The suitcase of Hermes

The Apricot Tree


SILVIA PIO I once said the apricot tree was my home because I preferred its clamorous leaves to the silence sounding the old walls. When autumn began to confine me inside I would look to the tree as one looks…

A Dendrology: Twelve Propositions


RICHARD BERENGARTEN Twelve propositions 1.        The word anthology often means a ‘collection of poems’. This usage blends two ideas: a ‘gathering of flowers’ and a ‘gathering of extracts from writings’.[1] In other words, an anthology is conceived as a kind…

“Tree” by Richard Berengarten


STEFANO MARIA CASELLA An essay on Tree by Richard Berengarten (Photo: Fiorenzo Calosso) Related articles: The Albero Project (Richard Berengarten’s Introduction) A Forest of Trees (versions in different languages) Concerning “Tree”: Twelve Propositions A Dendrology: Twelve Propositions For more articles…

Message in a Bottle from D H Lawrence


Messages in a bottle are passages, quoted from writers who lived in the past, conveying a message that can still be appreciated in the present. PAX All that matters is to be at one with You, the living God; to…

Tanka & Haiku


MICHAEL MCCLINTOCK from Tanka (短歌 “short poem”) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.

Parade of Poems

Germain Droogenbroodt

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…