Monthly Archives: Sunday January 29th, 2017

Against all leprosies

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) Today it is the 64th World Leprosy Day, observed internationally to increase the public awareness of Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in…

Dewdrops, the long road towards the shortness of haikus

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) Dewdrops, 100 haiku by Germain Droogenbrood in Japanese English Spanish and Dutch with illustrations by Satish Gupta and calligraphy by Taeku Uemura. Spanish editing Rafael Carcelén, English editing Stanley H. Barkan, Japanese by Taeko Uemura –…

A Thousand and One versions of the Arabian Nights

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SILVIA PIO Aladdin, Ali Baba, Shahrazad and Sindbad the Sailor are part of Western collective imagination and have almost become part of our folklore. We all know where they come from: The Thousand and One Nights, also called The Arabian…

Haiku, Stanley H. Barkan

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) New seeds from the old but still-living oak branches: big things from the small. Tohu va Bohu*: A flickering of His thought— spark out of the dark. Fading from the walls, the chalk-scrawled letters: “I have…

Parade of Poems for the New Year

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT (edited by) MORNING STAR Oh flower of Time Paul Celan The morning star befuddled by dark sources reflects for a moment in the morning’s red then disappears with the faded dreams of the night kindled by the light…