Poetry

Flora

By MA Fox   Spring looms. Flora, Rome’s goddess, flowers as her crown, heralds the cycle of rebirth.   Image by Roksolana...

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Farewell Maid

By Wendy J Dunn   My lover brought me a poesy Yesterday morn Alone in the meadow Alive with spring Ragged robin, vetch, golden...

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Diana

By MA Fox   Hail to thee, Diana, Goddess over all that is steeped in darkness, Sacred keeper of the moon.   By the silver light...

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Brief History of Hate

By Wendy J Dunn   A child bleeds. Head broken Wound open Torso pocked by gunfire. He cries Terrified “Where’s my father?...

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The hand that pulled the trigger

By Duncan Richardson   The officer in charge of the firing squad knows he was the one who killed the Ceausescu’s because his...

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Genghis

By Duncan Richardson   When the great Khan died legend tells   they buried him on the plain and gathered a swarm of horses  ...

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Sylvia: the movie

By Duncan Richardson   England – February 1963   The worst winter in memory pipes and birds were freezing heaters gave up...

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Empires of mist

By Duncan Richardson   Suleyman the Magnificent* twice bereaved found solace in poetry for a while then war dying in the field on his...

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The Philosopher’s Stone

By Duncan Richardson   Eager pilgrims seek out the Great Philosopher 1898   Let us go and see Herr Nietzsche sitting by the...

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Witch, Nun, Scholar

By Eloise Faichney   i. Witch   Am I to spend my days locked in the longing of my namesake?   I am a ghost of knife and...

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Baba Yaga

By Eloise Faichney   Your walking-hut1, witchmother, hides in the forest of the Tsar. You; ambiguity personified with bony legs and...

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Diábolos

By Eloise Faichney   You still do not understand what I have seen, Padre. These rosaries will not save us now, nor these prayers; we...

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Untitled Poem

By Christina Aitken Spots of crimson dance in the breeze Below, the swollen, shuddering sea bears hopeful young men to war Standing in rows...

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