Tagged: poetry

Featured Poem 4/8 – “Azaleas” 0

Featured Poem 4/8 – “Azaleas”

Azaleas by Kim So-wŏl     See information on the translation of this poem here.   When seeing me sickens you and you walk out I’ll send you off without a word, no fuss. Yongbyon’s...

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You Scream, I Scream: NaPo!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re here again at our favourite time of year: NaPo! All through April I’ll be joining you in the delicious pursuit of 30 poems! One for every day of the month,...

Featured Poem 4/1 – “Vespers” 4

Featured Poem 4/1 – “Vespers”

Vespers by Louise Glück   In your extended absence, you permit me use of earth, anticipating some return on investment. I must report failure in my assignment, principally regarding the tomato plants. I think I...

Featured Poem 3/25 – “Beside a chrysanthemum” 5

Featured Poem 3/25 – “Beside a chrysanthemum”

Beside a chrysanthemum  by Midang For one chrysanthemum to bloom a nightingale has sobbed since spring, perhaps. For one chrysanthemum to bloom thunder has pealed in dark clouds, perhaps. Flower! Like my sister standing at her...

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I’ll Interrobang You!

 !?!?!? You wouldn’t think people need punctuation in poetry, in fact most people seem to ignore it completely – except for the capitalisation of every line (what’s with that?! [That interrobang is for you...

Featured Poem 3/18 – “A Koan for the Left Hand” 0

Featured Poem 3/18 – “A Koan for the Left Hand”

A Koan for the Left Hand by Mike Arnautov   The Sun immersed its golden arm Up to the elbow into water, And sorts through pebbles at the bottom. What more to say about this...

To Break or Not to Break? 0

To Break or Not to Break?

snap, crackle, pop Writers of all ages and all places are aware of line breaks. Sometimes we’re not aware of what line breaks are doing, exactly, but we definitely know they’re there! Completing a...