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BABY FOOTBALLER
Albert Nyathi
Softly, swimmingly
Deftly defiantly
Softly, swerving
Ducking like a lone duck ...
BACH IN LEIPZIG
Kim Cheng Boey
In the exhibition poster stands J.S. Bach,
dusty and grimed, but unbroken, unscathed,...
BACK IN HOBART
Vivian Smith
My point of reference is this summer slope,
these paddocks stacked like long plates of
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BACK IN THE BENIGHTED KINGDOM
Isobel Dixon
I’m sorry to see
my mosquito bumps fade:
the love bites of a continent,
marks of its hot
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BACK IN THE PLAYGROUND BLUES
Adrian Mitchell
I dreamed I was back in the playground, I was about four feet high
Yes I dreamed I was back
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BACKYARD
John Tranter
The God of Smoke listens idly in the heat
     to the barbecue sausages
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BACOVIA
Tallulah Flores
El cuerpo de la noche se recoge.
Lentas, bajo sombras
las tabernas gritan. ...
BAD NEW GOVERNMENT
Emily Berry
  Love,   I woke in an empty
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BAD PLAYERS
Roddy Lumsden
Halfway down the carriage, the cackling girl,
too loud for my introspective sensibilities,...
BAD SHEEP
Hailey Leithauser
Midnight’s merely blue, but me, me, me, I’m through and through sloe, cracked
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BAD – BALD – BET~T – BRIEF
Uljana Wolf
am anfang bald, und bald am ende wieder: unsere haare, und dazwischen sind sie nicht zu fassen,
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BADOU
Myriam Montoya
Todos los colores te llegan
Cualquier rayo fecunda tu piel
La túnica que te bordea te
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BAGELS
Nikola Petković
Bagels make me happy.

In the mornings I listen hard with my ears
wired.
My
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BAHADOUR
Judith Beveridge
The sun stamps his shadow on the wall
and he’s left one wheel of his bicycle
spinning. It is
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BAHIA
Mithu Sen
dead fish on the beach
becoming earth
sand –
no longer a fish –
becoming
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BAHNHOF VERSTEHEN
Kerstin Hensel
Wir werden zurückbleiben wenn schwer
Beladen die Tender
Mit dem Schüttgut der Kriege...
BAILA CONMIGO, MUCHACHA
José Manuel Arango

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BAIT GOAT
Kay Ryan
There is a
distance where
magnets pull,
we feel, having
held them
back.
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BAJO EL CIELO
Gloria Posada
Estrellas
signan la Tierra
Elementos nos habitan
forman la carne
sustancia y
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BAJO TIERRA
Fredy Chicangana
Somos aquel animal de colores
que habita en el fondo de la tierra
alimentándose de su
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BAJO UN CIELO VERTIGINOSO
Samuel Jaramillo
en el que escurren nubes
con una velocidad de asombro, hay una playa.
En esa playa estas
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BAKIN BARDO THÖDOL
Dorta Jagić
kukci izvrnuti na leđa tvrde
da je u cijeloj Dalmaciji
umro samo sjetni kovač, dida
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BAKSTEEN
Geert van Istendael
Hij heeft de hoeken van de metselaarshand.
Hij wint de regelmaat van honingraten
als
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BALA
Carlos López Degregori
Tengo esta bala de helada plata para ti.

Anoche la preparé con sucia, infalible, dulce
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BALA PERDIDA
Julio Carrasco
de dónde sacas la sopa mamá
que me das todos los días
acaso la vas
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BALADA DE JUAN ARTURO EL GALO
Rafael Patiño
Desértico el ojo se queja de la noche
Y un perro asirio husmea en la garganta

Aunque
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BALADA DE LA LOCA ALEGRÍA
Porfirio Barba Jacob
Mi vaso lleno — el vino del Anáhuac —
mi esfuerzo vano — estéril mi pasión —
soy un
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BALADA DE LA MUCHACHA-DE-LA-POLLERA-PRONTA
Mario Rivero
Esta es la balada de la muchacha pródiga de sí misma
que alegre y detonante de colores
hace
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BALADA DE PERRY SMITH
Mario Rivero
A la 1:19 minutos de la madrugada de un miércoles
14 de abril de 1965
Perry Edward Smith el
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BALADA DEL CELOSO
Rafael Patiño
Si una manada de vuelos comanda la abubilla
El celoso frunce el cejo y estira su delirio;
Si
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BALADA DEL CONDE CORTANUCAS
Rafael Patiño
Regresando de la hermosa llanura del éxtasis
Un par de brujas tocan el laúd
Empeñadas en
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BALADA DEL MAR NO VISTO,
RITMADA EN VERSOS DIVERSOS

León de Greiff

                         
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BALKAN
Sanjin Sorel
dramatično je doba. bezumno umno svoju sjenu slijedi

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BALLAD OF THE MOON, MOON
David Morley
A pettelengra boy whacks petalos on his anvil.
   The moon slides into his smithy,
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BALLADE DE L'HOMME MORT
Serge Delaive
Comme je marchais sur le promontoire
je m’aperçus que mon père
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BALLADE VAN DE TRAAGHEID
Herman De Coninck
Ik hou van de traagheid van liggen in het gras, als een vorst:
ik, uitkijkend over mijn
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BALLADE VAN MIJN TANTE DIE OPBELT
OM MIJ TE FELICITEREN MET MIJN VERJAARDAG OF IK HAAR

