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PAANCH BATTI CIRCLE & RAJMANDIR CINEMA
Giriraj Kiradoo
this disclaimer is necessary at the very beginning: all the
characters and incidents are
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PABLO AND THE POSTMAN
Srijato
The postman you had befriended
Gathers dry leaves now and
Sings an unfamiliar tune to
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PACK YOUR BAG
Claude Esteban
Pack your bag, kind old man,
the new-born day harries us

even the wolves are
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PAIN IS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Răzvan Ţupa
a romanian body knows how to sidestep decisions it feels that in such cases it can no longer
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PAINTING WITH A WHITE BORDER
Amarjit Chandan
Dhreja
gazes and gazes at the painting with a white border
On the mud wall of his
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PAN IN THE REEDS
Norbert Hummelt
how this hot wind, scirocco, brings it all to a standstill
.. muddy ground, reed, roots,
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PANDORA
Gerrit Komrij
Calm down – it is over and done,
Your body is shrouded in black –
From trash heaps
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PAN'S HOUR
Norbert Hummelt
when we found a space to park by the shop to buy some water
and didn’t like the look of
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PAPA
Angshuman Kar
Seeing somebody’s head fall, dangle, drop, hang, reminds me of my Papa. At the time of his
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PAPER BOAT
Sapardi Djoko Damono
When you were a child you made a paper boat and sailed it ...
PAPER HANDKERCHIEFS
K. Schippers
A funnel, tissues, the telephone,
completely unrelated, now I see them
before me on the
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PAPRIKA
Serhiy Zhadan
Walking through the supermarket at night
past the green flash of salads,
behind the two
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PARADISE
Lars Gustafsson
The swamp, forbidden to enter
Dangerous depths with purple loosestrife and bitter clover....
PARANOIA
Leonard Nolens
They say that poets should keep their tongue in check.
They, they are the fashion journalists
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PARDON?
Lennart Sjögren
As if in passing and with extreme indifference
the death sentences are passed
somewhat
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PARIS IS NEVER NEW
Vahe Arsen
The wind lifted and blew my playing card
out the window of the drowsy Eldorado Hotel....
PARIS, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SOMETHING
Juan Manuel Roca
So busy is Vallejo
Counting the hours on an abacus of shadows
That he doesn’t note...
PARK
Monika Rinck
the white light in the streets
bundles the city and in the park
above the paths where
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PART OF THE LANDSCAPE
Pierre Alferi
the outsiders
lurk close by day and night     
nomads prowling...
PARTAKE
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
The hill speaks:   If you are defenceless, come close to my side and sanctuary; if
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PARTING WITH JING WENDONG, NOVEMBER 30TH
Jiang Hao
When you get out of the taxi, I notice your hair
thinning slightly also. Your voice is
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PASCAL’S WILL
Haris Vlavianós

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PASHUGAYATRI
Banira Giri
Like myriad streams and rivulets flowing into a nameless sea,
like masses of clouds sailing
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PASQUEFLOWER
Liat Kaplan
Always the last. Tomorrow I will see only
simple poppies in a sea of mums
and
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PASSAGE FROM THE EAST
Gian Mario Villalta
Steel, thuds, fragments
water that cackles in the tubes
and deeper down the
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PASSE-PARTOUT
Kiki Dimoula
I open the photo’s windows
to air it. It’s been shut up for some time.
like so many
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PASSED-ON FIRE
Iku Takenaka
Anybody want fire?
Here is nice-colored fire.
Like a bonfire in a cedar forest....
PASSING CENTURY
Nirupama Dutt
In the last few years of the century
the poem will find itself
beneath the moon of the
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PASSION
Maria van Daalen
Would the king himself ever bite on his tongue,
I think, facing the mirror, slavering blood
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PASSOVER, 2002
Aharon Shabtai
Instead of scalding
your pots and plates,
take steel wool
to your hearts:
You read the
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PASSPORT
Monika Kumar
When we meet
even before smiling
I do the checklist
your eyes, still two ...
PASSWORDS OF OBLIVION
Sibila Petlevski
These marigolds grow on stems too long
as if their relatives were from the field
of
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PAST
Zvonko Maković
I opened the door and, having stopped at the porch,
I noticed how I experience my
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PASTORAL
Goenawan Mohamad
I

