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THE LOOKING GLASS: Poetry, by Kamala Das

THE LOOKING GLASS Getting a man to love you is easy, only be honest about your wants as woman. Stand nude before the glass with him, so that he sees himself the stronger one, and believes it so, and you so much more, softer, younger, lovelier. Admit your admiration. Notice the perfection of his limbs, his eyes reddening under the …

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PROLOGUE: Poetry, by Yun Dong-ju

PROLOGUE That I may look up at the sky until the day I die, without even an ounce of shame. Also for the wind that blows through the leaves, I have suffered. With the soul that sings the stars, I have to love all the things that go towards death. And then, the way that I was assigned, I will …

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IN THE GARDEN, SEEING THE BEAUTIFUL: Poetry, by He Xun

IN THE GARDEN, SEEING THE BEAUTIFUL The sleeves of fine silk, rolled up in the wind. Hairpins of jade, shine under the trees. With the round fan, she collects the fallen flowers. Then again it raises, to conceal a trace of a smile. (He Xun)

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SOLITUDE OF TWO BILLION YEARS LIGHT: Poetry, by Shuntaro Tanikawa

SOLITUDE OF TWO BILLION YEARS LIGHT Small globe on humans sleep, get up and work, sometimes want to have companions on Mars. The Martians on their small world, I do not know what to do, maybe a little sleep, get up a little, they work a little? Sometimes they want to have companions on Earth. This is absolutely safe. Universal …

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YOU SHOULD NON KNOW THE DESPAIR: Poetry, by Emily Bronte

YOU SHOULD NOT KNOW THE DESPAIR Should not you know despair, if the stars sparkle every night; If the dew falls silent at night, and the sun gilds the morning. Should not you know despair, though the tears to flow freely. Not the years most loved, forever in your heart? Cry, you cry, so it must be. The wind sighs …

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PREACHING TO THE BIRDS: Poetry, by Giulio Salvadori

PREACHING TO THE BIRDS By going with the company, he saw trees on either side of the street, and a multitude of birds, which bent with the weight of the twigs. And he turned his face so happy, that he laughed in his eyes to heaven. “My brothers, you have to be grateful to those who made you happy creatures: …

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PARALLELS: Poetry, by Eugene Guillevic

PARALLELS You go, the space is large, there are borders, we want to talk. But what we tell, the other already knows, because from the outset, erased, forgotten, is still the same adventure. In dreams we meet, we love, we are complete. Does it go farther, than in ourselves, or another. (Eugene Guillevic) http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Other-Poems-Eugene-Guillevic/dp/0976844982

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RAGLAN ROAD: Poetry, by Patrick Kavanagh

RAGLAN ROAD On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew, that her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way, and I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day. On Grafton Street in November …

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STEPS: Poetry by Dennis Haskell

STEPS A man was going on the grains compact the coast of Geraldton, alongside waves hesitant on shells, the smooth incessant restless Indian Ocean. Walking does not imitate, he thought, wondering where to go, a bit ‘sterposo, he thought on these sands otherwise deserted by mounds of seaweed scattered purple and black rocks with strange shapes, could walk forever, the …

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WHAT STARTS AND ENDS: Poetry, María Baranda

WHAT STARTS AND ENDS That starts and ends, when she looks at the precipice of blue ink? And it is having been behind the bars of the sunrises, bent, dig now in your meat cut, scratchy tucked the summit, opening heaven in your particles under the caste rain water. Woman on which beach you will, in which your ships and …

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