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N.A
Hassan Najmi
An evening passes toward your night
The way noon crosses though a song.
And you do not tire.
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NAIL
Jan Wagner
scarcely in the wall, he was the center,
expanding its radius 
across the gardens,
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NAME #2
Nano Shabtai
When I was little before I went to bed, my father, a big expert
on Greek mythology, ...
NAMES AND NICKNAMES
Monika Kumar
Out of affection
they’d cut my name short,
that’s how I learned my first
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NAMES VANISHED FROM THE MAP
Ling Yu
Mount Peng

It is still a long way to Mount Peng
Dreams walk on the ground,
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NAMING
Ali Abdolrezaei
My mother’s named me
Don’t Nag So Much
but my sister
Ring Her
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NANJING
Yao Feng
Fine drizzle drizzles, and here I am in Nanjing again
French wutong plane trees still talk to
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NARCISSUS
Halyna Petrosanyak

Listen to the voice that echoes to you, Narcissus.
This is the way the grass rustles as
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NARRATIVE OF THE CATTLE FARMER
Antjie Krog
Uncle Jacobus de Wet talks in poems
‘near Jerusalem there are mountains
here alone with
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NARRATIVE OUTSIDE THE PARK
Antjie Krog
Susara Domroch of Kubus
‘well I’ll vote for Grandpa Mandela
why is it that you’re someone
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NARVA, BRIGHT AS DAY
Marcel Beyer
The languages are strange to me, I’m like someone
wearing carpet-slippers: but there
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NASTY MORNING
Hiromi Itō
More than through skin, more than through sex
Unease is something that becomes clear through
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NATIONAL CINEMA
Luis Vidales
Through the yellowish
lantern sky
pass the Colombian clouds.
And how they show they
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NATIVE LAND
Robin Ngangom
First came the scream of the dying
in a bad dream, then the radio report,
and a
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NATURE
Giampiero Neri
From a walk

under the vault of trees
one arrived at an enclosed space.
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NATURE IS GOD
Inuo Taguchi
1
Nature is as fierce as a nail
but as delicate as a finger
Nature is as
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NATURES
Gloria Posada
To breathe or to evaporate
to take root or to go somewhere else
Surface is skin or
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NECESSITIES
Lêdo Ivo
A closed door is not enough for a man
to hide his love. He also needs an open door
so he
...
NEERA, DON’T GET LOST
Sunil Gangopadhyay
Each day for us was a day of changing birth
In the light – like pieces of broken glass in the
...
NEITHER FAMILY NOR FRIENDS
Antjie Krog
tonight everything speaks through the dead
towards me
your brittle bundle of bones
my
...
NEON
Ruth Lasters
Neon light, how it often starts flickering
when I’m aware of my futility. Coincidence,
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NEON SIGN
Han Dong

unable to sleep, I open my eyes 
in the dark, the shape of a window 
so I
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NERUDA'S PORTRAIT
Xi Chuan
As a rule when everything is finished
And only music drifts about like twilight
I will
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NET
Mischa Andriessen
The father says, Jump.
Will you catch me? asks the son.
Trust me.
Up on the
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NEUVILLE-LE-CHEMIN – LE BAR
Hans Tentije
Several meters tall, it can be seen from afar, the statue of Jesus
on the steeple of the church
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NEVE SHALOM, SEPTEMBER 2014
Batsheva Dori-Carlier
Under an olive tree in Neve Shalom* it’s impossible
to write “olive tree”
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NEVER A BALM
Álvaro Marín
Night: sex of the earth
jet-black black night.
We drift into silence
falling like
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NEVER IN THE NETHERLANDS
Branko Čegec
then he stopped and stared at me,
knowing he was never to see my eyes again.
what a
...
NEVER MAKE FRIENDS WITH A CROW
Tua Forsström
Never make friends with a crow!
a biologist said on the radio. A crow
gets attached to
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NEW HOTEL
Adam Zagajewski
In February poplars are even sadder
than in summer, frozen stiff. My family
scattered
...
NEW LOVER
Shuijing Zhulian
perversely you bring me here to the seaside in
...
NEW RITUALS
Cecilie Løveid
We carry up
everything that will be used
for the impromptu altar