15 meters from the road to Batuan, there is a dike on a river’s edge, and
the
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PASTORAL SONG
Ruy Duarte de Carvalho
I don’t even know how to say it:

my cow is the color of dung
like the
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PASTORALE
Agi Mishol
Over the house, large hanging fans –
combat helicopters from the army base.
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PATHS IN THE DARKNESS FLY FROM SLEEP
Ulrike Draesner
heard them calling on the exact
same day in the mandarin-coloured
sky over berlin i
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PATRIOTIC POEM
Gerður Kristný
The cold makes me
a lair from fear
places a pillow of
downy drift
under my
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PATROL
Joko Pinurbo
Rows of armored vehicles move backwards and forwards through the sad lines
of my poems. In a
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PAUL CELAN IN THE SEINE
Song Lin
This is an inevitable slip of the tongue. Alone, abroad. Oh! 'April will warm us.' This is
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PAUSE
Rati Amaghlobeli

I used to go to school on foot and by trolley-bus.
Simple time. Slow tempo. Ad lib
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PAUSING IN THE GARDEN
Mohamed Al-Harthy
I will rest, poet, I will rest . . .
I will follow the signposts,
whether or not I
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PAVANE
Anna Enquist
Round, choral, sonata. The notes 
are bricks to build yourself a home:
the
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PAX LUSITANICA
Ruy Cinatti
Well, if I remember right it was bad enough
having to give myself to Greeks and Trojans. ...
PEACE
Maruja Vieira
Beyond this cloud of ashes
man hopes.

He hopes the darkness will return to him
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PEACH・BARLEY・YOU
Iku Takenaka
“Let’s live on”
You and me, facing each other.
“Let’s
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PEAR TREE
Rachel
Conspiracy of spring
a man awakes and through the window sees
a pear tree blossoming,
and
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PEARS
Shai Dotan
1
Sometimes they are pears.
At other times sirens in a basket.
And not so often,
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PEBBLES
Mitsuharu Kaneko
Wherever I go, pebbles.
There’s no place where you don’t lie about.
Blue lentils, round
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PEKING OPERA LESSON
Yang Lian
peonies cluster round     on their fine stamens stand pergola and patio...
PELLETS OF GLASS
Efrat Mishori
Pellets of glass worked with heat
Sunk deep at the base of a bowl.
Beaten in on themselves,
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PENELOPE
Luz Mary Giraldo
Making groundless conjectures
she closes her eyes and unmakes time:
she folds and
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PENIS FROM HEAVEN
Masayo Koike
Timidly the woman’s hand touched
The centre of the man’s crotch spread wide
The man is
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PENNILESS LOVERS
Eugénio de Andrade
They had faces open to whoever passed.
They had legends and myths
and a chill in the
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PEONIES
Monika Rinck
in all phases of the nesting fold the tuft,
balled-up packages, dense, tight and
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PEOPLE I TELEPHONE
Harkaitz Cano
There are people you once adored and
that you now call only on their birthday.
People
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PEOPLE WHO WORK ON ROOFTOPS
Harkaitz Cano
They are people you don’t recognize
even though they’re in your address book....
PERFECT
Bei Dao
at the end of a perfect day
those simple people looking for love
left scars on
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PERHAPS IF SHE OPENS THE BLACK DOOR, THE SHADOWS WILL ESCAPE
Carmen García
Perhaps if she opens the black door, the shadows will escape. You have to know how to face things,
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PERHAPS MY FUTURE IS . . .
Duo Yu
lugging around the sluggishness of my birthplace,
I hide away in my dark study, reading ...
PERIOD
Fatemeh Ghahremani
A tear drop alights
From a car that crosses my eye
And stops 
Behind a light
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PERIPATETICS
Fatima Naoot
Well-off people,
Afoot,
With no salt in their coats
And no dirt
Pulls their
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PERMANENCE
Hagit Grossman

There was always a poem at the end of the notebook
that put him back in his place...
PESSOA
Yanko González
beauty is Greek. but the consciousness of what is Greek is Dutch.
nothing is, everything
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PET SHOPS
Ewa Lipska
Pet shops.
The internment camp
from my childhood.

