Poetry

Madagascar in 100 Haiku, a selection

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ABHAY K. sea of innocence exuding amber light —lemur’s eyes (1) * an ascetic meditating turned upside down —the baobab tree (2) * giant eggs in drawing rooms —where have all the elephant birds gone? (3) * always ready for…

Of my Neighbour the Severn

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ROGAN WOLF The River Severn is situated to the south west of Great Britain. Its length is 220 miles (354 km) and it is thus the longest river in the UK. Its source is in the Cambrian mountains of mid Wales and…

Find me, I’m a tree

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SYLVIE MARIE find me Poetry turns paper back into trees – Marie Lundquist find me i’m standing among the others feet planted in a corner knees together my woody trunk rising through my resin pelvis my backbone a stem for…

Poetry on Prescription

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) There was an old woman called Deb who had a crazy idea in her head to hear people’s ills without giving pills but give them poems instead Deborah Alma travels around British fairs and festivals in…

Mrs Prufrock used to sing

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SILVIA PIO She saw the bottom where the water was sweet, surrendered her body to the waves she feared as a gift, and dreamed the dreams she had kept to give as presents wrapped with indecision (and you used to…

Walk with the Mahatma

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” —Mohandas…