Robert Anker
Want wij zijn jarig op dezelfde dag een raadsel
Dat nooit is opgelost want dat zij zoveel
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BANGKOK NEVER REALLY SLEEPS
Noel Rowe
Bangkok never really sleeps, it turns
it seems endlessly in and out of streets
that once were
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BANQUET
Paula Cunningham
O squat round
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BAR IRLANDÉS
Santiago Barcaza
El otro
Expresándose como suele hacer
Pero era yo
Al mismo tiempo...
BARBICAN AUDIENCE
Jo Shapcott
It’s a hot night. We walk the highwalk
from the tube. The concrete walls
seep warmth and
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BARCELONA – 2 EN ‘N 1/2 JAAR LATER
Danie Marais
Ons sit waarskynlik ’n laaste keer saam in ’n restaurant.
Die plek se naam is La Veronica –...
BÄRNSTEN
Tua Forsström
Jag har en bärnstensring som
skimrar genom insjövattnet

Jag dyker, rör upp slam,
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BARS
Keki Daruwalla
If you want
a cage, my dear
you do not have
to travel far.
If you want to feel
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BARTON SPRINGS
Tony Hoagland
Oh life, how I loved your cold spring mornings
of putting my stuff in the green gym-bag...
BASHÕ
Cees Nooteboom
1
Oude man tussen het riet achterdocht van de dichter.
Hij gaat op weg naar het Noorden hij
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BASHÕ I
Cees Nooteboom
Oude man tussen het riet achterdocht van de dichter.
Hij gaat op weg naar het Noorden hij
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BASHÕ II
Cees Nooteboom
Wij kennen de poëtische poëzie de gemene gevaren
Van maanziek en zangstem. Gebalsemde lucht is
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BASHÕ III
Cees Nooteboom
Nergens in dit heelal heb ik een vaste woonplaats
Schreef hij op zijn hoed van cypressen. De
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BASHÕ IV
Cees Nooteboom
De dichter is een gemaal door hem wordt het landschap van woorden.
Toch denkt hij net als jij
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BAT
John Hegley
With torrents of abusing
which would later feed the musing,
D.H. Lawrence tried to
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BAT SOUP
Fleur Adcock
But it’s diluted with sky, not water,
the aerial plankton on which they sup.
Our
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BATAIA
Ion Mureşan
“Ţi-am fost ca un frate, mă, porcule,
ţi-am adus flori cînd te-ai însurat,...
BATTLE-LINE
Imtiaz Dharker
Did you expect dignity?

All you see is bodies
crumpled carelessly, and
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BAY WINDOW LAUDS
Marcus Wicker
The sill plays a cruel joke – thrones me. Frames me
lording over lawn mower stripes
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BAYANGKAN SEANDAINYA
Sapardi Djoko Damono
           Bayangkan seandainya yang kaulihat di
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BAYRISCH-SEELAND (ÖDELCHEN)
Ulrike Draesner
das war der golden zittrige staub: auf den wegen
den rainen die kleinen christusschädel
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BAZAAR GARER
Rajendra Bhandari

...
BE
Gwinyai Runyowa
This is bad.
Back then I bellowed my benevolence but now after battles between myself,...
BE MYSELF
Michael Robbins
I took back the night. Wrested it from the Chinese, many of whom were shorter than
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BEACH
Caitríona Ní Chléirchín
Ba gheall le beach i mo chroí thú.
Tháinig tú amach ag bláthú trí mo chíocha
is ba
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BEALTAINE
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
Ní mí na breithe tú
ach mí an bháis

séideann stolladh gaoithe,
titeann
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BEAN THRIANTÁNACH
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
Triantán mór comhshleasach
sin é mo chrot le haghaidh an lae:...
BÉARLA BRISTE
Derry O’Sullivan
Sháigh ár ndúiche, ón Daingean siar thar an nGráig,
A
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BEATTIE IS THREE
Adrian Mitchell
At the top of the stairs
I ask for her hand.  O.K.
She gives it to me.
How her
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BEAUTIFUL IN BEAFORT-WES
Gert Vlok Nel
& jy was beautiful in Beaufort-Wes en ek was so verskrik & verskriklik lief vir jou &
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BEAUTIFUL YUROKE RED RIVER GUM
Lisa Bellear
For Northlands Secondary College Mobile Rebel School



Sometimes the red river
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BECAUSE OUR WAITERS ARE HOPELESS ROMANTICS
Amy Beeder
                
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BECHEROVKA
Manuel de Freitas
Norueguesa, alta, de um moreno
duvidoso que sorria muito.
Pedia-me insistentemente para
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BECOMING A BRAHMIN
Meena Kandasamy
Algorithm for converting a Shudra into a Brahmin

Begin.

Step 1: Take a
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BEDBUGS
Eliza Griswold
In the Bedouin’s foam mattress,
a bedbug mother tips back her baby’s chin...
BEDRIJF
Charles Ducal
Zolang de inkt nat is
ligt het bedrijf in de taal.

