Poetry

The Path is Poetry

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ABHAY K. Come Come as monsoon rains to a parched land of summer or softly as spring with new leaves and bird song come roaring as a volcano exuding plumes of gas and lava or shaking with great force as…

Each Side of the Solstice

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ANTHONY MELLORS Relict Land Undead wych elms rise from cliffs pathless & unstable as if at this hour above the talus old gods wrestled their own myths at risk from fungal pathogens an ancient rowan rives through skeletal yew wild…

Poetry and Creation: Three Poems from The Golden Chain

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SARA RUSSELL The Golden Chain (self-published by the author, Venice, 1970; bilingual English-Italian edition: Florence: Paideia, 1998, reprinted in 2001) is a selection of poems written between 1963 and 1969. I helped my father prepare the first bilingual edition for publication…

Bringing a Poem to Be

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SERKAN ENGIN Bringing a poem into being requires a three-part supporting structure composed of poet-poem-reader. The poet-subject perceives the objective reality outside of himself as being a part of it and then he transforms it by using words, which are…

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…