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Uljana Wolf
what a false friend, this chef, this boss, this kitchen man or bessie’s beau: i’ll gobble you,
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CABIN BOY
José Zuleta Ortiz
Here, while the night blazes 
I understand: I was only
one more crew member ...
CACTUS
K. Satchidanandan
Thorns are my language.
I announce my existence
with a bleeding touch.

Once
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CAESURA – I.
Habib Tengour
If he comes to interrogate a half-burned trace, he does so impelled by an atavism or rather a
...
CAESURA – V.
Habib Tengour
There’s nothing. Renew the experience? The pain loses all materiality. At the moment of
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CAESURA – VI.
Habib Tengour
She has never left that trace that sometimes can be read in the rock. Everyone localizes there
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CAFÉ
Adam Zagajewski
In that café in a foreign town bearing a French writer’s
name I read Under the Volcano...
CAFÉ KAFKA
Mohamed Al-Harthy
No. I’m not going to talk about that famous café
near the old Jewish quarter on
...
CAFÉ SCHILLER
Manuel de Freitas
It was all in vain, again.
I was miles away from Amsterdam,
if you see what I mean,
...
CAFÉ TABLE
Nuno Júdice
She was sitting in the middle of the café, with full tables
all around her. She was
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CAGED BIRD
Yair Hurwitz
1
I haven’t lost a thing here and still
these twilight hours in the month of Iyar are a
...
CALAMUS
He Xiaozhu
Calamus

Goats gallivant on the mountains
that person sees the rain come in on the
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CALIBAN'S ISLAND
Petra Müller
I remember what this island looked like, before, with its pliant lianas
from which I swung
...
CALL
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
No slender thread,...
CALL MY NAME
Tatsuji Miyoshi
Call my name please
please call me by my childhood name
pity me and call me just once
...
CALL MY NAME
Tatsuji Miyoshi
Please call my name
Please call my name from those distant days of childhood
Please have
...
CALL-UP
Katia Kapovich
With a perpetual eagle on his crumpled beret,
Grisha Hartyuk, the quiet C-average dropout, ...
CALLE PRINCIPE 25
José Tolentino Mendonça
Without warning we lose
the vastness of the fields
singular enigmas
the clarity
...
CALLED POETRY
Pedro Arturo Estrada
Called poetry is everything that closes the door on fools, yes.
Everything, on the other hand,
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CALVARY
Joko Pinurbo
Towards evening, death came to the bed.

The party members who escorted him there ...
CALVIN
Ewa Lipska
A slim one. And shy.
Little sleep. Headaches.
He was afraid of fear.

He lived
...
CALYPSO DEEP
Durs Grünbein
With a helicopter, perhaps, she might have fetched him back
West, to the birthplace of the
...
CAMILO IN THE CLINIC HALLWAY
Omar Pérez López
Camilo takes possession of the clinic hallway
in the photo that is too old for me
and too
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CAMÕES ADDRESSES HIS CONTEMPORARIES
Jorge de Sena
You can steal all that’s mine:
my ideas, words, images,
my metaphors, themes, motifs,...
CAMOUFLAGE
Øyvind Rimbereid
On his newly stolen Kawasaki
our high heroin-neighbour also soars
into spring which now
...
CAMP
Nyk de Vries
Architects defend architects. Lawyers defend lawyers. Typists defend typists. Artists defend
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CANCAN
Peer Wittenbols
        For seven dead aunts and for number eight in
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CANDY
Adília Lopes
She dropped the photograph
and when a stranger ran up from behind
to give it to her
she
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CANDY SAYS
Albertina Soepboer
She glided over the parquet, his little
princess on the piano, piccola bitchy.