Een kraai speurt in de
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BEE
Claudia Emerson
When Claude says blessed is he who has seen
and believes, you know he is about to tell the
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BEE PUPPETS
Claire Potter
Suppa vagari, Lucretius, line 76
describes motion as beginning in the will of the mind...
BEES
John Hegley
Luton Town Football Club
have won the league
and today, in the game against Brentford,
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BEES OF ELEUSIS
Franz Wright
The ingredients gathered, a few small red tufts of the dream spoor per sheaf of Demeter’s blonde
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BEETHOVEN OP DE SCHAAL VAN BEAUFORT
Anneke Brassinga
spiegelgladde zee
geschubde golfjes, geen
schuim –

kleine golfjes, breken...
BEFORE THE SUN
Charles Mungoshi
Intense blue morning
promising early heat
and later in the afternoon,
heavy rain....
BEFORE THE WORD
Keki Daruwalla
Corn is great, on the cob or otherwise,
but before corn in the ear there was life.
Fire is
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BEFORE THEY SAID HITS
Lionel Fogarty
I got your respects sitting here
I got love lying in your lover here
I got lone stars
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BEGANE GROND
Roni Margulies
Sevecen bir sesle, inip çıkarken
konuşuyor bizim asansör benimle....
BEGIN
Anna Enquist
Er viel niets te noemen, tijd
hield zich stil. Het danste en bruiste
boven dof bonken.
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BEGINNING WITH A PHRASE FROM SIMONE WEIL
Peter Gizzi
There is no better time than the present when we have lost everything. It doesn’t mean rain
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BEGINNINGS
Ruth Vanita
Coming so late, you made all early
Again — all was yet to do, nothing
To say — we had
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BEGINSELEN
Mustafa Stitou
We strijden door tot we het gras horen groeien.
De wolken zich neuriënd verplaatsen. Aan
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BEHEADED
Polly Clark
I hear perfectly: the thud
onto linen, the strange gasp
like the cry of a premature baby,
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BEHEERSING
Joke van Leeuwen
Iemand belt aan en noemt zich controleur
die kijken komt of alles het nog doet
hij vraagt
...
BEIGE
Peter Minter
Lately, what have you, my arrogance, been writing
in The Pieces, the sense of you in That
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BEING BEAUTEOUS
Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos
O meu amigo inglês que entrou no quarto da cama e correu de um só gesto todas as cortinas
sabia
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BEING DIFFICULT
Ouyang Yu
that critic whose name i won’t tell you until a little while later
says that he does not like
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BEING IS BELIEVING
John Hegley
I believe in you.
I believe in you
being close to me.
I believe in you being
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BEIRUT TANK
Tom Sleigh
Staring up into the tank’s belly lit
by a bare bulb hanging down off
the exhaust,
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BÉITEÁIL
Liam Ó Muirthile
Béiteáil is ea mo thine Chásca
beo cois claí i nGort na gCrann.
Ní heol dom más
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BEKUNGELULA
Eventhough Ndlovu
Ube ububula, uhwinye okosane lutshilwa
Ube uthi uyemukela kwande ukudangala
Ibe
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BELFAST CONFETTI
Ciaran Carson
Suddenly as the riot squad moved in it was raining exclamation marks,
Nuts, bolts, nails,
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BELIEF IN MAGIC
Dean Young
How could I not?
Have seen a man walk up to a piano
and both survive.
Have turned
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BENÅDNING?
Lennart Sjögren
Som i förbigående och med yttersta likgiltighet
utfärdas dödsdomarna...
BENEVELDE BRIEVEN
Martin Reints
Het geblaf van honden
weerklinkt tussen de houten huizen
in het gebergte
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BENJAMIN IN DEN PYRENÄEN
Volker Braun
Ruhig schreiten in die Nebelwand.
Die Arme rudern eckig, aber gleichmäßig.
Exakt nach
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BENZINEPOMP
Martin Reints
De auto stilzetten bij een benzinepomp
zo dat de tankdop niet te ver voor of voorbij het
...
BEQUEST
Eunice de Souza
In every Catholic home there’s a picture
of Christ holding his bleeding heart
in his
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BERCEUSE VOOR SLAPELOZEN
Geert van Istendael
Zie je de schoorsteenpijpen op de daken, 's nachts?
Aan draden hangen ze, die zie je
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BERETA MAMEI MELE
Dumitru Crudu
Pe când încă mai trăia mama mea într-o zi Și-a pierdut Bereta, la care ținea
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BERICHT VAN HET EILAND CHAOS
Rutger Kopland
Hoe lang zijn we hier nu al, vrienden,
het was ooit bedoeld als vakantie,
maar wat
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BERISPING VAN EEN TULP
Tom Van de Voorde
Ik wil dat je staat
als een vuist in een vaas

glanzend gehoorzaam
als de
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BERLIJN – ANSBACHER STRASSE
Hans Tentije
Dit is de sleutel in je hand, dit is de vleugeldeur
van de entree, de brede trapopgang
die
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BERNAL HILL
Randall Mann
Something has to give.
We stand above it all.
Below, the buildings’ tall
but tiny
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BERNARD AND CERINTHE
Linda France
If a flower is always a velvet curtain
onto some peepshow he never opens,
 ...
BERNSTEINPARK KALININGRAD
Marion Poschmann
Zum fröhlichen und freudebringenden Kampf um die Vorherrschaft des Gartens! Voraneilend,
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BERRE VEIT
Jon Fosse
songen, sjøens song
glid nedover dei bratte fjella
og utover himmel

i blått
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BESCHUTTING
L.F. Rosen
Als een roestige speer schiet
een schreeuw uit zijn keel.
Wij leggen hem achter een
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BESEDE UMIRAJO
Edvard Kocbek
Ne morem zaspati,
okoli mene nastaja
velika nesreca,
besede, ki sem jih kdaj
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BESEDE V DEZ
Dane Zajc
Dez, obvaruj me pred mano.
Naj ne pridem k meni opotekav
in s cunjasto kozo.
Ne s
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BESIDES GOOD AND EVIL
Peter Minter
i.

