My yearning heart is a fiddlehead
Lilting in the breath of spring,
Dancing beneath the sun’s hasty rays
In fervour of a homecoming.
The upward turn of your lips,
Crescent moon at midsummer dusk
Glimmering over sun-ripe loquats in my sopor.
Caressing the gaze of your crinkling eyes,
Phloem & xylem of my convalescing spirit.
Your touch, late rain on dust
Your voice, crunch of feet on thirsty sands.
Your tongue spells oaths of twinkling tomorrows
And thaws rimes in my spine with tranquil warmth,
Stripping brambles off the bridleway
Between your soul & mine.
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Samantha Rumbidzai Vazhure is a bilingual author who grew up in Masvingo. She resides in Wales, usually writing about matters of the heart, the human condition, the migrant experience, womanhood and equality. She has published a poetry collection in chiKaranga – Zvadzugwa Musango, which she translated to English – Uprooted, a novel – Painting a
Mirage, and a collection of poems – Starfish Blossoms, which won the NAMA for Outstanding Poetry Book in 2023. Samantha has also compiled short story anthologies by Zimbabwean writers, Turquoise Dreams and Brilliance of Hope.