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FABEL MIJ
Sasja Janssen
ik herinner me het leven dat niet afkomt
ik herinner me de tochten door de lichtblauwe wijde
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FABELS VAN HET HEILIG HART
Dirk van Bastelaere
1)

In die dagen werd er gefietst in de bergen. Er werd geklom-
men, gedaald. Er bestond
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FABLE
Tom Sleigh
But where, oh where is the holy idiot, truth teller and soothsayer, familiar
of
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FABLE OF THREE SURGEONS
Gregory O'Donoghue
One

from Saskatchewan
who knitted severed fingers

back on a
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FÁBULA
Gustavo Adolfo Garcés
Es tiempo de lluvias
y la música del agua
me hace pensar
que el poema debería dar
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FACCIA
Umberto Fiori
Pur di non perdere la faccia
di fronte a voi,
a quante cose ho rinunciato.

Non
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FACE
Philip Hammial
If yours can be substituted for several
you’re in business, says my guardian (at my side ...
FACE
Brendan Cleary
Father Dillon
at your grave
hands me
a plastic shovel
full of dust
in
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FACING THE HARBOUR
Jill Jones

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FACING THE PUBLIC
Martina Evans
My mother never asked like a normal person, it was
I’m asking you for the last time,
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FACT
Rae Armantrout
Operation Phantom Fury.

*    *    *

The full
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FACTS OF LIFE
Philip Nikolayev
Big fiefdoms of leaves,
beehives of griefs,
companies of thieves—
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FACTURE BAROQUE
Paul van Ostaijen
Soms
— wanneer de boten van hun zinnen sloegen
aan de immer deinende rotswand
van een
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FADO
J. Slauerhoff
Ben ik traag omdat ik droef ben,
Alles vergeefsch vind en veil,
Op aarde geen hoogre
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FADO
Jane Hirshfield
A man reaches close
and lifts a quarter
from inside a girl’s ear,
from her
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FADO MENOR
Manuel de Freitas
Habituou-se a caminhar
sob os plátanos, diluindo
ressacas e lembranças imperfeitas. ...
FAIRY RATH
Mary O'Donnell
Here lie the faggoted bones of babies –
stillborn, miscarried, or unbaptised,
returned
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FAIRY TALES
Musaemura Zimunya
In a fairy tale
the gods would snatch you out
through the navel or the thigh of your
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FAIRY-TALE LOGIC
A.E. Stallings
Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks:
Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat,
Or
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FAIS TON BAGAGE
Claude Esteban
Fais ton bagage, gentil vieux,
le jour tout neuf nous chasse

même les loups sont
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FAITH
Malika Booker
The museum is an empty house, a dead lifestyle.
In the living room, pictures of Jesus
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FAITHFUL
Amanda Hammar
Robe startlingly white    belt royal blue
a sleek man walking tall and
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FALA DE MUSURUKUTU
Ruy Duarte de Carvalho
Rei me fizeram para governar a guerra
e do sangue da raça
me investi.
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FALA O TRACTOR
António Osório
Não gosto deste perfil de gafanhoto.
Constante sou, trepido, usam-me,
servo da gleba.
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FALL
Conor O'Callaghan
To unbalance. To keel over, accidentally, or submit to the pressures of gravity.
 
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FALL TO FLOAT
Pam Brown
I’ve forgotten what to do
     and I should be keeping that ...
FALLING
Ruth Padel
This isn’t happening

Play it down
Dress it in Levis or a babygro

Buy it
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FALLING FEELING
Finuala Dowling
I came to our first meeting
with a falling feeling,
feeling of falling and
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FALLING FIGURES
E.V. Ramakrishnan
You have to look beyond the pigment
of paint to a point where the familiar falls away....
FALSAÍOCHT
Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Tógaim do dhán,
scoiltim le mo pheann é,
chun an méid
atá ceilte
a
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FALSE CITY
Julius Chingono
When he walks
he throws his legs out
with an abused energy
that is a liability...
FAMILY
Vona Groarke
My mother has gone and bought herself a piglet
because none of us comes to visit anymore. ...
FAN OER SEE EN FIERDER
Tsjêbbe Hettinga

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FANS
Matthew Sweeney
Seven horses climbed out of the Wannsee
and galloped, dripping, to Kleist’s grave.
They
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FANS AND FOOLS
Albert Nyathi
I see a sea of citizens milling,
Scattered, seated, standing, swaying
They are
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FANTASMAS
Luz Helena Cordero
Los fantasmas nacen desnudos, como sus dueños,
pero luego se visten con ropas color atardecer
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FANTOOMSCHUDDER
Peer Wittenbols
Mist pink, mist ringvinger
draagt pistool van vlees.