Two days ago
you placed my hands in a pine field,
one dream beside the
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BESLAN
Kim Cheng Boey
The thin twirled candles neatly planted
around the marzipan Pooh, my daughter puffs
her
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BESPUćA ZBILJSKE POVIJESTI
Damir Šodan
stao sam na loptu.
što sam drugo mogao?
(tek da znam da je nešto i u mojoj vlasti.) ...
BESTIARIO INTIMO
Mirta Rosenberg
Si alguien querría ser una tortuga
sería yo:
hacer de una sección
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BETHEL
Harry Clifton
A clear light, at all hours,
A girl at reception. And the evangelised
Stepping
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BETREFFENDE EEN FUNCTIE IN HET DIERENRIJK
Peter van Lier
Geachte gaasvleugeligen,

De haften of eendagsvliegen (orde Ephemeroptera) vormen een
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BETREFFENDE WEEKHARTIGHEID
Mark Boog
Onze weekhartige metgezellen lieten wij achter,
hun snel vochtige ogen nog eenmaal inkijkend;
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BETWEEN HERE AND INFINITY
Abol Froushan
...unfrozen photos

Now that you’re sitting by the fire listening
Lying in
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BETWEEN THE STATUES OF O’CONNELL & LARKIN
Alan Jude Moore
dead pigeon debris is borne on the air
bumper blows the clipped wing clean
and the body
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BETWEEN TWO BRIDGES
Paul Henry

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BEWIMPELDE
Jacob Groot
Niet jij of ik
maar jullie die nu wij
zijn, en vooral de verstoken
zij, door zich
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BEYOND
Mario Suško
Eternity is God’s oblivion, you said,
a faint smile crossing your lips.
That’s why we
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BEZ TEŽINE I TIJELA
Marijana Radmilović
Neka lica lako otpuštamo, površinu boli u oku,
skidamo boju po boju, malaksali od tolikog
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BEZOEK NR 12 618
Maarten Inghels
Het in de kamer stiller maken dan in haar bloed:
de kloppende kever uit de witte muren slaan,
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BEZOEK NR 12 627
Maarten Inghels
Het vriest in dit hart. Ze heeft lussen tot een sjaal geschaatst
die zich rond mijn hals
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BEZRADNOŚĆ
Ewa Lipska
Życie które otrzymał w testamencie
tak mówiła babcia
cóż to za
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BEZWERING
Vrouwkje Tuinman
Ergens moet een land zijn waar je niet in kringen
hoeft te zitten met een bordje slagroom in
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BHAJA GOVINDAM VERSE FOUR
Ravi Shankar
The water-drop trembles upon a lotus petal.
Pureed early peas dribble down my chin.
I
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BHALAGWE – 1996
Bulawayo poets
Although it’s October and there’s yet no rain
last summer's growth stands high across this
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BHARATI BHAVAN LIBRARY, CHOWK, ALLAHABAD
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
A day in 1923.
The reading room is full.
In pin-drop silence,
Accountants,
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BHÍS DOM’ THIOMÁINT COIS TRÁ
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
Bhís dom’ thiomáint cois trá
sa taibhreamh,
ag míniú an cathú a bhí ort,
an fáth
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BIABHÓG
Celia de Fréine
Is í bandiabhal mór na foraoise í
mo thuathmháthair. Seasann sí fiche troigh
os cionn goirt
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BIBLIOTECA DE CIEGOS
Juan Manuel Roca
Absortos, en sus mesas de caoba,
Algunos ciegos recorren como a un piano
Los libros,
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BIBLIOTEKA
Sigitas Parulskis
Sėdėjau bibliotekos skaitykloj, didelėj salėj
prie milžiniško stalo,
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BICYCLE
Philip Hammial
It’s my fifth birthday & I’m sitting on the present that Uncle Stan has just given me, a green
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BIG BOYS DON’T CRY
Julius Chingono
That woman
in an oversize dress
the shadow of whose breast
lingers in my mind...
BIG CITY SPEECH
W.S. Di Piero
Use me
Abuse me
Turn wheels of fire
on manhole hotheads
...
BIG COUNTRY
Michael Robbins
Fiddle no further, Führer. Rome is built. It took all day. Now let us so love the
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BIG GRAB
Tony Hoagland
The corn chip engineer gets a bright idea,
and talks to the corn chip executive
and six
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BIJ DE GEMEENTEKIST VAN MEVROUW P.
Menno Wigman
Slaapt ze? Ze slaapt. Na drieëntachtig jaar,
    driehonderdvijfenzestig keer
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BIJ HET ONTBIJT
Micha Hamel
 Ik monster de Kaukasiërs die hier rondrennen en stel opgelucht vast
dat hier geen
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BIJ VOLLE MAAN
Ester Naomi Perquin
Ik kan hem zien, silhouet van
een man in zijn badkamerraam.
Hij blijft maar bezig bij
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BIJELO
Miroslav Mićanović
Glasovi stričeva i njihovih
žena izbiju iza zatvorenih vrata.
 