We carry
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NEW SECOND STREET
Elma van Haren
You have to start looking for a point of departure somewhere,
so all lines of approach are
...
NEW WINE
Hédi Kaddour
The sun highlights the ash-tree’s
Shadow against the golden shadow
Of the grove;
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NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS
J. Bernlef
Having no faith in big words
in small words, conjunctions
interjections, in the last
...
NEW YORK
Davide Rondoni
                Central Park, end of
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NEWS FROM NOWHERE
Inuo Taguchi
If I say “my blood stirs and my muscles flex”
that’s not seemly
my
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NEWTON'S ORANGE
Ewa Lipska
1.

I marvel at new system shows.
The casual elegance of Armani.
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NEWTON'S ORANGE: INFINITY
Ewa Lipska
They already were.

They fight a losing battle of dates.
Blurred. Surly clouds in
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NIGHT
Shuntaro Tanikawa
Night –
from somewhere comes
the sound of water boiling
 
a
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NIGHT
Qin Xiaoyu
Step out of the tipi all hung with skins,
and all the deep nights slap you in the face,...
NIGHT
Aldo Nove
It happens when we open up, and it tumbles
into us, brimming over to the horizon,
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NIGHT AND FANGS
Toshio Nakae
Night plants its fangs into Mother Earth
drives their pointed ends
into the wet earth...
NIGHT AND FISH
Toshio Nakae
At night fish have a sense
that they are flowing out of the Earth
busily flapping their
...
NIGHT BIRD SERIES
Zang Di
I dreamt each time we’re together, three people are there.
You said, the other one is a
...
NIGHT BLOG
Morten Søndergaard
23/9
The night is here again.
Someone has let me into the control tower and thrown the
...
NIGHT FILM
Loftus Marais
a woman irons in front of a window
in her flat’s closed cube
battery lives, stooped,
...
NIGHT JOURNEY
Oreet Meital
She was fourteen
long-legged like a doe
they said they took her for a ride
in his
...
NIGHT OF WAR 10
Ilan Sheinfeld
 
A silver-haired commander came and took me to the firing zone.
I cuddled in his
...
NIGHT OF WAR 14
Ilan Sheinfeld
 
For two weeks already I haven’t heard from you.
You’re probably
...
NIGHT OF WAR 6
Ilan Sheinfeld
 
On the Sabbath I woke in fear.
A special kind of fear: Petrol-air bombs.
...
NIGHT PSALM
Marlene van Niekerk
it’s a honky tonk that illumines the night
it’s the keyboard of a honky tonk...
NIGHT RAID
Joko Pinurbo
The gang of killers, who had surrounded his house,
shivered in rain that since early evening
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NIGHT REST
Menno Wigman
Evening. Two gardens further up spring is raging
   and hijackers are stealing
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NIGHT SHIFT
Lucas Malan
Gradually, as the sun goes down,
the night staff clock in for duty.
Punctually the
...
NIGHT SONG
Admiel Kosman

I would like to fly with you tonight.
I would like to fly with you into the night
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NIGHT SONG
Norbert Hummelt
it’s night-time again, I stand listening, bowed
over my child beside her bed, so that I
...
NIGHT SOUNDS
Paul van Ostaijen
There must be white farms beyond the edge
of the blue fields by the moon
at night you hear
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NIGHTFALL
Prabodh Parikh
Such an evening
as in the stillness of which one hears landscapes
steaming from the trains of
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NIGHTS IN THE ALL-CONQUERING MEDIUM
Ron Winkler
when we can’t sleep we count
the emergency vehicles cutting off the ambulances
we’re
...
NIKITIN
Mykola Ryabchuk
(from Epitaphs)



Old Nikitin, simply Nikitin,
had no other name.

