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Tree Query

A poetic paean to a tree that survives the vagaries of nature, offers shade to a weary traveller and sanctuary to birds and animals.

~David Chappell

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Rush Hour

The poet is troubled by thoughts that grumble and shout suffocating sanity and yet it is thoughts of freedom that comfort and soothe.

~Aldas

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Triage

The fear of failure preys upon human mind, making it a ‘wilderness of anxiety’ and yet risking the fall is the only way to succeed.

~Allison Grayhurst

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Wishes

A beautiful poem about wishes that are ‘dreams of hope’ and come paired with a ‘protective prayer’.

~Chris Rothwell

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An Anxious Song

Anxiety creates a black cavernous hole that seems to be devouring the poet, but her creative persona pulls her out of the chasm intact.

~Sonia Chauhan

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The Last Sunrise of my Life

A sunrise heralds the arrival of a new day with fresh possibilities and promises. The poet ponders about how she would spend the last sunrise of her life.


~ Mihika Jindal Gaharwar

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Mythos

A cynical poet dubs the modern republic as a myth of clowns and self-pitying upstarts.

~Richard Oyama

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A Smiling Woman

A sweet paean to a wonder woman with the brain of a surgeon and the heart of a dancer.

~E. Martin Pedersen

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Nets

In the fisherman’s nets the poet discovers a world of life and death.

~Lynn White

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Yellow Pages

The yellow pages of old books become an album of memories of loss and pain for the poet.

~Abin Chakraborty

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Plate Collector

Plate Collector is a vignette of an old British gentleman, who collects bone china, even as his old bones heave and dissolve with age.

~Donna Pucciani

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The Expeditioner

The poem offers a kaleidoscope of images that become a fitting paradigm for life.

~Lara Dolphin

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Rear-View Mirror

The poet ruminates philosophically about how one needs a rear-view mirror to ‘hold on to people who leave.’

~Sayan Aich Bhowmik

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The River

A poem that drips nostalgia. The poet  reminisces about a place by the river and a life ‘lived together.’ 

~Tony Arnold