Guinea pigs. Parrots.
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PETALS
Vasant Abaji Dahake
One by one, we left the black-shadow cities behind
and yet I’ve seen the gutter-yellow
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PETROL PUMP
Martin Reints
Stop the car at a petrol pump
so the petrol cap doesn’t end up too far in front or behind the
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PHANTOM SHAKER
Peer Wittenbols
No little finger, no ring finger
carries pistol of flesh.

My cousin Rini.
Cowboy of
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PHASES OF THE SUN
Andriana Škunca
The sun glued to the window is no more a white-hot ball that defeats the eye. Shrunken to a point
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PHOTO
Anna Enquist
Admit it. The pointlessness of what
you write. Sensitive waffle,
a girl who sings. Cut
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PHOTOGRAPH
Zhai Yongming
in it:
a man has just finished
his promiscuous game     today
he has
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PHOTOGRAPH AFTER THE RAID
Remco Campert
Corpses look carefully arranged
in every shade of black and white

the form as it
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Mária Ferenčuhová
1
A landscape – a map.
Houses scattered around
or completely washed
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PHOTOS IN VARIOUS POSES
K. G. Sankara Pillai
1

We need several photos, sir,
Of people like you
In various poses, bending,
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PIANISSIMO TRÈS DOUX ET TRÈS EXPRESSIF
Maria Barnas
Flames are raging round a tower.
A black angel with a suitcase jumps
from a window on the
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PICASSO’S HORSE
Israel Bar Kohav

Picasso’s horse will never set his foot upon the ground
near the boy who stands
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PICNIC FOR STRANGERS
Tom Van de Voorde
You recognise the boat by the butterfly scratched on the prow,
the bundle of sage, bruised
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PICTURED
Constantine Cavafy
My work, I’m very careful about it, and I love it.
But today I’m discouraged by how slowly
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PICTURES OF LIFE WITH FATHER
Nano Shabtai
I’m tearing them all up now –
pictures of life with father
first one – I show him I’ve
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PIECE OF PAPER
Arjen Duinker
The purple butterfly is full of meaning.
The passionate flower slightly less.
The grass
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PIECED TOGETHER
Charl-Pierre Naudé
“I know the feeling,” my friend chuckled,
going through a divorce.
“But
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PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
Héctor Rojas Herazo
He polishes a geometrical crystal
and harmonizes the wind and the smile.
Bodies are
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PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA’S ANGEL
Peter Semolič
He is no longer the bringer
of light.

He himself has become the object
of the
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PIGEONS
Shang Qin
All of a sudden, I close my right fist tightly and pound it on my left
palm. “Pow!” How empty
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PIGEONS
Albertina Soepboer
If only we hadn’t rushed headlong into things,
the notes of our score might still be
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PIGEONS AT THE OPPENHEIMER PARK
Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali
I wonder this, pigeons in the Oppenheimer Park
are never arrested and prosecuted for
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PIGHEADED
Mustafa Stitou
- So, what do we see?
- A rabbit of course!
- A rabbit. And?
- And? I see a rabbit.
-
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PINE
Lea Goldberg
Here I will not hear the voice of the cuckoo.
Here the tree will not wear a cape of snow.
But
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PITCHER AND CROWN
Orietta Lozano
My beheaded, broken-down,
obscure face,
a pin stuck in the
ash of the stone, ...
PLACES FOUND IN FICTION
Chirikure Chirikure
Every face encountered
the same question
about places I have been

