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

Ireland is a Landlord
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 08:26

Ireland is a Landlord

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Ireland is a Landlord by Declan Geraghty It’s just doors and wallsjust a tiny spot of landjust plastic and woodjust tubes and metalfor water and heatcables for lighta chair to sit down on between the wallsto rest your weary boneswalls to protect from the wind and coldthe roof from rain…
Christ tries to enter Global Britain, Easter 2022
Monday, 18 April 2022 08:10

Christ tries to enter Global Britain, Easter 2022

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Christ tries to enter Global Britain, Easter 2022 by Chris Nash Adrian Henri, beat poet brothercreator of Christ’s entry in 1964to free-verse, free-jazz, free-love Liverpool,the happenings have all happened;while we were waiting, agitating,for fresh colours to grow in the Union Jack,your pop-parade of progress passed by;the chip papers playing at…
Bucha
Tuesday, 12 April 2022 11:14

Bucha

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Bucha by Lisa Kelly The man who confronted the tank captured by drone footage. His hands held up.His wife in the front seat, his child in the back.What’s next is blurred, what’s later is burned.The evidence remains. Pepper holesof bullets in car doors. Shot after shot. A body lies in…
Fog and Slaughter: Two poems on the war in Ukraine
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 08 April 2022 09:40

Fog and Slaughter: Two poems on the war in Ukraine

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Fog by Rip Bulkeley We have to know. Brave journalistsboth risk and lose their lives for that.But information managersare too strong for them. They flood uswith lies and photo opportunities.If they told the truth, we would hear words like oil, gas, and wheat more often.Instead we get people yelling Rus,…
Dancing for Ukraine
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 07 April 2022 14:39

Dancing for Ukraine

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Dancing for Ukraine is a bilingual tanka by Gabriel Rosenstock in response to Three Ukrainian Dancers (1895) previously known as Les Trois Danseuses Russes by Edgar Degas. Many art galleries are now becoming conscious of having mislabelled works of art on display and in storage, having used the broad term…
Two new poems from Fred Voss
Sunday, 03 April 2022 09:29

Two new poems from Fred Voss

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Beethoven whistles at a cat in a seventh storey window by Fred Voss Some men in this machine shopwork slowly as they canwithout getting firedothers work at breakneck speed like their lives depend on itI prefer to work the way all the poppies on the hillsidebloomthe way the sea otter…
Siege
Sunday, 03 April 2022 09:25

Siege

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Siege by Rip Bulkeley 'Wars are fought to change the enemy’s mind'. - Liddell Hart The grandchildren of the mass killers of Dresden,Coventry, Tokyo, and Leningrad, leave alonethe atomic bombs, few of whom were everprosecuted, now bleat about Mariupol. From warcomes siege, and in siege, from Alesia to Sarajevo,civilians, including…
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