Epiphany, poems by Saliha Khan
Saliha Khan resides in Paarl, a small town in South Africa, and is currently completing her final year of high school at La Rochelle Girls’ High.
She has had an intense love and fascination with words from a very early age, noted by her parents and teachers as they often found her sitting by herself with a dictionary in hand.
Her writing started at the age of 12, upon deciding to share a poem with her English teacher at the time. Her English teacher, with her sharp wit, tattoos and motorcycle then ultimately encouraged Saliha to “never stop writing”. She is the catalyst as well as one of Saliha’s greatest influences on her path as a poet.
Since then, she has written more than 500 poems; her best poetry often dangling between two extremes, intense sadness, and intense passion.
Saliha delights in expressing the sensual and subtle elements of life through her poetry; her flow lending itself to this as her style of writing involves warping the natural rhythm of the intonation of words to create an eloquence that stirs emotion. Her rhymes are often internal to express a deep internal struggle and chaos, as her poetry attempts to answer very gripping questions.
Saliha aspires to help and inspire people. She hopes to successfully complete a Nursing degree and to travel the world to achieve her goal.
© Saliha Khan