Moorish Feminine Poetry

By Soultana Imagine boundless dunes
 Piles of ebony sand 
 Under a glowing moon 
Illuminating the land

 From which tents arise Colorful, diverse in size
 People diverse in color
 All bound by family ties 

Watch the sand changing sheets
 To get covered in a golden veil 
As the sun rises to greet
 The squinting faces…

A Mauritanian Celebration

By Soultana  Left cheek pressed to a warm pillow, I woke up to the absence of light outside the window facing me. It took me a little while to remember where I was because this wasn’t my room. It was a weekend which meant I was at grandma’s; it was customary for my extended family…