Brzo se
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BIJTEN IN HET FRANS
Delphine Lecompte
Ik was eens op taalkamp
Ik hoorde het werkwoord bijten in het Frans
En ik dacht dat het
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BILDET I POLITIKEN
Cecilie Løveid
Du kunne være mitt barn
og jeg kunne være ditt barn
og vi kunne passe på hverandre...
BILHARZIA BOOGIE
Michael Cope
When I was a child in the Lowveld heat
I had to do my homework and keep my room neat;
there
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BILLYCART DAYS
Peter Skrzynecki
He rode the red dust roads as a kid
in a billycart built from a fruitbox
along with other
...
BINNENBRAND
Menno Wigman
Beelden, beelden, zo helder en geheim
dat ik op slag verstijfde – elke boom,
het hele
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BINNENKORT IN UW BIOSCOOP
Dirk van Bastelaere
1) De sequel

Dit is waar
Het verhaal eindigt. In zijn Mustang Kust
de bomexpert het
...
BIO
Chris Edwards
      Many of you out there
will have encountered a world of
...
BIO
Paul Demets
Het pluksel op mijn handen bloesemt
als katoen. Je glimt zijig. In lichte verf gezet...
BIOGRAFIA
Nuno Júdice
Incorreu no desejo, no pecado melancólico
do amor, no gozo do instante que o tempo
apaga.
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BIOGRAFÍA DE NADIE
Juan Manuel Roca
Es notable la gloria de Nadie: no tuvo antepasados bajo el sol, bajo la lluvia, no tiene raigambre
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BIOGRAFÍA DE UN HOMBRE CON MIEDO
Piedad Bonnet
Mi padre tuvo pronto miedo de haber nacido.
Pero pronto también
le recordaron los deberes de
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BIOHACK MANIFESTO
Jillian Weise
It is terrible to be trapped at DEF CON
with not even Ray Kurzweil’s
daughter to
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BIONOTE
K. Srilata
Very briefly then,
I am middle class
and very Madras.

Born and raised in...
BIPOLARHONEY
Ronelda Kamfer
ek wens ek kon opstaan soos gister
gaan was, aantrek, gaan werk soos gister
maar ...
BIRD
Frieda Hughes

...
BIRD
Liz Berry
When I became a bird, Lord, nothing could not stop me.
 ...
BIRDS IN THE GARDEN OF THE CAIRO MARRIOTT
Peter Porter
And you, little birds, are waiters but not smiling,
hopping at the sad indignity of that
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BIRDSONG, FACE IT, SOME MALE MACHINE
Marianne Boruch
Birdsong, face it, some male machine
gone addled—repeat, repeat—the damage...
BIRMINGHAM RIVER
Roy Fisher
Where’s Birmingham river? Sunk.
Which river was it? Two. More or less.
 ...
BIRMINGHAM ROLLER
Liz Berry
Wench, yowm the colour of ower town:
concrete, steel, oily rainbow of the cut....
BIRTH OF A NATION
Christian Hawkey
Did the world squat down & push out
a nation? Was it a nation before the world...
BIRTHING STONE
Kimberly Campanello
I.
Let us pray

for the best view

of graves

your heart
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BISMARCK EN DIE TUINMAN
Danie Marais
In die lou badwater voel ek
die drukkende somerhitte.
Dis of ek sweet
onder my
...
BITI KAPLJA
Dane Zajc
Biti kaplja na tvojih prsih,
biti svetla èista kaplja
na zejni kozi,
biti nemirna
...
BITTERBESSIE DAGBREEK
Ingrid Jonker
Bitterbessie dagbreek
bitterbessie son
ʼn spieël het gebreek
tussen my en hom...
BIZARRE TRIANGLE FETISH
Fiona Hile
Come here, Sameling. Even materialists dream
of threesomes. The light at the tip of
...
BLACK BOX
Patrick McGuinness
Every crashed marriage has its black box, the blow-
by-blow account of what went wrong and
...
BLACK BUTTERFLY
Claudiu Komartin
nu vreau să mă gândesc la oameni
iubirea lor e un fluture negru
cu aripile
...
BLACK GENTLEMAN
Rickey Laurentiis
There are eyes, glasses even, but still he can’t see
     what the
...
BLACK MAP
Bei Dao

...
BLACK MOON
Matthew Sweeney
For white he used toothpaste,
for red, blood – but only his own
that he hijacked just
...
BLACK WOMAN
Lionel Fogarty
She’s native, naked, she’s native and naked
She takes me down and wipes my body
She holds
...
BLACKBIRD ETUDE
A.E. Stallings
The blackbird sings at
the frontier of his music.
The branch where he sat
...
BLACKJACK
Finuala Dowling
Blackjack n.  The spiky, adhesive seed of the weed Bidens pilosa
which clings
...
BLACKSTONE
C.K. Williams
When Blackstone the magician cut a woman in half in the Branford theater
near the famous
...
BLADE
Franz Wright
If I stare into it long enough, the point comes when I don’t know what it’s called, a condition in
...
BLANDISHMENTS
Fiona Hile
Growling and erudite in the crucible
of every situation is doing you channeling...
BLANKHET
Lars Gustafsson
Här härskade den stilla blankheten
som kunde störas av ett enda
...
BLAZENO ISKANJE
Edvard Kocbek
Kadar koli se te tiho spomnim, pade z mene vse grešno in tuje, svet je
znova slovesen,
...
BLEEDTHROUGH
Linda Gregerson
1.

As when, in bright daylight, she closes...
BLEU VUUR
H.H. ter Balkt
’t Schortte toen aan tijd,
ja, dat lijdt geen twijfel.
Er zong een zwarte lijster ...
BLI ALDRIG VÄN MED EN KRÅKA
Tua Forsström
Bli aldrig vän med en kråka!
sade en biolog i radion. Kråkan
fäster sig snabbt vid dig,
...
BLIKSEMTOCHT
Pieter Boskma
Ik landde op een lelie en ging de bloemkelk binnen
langs een wenteltrap van ranke geuren....
BLINDFOLDED BRAHMINS
ko ko thett
a team of brahmins with impaired vision examines the royal white elephant . . .

