Nomad

Nomad, Erasure Poem #79, watercolour & gel pen on paper, (Sketchbooks 2022), © N Nazir 2022
Text source: Indigo, Marina Warner, p.221

the night whispered in excitement

she was a rose-pink starwoman

far from home

her eyes buttonbrown

her palms, like delicate fish

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Published in Issue VIII: Guinevere of Free Verse Revolution Lit Journal, along with erasure poem Revelation and painting Scrying at Dawn. You can download a free digital issue here.

Shared for dVerse Open Link Night, hosted by Lillian.

Free Verse Revolution #Publication!

My greatest thanks to Editor Kristiana Reed for publishing my work in the latest issue of Free Verse Revolution literary magazine ❤ I have two erasure poems and one painting included here in Issue VIII, Guinevere: rebirth on pages 21, 41 and 66, titled Nomad, Revelation and Scrying at Dawn, alongside some great company. Simply the best way to finish the year!

You can download your free copy here or purchase a print copy here.

❤ Thank you so much to all of you for your continual ongoing support with my writing, in always taking the time to read my work and post a comment. It’s so heartwarming and uplifting. Know that I truly, deeply appreciate you ❤

A Bit of Fun

Collage poems & Erasure Poem #94 (Text source: A Primer for Poets & Readers of Poetry by Gregory Orr), © N Nazir 2022

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*Shared for dVerse Open Link Night, hosted by Bjorn.

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*And here’s my Thursday Throwback share, an absolute classic. If you’re so young you’ve never heard of Salt-N-Pepa or En Vogue, then I hereby gift you. What’s been your song of the day?

*I dedicate this song to Bryan Adams 🙂

Black Flowers Arts Journal #Publication

I’m not sure what’s happening at the moment but I received news of another publication this week! This one’s for Black Flowers Arts Journal, Volume Twelve, the Dreams issue. It includes three of my pieces, one collage poem, one painting and one erasure poem. I guess I should submit more visual poems! They seem to fill a niche. They used the painting (Perspective) as the front cover on Instagram, so I’m really pleased about that. You can view all my pieces by clicking here.

I’m happy with how it looks, it’s wonderful to see my work curated like that. I rushed to get the erasure poem done for the deadline so I was a bit concerned it would look rough around the edges but it seems to hold up well. And I’m thinking of doing more collage poems in future. Kind of isolated phrases against a starkly drawn background. What do you think?

I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed doing them! 🙂

Thank you, as ever, for dropping by ❤



© N Nazir 2022

Star Walks

Star Walks, Erasure Poem #75, gel pen and biro on paper, (Sketchbooks 2022), © N Nazir 2022
Text source: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives, David Eagleman, p.21

Our lucky nights

are spent taking

star walks.


In our dream dialogue

we interpret death

as a brave afterlife.


*published over at Ink Sweat and Tears on 07.11.22

*shared for dVerse Open Link Night, hosted by Sanaa.

I’ve become very cavalier with my attitude towards Throwback Thursday having missed the odd one here and there. But I reserve the right to continue the tradition when I’m in the mood. So here’s mine for today. Okay, I know Starman would have been the most obvious choice to complement the poem but it’s not my fave Bowie song (shock, gasp). Heroes is, along with Wild is the Wind and The Man Who Sold the World. And let’s not forget the soundtrack to Labyrinth, oh no. That’s in a league of its own.

What’s your favourite Bowie song? Will you join me by sharing it in the comments? Or feel free to share your latest ear worm, whatever that may be 🙂