Mijn neef Rini.
Kojboj van de
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FAOI CHABÁISTÍ IS RÍONACHA
Celia de Fréine
In ionad bláthanna a bhronnadh ar a bhean
agus é i mbun tochmhairc, d’fhrasaigh Risteard
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FAR FROM THE SHATT-AL-ARAB
J.S. Harry
Peter wonders if pigs could fly
& thinks, yes, they could, pink & squealing,
if someone put
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FAREWELL TO THE EARTH
Christopher James
We buried him with a potato in each hand
on New Year’s Day when the ground was hard as
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FASAYIL
Steve Ely
Yes, I remember Fasayil
the dirt-track’s hanging gate
a shanty of tents and
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FATHER
Julius Chingono
My father says
“Sorry, my love”
in a four-cornered voice
hurled at me
like a
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FATHER AND MY BIRTHDAY
Rajendra Bhandari

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FATHER AND SON
Patrick McGuinness
In the wings there is one who waits to go on,
and another, his scene run, who waits to go....
FATHER MERCY, MOTHER TONGUE
Linda Gregerson
If the English language was good enough for Jesus...
FATHER, IN DRAWER
Lucie Brock-Broido
Mouthful of earth, hair half a century silvering, who buried him. With what. Make a fist
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FATHOM
Paula Cunningham
1. Father
(at the Forty-foot Gentlemen’s Bathing Place)
 
Seven thirty
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FATRAS
Habib Tengour
I.
A première vue, ce ne sont que des jeux incohérents. Des remplissages
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FEAR
Philip Hammial
No way to account for the erratic behaviour
of your erstwhile twin unless you accept that the
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FEAR OF HAPPINESS
A.E. Stallings
Looking back, it’s something I’ve always had:
As a kid, it was a glass-floored elevator
I
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FEASTS
Rukmini Bhaya Nair
(A Song for Spice Girls Everywhere)


When at nights you feel
On another’s
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FEBRUARY
IN ST MICHAELS

Frances Presley

the sound of the hoover:
(burrs catches on skin
furs throat lining
sounds
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FEBRUARY NIGHT SONG
Martin Harrison
You, the world, the house,
but tonight you’re not happy.
No-one can sleep this month....
FEDERATION STILL LIED
Lionel Fogarty
We have been seen like this before
    Clumsy flint to make powers by our
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FEELING THE DRAFT
Bob Hicok
We were young and it was an accomplishment
to have a body. No one said this. No one
said
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FÉERIE
Serge Delaive
Sept femmes nues
Avec pour toute parure
Un torque autour du cou
Avancent vers moi
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FÉILE CHORP CHRÍOST
Liam Ó Muirthile
Is in aeráid éigin eile
a ceapadh an pharáid seo
Corp Chríost a thabhairt ar
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FELIX CROW
Kay Ryan
Crow school
is basic and
short as a rule—
just the rudiments
of quid pro
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FELONIES AND ARIAS OF THE HEART
Frank Lima
I need more time, a simple day in Paris hotels and window shopping.
The croissants will not
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FEM ALLEGORISKE SKISSER
Rune Christiansen
Rulletrappene ned til undergrunnen leder skyggene tvetydig hjem. I mangel av andre guder tar vi
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FENCHEL
Jan Wagner
knollen vor einem gemüseladen im winter –
wie bleiche herzen, sagtest du,
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FENDING OFF THE CONSERVATISM IN ADORNO
Ken Babstock
At the festering corner of Boston and Queen
The Tasty Chicken House clings through May...
FEO
Bríd Ní Mhóráin
Cén doicheall atá ort roimh thitim oíche?
Nach é deireadh an
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FERTILITY
Mohammed Abu-Talib
My land to the tillers
My home to the killers
My wealth to the gangsters
My flesh to the
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FETCH
Philip Hammial
Had me a word up. One. Through water
it went by some way
I could not follow. In
the
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FETCH
Philip Hammial
After six months with the Sisters of Shame
I returned home to find that the supposedly
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FEVER
Amy Beeder
Blame yourself when you wake shaking the bed:
melancholic, wet & menaced by chairs;...
FEVER
Hailey Leithauser
The heat so peaked tonight the moon can’t cool
a scum-mucked
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FIDELITY
Amanda Hammar
Late night city traffic stills at last.
My bare feet press into the worn rug
that holds
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FIDUCIARY
Randall Mann
the relationship between
       blackbird and
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FIELD
Esther Morgan
Time out of mind this evening –
the hare crouched in her form,
the furrows’
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FIELDS
Mark Roper
At dusk I’m drawn to the back lane
to watch the new foal. It floats and folds
around
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FIFTH ELEGY
Michael Palmer
Oh, body, where are you going,
body of the earth, lost
double, lost copy of the body...
FIGURE STUDY
Ian Pindar
Naked on a bed, the sex in shadow,
not caring if man or woman.

