To the Trees

Photo: Roberto May

DREAM OF THE FIR-TREE by Heinrich Heine 1797-1856 A fir-tree stands in northern lands Alone on barren height. Fitful his slumber; snow and ice Wrap him in coat of white. . His dream is of a palm-tree In distant lands…

Hope in Trees

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT Hope Since many months no rain they suffer but still they are green because without hope neither they can live ─ the trees. Translation with the author by Stanley Barkan For the articles included in The Albero Project,…

Flowers for Varavara Rao

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GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK Letter to India (On the imprisonment of Telugu-language poet Varavara Rao) India! Does the goddess Saraswati smile When you imprison your poets When, Covid-stricken, they hallucinate Sitting in a puddle of urine? India! Is Saraswati pleased? Varavara Rao,…

Tree

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ELDAR AKHADOV For Richard Berengarten, author of the monumental poem ‘Tree’* Artillery shots. Foxtrot sounds. Villages and ancient manuscripts burn. And only the tree outside the window keeps waiting. Whenever you glance at it The mind darkens. Ice crumbles. A…

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

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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,…