Tag Archive for Silvia Pio

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…

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…

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…