Calliope’s Voice

Resisting, Breathing

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ROBERTO MALINI In Memory of George Floyd (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) Before he died George Floyd said in a last faint whisper: “I can’t breathe”. “I can’t breathe”. And he died suffocated, with the weight of the…

In memoriam

Giacomo Manzù

GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT English A poetic In memoriam for those who died untimely of the corona virus UNTIMELY LEAVING When a sun which knows no more dawn dies away in its own light, and the night blots out its stars, snaps the stem,…

Le vie delle parole

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ANNE STEVENSON Sierra Nevada Landscape without regrets whose weakest junipers strangle and split granite, whose hard, clean light is utterly without restraint, whose mountains can purify and dazzle and every minute excite us, but never can offer us commiseration, never…

Madagascar in 100 Haiku, a selection

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ABHAY K. sea of innocence exuding amber light —lemur’s eyes (1) * an ascetic meditating turned upside down —the baobab tree (2) * giant eggs in drawing rooms —where have all the elephant birds gone? (3) * always ready for…

Of my Neighbour the Severn

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ROGAN WOLF The River Severn is situated to the south west of Great Britain. Its length is 220 miles (354 km) and it is thus the longest river in the UK. Its source is in the Cambrian mountains of mid Wales and…

Find me, I’m a tree

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SYLVIE MARIE find me Poetry turns paper back into trees – Marie Lundquist find me i’m standing among the others feet planted in a corner knees together my woody trunk rising through my resin pelvis my backbone a stem for…

Poetry on Prescription

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) There was an old woman called Deb who had a crazy idea in her head to hear people’s ills without giving pills but give them poems instead Deborah Alma travels around British fairs and festivals in…