LUPUS IN FLIGHT
Poetry and Prose by Shaista Tayabali
Cambridge Newspaper Interview
Tales From Hospital
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN
My new favourite tragic song played by Eva Amaya (my repeated request) on her keyboard is ' Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen '...
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
BEING A SPORT
See that gap between the dappled leaves? Over where the sun is blazing? Some dudes in crisp starched whites are playing a game called cricke...
Thursday, 24 June 2021
A FULL MOON LETTER TO MY FATHER
Dear Popsy, I think it’s the full moon. It looks round and huge and yellow and all the better poetic words that escape me now because you ar...
Monday, 31 May 2021
A GLIMPSE OF ETERNAL SNOWS
On a cold November evening, eleven years ago, Mum and I entered what used to be the Olde Post Office down the road (now our friend Sue's...
Monday, 24 May 2021
THE FINAL RESTING PLACE
After many bends in the road, some looked for, some hated (war), some simply endured, we laid our beloved Mary to rest beside her husband Jo...
Friday, 30 April 2021
THE BEGINNING OF IMAGINATION
Today is the last day of April 2021. Onwards to May, although the wisteria is already scenting our doorstep, framing our view of the outside...
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
WHAT FREEDOM LOOKS LIKE (POST LOCKDOWN 3)
This morning’s strange dreams were interrupted by a phone call. ‘I’m going to make you very happy,’ said my immunology nurse (after commenti...
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
LOCKDOWN ANNIVERSARY: WHAT IS THIS?
Today is exactly one year to the day when Boris J & Matt H decreed lockdown in the UK - doors closed, windows open a tiny crack to let t...
Thursday, 4 March 2021
THAT LONG AWAITED THING
I stumble on a root as I pass the prettiest cottage, the one that makes me look twice, anyway; there's no one around and then, suddenly,...
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
JANUARY BOOK REVIEW IN FEBRUARY
‘A nightingale sang in Berkeley Squaaaare!' I've been burbling this song all day long, and I have no idea why... suddenly the line b...
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