Something of the
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FIGURES IN A PADDOCK
John Kinsella
In their wake the furrows,
partings in long grass,
burrs hell-darning their socks...
FILE
Aifric Mac Aodha
Ní iarrann sé de chothú
Ach conablach an chait:
Guíonn go
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FILIACIÓN DESCONOCIDA
Eugenia Sánchez Nieto
Me perdí en el piso trece de un edificio de Manhattan
mujeres sin rostro dan la bienvenida
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FILICUDI
Eliza Griswold
You have a beautiful mouth, Luigi, the man-boy says.
The rubber raft has
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FILLEADH AR AN GCATHAIR
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
Anocht ag filleadh dom
blaisim allas na cathrach faram.
Deas liom a taiseacht. ...
FILLING IN THE GAPS
Blessing Musariri
I am eating summer fruit yoghurt and avoiding the fruit. Sometimes it pays to be wilful, wishful, a
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FILLING STATION
Elizabeth Bishop
Oh, but it is dirty!
—this little filling station,
oil-soaked, oil-permeated...
FILM
Miriam Van hee
1

ooit was er een film die ik niet begreep
tot ik het einde zag nadat ik uren
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FILTER JUGOSLAVIJA
Predrag Lucić
Na crvenoj kutiji Filter Jugoslavije
Tutunskog kombinata Prilep
Istim slovima novo ime
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FIN DESIERTO (FRAGMENTO N° 2)
Mario Montalbetti
(cada línea es un río una calle un color imaginario
un número irracional
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FINAL WARNING
Lisa Bellear
Our Elders, Olders, respected warriors
have thought and fought for generations.
They have
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FINALE
Gerrit Komrij
Mijn lichaam schuift tegen het hare aan.
Buik tegen buik. De modder sluit rondom.
Het
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FINALLY
Kate Lilley
quarto doesn’t last a weak crush lingers
like a festival of moss
the clerk of all passports
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FINALLY
Andrew McMillan
a day will come      when
woken by the xylophone
of
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FIRE
Samuel Wagan Watson
Fire-engine flash of fox pelt
And a plume of tail
Fluffy . . . like some oil-well ablaze
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FIRE
C.K. Williams
An ax-shattered
bedroom window
the wall above
still smutted with
soot the
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FIRE SAFETY
Joshua Mehigan
Aluminum tank indifferent in its place
behind a glass door in the passageway, ...
FIRMAN KE-12
Goenawan Mohamad
Aku tak tahu apa yang disebut dalam firman ke-12.
“Mungkin tentang angin dan muara,” katamu.
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FIRST
Tari Mtetwa
Still and silent
my foetus grew
in the warmth of your womb
my first home
...
FIRST ELEGY
Michael Palmer
Singing is prohibited in this café.
Torture is permitted in this café....
FIRST GLANCE AT A WALKING PARTY, BARRINGTON TOPS, C.1895
Martin Harrison
As in a photograph by a small town artist
regional, unknown, whose sepia wandering work...
FIRST LESSON IN ALCHEMY
Pat Boran
Rabbit, swan, deer, butterfly . . .
Out of nowhere, and with empty hands,
my father
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FIRST TIME (I MET MY GRANDMOTHER)
Ali Cobby Eckermann
Sit down in the dirt and brush away the flies
Sit down in the dirt and avoid the many eyes...
FIRSTS
Jennifer Matthews
Thin and tall as a long wicked flame,
he is white hot—white everything,
trainers to
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FISH
Keki Daruwalla
The sea came in with her and her curved snout
and her tin coloured barnacles
and long
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FISH BLOCK
Sergio Raimondi
Porque por supuesto aún la misma fluidez del pez en el agua
a ver, mas
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FISHING
A.E. Stallings
The two of them stood in the middle water,
The current slipping away, quick and cold,
The
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FISKMUN
Lennart Sjögren
Fiskmunnar dök fram
utdöda och ännu inte vekliga arter
visade sig
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FIST
Hannah Lowe
When my brother put his fist through a window
on New Year’s Eve, no one noticed until a
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FIVE POEMS
Laurie Duggan
looking at a sunset
mango stains on my shirt!
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FIVE SPOT
Laurie Duggan
Monk’s Coming
on the Hudson's
about appropriate
for breakfast.
White frost.
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FIVE UNEASY PIECES
Rukmini Bhaya Nair
I. Advice