Perhaps he
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NINETEENTH CLOCKED POEM, IN WHICH I TRY ON CLOTHES
Maarten van der Graaff
18:30                I have discovered a hole
in
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NINETY-NINE LINES
Jimu Langge
A child said to another child
I have ninety-nine lines
This was the reason I sat down
...
NINTH CENTURY
H.H. ter Balkt
Beige and pale blue
the angels then flew,
at the east-facing twig
Earthen
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NINTH WARD, MATERNITY
Dan Coman
i enter the ninth ward a sheep hung at the neck.
struggling forward,
the security
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NIRVANA/ WORDS OF A FEATHER
Nitin Mehta
1.

Some birds
flew out of a book at night
and gathered on the terrace of my
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NO
Toon Tellegen
No was a small word,
an insignificant word.

It listened to the large words:...
NO FISH TODAY, MOTHER
Ma Ei
No fish today, mother
Not to mention taking a bath
Washing my hands and feet,
They
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NO FIXED ADDRESS
Linda Maria Baros
The aged, the grown-up city children, crawl on their stomachs,
they enter their houses of
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NO MAN’S COUNTRY
Pedro Arturo Estrada
Blessed are those who lose all homeland
for theirs shall be the light of their own dominion.
...
NO MAN’S LAND
Juan Manuel Roca
No One
Paints a bird where once a tiger was.
Its roar wipes out the whistling. He
...
NO OBJECTION, NO SOUND EITHER
Jan Baeke
I saw spring come and wondered
how we should embark on this
new, ever-recurring
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NO ONE
Ewa Lipska
I agree to this landscape
which does not exist.

The father is holding a violin....
NO ONE BUT A BLIND POET
Adi Assis
No one but a blind poet
could in fact compare
an eyeball with a sun.
...
NO ONE WILL GIVE A NAME TO WHAT WE WERE
Carmen García
No one will give a name to what we were. Just sometimes we’ll see shadows pass, of nothing
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NO ONE WRITES TO THE CLERK
Dorta Jagić
that silence.  
all the neighbors went to the Gogol workshop.  
(t.k.
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NO TRACES LEFT
Salma
There are objects
All over this room

Vases, awaiting
The visitor’s gaze...
NO WOMEN, GIRLS, OR FEMALE ANIMALS
Armando Romero
From this point on there will be no more women.
The gangplank has been lifted and there they
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NO, NO AND NO
Debarati Mitra
There's no hurry,
If you say this isn't the time
I agree to wait
No longer
...
NO. 15 OLTEŢ STREET, ROOM 305
Ioan Es. Pop
1. like a huge, bitter seabird,
misfortune hovers over the block of flats
at no. 15
...
NOCTURNAL IN DEATH
Lauren Mendinueta
Do not press so eagerly to live!
Death erases memory.
Henceforth the past no longer
...
NOCTURNAL MOMENTS
Jorge Gaitán Durán
I watched the time and I knew the night.
My mind set up fires in the nothingness.
They
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NOCTURNE
Vahe Arsen
Death always finds excuses . . . 
Everything blackens once born white
or created .
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NOCTURNE
Roland Jooris
Still your eyes drink
the greener the twilight
 
still ever thinner
a
...
NOCTURNE III
José Asunción Silva
        One night
One night heavy with the scent of
...
NOCTURNE NUMBER EIGHT
Luis Vidales
To carry a river deep in oneself singing like a child
and the sea of time, in oneself, roaring
...
NOCTURNES
Antonella Anedda
July, Night


That evil may decompose like the hamster buried in a shoebox in the
...
NOISE
Philippe Beck
Evening makes a fire.
Day fades. Gone melancholy.
Man and woman weave
joy and
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NOLI ME TANGERE
Anat Zecharya
She says
don’t touch me
only one more step left
one firm stride
before she
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NOLI ME TANGERE
Yves Bonnefoy
The flake hesitates in the blue sky
Once again, the last flake of the big snow.
...
NORTH
Gerður Kristný
Slow as sperm whales
we glide through the gloom
which is white
here on the heath...
NORTHERN ‘JOURNEY TO THE WEST’
Qin Xiaoyu
Hardship seemed the fifth disciple in the entourage.
The village lights of Uliastai Agui
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NOSTALGIA
Aharon Shabtai

