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V COUNTRY (IRISH V POEM)
Peter Holvoet-Hanssen
Cloud formations are on the move in constantly changing shapes
look, a dog stretches out its
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VACANCIES
Durs Grünbein
The next day the bay seemed tamed.
Butterflies, correspondents from dry land,
cavorted
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VALENÇAY
Sergio Raimondi
Paying for identity. Paying for tradition. 
The French State pays when it
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VALIUM
Uroš Zupan
The world is in slow motion, in tune with the morning steps.
Sluggishly it adheres to my soles.
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VALLEY OF LIGHT
Yosuke Tanaka
As I approached the end of the summer range,
I came to a valley I had no choice but to cross.
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VANGOGHIANA
León Gil
At thirty-seven, the painter
paints like a madman and like a child...
VANITAS
Micha Hamel
Happy adults and shrinking grandparents in perfect health wave off
the others. The airplane
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VASE
Peter Verhelst
Can you blame a vase for its fragility
or a hand for breaking the vase?
Maybe it is
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VÄXJÖ
Charlotte Van den Broeck
There’s a lightness in the air that wrings.
We look like kids washed up in the
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VEIL OF RELIGIONS
Amal al-Jubouri
If you are One
and your teachings are One
why did you inscribe our infancy in the
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VENICE
Borben Vladović
Numbed in front of the harbour
still salty from the Atlantic Ocean waves,
like a nose peeled
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VENTRILOQUY
Hsia Yü (Xia Yu)
I walk into the wrong room
And miss my own wedding.
Through the only hole in the wall I
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VENUS
Malika Amar Sheikh



She doesn’t have
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VENUS’ HILL
Sibila Petlevski
If you dared to cover my open eyes with your palms,
I would see Venus’ hill on your hand and
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VERBUM SAPIENTI, TO DAMAYANTI
Udaya Narayana Singh
By the riverbank
lie many men
limbless
splayed;
weak mean who have only...
VERKLÄRTE NACHT
Leonard Nolens
We are sitting naked at table. Your eyes light up the room.
Luminescent, your butterfly hands
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VERMEER
Anka Zagar
she has come in from all sides
into the water that makes you from all sides
alone wanting
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VERSE COMES FROM THE NIGHT
Fernando Charry Lara
In the city of mist the feast
Of nights is a wood
Of dark heads of hair and stars.
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VERSES ON A VILLAGE BREW
Tatsuji Miyoshi
The day has ended

The day has ended. Fill your
own sake-cup, the rest is all in
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VERSES ON POETRY
Dileep Jhaveri
1


At times it happens
That pen touches paper
And the stars leap up but
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VERSES, 2
Titos Patríkios
Verses that howl
verses that rise, as if they’re bayonets
verses that threaten the
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VERSION OF CREATION
Kiki Dimoula
I’m listed, said chaos to the contractors.
Inside, things have to remain as they are....
VERTIGO
Dorta Jagić
on the first day of our training
you swung the trapeze for two astronauts under our
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VESSELS
Kiji Kutani
Something warm and moist
like the palm of a great hand
deliberately stroked
the
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VI
Antonella Anedda
This language  has no innocence
– listen to how speeches break up
as if also
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VIATICUM
Nuno Júdice
They recognize each other at night by the voice, by
their breathing, by a dark tenderness of
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VIC
Mykola Ryabchuk
(from Epitaphs)



Snotty Vic –
to be thus from childhood
till
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VICE VERSA
Luz Helena Cordero
Fear of war, of emptiness, of the mirror,
of the hatred of men, of tedium,
of the habit
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VIDEO
Paolo Ruffilli
Yes, the wonderful colours
            of
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VIEW OF THE FUTURE
J. Bernlef
When they pass away some poets
want the light to die when they go
for the world to
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VIEW ONTO A COURTYARD - 10
José Miguel Silva
An ardent fan of period films, childhood
skips up the cinema staircase, heart aflutter, ...
VIGIL
Stefano Dal Bianco
The road is paved,
black like the reflection of the earth around it
like the foliage of
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VIGILANT
Maarten Inghels
The poet should be ever
vigilant, be above all tender.
Be willing to always fall from
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VIII
Alberto Vélez
Today I saw a photograph in which
You wear a hat, rolled-up trousers, and carry a fishing
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VILLA QUIETA
Cristóbal Joannon
Now housing starts are coming to Lampa,
chickens feeding in the ultraviolet
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VILLAGE
Roland Jooris
a village is a circle
drawn by hand
around a church;