...
BLIP
Derry O’Sullivan
Uaidh seo domhan dubh thú,

Na tíortha, na haigéin ar fuaid fad a
...
BLIZU POLNOCI
Srečko Kosovel
Blizu polnoci.
Muhe v casi umirajo.
Ogenj je ugasnil.
Lepa Vida, bridkost je
v
...
BLOEM
Ruth Lasters
Witte washanden waarmee je wast je oude vader
verharden ’s nachts tot omslagen voor...
BLONDE KNECHT
Jan Glas
Wat ik ook schrief
ik blief n boer.
Boer mit ain knecht.
Blonde knecht ien...
BLOOD
Ravi Shankar
Marrow-sprung, eucharistic fount, black
pudding beaten in a bucket, kept
from
...
BLOOD ON THE FUTON
Michael Farrell
which leads to new territory going
off on a wild with desire goose chase
everything bad
...
BLOTCHED IN TRANSMISSION
Ravi Shankar
Bark of the birch, aria of the oriole, grit of the sand-grain,
In the first stanza I shall
...
BLOW FLIES
Fleur Adcock
If you liked them, how your heart might have lifted
to see their neat trapezium shapes
...
BLUE
Mandy Coe
My name is blue. You’ll find me
in Van Gogh’s starry night
or asleep in
...
BLUE FLOWER SECOND VERSION
MTC Cronin
     for Georg Trakl


Autumn can last a lifetime.
There can never
...
BLUE FOR A WONDER
Michelle O'Sullivan
i.
I lie in the shadow of the tree at the front of the house.
The new grass that
...
BLUE HILLS 1
Laurie Duggan
. . . . dragon shape clouds over the national capital
Malcolm Fraser’s feet stick out the end
...
BLUE HILLS 27
Laurie Duggan
Ascending Mt Cannibal in rain-heavy air
– a few moments between downpours...
BLUE HILLS 32
Laurie Duggan

...
BLUE HILLS 44
Laurie Duggan
So much of a city
is light on stonework, woodwork;
demolition turns us into
...
BLUE HILLS 51
Laurie Duggan
From a place deeper than the larynx
the voices of Tibetan monks
broadcast into the
...
BLUE HILLS 8
Laurie Duggan
            Q: “Who’s going to tell me who’s
...
BLUE HYDRANGEAS
Gillian Clarke
You bring them in, a trug of thundercloud,
neglected in long grass and the sulk
of a wet
...
BLUE LOTUS
Meena Alexander
I

Twilight, I stroll through stubble fields
clouds lift, the hope of a mountain....
BLUE NOTE
Kim Cheng Boey
While the quivering blue note of dusk
lasts, we lie in our rooms, bound
by a common
...
BLUE TATTOO
Kathryn Daszkiewicz
Taut as a drum, you beat
a slow tattoo against my skin.
At each stroke, the guttural
...
BLUEBERRIES
John F. Deane
I am in California. The moon –
colour of grandmother’s Irish butter – is lifting
over
...
BLUES
John Burnside
It’s moments like this
        when the barman goes
...
BLUT DER EICHE
Gloria Dünkler
¿Y si mordieras lo que palpita aquí adentro?
Ahora te llevo a la mesa de la
...
BLUTHORPE FINDS IT HARD TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF
Noel Rowe
Sometimes Bluthorpe dreams
of lines he’d like to use at parties such as this,
for example,
...
BLUTHORPE THINKS ABOUT PROBING MARS
Noel Rowe
The morning news reports another massacre,  
Australia’s first (or so they say). Port
...
BOCETO DE AUTORRETRATO
Lauren Mendinueta
Insisto en no esquivar nada
vivir es participar
¿Acaso no es más sensato elegir entre lo
...
BODY
Robin Ngangom
Because I couldn’t examine it from close quarters
Like Burton with his magnifying glass
I
...
BODY OF WORK
Joan Metelerkamp
As coming upon
a puff-adder coiled on the carpet
under the desk

or a
...
BODY PARTS
Ingrid de Kok
may the wrist turn in the wind like a wing
the severed foot tread home ground

the
...
BODY SURFING
Luke Davies
Reading physics in the Charger
at North Bondi; after a while
it gets hard to
...
BODY, REMEMBER
Kim Moore
Body, remember that night you pretended
it was a film, you had a soundtrack running...
BOEKAREST
Charlotte Van den Broeck
Sommige plaatsen zijn zo klein
dat ze in een vingertop passen.
Ik probeer te wijzen
...
BOERE-CHARLESTON
Paul van Ostaijen
Tulpebollen bolle tulpen tulpetuilen
rozetuilen
boererozen boerewangen
...
BOGOTÁ, 1982
María Mercedes Carranza
Nadie mira a nadie de frente,
de norte a sur la desconfianza, el recelo
entre sonrisas y
...
BOGOTÁ, DESPUÉS DE UNA VISITA A HELENA IRIARTE
Lauren Mendinueta
No hay relación entre las cosas
y aquello que las encarna.
La realidad acaso es un vacío
...
BOLA LAMPU
Sapardi Djoko Damono
Sebuah bola lampu menyala tergantung dalam kamar. Lelaki ...
BOLSHEVESCENT
Peter Gizzi
You stand far from the crowd, adjacent to power.
You consider the edge as well as the
...
BOM E EXPRESSIVO
Alexandre O’Neill
Acaba mal o teu verso,
mas fá-lo com um desígnio:
é um mal que não é mal,
é lutar contra o
...
BONK’ABAJAHILE
Mafika Pascal Gwala
And you once asked why
blacks...
BONTE ABEELEN
Guido Gezelle
Wit als watte, en teenegader
groen, is ’t bonte abeelgeblader.

