The dreamery inshore. An ephrastic poem by Paweł Markiewicz

Picture of Abraham Hulk The dreamery inshore   A  dreamed  ship has gone aground at the most marvelous and dreamiest afterglow. The mast adverts to orientation of a tender Morning star. Seafarers died at midnight feeling the sea-like fantasy. The wind wrenched a canvas, such a Golden Fleece, to the piratical islands. The sea isContinue reading “The dreamery inshore. An ephrastic poem by Paweł Markiewicz”

3 poems by SUN Qian. Translated by Yin Xiaoyuan

The Encounter Between Snow and Cherry Blossoms The melancholic should listen with more concentration to a voice beyond words. Descending from the heavens of the sophisticated gyri the whispers sound so calm and limpid like murmured prayers in the wind. Melodies of the multi-voice hymns are usually undistinguishable in the slumbering bass of this world;Continue reading “3 poems by SUN Qian. Translated by Yin Xiaoyuan”

2 poems by I.B. Iskov

Nocturnal Inspiration White light spires glow in magnificence from one small candle.   Flickers of fallout land on my lap while writing a brand new poem in brilliant quietness.   One fanciful flame keeps me wakeful between the fire and the flash, between nightfall and morning.         The Trucker on the 401Continue reading “2 poems by I.B. Iskov”

The Word. A poem by Christopher Galano

The Word   za Anu   I met a man who sang of lilies down-spiralling on a bier garden— who sang of ivory petals alighting ashen corpses and red dust— who sang of dancers kicking up red dust into the atmosphere— who sang of dancers banging glasses, splashing drinks on ashen corpses— who sang ofContinue reading “The Word. A poem by Christopher Galano”

3 poems by Zdravko Odorcic

THE SCENT OF HOLOCAUST   For a long time I have been digging the hardness of the ground  With my nails I touch the paleness of the skin unknown  Wondering how they are my unmoving neighbours Coldly rigid laying or curvely dead        I don’t know where you arrived from  and when the death touched youContinue reading “3 poems by Zdravko Odorcic”

2 poems by Sevda Akyuz

notes towards an operation                                                                                                                  let my solitude see me off a woman’s voice in the next room hard as it may seem                       I celebrate life in a blue room awaiting laparatomy                      ‘cos there is a big lump in my belly like a watermelon                  said an orderly elated andContinue reading “2 poems by Sevda Akyuz”

3 poems by Andreea Iulia Scridon

Tristiana   June today, and June’s days blossom one by one, as does the rose’s miraculous swirl, and its shame, and so do cruel amoebas and enchanted beetles, and thoughts of every crazy kind, it seems we model summer’s days from wet clay.   It seems that my mother, Cristiana, my mother, Tristia, is alreadyContinue reading “3 poems by Andreea Iulia Scridon”