Monday, January 2, 2017

The Rhythm of One’s Soul--By Ndaba Sibanda--Saudi Arabia

The Rhythm of One’s Soul

Do you really soothe the pains?
With your words, ways and imagery?

They say you are wonderful medicine.
You heal and soothe like some balm.

Poetry--you are music, too.
You are the mirror of life.

Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. His poems, essays and short stories have been published in Africa and the USA. Ndaba currently lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. Of his career, he says, "writing is my life, and my second wife.


  1. Nicely done, Ndaba. I always enjoy your poems. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Maurice. Blessings!

  2. Dear Ndaba,
    These thoughts carry with them a certain inner power.
    Thank you.

  3. You do well to give poetry its due, Ndaba. Poetry delights and soothes heart and soul. Sometimes it's the only thing to which a person clings when things are at a low. Regards // paul

  4. nice, hope to read more of your poetry. . .

    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement, Ayaz.

  5. Ndaba,
    This speaks to the very heart and soul which is why I liked it. I would very much love to have some of your poetry in my magazine, do you have access to international money orders or U.S. bills? (International costs are still $10), a good bargain if you take the advantage of placing all poems on one page, or submitting several short pieces I can cut & paste together. E-mail me if you re interested in such a deal.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox
    Editor, The Poet's Art

  6. David, thank you. I am glad you liked it. Yes, it would be great to contribute a poem or two to your magazine. Kindly provide me with your email address and/or a microsite link to your magazine. Again, many thanks for your keen interest in my work. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  7. Dear Ndaba, thanks for the poem "The Rhythm of One’s Soul"
    Soothing the pains With your words, ways and imagery?
    Post more of your Poetry which is music, too.
    Mirror of life, to write & share with us readers.
    In other words please keep your poems coming.