Possible Bio for Future Memoir + Throwback Thursday

Erasure Poem #66, gel pen on paper, (Sketchbooks 2022), © N Nazir 2022
Text source: The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Eyes
like a sucker-punch,

“gifted”
yet alien,

and a penchant

for being smart

by mistake.

*

Happy National Poetry Day, folks! ❤

*This poem is obviously an ironic bio. Does anyone else relate to it? 🙂

And my Throwback Thursday tune this week is…

This is my favourite version of this song (Under the Wave) though it doesn’t have an official video. But it is simply gorgeous. I defy you not to enjoy it 🙂

In case you’ve never heard of Erasure, they’re a synth-pop band from London that was popular in the late 80s and early 90s with hits like A Little Respect, Love to Hate You, and Blue Savannah. They consist of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke – Clarke was also an original member of Depeche Mode before he left to join Erasure and Yazoo.

What are you listening to at the moment, pray tell? 🙂

Riddle Me This #Throwback Thursday

Erasure Poem #51, highlighter & gel pen on paper, (Sketchbooks 2022), © N Nazir 2022
Text source: Haroun & the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie, p.162

You dive
into the deep.

Stories lie
on the ocean-bed.

Genie:
what is the answer
to this riddle?

*This song is actually called Underwater Love by Smoke City and was a major hit in 1997. It features on their debut album Flying Away.

Some Kind of Love Story # publication

Erasure Poem #7, ink & gel pen on paper, Sketchbooks 2021, © N Nazir 2021
Text source: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, p.40-41

His beautiful silver
smoke rings.

Her devious
charm.

A long outrageous
conversation
about love
amidst
candlelight.

She and he
in Siamese
stupor.

He needed
courage.

The silence

allowed

something

wonderful.

© N Nazir 2022

I’m delighted to have this erasure poem published in the latest issue of Unlost Journal, a wonderful online journal that regularly publishes found poetry and art. This is issue #29 entitled “How Daily My Life” where you can view my submission and read all other entries (poem published under Nina Nazir). Hope you like!!

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