I hung on
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CANZONET
León de Greiff
It rains outside the window (Verlainesque
rain, if not in my heart:
my heart ran away
...
CAPRICORN
Juan Manuel Roca
December and its red alcohols
Have brought to my window not a fuzz of oblivion.
Now I have
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CARAVAN OF SALT
Tomas Lieske
A caravan of salt has vanished. Much like
a girl of fourteen might well vanish. Forever...
CARLOS
Yao Feng
Mostly, they are crushed by life’s oppressiveness
It is only now
when he clasps so
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CARMELITE SISTER
Franco Buffoni
The convent in Via Marcantonio Colonna
Dates from 1930. And my aunt
Who had worked in the
...
CARNIVAL
Nyk de Vries
A dark car drove up and a small girl dressed as a clown got out. She took her bag and crossed the
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CARP
Ruth Lasters
The fact that no one ever saw the complete formation of an ice sheet,
really every second of
...
CARRYING
Anna Enquist
A baby like that is light in your arms,
pressed to your breast, tiny heart to yours,...
CARTOON
Kiki Dimoula
I have to remember that packet of Camel
The camel that tonight is a guarantee
Of my
...
CASABLANCA 25/06/1993
Ahmed Barakat
Everything is OK
At the beginning of each hour the radio diffuses
The great heart’s
...
CASE HISTORY
Mária Ferenčuhová
Father died aged 37 from heart disease,
mother living, son healthy,
psychiatric
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CASHIER
Eaindra
The more I think of him, the more I get repulsed. My abomination swells
like a tsunami. My
...
CAST
Jacob Groot
I successively film the names and the films
then give an image of me. But an image
is
...
CAST ME NOT AWAY
Zelda
She leaned toward my soul
to touch the cry in my throat,
ever-dwelling –

Her
...
CAT
Alexandre O’Neill
What are you doing there, cat?
What ambiguity have you come to look at?
Master of yourself,
...
CAUDA
Cees Nooteboom
Look at things, see them
in their metaphysical innocence,
not certain they exist....
CAVITIES
Ignatius T. Mabasa
That woman, the mother of Nyevero
Has a tooth that needs a filling.
Her husband has been
...
CEASEFIRE
Simon Ó Faoláin
Come down, dismount your piebald pony,
Leave cloud of doubt and halo of fury,
And
...
CELEBRATING THE REMAINS
Hassan El Ouazzani
My dear,
Come closer
So I can see the remains of my youth’s sorrow.
Which of us is
...
CELEBRATION
Margarita Cardona
Flowing foam
Came out of your garden
Crazed and planted
I licked and drank
That
...
CELLAR
Tsead Bruinja
when she hears the hand on the handle behind her
the spring in the cellar door stretches the
...
CENSORSHIP
Ali Abdolrezaei
In the massacre of my words
they’ve beheaded my last line
and blood ink-like
...
CENTAURS’ BLUES
Jan Wagner
we have poisoned all the heroes, taught princes and their heirs,
we have poisoned all the
...
CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK
Noam Partom
At an evening of poetry in Bialik's house, male poets,
the mature and the young,
...
CHAINS OF BOOKS INTO THE SEA
Michelle Grangaud
Turn and turn about
I am twice I am I have
and have night alone.

It is also
...
CHAIR
Toshio Nakae
You sit in the chair
with Silence yielding to you
but you stand up right away...
CHAIR
Marije Langelaar
I stood next to a table and it disconcerted me that I was so
alone and all of a sudden I
...
CHAIRS ABOVE THE DANUBE
Szabolcs Várady
The two chairs were not unhandsome
in their way. Shame about the springs
protruding and
...
CHALDAEAN CATALOG
Thomas Kling
night watch, cometess! old snow!
in the middle of the night, in summer, hissing,
light
...
CHAMELEON
Marlene van Niekerk
1

exemplary resignation of the chameleon
so unseen and bereft of grief
on
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CHAMPION, BUT A CHAMPION
Maung Chaw Nwe
Champion,
Look here, champion,
Come quickly, champion,
Go quickly, champion,...
CHANCE
Armando Orozco Tovar
All chance is an appointment.