Only the heart
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PLAIN SPEAKING
Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng
They released you, what now?
You look at the night sky, news from the stars, No.
You’d
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PLANE TREE
Stefano Dal Bianco
I went out to walk towards this sea, but I must deny this
because I had gone out and in
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PLANE TREES
José Tolentino Mendonça
After shutting everything, I reopen the door
and plunge unsteadily into the empty darkness
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PLANT MAN
Yao Feng
People, once they stood upright on this earth,
began to name with language this great
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PLAY OF THE ABSURD
Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih
Sisyphus eternally rolls his rock
to the mountain top from which
it eternally rolls down
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PLAY!
Rogi Wieg
Somewhere in a strange hotel, meeting your end
like lost property, nowhere, that’s how they...
PLAY-ACTING
Basudev Sunani
Just because,
along with my friends,
I jumped into the river
near my village ...
PLAYFUL EASE
Mark Boog
With ever greater playful ease
I counter the attacks
on my hard-won indifference. ...
PLAYING WITH BIG NUMBERS
Ajmer Rode
The human mind
is essentially qualitative.
As you know,
we are easily excited by
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PLAZA
Joke van Leeuwen
No breath of wind. And yet a man held a woman
firmly fast, a woman a child. The small legs
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PLAZA ST. ANA
Nyk de Vries
Lisa looked very worried and for a moment I thought she had something important to say, but past
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PLEASE BE GOOD, I’M JUST GOING TO KISS YOU A LITTLE, THEN KILL YOU AND GO
Daniel Bănulescu
I’m talking to this woman on the phone
As I’m smoking
She responds in a
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PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ABSENTEE
Jacob Groot
The latest news has finally reached me too
I can hear you jump to my first place &...
PLEASE TAKE HIM AWAY FROM HERE
Jan Baeke
A man like the one recently found, nicely made
a little younger for this occasion and
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PLIGHTED TROTH OF THE SHOW-OFFS
Stefaan van den Bremt
1

She would get him, she had sworn,
but it was me she got.

What
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PLUCKING FLOWERS
Rin Ishigaki
I plucked wildflowers at Marunouchi in Tokyo.
At the end of the 1920’s
I was in my
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PLUGGED EARS
Geet Chaturvedi
How wonderful
I've plugged ears
Can't hear
What's bad around me...
PLUM IN JAPANESE
Admiel Kosman

The moon casts an amusing tree-shadow
over the end of your left breast, and writes...
PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA
Tua Forsström
I walked in a city glittering
from exchange rates and low motels
Huge halls with slot
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POCKET FROM HEAVEN
Abol Froushan
Pocketful of heaven
Forced entreats measure to no avail
Frustration bids no change

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POEM
Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos
Light occurs when
shadows are eliminated
Shadows are what exist
shadows have their own
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POEM
Paul van Ostaijen
Rest thus your head on my arm
that from your forehead to your lips my eye
may glide along
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POEM
Kanaka Ha. Ma.
She catwalks, noiseless,
Stealthily laps up some milk
Slumps on the threshold
Baring
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POEM
Tallulah Flores
And this longing to reach the book
Following the transmutable rhythm of its signs ...
POEM
Barbara Köhler
I call myself you for thus the distance
between us is eliminated like skin
against skin
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POEM
Nuno Júdice
It’s the simplest things that I hear in the wind’s
intervals, when the simple
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POEM FOR A CAMEL
Arjen Duinker
Tomorrow is the day of the small things,
Of the pin and the yellow paint.
You will feel
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POEM FOR JOSEPH
Robin Ngangom
“It is never too late to come home.”
But I need a homeland
where I can recognize
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POEM OF THE END - 1
Teji Grover
              Love it could be
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POEM OF THE END - 4
Teji Grover
The fisherman has landed on the riverbank.

Kalidas becomes watchful.
And in the
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POEM ON A TAPE RECORDER
Nikos Karouzos
Joy of night, oh sonorous lights,
marvelous evening
the colored noise of the city...
POEM ON YOUNG JOSEPH, THE DREAMER
Yair Hurwitz
Young Joseph dreamed. In the daytime too,
he would dream, young Joseph,
only the death
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POEM REMEMBERING
CARL SANDBURG

Ramón Cote Baraibar
Yesterday
a bus with thin green lines
painted on
passed by thirteenth street, ...
POEM UNFINISHED, FINAL VERSION
Ulrike Draesner
do you know what it’s like when you
go into a spin (the falling leaves) he asks...
POEM WHILE WAITING
Jules Deelder
You’re sitting deep in thought
Time drags on at snail’s pace
Far away an
...
POEM WITH A HAPPY ENDING
Frank Koenegracht
When late at night in bed,
a book in your right hand, cock
in your left, you make up the
...
POEM XV
Pablo Neruda
I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,
and you hear me from far away
...
POEM '300'
Colm Breathnach
               the poet
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POEM – 1
Nitin Mehta
Even as I sat down to write a poem
somebody placed a hand on my shoulder.
And tried to
...
POEM – 2
Nitin Mehta
I thought everything was going just fine
and caught hold of the paper.
The branch snapped
...
POEMS FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM
Dana Amir
Everyone’s sleeping. The Arab girl in the bed next to you,
her mother, the one whose name
...
POEMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS
Varjesh Solanki
(1)

