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Poem of the Week Poetry

A Dance with Nostalgia – Gisele Ingabire

Week: October 30 – November 5, 2023

Ah, who are you, heart,
if not a trifle?
Just one glance of love,
and you surrender!

But love has fangs.
He buries them in your neck,
Drowns you and never chews,
Yet he isn’t immortal,
Just not that he decays so soon.

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Oh, do you already feel burdened?
Tons of despair you carry,
Tough guy sometimes you are.
More pity unto you, for love, alas!
He had gone to thee.

Oh, yes, I know!
With him, you had your share,
Danced under the moonlight,
Kissed in the rain, but

After such love, one can like,
wish and adore,
And one can love no more.


Featured image by Fadi Xd via Unsplash


Gisele Ingabire is a Rwandan writer and a poetess. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from INES-Ruhengeri. Books are her siblings, and she believes that writing and reading heal. When she is not writing or reading, she travels, try new restaurants, hikes, and have fun with family and friends. She also likes to watch movies. She can be found on Instagram as xandagiselle.

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A Dance with Nostalgia by Gisele Ingabire - A Review by Alice Ghislaine Musabe - Writers Space Africa-Rwanda November 6, 2023 at 9:21 am

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