Talking Doorsteps Project Trailer

This is an overview of the International Talking Doorsteps Project, Roundhouse, UK.

Home II (collective poem)

Written and performed by: Pieter Odendaal (South Africa), Antosh Wojcik (UK), and Sara Sibai (Lebanon) As part of the International Talking Doorsteps project, Roundhouse, UK. ==== Lyrics === S: Home is 5am calls to prayer It’s a shut up dubstep P: It’s coffee and a cigarette to start my day, A: grilled cheese, mum-style. S: … Continue reading

What Could’ve Been…

=== Lyrics === I sometimes sit staring into space, imagining what your life would’ve been like if you weren’t meant to leave this earth so soon. You’d probably have married a broken soul so that you could mend her with gold until she looked more beautiful than before she broke. You’d make love to her … Continue reading

International poets come together on radio

Home (in collaboration with the Roundhouse, UK)

=== Lyrics === I was asked to write. I was asked to write about home, and the only thing I could think of was you; and I know I need to stop that, but until I do…bear with me. When my heart moved into yours, I knew it was just a hostel; and I’m not … Continue reading

I Don’t Know You

=== Lyrics === I don’t know you, I’ve constructed you in my mind a hundred times using words you’ve said in private and words you’ve said on stage the rest I engineered from the all the words you forgot to say. I don’t know if you still play the harmonica, but it would sure be … Continue reading

To the Untouched Heart

=== Lyrics === Dear warrior, untouched lover, You left too early my friend, but perhaps it was late enough because your mind was an ongoing horror movie where the devils always win, whispering vile music that settles as acidic fluid in your ears, deafening you, flooding your eyes with poisonous scenes of obscenity and violence, … Continue reading

Flying Kites @ TEDActive 2013

=== Lyrics === I don’t know how to fly kites, but you said I should try, lifted it to the skies and shouted, ‘I’m letting go.’ I wasn’t ready, but you did it anyway, and it was like I was watching my soul sour into space searching for possibilities of who I could become, the … Continue reading

A Point of No Return

=== Lyrics === I know of a man who claims he is no longer fed to the wolves of jealousy, that he is finally free and complete, like a willow tree that shades its own trunk, and all that seek refuge under it. I know of a woman, who is a peace activist. But jealousy … Continue reading

A Curious Beautiful Thing

=== Lyrics === ‘Come here child,’ he called on to me Tapping my head As I wrote fervently in my blue notebook I didn’t want to miss a thing! Because he was going to show me magic, the kind of magic you can create with your own imagination, the way he used to tell the … Continue reading