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江城子·别徐州 (Upon Leaving Xuzhou – to the tune of Jiangchenzi)

天涯流落思无穷,既相逢,却匆匆。 携手佳人,和泪折残红。 为问东风余几许? 春纵在,与谁同。   隋堤三月水溶溶。 背归鸿,去吴中。 回首彭城, 清泗与淮通。 欲寄相思千点泪, 流不到,楚江东。   I’ve wandered the world for years, considering everything: We are no sooner met than I must make plans Read more


by Marie Boucher April 5, 2020 In Memoriam to Joan Cobb Hopkins   Today the heavens opened and received an angel. She ascended effortlessly--her family by her side humming a Read more

The Seedbank

by Aideed Medina Argueta   The seedbank, life encapsulated, waiting dormant, life in stasis, life rich in variety, for years passing. Life waiting. for fire for wind for water, for Read more


THE BISHOP'S HOUSE (after The Colonel by Carolyn Forché) We sat on the porch at the bishop’s house, two white women and a girl of thirteen, stopped in a town Read more

Start Close In

by David Whyte Start close in, don't take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don't want to take. Start with Read more

Sand dreams

La vida son estos peldaños desiguales Estos peldaños de piedra A través de los cuales Ascendemos al sueño de la arena Gabriel A. Guillén


by Persis Karim   Here--the place where we speak their names in shadows and reflections, the trace of our belonging, in this refuge--still living in threads of memory--even when the Read more


Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star’s stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the Read more


by Miranda Jade   I found creativity beat back fear inspiring me to be brave   this blackout poem is my own work

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