Poetry

Poetry

It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care to act,
it starts when you do it again after they said no,
it starts when you say we and know who you mean,
and each day you mean one more.

Marge Piercy

Two Kinds of God
Sunday, 03 July 2022 11:33

Two Kinds of God

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Two Kinds of God by Fred Voss, with image by Martin Gollan 5 people in robeshave done the work of Godno lightning boltsno earthquakesno Moses parting the Red Seano Jesus rising from the gravejust 5 votesby people who brush their teethand wipe their assand have opinions5 people in robeswho have…
Apocryphal Idols
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 30 June 2022 15:00

Apocryphal Idols

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Apocryphal Idols by Cheryl Vail, with image above by Martin Gollan Liberty’s a goddess yet how can she embody her name when she isn’t permitted to be as she is when her own choices are sand through a sieve held in someone else’s hands she isn’t an automaton that prefix…
ranting righties rap
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 29 June 2022 16:32

ranting righties rap

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ranting righties rap by tom hubbard god save Americaa mer i CA save god forty fifth prezlet us now loudly hollerland of the gun and dollarprivate wealth public squalor* our bible sez we’re gonna git away with it ladies and gennlemenlet us bomb yemenwe’ll fake pious painover ukrainesend darkskins to…
Declarations of Love
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 27 June 2022 09:54

Declarations of Love

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This collection of beautifully illustrated love poems ranges from protesting the inequities and cruelties of our fragmenting world to delight in the variety and beauty of creation, and from a fierce compassion for the 'cry of the poor' to tender recollections of family and friends. These poems evince a radical…
To the Lukewarm
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 27 June 2022 08:33

To the Lukewarm

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To the Lukewarm 'So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth'.- Revelation 3:16 by Christopher Norris, with image by Martin Gollan Let hate, like love, burn steady, fierce and clean.No time for cooling passions – keep your flameTurned up, spot…
The spectacle of refugees
Sunday, 26 June 2022 07:48

The spectacle of refugees

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The Spectacle of Refugees is a bilingual tanka (5-7-5-7-7 syllables) by Gabriel Rosenstock in response to artwork (above) by Banksy, Refugee Boat (2015) ón talamh slán seobreathnaímid ar na teifightáimid sábháilte féach! chomh tirim le coirt crainn cuilithín nó dhó comhbhá from terra firmawe watch the refugee boatswe're safe in…
Have a Joycesome Bloomsday!
Thursday, 16 June 2022 09:30

Have a Joycesome Bloomsday!

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Bloomsday 2022 by David Betteridge, with image by William Murphy Dear language-king,you crafted sovereign treasuresthat we glutton readers crave.Dire digger in the rib of too-too-solid, sullied flesh,thanks for the blessings and the blissyour mintings gave.Unflaggingly, your Yes-wellsspring. Wharnow are alle your brainbairns, say?Not gone to Kingdoom come, thank Gud!think Gutenberg!…
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