Somehow, while the world was turning
I got left on the outside..standing still.
Everything seemed normal and yet
I sensed that I was missing.
Things flashed by me, while saxophones wailed like sirens
and yet, I was frozen, in place, in time, in space
The black night kept me hanging, while the colors
swirled around me, the laughter, the warmth,
but I was unable to take part…
being on another plane looking in,
seeing without living,
breathing without being alive.

Karima Hoisan
September 23, 2017

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Hypergrid International Expo 12-16 & 17

I am very proud to be giving a talk at this International Expo, about my use of virtual worlds on Kitely-Virtual Worlds on Demand as a medium to bring my poetry alive  and in 3D. Recreating them in virtual worlds permits anyone who wants to, to enter and become part of my verse. My talk will be in Spanish, but there will be translations available for all the different speakers. Saturday, December 16th will be the Spanish and German presenters and Sunday December 17th, the Italian and French presenters. I cordially invite you all to attend and if you don’t yet have an avatar to use on the Hypergrid, now is the time to get one. I recommend Kitely – Virtual Worlds on Demand as your first encounter with Opensim. From there, you can easily access any and all of the worlds located on the Hypergrid, including this very special 4 region world built exclusively for this Expo.
Here is the direction to put in your map when you are ready to take the leap: HIE  Landing
Hope to see you all there and happy Hyper-gridding!!

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Round ‘n Round


Please listen to the recording with kalimba music to get the total experience of this performance poem.
click here

Round ‘n Round

Spinning… round and round.
Spinning round… and round
planets, orbits, atoms, electrons, cycles
seasons, loops, spheres…
lives, deaths, births,
now you’re here and now you’re not
now you’re coming, now you’re going
ceaselessly, endlessly, perpetually, kinetically, infinitely
Spinning round and round

Turning……round and round
Turning round… and round
dancers, wind vanes, stirring spoons, fish schools, whirlpools
windmills, calendar pages, corkscrews,
older, wiser, sweet to sour, warm to colder
Here’s your Monday and now your Sunday
You’re just beginning and now it’s over
constantly, effortlessly, slowly, quickly, dervishly
Turning……round and round

Changing….round and round
Changing round… and round
minds, appetites, ideas, traditions, values
customs, costumes, times
now you are religious and now you are an atheist
now you are a loner and now you are a joiner
transforming, evolving, reshaping, remaking, reordering,
modifying, refining, refashioning redesigning,
Changing….round and round

Karima Hoisan
Nov. 12, 2017

*Author’s note. I want to thank Jacquelyn Meyers for sharing with me a YouTube of the “World’s Most Beautiful Instruments” The kalimba I used in this poem recording, is the  one being played in this video and can be heard on its own :

For more about the artist SaReGaMa who composed and plays it, please visit here:


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Portuguese Singing Ladies

carminho 2


Portuguese Singing Ladies

(for Carminho, Mariza, Amália Rodrigues etc etc)
*Please listen to the song by Carminho that inspired this poem by clicking here

Ahhh, all you Portuguese singing ladies who torch my night!
How did you get that way?
How did you find this beat with that sound,
the depth that makes me swoon

and puts me to dream of
cerulean smokey perfumed rooms?

Oh, your lilting teasing voices, those pauses,
that passion, my oh my!

You transport me to embroidered curtains,
crystal fluted glasses, full red lips and moons.

You are the remedy for a rainy day;
you are my favorite and only happy pill,

that I ingest through my ears,
until I am feeling warm all over.

Your voices are the only transport I need,
to fly to faraway places,
even to my long forgotten  fantasies.

All of you wear the face of my muse in liquid- audio,
and if that’s not enough,

You make me turn on the light and write in the dead of night,
this poem.

Karima Hoisan
October 27, 2017

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Machinima: Derendered

This is a great post with some beautiful pictures from the blog, Joey’s Cafe. about our screening of “Derendered”

Joeys Café

Well, it has been almost a week since the first screening of DerenderedTHE most colourful machinima ever from Randt & Hoisan Productions.

