Tagged: featured poem

Featured Poem 6/17 – “Tourists” 0

Featured Poem 6/17 – “Tourists”

Tourists by Yehuda Amichai   Visits of condolence is all we get from them. They squat at the Holocaust Memorial, They put on grave faces at the Wailing Wall And they laugh behind heavy curtains...

Featured Poem 6/10 – “Be Drunk” 0

Featured Poem 6/10 – “Be Drunk”

Be Drunk by Charles Baudelaire  Translated by Louis Simpson   You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it: it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time...

Featured Poem 6/3 – “Red Shoes” 0

Featured Poem 6/3 – “Red Shoes”

Red Shoes by Honor Moore   all that autumn you step from the train as if something were burning something is burning running across the green grass bare feet that day death was only...

Featured Poem 5/27 – “Dialect of a Skirt” 0

Featured Poem 5/27 – “Dialect of a Skirt”

Dialect of a Skirt by Erica Miriam Fabri   The young girl wanted a new voice. After all, people got new things every day. A new hip, a new nose, a new set of suspenders....

Featured Poem 5/20 – “To Dorothy” 0

Featured Poem 5/20 – “To Dorothy”

To Dorothy by Marvin Bell   You are not beautiful, exactly. You are beautiful, inexactly. You let a weed grow by the mulberry and a mulberry grow by the house. So close, in the personal...

Featured Poem 5/13 – “Arabic” 0

Featured Poem 5/13 – “Arabic”

Arabic by Naomi Shihab Nye   The man with laughing eyes stopped smiling to say, “Until you speak Arabic, you will not understand pain.” Something to do with the back of the head, an...

Featured Poem 5/6 – “In Flight” 0

Featured Poem 5/6 – “In Flight”

In Flight by Jennifer K. Sweeney   The Himalayan legend says there are beautiful white birds that live completely in flight. They are born in the air, must learn to fly before falling and...

Featured Poem 4/29 – “Anarchy” 0

Featured Poem 4/29 – “Anarchy”

Anarchy by Carlos Oliva      translated by Anthony Seidman   On these streets where love is a word which one doesn’t see anywhere I discovered a state of being as beautiful as a flower...

Featured Poem 4/22 – from Six Czech Poets 1

Featured Poem 4/22 – from Six Czech Poets

by Pavel Kolmacka      translated by Alexandra Büchler      from Six Czech Poets   Still midday air, the breeze asleep in the nest of a tree. Before long God will give us a...

Featured Poem 4/15 – “Under the Harmonious Moon” 0

Featured Poem 4/15 – “Under the Harmonious Moon”

Under the Harmonious Moon by Bavuudorj Tsogdorj  translated by Lyn Coffin   You exist so far from my world But I have reason to want never to come to you. I want not to...