About films: wanted boys and girls for a new TV serial,
Smart, young, having a good
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POEMS SET ON FIRE
Mazisi Kunene
I shall invisibly follow you into the sacred vaults
Deep in the belly of earth where you hide
...
POEM’S DREAM
Boujema El Aoufi
For two reasons that resist speculation
The poem sleeps early
In the poet’s body:
Either
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POET
Hugo Claus
Autumn. Listen. Crackling. Can you hear that heavy rattling?
It draws near in our clothes, in
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POET
Wang Xiaoni
This morning, together with many others,
I sneered at poetry
for being rubbish.

But
...
POET
Teixeira de Pascoaes
When the first tear welled up
In my eyes, divine clarity
Lit up my village homeland
With
...
POET
Robin Ngangom
Why do trees weep leaves without warning?
Why do the old choose to die in their mountain
...
POET
Aifric Mac Aodha
For sustenance he wants
only a cat’s cadaver:
prays that its scything
teeth
...
POETIC INTERESTS
Sigitas Parulskis
Barely awake, I understood that I’ve been thrown out of the field of poetic interests
am
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POETRY
Ignatius T. Mabasa
Clink clink, clank clank!
Culinary noise ain’t cooking
It may just be noise of pots ‘n
...
POETRY
Jiban Narah
A grief mounting with the drumbeats
you remained on the other bank

Knowing the
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POETRY
Astrid Lampe
like no other she could
so had he assured her
suffer beautiful and deep from this life
...
POETRY
Hubert van Herreweghen
Poetry comes from on high,
with the rain and the sun,
from the planets, the moon when
...
POETRY
Remco Campert
The day before yesterday there was war
yesterday was the same
and it’s still war in my
...
POETRY
Remco Campert
I never cared much for beautiful poetry
unless you didn’t notice it was beautiful
quick
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POETRY
Hezy Leskly
Poetry must stand and speak.
Stand on the broken washing machine and speak the language...
POETRY BURNS
Dane Zajc
Fire reads poems.
Fire assigns punctuation.
Fast fire with charred eyes
flips pages
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POETRY IN FRANCE
Christophe Tarkos
France has great artists and great poets. France, its artists, its poets, its greatest artists and
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POETRY INFLUENCES THE WORLD
Shai Dotan
My wife grew a beak.
I think the poetry did it
I might have exaggerated a bit ...
POETRY IS CHILD’S PLAY
Lucebert
over the cracking egg
wanders a heavenly bode
in search of his antipode
and that art
...
POETRY IS FOR THOSE WHO WOULDN’T READ IT
Nilmani Phookan
A poet had stated
poetry is for those who wouldn’t read it
for the wounds in their
...
POETRY IS ON THE MARGINS
Zali Gurevitch
On television yesterday
Rock