Let the wind blow through
Let the light in, you say

But this I cannot
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FJELLET HELD ANDEN
Jon Fosse
anden vart trekt djupt
og så stod fjellet der
så stod fjella der
og slik står fjella
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FLAG AND FUTURE
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
They declared black the colour of my people,
the Luo and the Taita and every shade within,...
FLAGS AND CANDLES
Glyn Maxwell
Flags line up an hour before they’re chosen,
wave back along the row at others like them. ...
FLASKEPOST TIL ROBBEN ISLAND
Jan Erik Vold
Jeg tar en tusjpenn
og tegner
en
indianer

på himmelens
duk. Det
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FLECKS
Pam Brown
sliding along
before vanishing
they keep
the lights on
through the night...
FLEETING
Jane Gibian
Disturbing the bee in the centre
of a quivering flower, its irritated buzz
is a reminder
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FLIGHT PATHS
Fungisayi Sasa
Does Sir David Attenborough know that african blue-wing butterflies migrate?
My heart is the
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FLIRT
Jacob Groot
Om 10 uur meldde ik me bij de poort
van het beloofde land. Om 12 uur doofde
het licht. Om
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FLOATING ISLAND
Mamang Dai
The sloping mountain is trying to reach me
stretching down into the water.
Dear one,
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FLODENS HEMMELIGHED
Henrik Nordbrandt
Dette landskab ligner en hemmelighed
fordi floden ikke ses
fra det sted, hvor jeg
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FLOM ODER MATT
Marion Poschmann
Tiere langweilen sich. Riesige Hunde vor ihren Hütten
bewachen Bauschutt und
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FLORĂREASA
Ruxandra Cesereanu
cred că eşti moartea ce va veni în formă de bărbat
pentru că moartea nu poate fi
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FLORES DE URANIO
Armando Romero
Llegaron los tres al mismo sitio
Pidieron espumeantes bebidas
Saludaron a la amable
...
FLORES E OUTRAS ESPÉCIES SEM NOME
Luís Quintais
Nada na natureza tem nome.
Como se de um jardim botânico
sem indicações precisas – em
...
FLOWER OF INDUSTRY
Claire Potter

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FLOWERS IN WINTER
Tsotso magazine
Even in the frost there is life . . .
Warm and loving
Flowers will bloom in the summer
...
FLYING FOXES
Peter Skrzynecki
With the hot summer rains they came
out of the forest, crying like lost souls
against a
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FOCAL COSANTA
Aifric Mac Aodha
Leagtaí blaoscanna each
Faoi chúinní halla an damhsa tráth,
Go mbainfí macalla as boinn
...
FOCAL COSANTA
Aifric Mac Aodha
Leagtaí blaoscanna each
Faoi chúinní halla an damhsa tráth,...
FOCAL FAOISIMH
Aifric Mac Aodha
Creidtear san íomhá thosaigh:
Na mílte is na mílte
...
FOCHISTUL NEGRU
Nicolae Coande
Ştii, oamenii sînt Moscove ruinate de votcă şi de nepăsare
vîndute pe sub
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FÓD AN IMRIS: ARD OIFIG AN PHOIST 1986
Máire Mhac an tSaoi
Anso, an ea, ’athair, a thosnaigh sé?
Gur dhein strainséirí
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FÖDA GUMMI
Aase Berg
Gummitumlaren glider
längs oanerna av tid
Eonerna av ekotid
Man kastar sig
...
FOLLOWING FRIDA
Mary O'Donnell
That mono-brow wouldn’t work today.
Girls wax the in-betweens, the ups and
downs,
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FONTE
Herberto Helder
II
No sorriso louco das mães batem as leves
gotas de chuva. Nas amadas
caras loucas batem
...
FOOTSTEPS
Fanny Howe
I have never arrived
into a new life yet.