Wakker, als een
...
BOOGIE MAN
Dirk van Bastelaere
Hart, door hagel
gestriemd is het marktplein, met floodlight overspoeld.
In de
...
BOORZIEK MENSDOM
L.F. Rosen
Een huis moet rafelranden kunnen krijgen,
uit zijn hang- en sluitwerk slaan,
donker
...
BOP WITH A REFRAIN TAKEN FROM JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
Ravi Shankar
Half-past on the 9:07 local to New Haven, the Bronx
tenements pent in vaguely
...
BORD
Michel Deguy
Pourquoi revient cette formule aimée
“Au bord du monde encore une fois”
Qu’est ce bord,
...
BORDET
Lennart Sjögren
Med din vinklade yta står du där
och betraktar oss
du ser på oss...
BOREALE
Giampiero Neri
Di quel colore rosso
del cielo insolitamente alto
si era discusso come di un sogno
o
...
BORRASCA
Luís Miguel Nava
Estalara-lhe de tal forma o eu que o próprio nome era uma ferida, através da qual a carne supurava.
...
BOTANIC GARDENS
Noel Rowe
He’d never really thought of radiotherapy in terms
of picnic lunches, Moreton Bays and a
...
BOUBOU
Robert Berold
Sounds are rich in the forest of return
sourbush smells and hints of fear
Behind me is
...
BOULEVARD SAINT-MARCEL
Hédi Kaddour
Porté comme une châsse par de graves
Jeunes gens, le portrait de Marx...
BOVEN
Roland Jooris
Deels vluchtig
neergelaten scheef halfopen
glurend tussen repen licht, dan
een
...
BOWLING PIN FIRE
Andy Quan
The secret connections between Chinese fathers.
Grocer, banker, mechanic, photographer,
...
BOXER
Kim Moore
If I could make it happen backwards
so you could start again I would,
beginning with
...
BOY AMONGST SPARROWS
John Ennis
I

He recalls Tony’s hay benchknife that carved halfmoons
and a white-beamed sun
...
BOY GOES TO WAR
Max Ritvo
His father told him never start writing
or reading in the middle of a book.
...
BOY WITH A KNIFE
Vicki Feaver
He was standing in the middle
of the field, throwing a knife
from hand to hand: the
...
BOY WITH THE RED PIANO
Louis Armand
Morning birds on telephone wires talking in secret
brain language. Another 4th of May. Grew
...
BRAINGAME
Eugenijus Ališanka
laimėti vis sunkiau turiu atsipalaiduoti
sėdėti kaip li bo palenkęs
...
BRAK
Hubert van Herreweghen
Het is een geur die gij moet vinden,
het is een spoor, geen onderdak.
Ik die de
...
BRAMA
Adam Zagajewski
Czy kochasz słowa tak jak nieśmiały czarodziej kocha chwilę ciszy –...
BRÂNCUŞI BONDAGE
Răzvan Ţupa
1.

Memoria este un instrument
Al aprecierii şi ea 
poate fi
...
BRANJE OCTAVIA PAZA
Peter Semolič
               Nocoj
...
BRASSICAS
Eileen Sheehan
There was no sex in our village there was only cabbage. Row upon row of it filling the
...
BREAD
Mario Petrucci
We’re men half-
baked – swinging
lead-heavy sledges

over our heads
on
...
BREAK-UP PARTY
Caroline Bird
Everybody had a throat and none was gulping.
Presently came another man with drinks.
In
...
BREAKFAST
Martin Harrison
As early as this - it’s just after dawn - you’re overwhelmed by the glimmering of things.
The
...
BREAKFAST WITH BONNIE
Jennifer Matthews
Wake to small footed pyjamas,
small footed minutes and the thick
second hand tock
...
BREASTS
Frieda Hughes
Scarred beneath their bags
Of heavy silicone,
They were mountains,
Shored up
...
BREATH
Karthika Nair
Went awol, again,
defected until fingers –
constant – on a spine...
BRÊGEMAN
Tsead Bruinja
wyldfrjemd wie sy net dy’t my it nijs brocht
fan dyn oankommend ferstjerren ik tocht
dan sil
...
BREISTER
Bernard Dewulf
Laden vol warme halzen
breit zij en komt zo mensen
op het spoor die het jaar door ...
BREVE POEMA DE LAS 5 ARTES IRÓNICAS
Luis Vidales
¿Una estatuilla esbelta,
ágil,
retorcido manojo
de líneas irónicas?
Sí.
...
BREZDOMNI PESNIK PIŠE SVOJI LJUBICI
Peter Semolič
Zgradil nama bom hišo iz besed.
Samostalniki bodo opeke
in glagoli bodo polkna. ...
BRIEF
Rutger Kopland
Vandaag zou ik je een brief schrijven
een brief waarin ik iets wilde begrijpen

maar
...
BRIEF VAN EEN BLINDE
Stefan Hertmans
Ik heb je nooit gekend.
Je was er zonder dat
Die zwarte plek in mij
Er iets van
...
BRIEVEN OP ZEE
J. Slauerhoff
Gelezen worden ze ontelbre malen,
Al was de inhoud haast vooruit geweten,
Van ’t zelfde
...
BRIGHT BLUE SELF-PORTRAIT
Frank Lima
I thank the spiders’ webs and the circus dancers who stain our eyes with
Rapid
...
BRIGHTON WEST PIER
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
Last week I saw it again, staggering
like a shot beast in the high tide,
the pavilion a
...
BRIL
Judith Herzberg
Hij keek steeds door de oo’s van zijn kantoor
maar nu zitten er glazen voor zijn ogen die
de
...
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
Dorothea Smartt
Here I lie. A hollow
Samboo. Filled with your tears
 
