. December Spirit. A poem….

November 12, 2022

For nineteen years, I have been a creative writer. I have written fiction and educational books for children and adults. I have also written poetry anthologies and been multi-published on various platforms and periodicals. Additionally, I held various positions in the corporate world that taught me writing for business. Now I am ready to serve…

November 9, 2022

The wind walks in gently at firstcoaxing leaves to fall at their own will.Like a lover pacing for the climax,it drowns the trees in kissing thirst. And soon, the still November attainsthe sacred nudity of the trees—after invoking the saints as if not fallen,and the fallen as if not saints. My eyes worship and the…

August 31, 2022

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2022 is on Saturday, 1 October. Besides the nationwide poetry competition we ran in Tanzania, we invite all children to participate through poetry writing. As is tradition, this year’s theme is water. Parents, guardians, and teachers are encouraged to allow children below ten years to participate. You can celebrate in…

August 18, 2022

Can a tortoise and a cat be friends despite their differences? Andy is a giant African tortoise who goes to live in Germany as a pet. There he meets Audi, the house cat. Despite their differences, they become firm friends. Together, they embark on a quest to learn more about Andy’s origins. Get your copy…

June 4, 2022

Alphabet of Flowers is a fun children’s book that teaches young readers about different flowers. What was the inspiration for the idea behind this book? I love flowers, especially wild ones. I began drawing using wax crayons with our toddler about a year ago. As a painting medium, crayons are readily available and not messy…

May 24, 2022

WoChiPoDa 2022 is coming to Tanzania with exciting news!!! The founder and the committee of coordinators for WoChiPoDa in Tanzania are inviting children aged 7 – 12 to a poetry contest. Poems must be in either English or Kiswahili language. An adult (parent, guardian, or teacher) should send one poem entry to wochipodacompetition@gmail.com The deadline…

May 12, 2022

I pray for a miracle,to keep his yellow sea,bearing waves of laughter,from the time of birthto these times of horror. Merciful skies, hear meand send the sun,in degrees of pride,with rays of courage,to the cities and suburbsof my son’s heart,even when it rains bombsin his yellow sea. Amen. * A very happy birthday to Carolyn…

April 30, 2022

Today’s prompt challenges to write a cento. This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems. I wrote two poems imitating the style of the table of contents but the format is not to perfection due to time constraints. Also, the chosen format is not phone friendly, use a computer…