Chance is a remembrance
of the finding.
...
CHANSON IN TWO COUPLETS AND A REFRAIN
Halyna Krouk
Two couplets and a refrain
            a
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CHANTING
Na Ye
Sometimes English,
sometimes a spider,
sometimes a web torn by the wind,...
CHAPTER
Olivier Cadiot

Tell me what book you are reading =
What book are you reading? Tell me.
...
CHAPTER
Olivier Cadiot
Ho, ho, I recognize you!  
Less than two years pass (Present Tense) since the...
CHAPTER
Olivier Cadiot
              He wants you
...
CHAPTER I
Gloria Dünkler
We descended from neither kings nor lawyers
and my grandfather shoveled
snow on the
...
CHAR
Shinjiro Kurahara
Some bright daylight in May,
time is so heavy,
I just glance at a celadon bowl....
CHARACTER HEAD, SECTION MESSERSCHMIDT (F.X.): 1
Nico Bleutge
that’s metal, the scarcely polished plate, is so full of
lust. there the mouth expresses
...
CHARACTER HEAD, SECTION MESSERSCHMIDT (F.X.): 2
Nico Bleutge
what do we see: we see heads, this quantity of large
erased heads, which can be turned and
...
CHARACTERS IN A CHILDHOOD LANDSCAPE
Federico Díaz-Granados
If dreams could take me to the old roles of childhood,
if they gave me back the still odour
...
CHARGER
Fatemeh Ghahremani
The plug in my heart
And my joy is charging
When it reaches a hundred 
A
...
CHARITY
Sigitas Parulskis
three times I didn’t give charity:
      1. On a Kurfustendamm
...
CHARTER SONNET
Yan Jun
I demand the abolition of the subway’s automatic ticket checking system, continuing manual ticket
...
CHARTRES AND THE NEWS
Davide Rondoni
Also for the children who go away in the dark

and you can’t hold them back
not even as
...
CHECKPOINT
Anne Vegter
my father said I shouldn’t attract attention while growing and I ate without weight
his
...
CHEMOTHERAPY
Harkaitz Cano
There is only one thing more depressing
than a hospital
and it’s not a
...
CHERNOBYL
Ali Abdolrezaei
I am not Jewish
But call you El
Don't know Hebrew
But I’m sure...
CHERRIES AND HAIL
Ramón Cote Baraibar
Everything happened in the first week of March
when at last the cherries fell.
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CHESTNUT JOE
F. van Dixhoorn

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CHICCO
Dan Coman
i wake up every morning before five
and like this, unwashed without tobacco
like this,
...
CHILD OF SORROW
Song Xiaoxian
the child of sorrow speaks unclearly, he can hardly bring himself
to talk of his own
...
CHILDHOOD
José Asunción Silva

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CHILDHOOD
Nicolás Suescún
The sea, immense and blue,
deep tomb of pirates and of treasures,
was there far away,
...
CHILDHOOD
Carlos de Oliveira
Dreams
as large as cedars
that must
be brought from afar
on shoulders
to find
in
...
CHILDHOOD
Gustavo Adolfo Garcés
Childhood
comes back silently

I feel my father’s hands
holding me
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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Adília Lopes
We loved raspberry compote
and we were given a dish with more raspberry compote
than
...
CHILDREN’S SECTION
Vrouwkje Tuinman
The smallest graves are crowded with Santas
and Easter bunnies. In the branches
above
...
CHILDREN’S NAMES
Slavko Jendričko
With a glass of water
save the desert angel.
Birds
writing first letters.
...
CHILL
Kiji Kutani
The fading day lingers on,
wavers,
caught in a whirlpool with rifts in the grain....
CHIMNEY
Lo Fu
Standing alone under a pale setting sun
Black hair lifted by the wind, but a slender
...
CHIN
Mya Kabyar
I’ve come to exist as Chin
in this life.
So I wanted to know about Chin....
CHINESE
Ouyang Yu
Past target for attack