and regrets. The tick
...
BRITISH COLUMBIA FIELD NOTES
Laurie Duggan
1

Japanese brides drink red wine in the rose garden;
patches of snow (all the
...
BROD-RESTAURANT
Borben Vladović
Razrezan po cijeloj dužini trbuha
skalpelom studenta medicine
brod-restaurant, postavljen
...
BRODSKI DIMNJAK
Borben Vladović
U brodskome dimnjaku suše se
pusti oceanski mokri dani
pribodeni oštricom pramca
kao
...
BROKEN GLASS
David Harsent
On one side of the mirror, me, myself, in doubt.
On the other, the man I mostly want to be....
BROKEN PROMISES
Thomas McCarthy
As we grow older we become adept collectors
Of broken promises. It’s not that the world
...
BRONNEN DER SLAPELOOSHEID I
Maurice Gilliams
Zij droeg de lamp achter de waterlissen.
De dageraad van middernacht knaagt door
het
...
BRONNEN DER SLAPELOOSHEID III
Maurice Gilliams
Wolvin en wolf in ’t winters ledikant
als het gehuil des harten krimpt tot fluistren: ...
BRONZEWINGS WITH LIGHTNING
Martin Harrison
The bronzewings
come through, fossicking
in the pre-storm stillness, pecking
at
...
BROTHA MOSES
Seitlhamo Motsapi
they finally laid him to rest
the little man without a kingdom or slaves
he lived in a house
...
BROTHA SAUL
Seitlhamo Motsapi
dear ras
i greet de lyaans
in their roar of marble
frozen in their gloss of
...
BROTHERS
Philip Hammial
Home alone, late at night, doing what I always do. I’m rowing. Sitting on my kitchen chair, chained
...
BROTHERS IN ARMS
Carl Phillips
The sea was one thing, once; the field another. Either way,
something got crossed, or
...
BRUEGHEL’S PROVERBS
David Wheatley
Before roasting a fart first you must catch it.
The deaf man applauds the hurdy-gurdy too.
...
BRUIT
Philippe Beck
Soir fait un feu.
Jour s’efface. Il a mélancolisé.
Homme et femme trament
joie et
...
BRUSSEL, JARDIN BOTANIQUE
Miriam Van hee
als je probeert ergens bij te horen  
en je daar moe van wordt

iemand vraagt
...
BUDDHA
Anthony Joseph
my father has four flags planted at the side of his house....
BUDDHAS MIT WEIHNACHTSMÄNNER
Alfred Brendel
(Kyoto, im November)

I

Vor den Tempelbesuchern
üben sie
...
BUITEN BEELD
K. Schippers
Veertien blokken slordig op het
kleed. Toch is hun schikking
juist. Verplaats er een en
...
BULK-CARRIER
Sergio Raimondi
Si bien hay que descontar problemas estructurales
capaces de partir el casco en dos amorosas
...
BUMERÁN
Henry Luque
Yo que hice el largo salto en el Transiberiano,
que conocí los vientos de Kabul,
la
...
BUNT
Marion Poschmann
Kinder schwappen, Tee in Tassen, an der Elternhand.
Unter der Hand erkaltet die Liebe des
...
BURCU, YONCA VE DEFNE
Roni Margulies
Dordtselaan’dan aşağı yürüyüp iki günde bir
Albert Heijn’dan
...
BURIAL OF AN ACTIVIST
Ethel Irene Kabwato
They buried him today
Lips and tongue
Cut out
As if to silence
Him
Even
...
BURN THE BRIDGES
Lionel Fogarty
YOU ARE VULNERABLE AS GLASS ARE FALL TO PEACES
WHEN TOILED OF THE STRIPPING OF OUR PRIDES ...
BURNING THE BOATS (HAWAI’I)
Adam Aitken
1

Like one true gram of tenderness
he weighs her fire in a boat of gold.
The island
...
BURREN FALCON
Mary O'Donnell
Roused, she unpleats her feathers in the wind,
shakes her head, takes a quick shit, unloading
...
BUSHFIRES AT KUNGHUR
Peter Skrzynecki
The fires burned for weeks on end.
In paddocks where they were put out
logs smouldered
...
BUSINESS AS USUAL
Charles Mungoshi
We rarely talk now.
Between us
the children are quite happy
playing Indians and
...
BUTCHERS
C.K. Williams
1

Thank goodness we were able to wipe the Neanderthals out, beastly things,
from
...
BUTTERCUP
Chris McCabe
I put a buttercup under my chin & yellow vans go past –
some say RENEW GLASS, others SASH
...
BUYING A BODY
Katie Donovan
I would go to the mall
in my white rental car,
and shop for a new heart for you, ...
BUZÓN DEL MORIR
Carlos Bedoya
Reclina su sal el crepúsculo
en la baranda lustrosa
propicia al suicidio
arde su
...
BY A VIRGIN MAN
Lionel Fogarty
Let the virgins have a say,
  Have a right to write.
Let the blues not be far
...
BYRON
Frank Lima
I put my hand
Into the dream
That falls upon
The air. It
Touches me a
...
BYTES
Philip Hammial
As you would suspect the plow
of infidelity if the ox
had a human face so you would...
 
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