Tens of thousands in the audience
And where is
...
POETRY OF NONSENSE, #2
Sun Wenbo
Your snow is not mine.  My snow is in the courtyard. 
In early morning I walk out,
...
POETRY SEARCHES FOR RADIANCE
Adam Zagajewski
Poetry searches for radiance,
poetry is the kingly road
that leads us farthest. ...
POET'S TOMB
Shuntaro Tanikawa
In a certain place there lived a young man
Who lived by writing poetry
He wrote a poem
...
POISONING 1
Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
A rat runs
into the gaping mouth of an alligator
continues down to the stomach...
POISONING 13
Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
The old state is the new state, with white cloths
on the tables and credit card terminals
...
POISONING 15
Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
I sit in this undignified chair
I put tablets under my tongue
and read the stocks on
...
POISONING 16
Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
We were already poisoned: changing in shape
hasty to betray, we incinerated intimacy in all
...
POISONING 2
Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
A trace of water runs over the window
like a repetition of how
the world is reborn
...
POLICE CAR, POET, SNOW
Yi Sha
one wintry day
in a swirl of mud and snow
a police car came screaming
along the
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POLISH RESTAURANT
Rui Pires Cabral
The night is sustained by its décor
like a dead man linked to his machines.
Customers
...
POLISH ROCK
Serhiy Zhadan
Falling asleep, she remembered the river –
somewhere in the caverns of sleep, where she
...
POMEGRANATE
Ali Abdolrezaei
This dry tree
how has it arranged itself so well
so well    under the
...
POMPE INUTILI
Manuel de Freitas
Nobody’s born; it would make no sense
to call the placental remains
enveloping a bunch
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POND
Monika Rinck
says he: grief is a pond.
says i: yes, grief is a pond.
because grief lies in a
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POOL PARTY
Ayoub Ahrari
In a sunkissed party
I take a seat somewhere 
To see all the beauty ...
POP STAR
Micha Hamel
Not that I’ve ever seen your rosy mouth
for real, or been allowed to give those
...
POPPIES
Norbert Hummelt
that was fulda just now. the weak glow of the ceiling lights
in the open carriage is
...
PORGY & BESS BAND
Zvonko Maković
to lie, why not. after all words are
arbitrary; words that are not things,
words that
...
PORNSCHLEGEL
Dirk van Bastelaere
It’s July, and who would kill for a woman
Now? It’s so hot it’s unreal. In the country:
A
...
PORT
Mehrdad Arefani
He returns a few Shahsavars
with the necktie of a noose
a few scratches on the
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PORT SOUNDS
Gordana Benić
Sometimes ships are greater than houses,
brighter than streets. Cracks in the walls draw them
...
PORTENTS
Giriraj Kiradoo
you are lucky you will be able to scream

when the whole world is trying to escape on a
...
PORTER
Tsead Bruinja
smoke from the seventies asleep in his tash as anger
aimed at kids in a driving ford escort
...
PORTRAIT
Hans Verhagen
Man, 21st century
Livid glimpse, jawbone with balls galore
but words
that for far too long
...
PORTRAIT
Alberto Vélez
She is alone.
She strokes her face with a cold hand, forcing a smile.
What weariness....
PORTRAIT ENDED
Mirta Rosenberg
It is a way of saying
I want to be left without words,
to lose without comment.
...
PORTRAIT OF A SCANDINAVIAN POET
Yi Sha
1

His bearing when he sings is that of an Italian
When he drinks he’s physically
...
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Alberto Vélez
She hopes for nothing. Maybe a
Peaceful death. Or not even that. Because
Restraint is
...
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN
Porfirio Barba Jacob
Paint a young man, with loyal and pure
words, with words of reveries and emotion;
and
...
PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN PRINCESS
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
For her to have such a slender neck
For her wrists to bend like flower stems
For her eyes to
...
PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS A ZEBRA
Michelle Grangaud
The zebra is an uncommon animal.
Do not confuse me with the zabrus, a cereal pest which raids
...
PORTRAIT OF RAIN
Boujema El Aoufi


The rain’s portrait
We used to surprise
In old note-books
And colored poems
And
...
PORTRAIT OF THE POET
C. (Cornelis) Buddingh’ 
you want a portrait of the poet?

there’s a cartoon by charles addams
in
...
PORTRAIT WITH DOG
Rutger Kopland
That dog and I. He has withdrawn
into himself, and I

