storms (a collaboration)

Had the opportunity to do another collaboration with the wondrous Nandita (in italics). Always thrilled and humbled to share my words with her.


there was a recklessness

to the blow

of the wind.

a fierceness

to the sway

of the tress.

a harshness

to the pour

of the rain.

a way the night

lived in its own rebellion.


there was serenity albeit

in the darkness of the night

a grace 

to the shying 

of the moon

a wisdom in 

the way the skies burst open

buckled hearts 

to usher in 

a gust of purified breath

to wash away the stains 

from stubborn minds

©Hudson Biko and Nandita Manan Yata. 2018.




in the curve of the moon.

in the rush of the lights.

in the loudness of the silence.

there are nights

that carry poems.

© Hudson Biko

Photograph by Tom Sodoge



when the stars have fallen

from the moon,

and the tears have risen

from the earth,

and the night

has become the light,

there is a lighter life.

-there is strength in the weakness


© Hudson Biko

Photograph by Averie Woodard