Current target for research

Forever target for
...
CHINESE
Jan Glas
Mr M. has already lived more than
thirty years on the fourth floor
of Buttercup
...
CHINESE COOKING
Serhiy Zhadan
This happened some fifteen years ago, if I’m not mistaken.
Right here, you know, on the next
...
CHINESE MAGIC
Mohamed Al-Harthy
Before my morning exercise
I took to stealing a glance
at the wise man sitting
...
CHINESE MARKET OF DINGS
Ann Cotten
Rise up, swell illusions, cutoff cables,
tragic flowers, uneven equals. Oh you kiss,
you
...
CHINESE POETS
Jimu Langge
They are a bunch of smart people 
They make the Chinese language shine 
And
...
CHINESE VENGEANCE
Jotamario Arbeláez
The secret agents that pursued me are now in the same prison where ...
CHINNING
Umberto Fiori
If someone in the street
shouts at me: “What was that you said?”,
stops his motorbike,
...
CHITCHAT BETWEEN HITLER AND CHE GUEVARA AT A BEER GARDEN
Pandora
the loser because he has lost    the winner because he has lost    if
...
CHOPIN: AN INVENTORY
Jorge de Sena
Almost sixty mazurkas; about thirty etudes;
two dozen preludes; a score of nocturnes;...
CHORUS OF UNHEARD INFERIOR TIMBER
Erik Menkveld
Now we’re the window case
here in this kitchen, they
do look at the pretty...
CHRISTMAS EVE
Máire Mhac an tSaoi
With candles of angels the sky is now dappled,
The frost on the wind from the hills has a
...
CHRISTMAS IN AMIENS
Derry O’Sullivan
You were born on Christmas Eve,
Swaddled in a supermarket carryall

And laid to rest on
...
CHROMAPHAGITE
León Gil
Today I breakfasted on red
violet blue yellow and green
and instead of coffee with
...
CHRONICLE OF KINGS
Zeyar Lynn
Father was temperamental. A cane always at his fingertips.
A thunderbolt of a whim. Little
...
CHRONICLE OF THE MOUNTAIN PASS (FRAGMENT)
Álvaro Marín
Heads cloven onto the tips of lances
show us that we are not the first ones
to try to
...
CHRYSALISES
José Asunción Silva
The little girl, though very ill,
   Went out one morning
To wander, with
...
CHURCH IN THE SLOVENIAN HILLS
Edvard Kocbek
Dappled tent
of weary pilgrims
the protective color
of the wise turtle
lichen of
...
CINEMA
Mustafa Stitou
in a time
of all-consuming drought
in a time
when a farmer does his sums
takes straw to
...
CINEMA OF THE SAMURAI
Natalka Bilotserkivets
When on a red screen
on the white pillows that are of dead faces
lie the hieroglyphs of
...
CIRCLE
Fernando Rendón
The unwary Margarita cried terrified when she dipped her foot in a gelatinous swamp
that called
...
CIRCLE
Eugenia Sánchez Nieto
A body on the pavement
two skins desirous of being touched
in the bar someone comes
...
CIRCLE
Ali Abdolrezaei
You are reading a poem called ‘Circle’
Hold it there
Hands off the library
Arm
...
CIRCLE AND RECTANGLE
Maya Sarishvili

As a child I existed in just these two shapes:
Outside – the round yard of the
...
CIRCULAR SYSTEMS
Paul Bogaert
It’s the jerky wheeze from the one who pants
makes him/her pant like that. The lower
...
CIRCULAR SYSTEMS
Paul Bogaert
When one places the hand
onto the kind of rubber
and feels the knobs
of a body frame
...
CIRCUS
Goenawan Mohamad
As you suspected: no more visitors
to the tent.
Only four tourists, half-blind, who
...
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
Moshe Dor
First we talked about war and peace and how
power corrupts and what’s good for the
...
CITY
Fernando Charry Lara
Through the air you hear the scream, the echo, the distance.

Someone crosses the street
...
CITY
Marije Langelaar
The city trots through the night on hooves
long reins around buildings whiplashes in the
...
CITY LIGHTS
Gerrit Komrij
An open space of square. Night’s fallen fast.
The whole day long I’ve walked down narrow
...
CITY MUSEUM
Miriam Van hee
hesitantly we follow the charted glass route
we immerse ourselves in a city map,...
CITY OF THE MISSING
Rui Pires Cabral
There were lots of times I didn’t love Lisbon,
didn’t know how to love her at dusk
on a
...
CITYBOUND
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
Returning tonight
I can taste the city’s sweat
around me.

I like its
...
CLAIM
Ruth Lasters
If I were a road, I’d claim the right to strike. Occasionally not having to run
dumbly from
...
CLAMS
Rin Ishigaki
In the night I awoke.
The clams I bought yesterday
In a corner of the kitchen
With
...
CLARA HASKILL
Vasco Graça Moura
and there’s always a human story that speaks to who we are,
a narrative that prolongs the
...
CLARA RILKE
Lucía Estrada
How close and different
the leaves of the same tree.