– I had laid my hand
on his
...
PORTUGAL
Alexandre O’Neill
If only, Portugal, you were just three syllables,
a beautiful view of the sea,
the green
...
POST COITUM
O. Nimigean
sad as if some time
– but I don’t remember when     here
you
...
POST-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING THE EXTRACTION OF MEMORY
Taha Muhammad Ali
In an ancient, gypsy
dictionary of dreams
are explanations of my name
and
...
POSTCARD FROM A GREEK ISLAND
Rutger Kopland
Herman, I was going to write you a card,
one of those silly postcards, complete with a joke
...
POSTCARD FROM A PORT
Veronica Jimenez
The philosopher González Pérez, stevedore of seat
number three, examines with
...
POSTCARD FROM JERUSALEM
Tuvia Ruebner
Jerusalem left Jerusalem and ran away.
That thing up there, surely it can’t be
...
POSTCARD FROM PRESSBURG-BRATISLAVA
Tuvia Ruebner
Bratislava is Pressburg is Pozsony.
For me it is Pressburg.
My teacher Mr. Wurm from the
...
POSTCARD FROM THE HEBRON AREA
Tuvia Ruebner
Hebron is a very ancient city.
Our father Abraham is buried there with his wife Sarah...
POSTCARD FROM ZURICH
Tuvia Ruebner
Zurich is rubbing against the Zurichberg.
Zurich doesn’t like being tickled under its fur....
POSTHUMOUS POEM
Lauren Mendinueta
The book I am writing
Is a grave much anticipated.
Were I to make a list of what...
POSTPONEMENT
Mae Yway
Aim & shoot, but at what?
Like one hand shuts the door on the other
Control from a
...
POSTSCRIPT
Jorge Bustamante García
Everything has been certain on this journey
That which has not happened and that which
...
POSTSCRIPT
Jorge de Sena
I’m not one of those whose bones are kept,
nor am I even one the future will lament
not
...
POSTSCRIPT TO THE KREISAU DOGS
Uljana Wolf
who says that poems are like these dogs
surrounded by their own echo at the village core...
POURING DROUGHT
Andrej Sen-Senkov
the women who live in the city
built by the river
throw the little gifts of former
...
PRAYER
María Mercedes Carranza
No more dawns or customs,
no more light, no more jobs, no more instants.
Only earth,
...
PRAYER
Piedad Bonnet
For my days I ask,
Lord of shipwrecks,
not for water for my thirst, but thirst,
not for
...
PRAYER
Prabodh Parikh
Grant me the strength to look at you, to bear the radiance
of the sun;
the strength to alert
...
PRAYER
Jairo Guzmán
My God! Damsel of gold!
I know you care nothing for me
I know you don’t notice my
...
PRAYER BOOK
Aharon Shabtai
For years I’ve wanted to write a prayer book
Why?  Because I’ve learned
that the
...
PRAYER FOR REFUGE (IN A RUMANIAN CHURCH)
Goenawan Mohamad
My Lord who permeates
the wooden walls of this village
church, let me inter thy name,
...
PRAYER OF THE VANQUISHED
Federico Díaz-Granados
Lord of the vanquished
I pray to you for myself, courier of the birds.
I never knew the
...
PRE-POETRY (1978–1984)
Vlado Martek
*
you can wander through language
endlessly.
To have an attitude means to offer...
PREACHER
Adam Small
you a Prophet a Jesus?
a prophet?
you wit yo palace-house?
you wit yo airmobile?
...
PRECIPICE
Bai Hua
In one city there is one man 
In two cities there is one orientation 
The
...
PREDRAG SAMARDŽISKI
Predrag Lucić
In the Macedonian Globus
That goes by the name of Fokus
I read an interview with a
...
PREGNANCY TEST, POSITIVE
Davide Rondoni




Don't call, it comes
in a sheen of strength,
already part of your
...
PREMATURE METAPHOR
Ajmer Rode
I have winged with the flock
that nest
where the crop is good.

Wandered with
...
PREMOŠĆIVANJE
Mario Suško
kad god           trepnem...
PRESENCE
Esther Jansma
No more questions from me: from now on I am going
to know things. From now on she is not rose
...
PRIDE
Dahlia Ravikovitch
Even rocks crack, I'm telling you,
and not on account of age.   
...
PRIMER OF MY BROTHER ANTS
Zang Di
Whenever I wore black clothes
in places where color was most elated
your little
...
PRIMEVAL MOTHER
Edvard Kocbek
Where are you, oblivion? Where are you, transient winds?
Everything passes but my sad
...
PRINCE CALF
John Leefmans
We were princes, ‑ Rev. said –
because we were by heaven elected.
Stealthily I
...
PRIOR TO A POEM
Miri Ben Simhon
I want to write now
but I’m too nervous to write now
and that’s all that
...
PRISONER
Natalka Bilotserkivets
only a year is left just one year
until he can cross the shoe-scraped threshold
and
...
PROBLEMS WITHOUT END
Rutger Kopland
One ought to avoid the word ‘problem’
for two simple reasons:

there are
...
PROCEEDING TO THE LETTER
Paul Bogaert
Proceeding to the letter
and in the spirit of the scheduled starting time
he checks the
...
PROCRIS
Tua Forsström
You mistake someone for an animal and kill the animal
That’s how it happens in the forest,
...
PROGRESS
Frank Koenegracht
All the cars in the rain
whizzing past my window,
headlights on,
passing along the bend in
...
PROLOGUE
Sharron Hass
You, the stranger, whose face is dimmed by intimacy
spread your body into a net
to hunt me
...
PROLOGUE
Batsheva Dori-Carlier
In Greek philosophy for beginners,
I turned the ancient words over without...
PROMISE
Meira Delmar
Some blue and flowered morning
we shall sweetly go, hand in hand

to listen to the
...
PROMO
Navit Barel
I've got something special for any day of the year. Long or short,
whatever it takes to
...
PROMONTORY
Lêdo Ivo
I always sought the profusion of the rains
and celebrated excess.

