Tag Archive for Silvia Pio

Mrs Prufrock used to sing

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SILVIA PIO She saw the bottom where the water was sweet, surrendered her body to the waves she feared as a gift, and dreamed the dreams she had kept to give as presents wrapped with indecision (and you used to…

Forget Me Not

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JOHN IRVING CLARKE When he woke, the woman was standing over him. He took in his surroundings – the scrubby bushes under which he’d thrown himself, the wind barging through the paltry shelter, the darkening sky – and he would…

Walk with the Mahatma

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” —Mohandas…

A Synchronistic Experience with a Blue Butterfly

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The book-length sequence of poems entitled The Blue Butterfly  was conceived when Richard Berengarten took the photo below on 25 May 1985, outside the Memorial Museum at Šumarice, on the outskirts of the city of Kragujevac in central Serbia. The museum commemorates a…

Gabriel Rosenstock & Debiprasad Mukherjee: Mural World

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DEBIPRASAD MUKHERJEE Life is always like a painting—you draw, you erase … Historically, people used painting as an abstract expression of moments lived. Paintings on walls across the globe continue to be the portraiture of people’s social structures, the mirrors which reflect their…

Each Side of the Solstice

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ANTHONY MELLORS Relict Land Undead wych elms rise from cliffs pathless & unstable as if at this hour above the talus old gods wrestled their own myths at risk from fungal pathogens an ancient rowan rives through skeletal yew wild…

The Elements, poems and photos

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SILVIA PIO Air Made of air our memories are smuggled from oblivion, a habit of ours. Our thoughts are mysteries of wind wafting with our wandering; a breath of incense, a puff of sky intangible, impossible to quantify. The vital…