...
NOSTALGIA OF STAYING
Ivan Slamnig
I walk a bit
it rains a bit
I stop over in  some entrance
the rain stops
...
NOT A QUESTION
Tian Yuan
-1-

Who is it that plays a flute in the depths of time
and causes it to echo
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NOT ALONE
Ashok Vajpeyi
No, not only will the soul be scorched
in love
the body too
in the heat of its
...
NOT FAR FROM THE ROAD
Gerrit Kouwenaar
Discover the moment, it’s empty, it’s not far
from the edge of the road, there’s nothing
...
NOT KEEPING MY NOSE CLEAN
Valérie Rouzeau
From this day on no sky a granny’s rag a ghost
A cotton phantom you could say a faded holey
...
NOT QUITE THERE
Jan Baeke
One thing holds, the other does not.
Today two hours of yesterday’s repeats.
We have
...
NOT REVOLVERS
Rogi Wieg
It’s raining, the last flowers let
go, but people blossom.

Hölderlin reads clearly
...
NOT THAT BAD
Rogi Wieg
I’ve learned: dying of life is
not that bad. Old age makes
one little breaker too many
...
NOT TO THE END OF MY STRENGTH
Dana Amir
1.
My body slowly sifts its signs.
So strong is the will to adopt water qualities, though the
...
NOT UNTIL
Sophia Pandeya
you fold your wings into this merciful night with its permanently
jaundice-yellow eyes...
NOTE
Fernando Pessoa
My soul shattered like an empty vase.
It fell irretrievably down the stairs.
If fell from
...
NOTE
Bernard Dewulf
Get up quietly in the early hours
just to see first light again.
Wash, put on old
...
NOTES FOR MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Fernando Linero
I was born in Santa Marta on October 4, 1957.
I have a wife, two children whom I watch
...
NOTES OF A FLÂNEUR
Remco Campert
Going outdoors

Oh well I’ll just go out a bit
my work’s getting nowhere again.
...
NOTHING
Dane Zajc
She vanishes in the clouds
And is gone
In clear nights she swallows stars of the
Big
...
NOTHING TO DO WITH CROWS
Sun Wenbo
First just one, then a flock
flapping their crooked wings
before me—darkness
...
NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING
Nachoem M. Wijnberg
If asked why your café is called the Austerlitz Café,
you say there was an
...
NOTHINGNESS
Jan H. Mysjkin
I delve into my memories: nothing,
I retrieve nothing.

I have written, and
...
NOTICE
Song Xiaoxian
there’s a large notice board
in front of the court
I hadn’t looked at it for a long time,
...
NOTION
Roland Jooris
I can hear
a passerby
draw a line, hear
departure thin out
into a
...
NOW
Eva Gerlach
the poem happens now
in the body of it this
happens. it breathes and it
runs and
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NOW HE IS A SIMPLE SPECTATOR
Manolis Anagnostakis
Now he is a simple spectator
An insignificant fellow in the crowd
Now he no longer applauds
...
NOW I CAN
Dubravko Detoni
Now I can only make love to your voice. The pale fibres of your cries touch me, burned by the
...
NOW I THINK ABOUT IT
Ester Naomi Perquin
Lots of things are well beyond me but what I have
mastered, you see here, I spend a lot of
...
NOW THAT WE ARE NO MORE
Taja Kramberger
For the painter Alenka Koderman


Now that we are no more,
Does the sky still part its
...
NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T
Eldrid Lunden
Untitled, 1

The baboon Maggie is counting her fingers
Again and again
She
...
NOWHERE
Paolo Ruffilli
How many times
have I left
before daybreak or
at dead of night
and often
...
NOZINDABA –GOSSIP*
Albert Nyathi
Always gossiping
Everything comes from the gossip
No lies no sleep
Survives on
...
NU
Ryuichi Tamura
there are rooms that have no windows
so in the world of the heart there are windows with no
...
NUDITY
Eduardo Gómez
Nothing belongs to us
Everything is loaned to us to use as we see fit.
Future
...
NYMPH
Irena Matijašević
wake me up with twisted steroid puddle
and push it in an arch
on the Vespa
no
...
 
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