Sunday, 28 February 2021

A story of the great men of the faith - Saadi Shirazi

They relate a story of the great men of the faith. 
Recognizers of the truth of the essence of truth. 

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Friday, 26 February 2021

Mother - Ki Hyung-do

Mother
Is not coming home. She left
for the market, carrying on her head thirty 
stems of young radish to sell. She’s not
coming home. The sun has long
Set. I sit in the room like
A cold ball of uneaten rice in a bowl.

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Bengali women - Joie Bose

perhaps it is how we were raised
always asked to keep our spine straight
to hold our heads high

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

On Easter - August Šenoa

On Easter back then, even now I recall,
The morning sun did toward us veer,
Full of life, of youth, I ran to you all,
Toward my village small and so dear.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Fire - Kwame Dawes

He is the man with the axe with its white edge.
He was born to a time of fire.
He took a pickaxe and walked to the rail
track and asked for work; and he stood
by the sparks and forging fire, standing
there as if the heat is food, pure food.

Monday, 22 February 2021

Elsie - Pamela Claire Mordecai

Elsie could cuss like a sailor
rip masts too when she swept
like a storm upgrading
minute by minute trading

Sunday, 21 February 2021

The gloomy night to morning yields - Hans Chrestensen Sthen

The gloomy night to morning yields,
So brightly the day is breaking;
The sun ascends over hills and fields,
And birds are with song awaking.

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Friday, 19 February 2021

Social media love - Pamela Elizabeth Acaye

Babes, Please I beg, Let us not waste time on grammar!
The time between is too short to waste on long words,

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Ecstasy - Paul Éluard

I am in front of this feminine land
Like a child in front of the fire
Smiling vaguely with tears in my eyes

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Ortamezar - Ivan Theofilov

The neighborhood
with its shady provincial courtyards
next to the hot watermelon fields,

Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Vanity of the World (Miranda Vanitas) - Bernard of Clairvaux

O the wondrous vanity 
That the heart bewitches! 
Bitter poison 'tis to be 
All absorbed in riches. 

Saturday, 13 February 2021

The Sower - Edward Dowden

Son of the earth, brave flinger of the seed,
Strider of furrows, copesmate of the morn,
Which, stirr’d with quickenings of a day unborn,

Friday, 12 February 2021

Cinderalla - Chinedu Okezuonu

This ugly sight of yours
Knives my soft conscience
Melts the grease inside my knuckles.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

The Hymn of Slippers - Rati Saxena

The taste is very bitter, from tongue to throat,
up to the intestine, bitterness everywhere
everything is bitter, 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Weave your joy - Philo Ikonya

With the tips of your fingers
And all of you like the
Orchestra conductor knows that music
Know your body:
Its heart drum
Piano toes…

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Spring - Cathal O’Byrne

A slender blade of grass beside a. stone,
A gleam of sunshine ’tween the narrow roofs,

Monday, 8 February 2021

an old man - Alexandru Vakulovski

an old man
paralysed on one side
of his body
is carrying
a bucket to the bin

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Where'er I go - Carl Olof Rosenius

Where'er I go, in mountains, woods, or valleys,
With me goes a Friend, I hear His voice,
Warns me, though invisible, and peace He grants me,

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Friday, 5 February 2021

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Italian for Farouters - Tiziana Colusso

My tongue is burnt by vanities:

parasemantic epidemics
stick to my palate
exhaling from the daily ink,

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Karkhiyya - Abu Nuwas

Praise the wine for its munificence
And give it the best of names

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Confidentially - Peyo Yavorov

‘Neath tender enchantments of a dreamy evening
And the two of us burning – don’t come too close.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Mortuos voco - Putinas

But silence shrouds the grave-yard on the hill. 
No corpse stirs from its damp and earthly cell.