There was poetry, there was the screening, there was music, party and laughter. There was joy 😀


Lucky me got to participate as an extra once again so I did have an inkling of what lay ahead. But as always the actual machinima exceeded all expectations. It’s beautiful, it’s rich, it’s artistic, it’s no less then love of life.


But it’s not the ‘suck it up and deal with it’-kind of living. It’s the ‘I ain’t taking your bullshit anymore’-way. The message is clear: Fiercely protect beauty and kindness and wipe away all that is ugly, presumptuous and downright evil. Surround yourself with friends who make you stronger!


In a virtual world that’s just as easily done as said: ‘Derender, I say…

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Our 24th Collaboration,”Derendered”

So…the screening is over..we all ate and danced too much etc etc.. now is the time to show off our little 24th newborn to those of you, who could not make it to the party.
As we wrote in the “desclaimer” in our YouTube info, this is a light- hearted -video made to entertain and asks the question: “Haven’t you ever wished you had the power to derender in real life someone or something….sometime? Be honest…haven’t you?

Someone from our cast said, “You guys make it look easy,” and being objective it does look that way, but when you break it down..there is always a lot of work to bring these crazy surreal words and ideas into visual scenes. I think Nat and I did REALLY a lot of brainstorming on this one..and of course found some challenges that required lots of thinking outside the box..(one of our favorite things to do:)

We took a little longer than we wanted, because 3 commercial movies came our way before we could try to finish this one..So the labor was long, but the baby is finally here and healthy:) Thanks to our cast and all those who supported us with their special gifts and talents, A special thank you to Menubar Memorial (Jason Rainbows) for his rainbow tears and once again for the great logo he made for us, seen at the end of credits. A special thanks to Luna, who without knowing we were doing this movie, gave me a Bubble Rezzer! Nat created a gorgeous city park and the venue where we held the screening, also appears in the video. Thanks to Nat, a new spot on LINC is born too, LINC Park Pavilion.

I think we might say this after we complete all our movies..but we say it, because it’s true… Thanks to all our friend-fans, family-fans, fan-friends who make us want to keep on making movies for their enjoyment as well as ours:) So  without you all..Nat and I would just take up knitting and that would be the end of Randt & Hoisan. Without further detours, I give you, “Derendered” our #24 and here’s to #25!!
As always fullscreen and HD and turn it up! Enjoy everyone. Let us know what you think…

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A Special Screening of “Derendered”(with extras!) Saturday 12 noon slt

Derendered Poster

Faboo poster by Natascha Randt

Hi friends, family and cast members…this is for you!
Saturday, October 7th, Nat and I have planned a little special screening for you all.
On set, on our home sim, LINC Island, we invite you to:
1. 12:00slt-12:30: Hear a short poetry reading by Karima on stream (20-30 minutes)
2. 12:30-12:40: Hear Nat’s introduction to the screening of our latest film in voice.
3.12:40: The Presentation of our 24th bouncing-baby film,

4. 12:45- until the moon comes out and the stars fade Celebrating Nat’s 10th Rez Day!
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I will be spinning  a wild playlist of Hippie Nostalgia mixed with Heavy Metal (a nod to Nat:) and there will be DANCING!
Hippie dress is encouraged but not mandatory..Come in comfortable clothes to sit on the ground….colorful dress is also, of course, welcomed
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Here is your LM that will take you to a teleport below. Click me!
Just right-click on it, choose LINC Park Pavilion and Voilá!!
(If you are feeling extremely confused, just ask Nat or me for a tp:)
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So….We hope you will join us for this unique event (poetry & partay) and the screening of our 24th film “Derendered”
We had so much fun making it..Here’s hoping you feel the same when viewing it:):)
See you all Saturday On the set….Try not to miss this one:)




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