Poetry

100 Great Indian Poems, A Selection

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This is a selection from 100 Great Indian Poems (see the Editor’s note here) Chill Out —Anon Busy right now with my precious bamboo flute, my delicate fingers on the holes. Darling, can’t snuggle you now, I’m lost fiddling this…

Four poems

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PAVOL JANIK ON THE LINE MAN-WOMAN AND BACK You escape from me like gas. With astonishment I watch how with a single scrawl of your legs you ignite your silk dress. With such blinding nakedness you pre-empt sky-blue flame. Blazingly…

The Last Stop Before Salvation…

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Haiku in English and Gaelic by Gabriel Rosenstock on photography series by Debiprasad Mukherjee, a story on a hospice at Varanasi, India, where people can spend their last fifteen days of life. Taking God’s name and dying in Varanasi –…

PPP – Planetary Poetry Project

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GENEVIÈVE GUETEMME The language of others Since 2013, Jacques Jouet addresses poems to the inhabitants of the world and calls this PPP (Planetary Poetry Project). One of these poems was written in Limerick during the 17th ADEFFI (Association For French And…

A Poet Exiled to Fields of Colour

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MIRIAM NEIGER-FLEISCHMANN EXILE I am a poet exiled to fields of colour, seed words in the furrow of the brush sprout rhymed lines upon soft canvases fertilise them with pigments, make pictures grow. I am a painter exiled from fields…

The Floating Universe of poet Gabriel Rosenstock

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The Floating Universe is an online booklet of ekphrastic haiku, i.e. responding to works of art (in public domain), in Irish and English by Gabriel Rosenstock, translated into Scots by John McDonald, into Japanese by Mariko Sumikura and into Greek…

Augustin Doing Life

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ROGAN WOLF Like his better-known brother Maximilien, Augustin Robespierre was a prominent figure in the French Revolution. When Maximilien was arrested, Augustin insisted on being arrested with him and the brothers were guillotined on the same day, each having tried to…