The suitcase of Hermes

Tanka & Haiku

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MICHAEL MCCLINTOCK from http://michaelmcclintock.homestead.com/index.html Tanka (短歌 “short poem”) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.

Parade of Poems

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WRITE FOR ME Write for me a love poem when the moon calls her maids to stud with shining pearls the dark dome Write for me a love poem when the winds gently move the tops of the trees playing…

Tanka & Haiku

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GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK — 5-line poems of love, desire and emptiness — Ekphrastic tanka by Gabriel Rosenstock in Irish & English to artwork by Frederic Bazille. Japanese version by Mariko Sumikura. «Ekphrasis is the art of describing works of art, the…

Parade of Poems

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT (edited by) COME BACK Come back often and take hold of me, sensation that I love come back and take hold of me— when the body’s memory awakens and an old longing again moves into the blood, when…

Parade of Poems for Barcelona

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WE WERE NOT BORN FOR DAYS LIKE THESE In one’s life, days like these should never happen again Such a thing Such a thought Such a day should never happen again, for that purpose I will throw all what I…

From Maria Miraglia’s Seagulls in the Blue

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WRITE FOR ME Write for me a love poem when the moon her maids calls to stud with shining pearls the dark dome Write for me a love poem when the winds gently move the treetops playing romantic serenades Write…

Poets from the World, Sotirios Pastakas, Greece

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GREECE, A MOPED Greece travels at forty MPH like a moped along the coastal road. The highest possible speed coincides with the potential of an enamoured look. To record, to relish, to recall the light’s slightest deviations, the sea’s rolling,…