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

Iraq
Friday, 28 January 2022 10:19

Iraq

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Gabriel Rosenstock presents a bilingual haiku in Irish and English in response to a photograph by Maxime Crozet Iraq ravaged, emptylike the face of Tony Blair . . .a street in Iraq folamh, scriostaar nós aghaidh Tony Blair . . .sráid san Iaráic
Christmas in Belfast, 1991
Friday, 28 January 2022 10:15

Christmas in Belfast, 1991

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Christmas In Belfast, 1991 by Owen Gallagher Before mass, the milk runs, the paper rounds,she hauled her son in through the door.The soldiers returned to barracks for a full belly. Taking off her Sunday best, laying him outon the table to rest, she scrubbed him clean,sewed him up, where he…
Little Brickmaker of Bangladesh
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 26 January 2022 11:02

Little Brickmaker of Bangladesh

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Gabriel Rosenstock presents a bilingual haiku, in Irish and English, in response to a photograph by Alain Schroeder Little Brickmaker of Bangladesh carrying the weight of the world . . . little brickmaker of Bangladesh An Bhanglaidéis . . . ualach an domhain á iompar ag an mbríceadóirín Gabriel Rosenstock's…
Imagine
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 23 January 2022 09:11

Imagine

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imagine by Julie Easley imagine you had just crossed the seacrashed out of the wavesfell down onto your knees imagine your kids strapped to your sidestheir lives wrapped in plastic, snapped and tagged for all the front pages imagine that journey, the swell of fear in your mind, the relief…
Is
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 19 January 2022 12:40

Is

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Is by Kevin Higgins It depends what the meaning of “is” is,which depends what the meaning of “isn’t” is,which depends what you mean by “my hand”,which depends what I mean by not “around her waist”. It depends on the meaning of “know”,which depends on the meaning of “don’t”,which depends on…
Echoing the Arch: In Memory of Desmond Tutu
Monday, 17 January 2022 10:49

Echoing the Arch: In Memory of Desmond Tutu

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Echoing the ArchIn memory of Desmond Tutu (1931 – 2021) by David Betteridge He was portrayed as a dancing man,and one given to laughter,but he marched as often as he danced,and he wept. He marched at risk of his lifefor justice and for peace.He wept at their denial,and their breach.…
Two new poems by Fred Voss
Saturday, 15 January 2022 14:28

Two new poems by Fred Voss

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Under Their Sweaty Wings by Fred Voss I have had many fathers between tin wallsonewho told me to lay a crescent wrench across the jaws of a viceif I left the vice untightened at the end of the workdayso I wouldn’t forget it was loose the next morning and drop…
Christmas Poetry Round Up
Sunday, 26 December 2021 11:24

Christmas Poetry Round Up

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This quarter's round-up comes with seasonal solidarity and very best wishes to all our readers. It also comes rather belatedly. I have to admit that I have struggled to choose the books I would include in this selection. Not through lack of choice, but because 2021 afforded such an embarrassment…
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