The door that
...
PRONOUNS
Dunya Mikhail
He plays a train.
She plays a whistle.
They move away.

He plays a rope....
PROPERTY
Volker Braun
I´m still here, though my country´s gone West.
PEACE TO THE PALACES AND DEVIL TAKE THE
...
PROPHETIC SEASON
Amparo Osorio
Distant twilights
various destinies
unreal presents

Waste!
My eyes can
...
PROPHETS
Dilip Chitre
Prophets have light
Screwed tight in their eyes. They cannot see the darkness
Inside
...
PROSAIC
Peter van Lier
1

Although it’s eleven at night, or thereabouts, a girl comes cycling
past. On her
...
PROSCRIBED BLOOD — 1
Malathi Maithri
In the sanctum’s dark stands
Our half-female Goddess,
Waiting on her one aching foot...
PROSCRIBED BLOOD — 2
Malathi Maithri
On this rainy night
The full moon hangs precariously
From the temple’s sacred mast...
PROSPECT
Roland Jooris
To escape
we live
 
albeit strained
the hankering does not...
PROSPECT HILL
Yao Feng
The sun slides down toward West Mountains
The twilight gradually distances the palaces ...
PROTECTIVE STATE
Alfred Schaffer
I

The probability that a terrorist* is living in your neighbourhood is very small....
PROVERB
Gaston Burssens
The electronic eye now aims
at every movement.
Its beam which should be purple...
PROVERB
Yanko González
but put yourself in my place but
it’s just that put yourself in my place is
what
...
PROXIMITY
Jayant Kaikini
The stranger seated beside me has dozed off
His body slackened, head resting on my
...
PRYPIAT – STILL LIFE
Oksana Zabuzhko
It could be dawn.
The light, crumpled like sheets.
The ashtray full.
A shadow
...
PSALM
Urszula Koziol
liberated from me you shan’t free yourself of me
while you’re in me I’ll keep repeating you
...
PSALM
Rutger Kopland
Then these sounds will be wind,
when they rise up from their place, then
they will blow
...
PSALM 138
Lloyd Haft
When I praise you
my heart is whole,
even where the thousand images
keep staring.
I
...
PSALM 141
Lloyd Haft
What I have –
accept it.
Accept it when I say I need.
I have no incense,
no
...
PSALM 22
Maria van Daalen
When I open the door of the refrigerator
the mould on the milk is half an inch thick. ...
PSYCHOANALYSIS
Halyna Krouk
Halka, my sunshine, don’t block the light
        there’s hardly
...
PUNCTUAL
Hugo Jamioy Juagibioy
I must walk until I’m exhausted
and even though I’m in a hurry
I will not walk any
...
PUNCTURED SKY
Nico Bleutge
the lines of telegraph wires above the skeleton’s sandstone
the swelling clouds behind the
...
PUPA
Wawn Awng
Without hair, legs,
empty of clothes it feels cold and slow
however it hurries....
PUPEMA
Gustavo Adolfo Garcés
I wonder what became of Pupema
the alcoholic
the bum
who deliriously told us ...
PUT A PIECE OF SUGAR IN MY MOUTH
Maryam Hooleh
As the hair of a continent tickles the nostril of a crow philosophy sneezes radiators get ready
...
PUT A VOICE TO HER PROSE
Pierre Alferi
Put
A date to this face
A price on this memory
They’re floating in the
...
PUTTING ON MY FACE
Chimako Tada
Facing the mirror, I put on my face
Apply a thin layer of makeup
But not like usual this
...
PYTHIAS
Barbara Korun
I sleep over the fissure;
sharp edges press against
my soul my heart my sex,
my warm
...
 
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