a dove is a very
simple line
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VILLAGE OF DELIRIUM
Rafael Patiño
Who says tongue oh so sovereign fleece
I will not tell you an acephalous verb
But a raucous
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VIPERS
Dane Zajc
On some deserted shore,
where sand and wind converse
about eternity,

vipers
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VIRGIL
Tomaž Šalamun
All this blinking, gurgling, sweet stinking
decadent soul-racked sorrel,
the love of
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VIRUS WRITING
Kamran Mir Hazar
1.
Writing viruses
And electronic labyrinths
With a blackout and no computer
In
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VISA
Lucas Malan
The murmur of the sea in a shell
is in truth – as we all know – the echo
of the push
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 1)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


It happens that my soul quivers before your wavelike presence
So in evenings
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 2)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


I am no object of desire of yours . . .
The blades of my soul
Are
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 3)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


Remember I was obedient to your deep kisses
My nights were not only ash
I
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 4)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


Suppose you are a mutilated idea
Floating in the kingdom of Air
Arranged
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 5)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


Rarely did I whisper my erotic poems to you . . .
A single eyelash twitch
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 6)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


Do not torture me anymore
I do not carry Diogenes’ lamp in daylight
But I
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 7)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


A fire fiercer than the glow
Of passionate hearts
Erupts volcano-like into
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VISIONARY EULOGY (PART 8)
Amina El Bakouri
Oswaldo


“The only good that looks like gold is . . . the road”
So said
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VISIT NO. 12 618
Maarten Inghels
To make it go more quiet in the room than in her blood:
hammer the beating beetle from the
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VISIT NO. 12 627
Maarten Inghels
It’s freezing in this heart. She has skated loops into a scarf
that has knotted round my
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VISITING CARD
María Mercedes Carranza
The world is that which I look at:

the table that gathers upon it
banal things such
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VISTA
George Mario Angel Quintero
The tree’s pale loneliness
against the sky’s blue.
Apart, in this sea
of surfaceless
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VITA BREVIS
Durs Grünbein
In a rotten nutshell, I grew up amid the barrenness and confusion
That lie in wait for
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VITA CONTEMPLATIVA
Adam Zagajewski
It may already be September. I drank tasteless coffee
in the café garden of the
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VLADIMIR HOROWITZ
Tom Van de Voorde
Go on, sing, you arsehole,
scratch your brownest wart

Let Scriabin ejaculate...
VLADY NIKITIN
Mykola Ryabchuk
(from Epitaphs)


Vlady Nikitin died
from the same cause

but twice as
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VOCABULARY LIST CHAPTER 1
Toshio Nakae
Ceremony. Gathering.
Very.
Bad man.
To bind.
Lips. Mouth. Curse.
To
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VOICE
Anna Enquist
I slid the cradle under the piano,
covered her with Bach and Ravel,
sang Otis Redding,
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VOICE FLEECE
Thomas Kling
of course everything’s wet through; slick
with wetness, from all the showings, from the
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VOICE FROM A STONE
Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos
I don’t adore the past
I’m not three times a master
I made no pact with the
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VOICELESS CHAMBERS
Najwan Darwish
He is hung now on a piece of wood
and all I can do is scream
in these chambers no voice
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VOICES
Amarjit Chandan
I hear voices:
Mother says something and laughs.
There’s a lump in my father’s throat as
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VOICES
Manuel António Pina
Childhood comes
step by step
climbs the stairs
knocks at the door
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VOICES
Carlos López Degregori
Someone comes to your room tonight and says into your ear: get up, I’ve come for you.
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VOYAGE
Anka Zagar
    the way we pass we pass
    so if we meet we meet

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