They grow silently
in the
...
CLEARING UP
Kerstin Hensel
In my desk
my pairs of old glasses
reveal my advances
in myopia
since nineteen
...
CLIFF
Rin Ishigaki
At the end of the war,
One after another women threw themselves off
A clifftop on
...
CLIMATE
Aurelio Arturo
  
  
This green poem, leaf by leaf,  
is rocked by the
...
CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT
Srečko Kosovel
Close to midnight.
Flies dying in a glass.
The fire has died out.
Fair Vida, there
...
CLOSE TO MY HEART
Tarannum Riyaz
Your hockey stick, your computer
are both silent in your room
your bed utterly smooth, not a
...
CLOSING TIME
Kiji Kutani
In front of a coffee shop
near closing time
a barefoot young girl with bare shoulders...
CLOTHES UNDER THE STONE
Borben Vladović
Stripping all his roads
he puts the stage clothes
under the dry stone.
Everything that
...
CLOUD
Ali Abdolrezaei
When Night appeared
the frame of time when it got away was a spectacle
Facing up from
...
CLOUD
Monica Aasprong
I saw a cloud that was a wizard         
I
...
CLOUD DIVINER
Bai Hua
The Cloud Diviner is in a hurry to depart
He climbs a height and gazes down from afar ...
CLOUDS
Slađan Lipovec

describing the clouds
you have to hurry up
’cause they are changing fast
just
...
CLOUDS
Jūkichi Yagi
A day with clouds.
The clouds are sad.
A day without clouds.
The sky is
...
CLOUDY OR CLEAR
Israel Pincas
1
I asked for something cold, honed down,
Burnished like nickel,

A
...
CLOWN SPIRIT – WATCHING MARCEL MARCEAU
Chen Kehua
little by little I no longer believe that
he’s trying to please with his sadness –
the
...
CLYTEMNESTRA
Oksana Zabuzhko

...
COAST
Anneke Brassinga
No more than with the stones and the grass
or yonder blown-off hat
can there be prattle
...
COBALT
Claudiu Komartin
the sun is cobalt when it rises from the body and shines
above the reefs
and my
...
COCA-COLA LESSON
Shuntaro Tanikawa
That morning the boy came to know words. Of course all his life he had spoken words like everyone
...
COFFEE
Irena Matijašević
i need black coffee, not only a moment
but a full cup, in which there is room for
the
...
COFFEE IN STARBUCKS
Vasyl Makhno
in december – in downtown new york –
...
COFFIN-MAKERS WORK SO MUCH IN MY COUNTRY
Robinson Quintero
All the day long
on workdays or holidays
they restlessly
measure
draw lines
...
ÇOK SENI SEVERAM
Predrag Lucić
If I don’t live to see St Peter’s Day
You
Go and marry again
And may the wedding
...
COLD
Sigitas Parulskis
Mother
with Mother

we went underground
into the cellar for pickles
...
COLD CLEAR NORWEGIAN SEA
Ron Winkler
the water was clear so clear.
the water was as clear as water that is clear.
as clear as
...
COLD FIRE
Barbara Korun
cold fire
licks my toes
shanks
knees
cold fire
on a black rock
cold
...
COLLAGE
Carlos de Oliveira
          with lines from Desnos, Mayakovsky, and
...
COLLAR
Maryam Hooleh
If you marry me
buy me a see-through dress so your nakedness may be seen through And a
...
COLLATERAL
Andrej Sen-Senkov
every night I dream
that I’m building a big grey house
out of a single dust
...
COLLEAGUES
Bei Dao
This book is so heavy, like an anchor
Sinking onto resurrectionary interpretations
Your
...
COLOMBIA TODAY
Santiago Mutis Durán
The days of the Colony have come back again:
martyred figures abandoned in the
...
COLORED GLASS
Takako Arai
I'll raise it in my tummy
I'll break it
Squashing the bitter worm in my
...
COLORFUL
Marion Poschmann
Children sloshing, tea in cups, in their parents’ hands.
Underhandedly the love of the
...
COLUMBUS’ REVENGE
Marko Pogačar

A trip into the unknown is always something
that can make us happy.
Therefore it’s
...
COME MAN WITH TWO SHIRTS
Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
come man with two shirts
a white shirt and a white shirt

come dance me wet come
...
COME ON, COME OVER
Marc Kregting
Extrajudicial appropriation of livestock
rarely accounts for itself. But what else ...
COME PEOPLE
Isabella Motadinyane
Paaha
come people
paaha
come people
it is time to do away with weeds
it is
...
COME WHEN YOU FIND THE TIME
Kedarnath Singh
Come
when you find the time.

Come
even if you can’t find the time.

Come
like
...
COME, LET US BUILD A NIGHT
Gulzar
Come, let us build a night

On the marble edifice of silence
let us swathe
...
COME, LET US SING
Adam Small
Friends,
let us open up the Good Book
and read from it –
o Mos Holy Spirit ...
COMFORT FOR ROSA
Judith Herzberg
Words of comfort
for the sixteen-year-old who grumbles
that in that far-off land
she finds
...
COMFORT IN SICKNESS
J. Slauerhoff
Pizarro, at fifty, saw he had not
Gained much fame from his perilous life;
Plumes graced
...
COMING BACK
Marijana Radmilović
I seek the limits of your body, of my language,
I imagine a capital city elsewhere,
I select
...
COMMISSION
Charl-Pierre Naudé
In parables
man calls his world into being
expanding first
within himself (foot
...
COMMON KNOWLEDGE
Yi Sha
on the street
in a towering summer heat-wave

a young girl hops
with her hands over her
...
COMPAGNIE DE MOZAMBIQUE
J. Slauerhoff
The Compagnie de Mozambique
Owns all Beira
And the land beyond
And Manga too...
COMPENDIUM ON A PUPPETEER
Zang Di
When looking at something, you must first turn your head
and that's her. If the gaze is
...
COMPENDIUM ON HOW LIFE IS SMELTED
Zang Di
In the playbill, the scenery has been trundled off to
some unobtrusive place. It's no
...
COMPLAINT OF A SHREWMOUSE (MUMMIFIED)
Tomas Lieske
To be able without a crumbled knowledge of phenol, sandy land or its fur-skin situation,
to
...
COMPUTER IN THE TRASH
A. M. Pires Cabral
Here lies a computer
in the trash. And yet
its tin brain contained memory

...
CONCERNING A FUNCTION IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Peter van Lier
Dear gossamer-winged ones,

The mayflies or dayflies (order Ephemeroptera) form a ...
CONCERNING A ROOM . . .
K. Siva Reddy
The time four thirty.
The air in the room swirling round just there

...
CONCERNING ETIQUETTE
Marc Kregting
Countless jostled in front of the window in order of letdown. Yet still dead birdie’s umpteenth
...
CONCERNING HOUSES
Peter van Lier
Houses have windows (in frames) and
at least one door.

Houses are for living in
...
CONCERNING TENDER-HEARTEDNESS
Mark Boog
Our tender-hearted companions we left behind,
looking into their soon to moisten eyes one
...
CONCERNING THE WRITING OF BEAUTIFUL NATURE POEMS
Esther Jansma
Writing nature poems is a complicated business,
something to think long about, sigh over,
...
CONCERT: AN ALTERNATE EXPLANATION OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Adonis
1.
Here,
out of the horizon’s fleece,
a new gown is being sewn....
CONCERTO
Anneke Brassinga
If with shawms, gullet-pipe and loud warbling
the struck-up tuneful tumult praising our...
CONCRETE AND PLASTIC
Ignatius T. Mabasa
I miss the open air
In the open fields.
I miss the stretching space
That was
...
CONDENSATION, BEHEST
Ann Cotten
Take me. Take me well. And not enough,
withal, take others. Take my soul
and beat it soft
...
CONDOLENCE
Rituraj
Everyone was alive in that house
The recently-widowed wife was there also
invisible
...
CONFESSION OF ONE WHO FLEW
A. M. Pires Cabral
1.

But if in these six and a half decades
I was capable of some sort of flight
...
CONFESSIONS OF A SOLITARIST
Nitin Mehta
1.

Slipping through the half-open door
I crossed over to the other side
and got
...
CONFUSION IN THE AIR
Tallulah Flores
As if it’s late morning
sliding,
she holds the book
at this hour, which is the
...
CONJUGAL VISIT
José Zuleta Ortiz
The girl goes to the conjugal visit 
a treasure hidden in her womb, 
after the
...
CONLAE SPEAKS
Aifric Mac Aodha
For me, it wasn’t easy:
From stern to prow
And back again,
My legs gave. ...
CONNECTING THROUGH THE VOICE (THE KUMAMOTO RENSHI)
Kumamoto Renshi 2010
[1]

Let us offer up a song, may the gods
Of these fields bear witness
The gods
...
CONNECTION
Ester Naomi Perquin
The muffling telephone made your voice
even softer than you like to be,
copy, aspire to
...
CONQUERORS
Yao Feng
Among those who climbed Mount Everest
quite a few died halfway up
The survivors
...
CONS: XY
Srečko Kosovel
Across my heart a huge elephant slops.
Circus Kludsky; 3 dinars to see.
Don't shout
...
CONS:CONS:CONS
Srečko Kosovel
The moonlight is ice-cream cold.
Empty as the songs of troubadours.
It is pleasant to sit
...
CONS:Z
Srečko Kosovel
A melancholy accordion.
Swimming season.
Blue lightnings.
Shoes size 40.
Istria
...
CONSECRATED GROUND
Astrid Lampe
we put a coat on top of a coat in the temple shell

and the cold from the floor kissed
...
CONSERVATORY
J. Bernlef
The conservatory windows are wide open
inside someone is molesting age-old emotions

...
CONSIDERATION
Albert Bontridder
The measure of all things
– insofar as it exists –
is the correct
...
CONSOLING VOICE AT MY BELOVED’S BURIAL
Tomas Lieske
I am the compass of the migratory bird.
 
I am the shape of the world, the
...
CONTACTS
Umberto Fiori
Do you see how I am
twisted, shrunken? Do you see this foot,
how I position it when I sit
...
CONTEMPLATING THE OBJECT
Haris Vlavianós
only if there are objects
can there be a constant form of the world
   
...
CONTINUING TO WRITE
Shuntaro Tanikawa
A train runs on a single line along the gorge
monkeys have given up on evolution ...
CONTINUITY
Maria Barnas
The girl ascends the staircase. The girl ascends the staircase with steps
that jostle into a
...
CONTROL
Joke van Leeuwen
Someone rings the bell, says he’s an inspector
who’s come to see if everything still works...
CONVERGENCE
Fernando Rendón
Lying like pieces of wood, the red bark wrinkled, some rotting buffaloes melting on the
green
...
CONVERSATION
Rutger Kopland
She gave me a questioning look
you’re so quiet she says and what about

indeed what
...
CONVERSATION ON THE STREET
Ester Naomi Perquin
A man speaks, no, he doesn’t speak, he screams into his mobile
who the hell, he takes a
...
CONVERSATION PIECE
Stefan Hertmans
We spoke about folds in speaking,
fissures lifting in the paths of breath
because we
...
COOL LEMONS
Gastão Cruz
Each time we came to the house
of our long dead great grandparents
who had chosen for
...
COOLER BROWS, THE CLOUDS ARE LYING HEAVILY
Nico Bleutge
on the round tops of the hills, the landscape’s etched from water
nothing but the descent of
...
COQUETTISH GLANCES
Kiji Kutani
No doubt about it,
the inside of a train
cooks things to a turn.
The bald head...
CORNFLOWER, ERGOT, POPPY
Elke Erb
My love, you heard, you hear
them, your brothers, brethren, the seven
swans, you heard,
...
CORPUS CHRISTI
Liam Ó Muirthile
Surely this procession
filed out of another zone,
Crist’s body borne aloft.

