A Warm welcome

A warm welcome to my poetry blog. Feel free to find out about me and say hello, by clicking here: Nomzi Kumalo

Looking forward, I want to have fun sharing my work with you and keep you posted with updates from time to time. Monday afternoon will continue to be the day for that.

Life is beautiful and I am grateful for your support. Feel free to catch up on my most recent poems by clicking here: Nomzi Kumalo Poetry Collection.

Love is everywhere you look.
Thank you 🌸

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2018.

Monday Quotes

I edit and rewrite my poems for my book. I will share a quote, each Monday, to start the week and stay connected with you all during this period.

Feel free to catch up on my most recent poems by clicking here: Nomzi Kumalo Poetry Collection. Let’s do this 😃

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2018.

I Am Here

I have not posted in a while. Still, I am here. 4 years with WordPress. Remarkable indeed.

Please feel free to catch up on my most recent poems by clicking here: Nomzi Kumalo Poetry Collection.

Thank you for being here too 🌸

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2018.

Things we can’t imagine

Could Claude Debussy imagine me being soothed by his music and sharing it online? There are many small things that we do today that will impact someone’s life. Think about it.

Letting my poetry book marinate. Let’s give from a sincere place folks.

I am also here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nomzikumalo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomzikumalo/
YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCoUpLARMa4NVzqFWxXhBbQw

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2017.


Life can get challenging sometimes, so when it does, find the light; in a poem, a song, a good conversation, a shared meal, rest, under a tree or by the sea.

I remember going through a painful period in my life that pushed me to write my first WordPress post about returning home to South Africa, essentially to myself. Some day I will tell you about how poetry chose me back then.

Over 1000 followers later, I am truly grateful for your support, guidance and inspiration 🌸

Feel free to catch up on my most recent poems by clicking here when you get the chance: Nomzi Kumalo Poetry Collection. Thank you.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2017.

Call my ugly

Call each and every ugly part of me
Until there is none left for me to cling to
Until they are no longer mine to carry
Free to be of what I am made.

I dedicate this poem to those who have called my ugly; and in so doing have awakened me to my humility; my true calling. From the time that we are born our lives are abundant with gifts. They will misname them. Our work is to rise above that.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2016.


How to remove the dread from the locks.

How will we remove the dread from the locks? Well, by becoming aware of the fact that whoever named our locks was afraid of the unknown. Distrusted himself and others. I too used to dread the dreadlock until I let my locks, my hair grow out on its own. So that I can let you know that I too am love. Be gentle with yourself. There is courage and freedom and inner peace to be gained from this.


Forests of dark coily hair jerseyed
Into the fabric of my immigrant life
Understanding what is my ground
Something that’s not yours to name.

Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.

“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.” Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu.