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Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.
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Category Archives: Poetry
The Pianist of Yarmouk The pianist of Yarmouk pushes his white piano everywhere on his uncle’s vegetable cart. He knows the symphonies of Beethoven, but the buildings (their eyes) and the alleys (their echo) demand another tune:
Cat’s foot, iron claw Neuro-surgeons scream for more At paranoia’s poison door 21st century schizoid man Blood rack, barbed wire Politician’s funeral pyre Innocence raped with napalm fire 21st century schizoid man Dead sea, blind man’s greed Poet’s starving, children … Continue reading
The poem is by the Russian poet, Nikolai Gumilyov. It is recited here by Gennadiy Dubovoi. Born in Kronstadt in 1886, Gumilyov published his first book of poems in 1905, and fought for Russia during the first World War, in … Continue reading
You could think of this as a rather interesting juxtaposition of events, and they both occurred today: while Benjamin Netanyahu was being applauded and swooned over in the US Congress, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset found herself under … Continue reading
By M. Dennis Paul For the past several weeks, I have been forced to confront a seemingly ceaseless melancholy of unknown origin.
Years ago when we met Into something which passed for love we fell, I was okay with that illusion, and yet For you something was not quite well.
As America Falls
This is a poem I wrote about my German Shepherd, Elsa, who died 16 years ago today. I have a great many memories of hours spent writing (poems, articles, etc.) while she sat curled up on the couch next to … Continue reading
Terrorism and beauty, truth and light, in 79 lines of poetic verse…