I
...
CORRESPONDENCE
Jacques Roubaud
LETTER 1
I’ve just received your last letter and am immediately replying. You’ve asked if I’ve
...
COSIMA WAGNER
Lucía Estrada
I will offer my eyes
to the passing by of the nocturnal mare,
I will offer my fever,
the
...
COSSACK SONG
Henry Luque
I have an enemy
who looks for me in the dead land,
a sword that spies on me
and
...
COTO SUPERMARKETS
Washington Cucurto
Near my house they opened a Coto
Supermarket. With a
huge
parking lot and
...
COTTONFIELD
Justyna Bargielska
It must have been the day of Corpus Christi. An older woman
dragged a shapely girl with
...
COULD I GET TO LOVE A RAT?
Sheng Xing
could I get to love a rat?
love its small beady eyes?
love its filthy fur?
love its
...
COUNSEL
Mourid Barghouti
Perplexed and not knowing what to do,
he summoned us
and we obeyed.
We stood under
...
COUNTDOWN
Morten Søndergaard
and within the block of marble the sculpture lies waiting
and within it another ...
COUNTRY CHARLESTON
Paul van Ostaijen
Tulip bulbs and bulbs of tulips tulip petals
rose petals
farmers' roses farmers'
...
COUNTRY OF GRIEF AND GRACE
Antjie Krog
a.

between you and me
how desperately
how it aches
how desperately
...
COUNTRY OF SILENCE
Pedro Arturo Estrada
Someone dares to ask after him who has not returned.
And the shadows answer: nothing, nobody,
...
COUPLE
Ed Leeflang
How could they go on believing
that on ice, that was formed overnight,
piano and bed
...
COUPLES THERAPY
Batsheva Dori-Carlier
It’s hard to focus this way on our relationship, knowing
how much the session costs....
COUPLETS
Hassan Najmi


In the light of your eyes
no light can save me except the lamp of my body.
With
...
COURAGE
Antonella Anedda
The kitchen is a promontory. The pans are reefs eaten by a wolf-wind that blows and runs

in
...
COURSE OF LIFE
Menno Wigman
Of almost everything I’ve been ashamed.
My neck, my hair, my writing and my name,
...
COWBOYCRAFT
Monika Rinck
                honest like the horse
...
COWS
Ed Leeflang
I had a bay all to myself, the low rocks
crumbled more into the sea.
It turned
...
COYOTE
Hiromi Itō
My grandmother was a medium
My mother was a magician
My mother’s older sister was a
...
CRAIOVA MIGRATES
Tallulah Flores
Craiova today is...
CREASES
Heiichi Sugiyama
creases of a paper crane
creases of a paper plane
creases of age
 ...
CREATION MYTH
J. Slauerhoff
God’s daughter in her pinafore kept blocks,
With which up in the clouds she had learned to
...
CREDO
Ramsey Nasr
give me the head of a daft persistent into-the-ground runner
who rhymes heart with part
...
CRICKETS
Jūkichi Yagi
Crickets are singing.
They’re singing as if to say,
“If I don’t sing now it’ll be too
...
CROSSING
Norbert Hummelt
the wind is working among the chestnut trees. I used to
walk along this avenue as a child:
...
CROSSING A LONELY OCEAN
Qin Xiaoyu
1
 
I stepped onto whitecap-tossed Lonely Island,
nostrils hit by stinking
...
CROTCH
Mischa Andriessen
Two shadows, he opened
the door, did as he was told
by pulling on his shoes, walked...
CRUEL SENHORA
Luís Vaz de Camões
Cruel Senhora, I’ve always been wary. I knew
I needed to watch you closely in case
your
...
CRUMBS
Eva Gerlach
Whatever’s whole we fail to see, it is
too big for us, non-fitting, it won’t go
inside
...
CRYPTIC POEM
Ya Shi
The bang bang of literature’s slavish heart and the bruising after,
you bang bang bang,
...
CRYSTAL
Branko Maleš

hills are of steel combs
whose tunics are cuneal tongues
metal — you battered
...
CURLPAPERS
Adília Lopes
We’ll never cry enough
for having wanted to be beautiful
at all costs
I wanted to be
...
CURLS
Nyk de Vries
There was a photo of me doing the rounds. But it wasn’t me. Whenever I was confronted by that
...
CURRENT
Erik Menkveld
Okay we never stick our fingers in there
not even using knitting needles screwdrivers or
...
CURRICULUM VITAE
Eugenijus Ališanka
I was born hungry
graduated from the game of hopscotch
certified melancholic
all my
...
CYCLE IN PAST TENSE
C.B. Vaandrager
I came out with the craziest remarks.
I stumbled over my words.
I said just
...
 
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