Muhibu Huyu (Swahili Poem)

[audio mp3="https://www.gloria-gonsalves.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Muhibu-Huyu.mp3"][/audio] Njiwa upelekaye salamu subira leo imeniisha. Kabla hujaleta jibu namfuata mpokea salamu. Si barua wala ujumbe hoja yangu nimtie machoni. Muhibu huyu ameninata kama asali changa ya Singida. Sura yake imenipagaza maruhani wapigwa butwaa. Kaka huyu ananipa shauku madaha ya Tanga yameniisha. Mwendo wake maridadi bingwa wa utanashati. Nazaa ya kike imeniisha utawa leo kwangu adimu. Maulana siombi busara kunusurika na...

Poem: “How To Eat A Mango” and “An African Blessing” in The Kalahari Review

              An African Blessing May the mountains, valleys and great waters sail you to greatness. May the elephants, hyenas and birds guide you to magnificent adventures. May the drums, marimbas and songs unleash your hidden talents. May the exotic foods, fruits and drinks nourish you with glorious life. May the kings, queens and others host your...

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2014

Idea is born A photo by Paulo Coelho from one of his Saturday walks had a caption “Nature teaches more than philosophical books”. That is what exactly happened during a walk I took in the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. It was Sunday, 25...

A Poem: Please Take My Wings

It was December 2014 when I read an article with a title: The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything”. To date, I am still haunted. Tell God how – harmful acts justify religion blood smears deeds of faith. But before...

World Environment Day (WED) 2015

Every year on June 5, we honour World Environment Day to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The theme of this year is sustainable lifestyles. The topic has a room for everyone because every action counts. Take a moment to question how...

2015 Resident Storyteller & Poet in SIBYL Magazine

I am so delighted to be a published article writer and poet for SIBYL MAGAZINE: FOR THE SPIRIT AND SOUL OF WOMAN. For the entire year of 2015, my written works (articles and poems) will be published inside an international personal/spiritual growth, women-centric magazine. As...

Poem: Peace (Amani)

RIP, dearest cousin Amani Kweka We crumbled as you slipped by leaving a trail of doting memories. A son passed away yesterday night. If November was to delay this tragedy I would bribe it with dozen of poppies. But, consolation is God’s instrument. Raindrops drumming on the roof an orchestra of heavenly reception. He...

Various Poems in When Women Waken

I am so delighted to be a published poet for When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images. This online literary journal publishes fresh voices and art in English from around the world. Every spring, summer and fall/winter they provide a theme, whereby potential...

Letter to Nyerere

* Julius Kambarage Nyerere also referred to as Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation) was Tanzania’s first president. He died on 14 October 1999, aged 77. Today Tanzanians commemorate 15 years since the death of the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. I have decided to...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: When You Two Kissed

This poem was first published by Naturewriting.com It was first Monday of March, Spring was not so far away. I stumbled upon your kingdom, Next to longest river in the country. Chirping birds urged me near, For magic of a cold sunny day. Mesmerised by what became, Of bulbs united with ground. I felt...

AuthorHouse presents Gloria D. Gonsalves and “Danloria”

AuthorHouse couldn’t be more pleased to welcome back regular contributor Gloria D. Gonsalves. A self-published novelist and poet, Gloria has returned to Author’s Digest to talk about her new book, Danloria: The Secret Forest of Germania. “All the plant characters and scenes were inspired by the...