Poetry

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…

Angelic Flights

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GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK 1. buried in the mind . . . ancient truths 2. even in darkness the endless song of the Self 3. a leaf falls in the mind . . . ‘mother!’ 4. our daily little pilgrimages . .…

Poems for the wall

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SILVIA PIO If you were to find yourself in a doctor’s waiting room one day, feeling in question, or at sea, feeling anxious, or even just plain bored, might you be glad of a poem displayed there, on the wall?…

International Poetry Day

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SILVIA PIO In the glory of the airy noon like a swallow gliding in the lane of life, this light has a sly shadow. In the stillness of the dusk between the unknowable and the sky, this blue is an…

The Ageing Anchoress

Julian of Norwich, as depicted in the church of Ss Andrew and Mary, Langham, Norfolk. From Wikipedia

ROGAN WOLF Anchorites were a phenomenom of the fourteenth century, not just in England but across Christian Europe. Women joined the movement as well as men, and were called anchoresses. The most famous person to adopt that life was called…