The suitcase of Hermes

Put your feet up

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JOHN I. CLARKE “We’ll stay at home and take it easy. We’ll avoid the half-term crowds. Unwind a bit. You can put your feet up and relax.” It had been agreed then – no week in the Lakes after all.…

Parade of Poems

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT (edited by) AS YET UNBORN Oh to be Adam again with all his ribs yearning for a woman as yet unborn, mouth free of the taste of apples, ears without the hiss of snakes, mindless of nakedness and…

Parade of Poems

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT (edited by) Weeping She wept in the morning She wept at noon She wept in the evening At morning she lost a son At noon she lost another At evening she lost the last of family In the…

Maria Miraglia’s Whispers from the Blue

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From the preface of Muhammad Schanazar, Pakistani poet: Maria Miraglia is an Italian Poetess. Thanks to the modern technology I had the opportunity to go through her poems and I was deeply impressed by her thoughts, the sensitive nature of…

A History of Haiku in Italy

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ANTONELLA FILIPPI A history of haiku in Italy.pdf On 28 June 2009 in Cascina Macondo, where the cultural association Cascina Macondo is based, the second Italian Conference of Haiky took place, with a lecture titled “Haiku in  the Japanese everyday life”…

The Magician and The Palm Reader

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War poems by Harris Khalique The magician and the boy from Waziristan It was a stony winter morning covered in mist. The half-awake magician answered the hurried knock at the front door. The boy, covered in dust and smell, carried…