Have you?

Do you find the
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FOR A TRAVELER
Jessica Greenbaum
I only have a moment so let me tell you the shortest story,
about arriving at a long loved
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FOR ANIMALS
Luís Quintais
            For animals eternal
...
FOR BLUTHORPE ANOTHER DAY
Noel Rowe
For Bluthorpe another day
has begun badly. The morning news
includes the story of another
...
FOR GRAND AUNT, CHARUSHILA
Gayatri Majumdar
With great pride they tell me
about your triumphs in love and work,
Charushila Dutt. You
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FOR I WILL CONSIDER MY CAT EILEEN MURPHY
Martina Evans
For I am annoyed with her.

For she doesn’t kiss My Cat Alice in kindness.
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FOR JULIEN AT SIX WEEKS
Katherine Gallagher
Already
you have taken the world
by your fingertips
small hands closing on...
FOR MY GRANDMOTHER, BRIDGET HALPIN
Michael Hartnett
Maybe morning lightens over
the coldest time in all the day,
but not for you. A bird’s
...
FOR REBECCA, BORN AT MIDWINTER
Patrick Cullinan
Cockcrow at midwinter dark, air moving,
and then a slow
incantation from each tree,
as
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FOR S WHO WONDERS IF I GET MUCH JOY OUT OF LIFE
Eunice de Souza
As a matter of fact I do.
I contemplate, with a certain
grim satisfaction,
dynamic
...
FOR ST JEROME
Paul Farley
Guardian of the date-stamp and card catalogue,
keeper of knowledge, and a staff notice-board
...
FOR ST KILDA ROAD
Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng
A city cut out of paper
country of dysfunctional seagulls
eyes, all eyes, from the
...
FOR SUZANNA
Freedom T.V. Nyamubaya
For Suzanna

A lady who never came back home but was always around.
Her body and
...
FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FALLEN
Tom Sleigh
The little boy crying out Weenie Weenie in self-panicking delight, waving his little
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FOR THE RECORD
C. P. Surendran
A hunt for the royal pun
Took him around the room
Which was not unlike a notebook...
FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA
Gert Vlok Nel
and for the lovely young taken to the sea for the first time
and for the unlovely unyoung
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FOR THOSE OF US WHO MAKE MUSIC
Mongane Wally Serote
we walked in the early morning when the dogs were tired of barking
our footsteps,
lost in
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FOR THREE WHOSE REFLEX WAS YES
Bob Hicok
Nobody I know is a god. A mother and son
fall into the river’s million hands, the river’s
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FOR YOU TODAY
Jessica Greenbaum
Of course there is a jackhammer. And a view, like Hopper,
but happier. Of course there is the
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FORBIDDEN POEM
Tony Mitton
This poem is not for children.
Keep Out!

There is a big oak door
in front
...
FORENSIC MEDICINE
Gieve Patel



Text Book

A case in point, the expert says;
A woman thrust glowing
...
FORÊT
Philippe Beck
Fillette rouge est aimée des gens
qui la voient.
Velours de feu est un cadeau...
FOREVER
Dennis O’Driscoll
Forever some customer happy to sing along with the supermarket muzak, no matter how hackneyed or
...
FORFEIT
Gig Ryan
1.

Unreal world I see from the cave with opinion, change and decay
and then the
...
FORGETFULNESS
Karinna Alves Gulias
What a concern
 
To merge with death from the ear-shape
truth –...
FORGETTING TAKES PLACE
Jan Lauwereyns
1
What a bitter day it is, having been,

the wind rustling
in the back of
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FORGOTTEN FIELD
Remco Campert
Of ik wel goed voor mezelf zorg
is haar vraag in het café
waar ik traag te drinken zit...
FORK
Charles Simic
This strange thing must have crept  
Right out of hell.
It resembles a
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FORTALEZA
Gustavo Adolfo Garcés
Para impedirte el paso
tendría que levantar
el puente levadizo

siempre ...
FORTY-FIVE
Martina Evans
My head eventually grew
over the top
of the biscuit and white
formica table in
...
FOTHERINGAY, 1587
David Kinloch
If I could cast
...
FOTO
Anna Enquist
Geef het maar toe. Wat je schrijft
heeft geen zin. Gevoelig gezwatel,
een meisje dat
...
FOTO NA DE AANSLAG
Remco Campert
Lijken lijken zorgvuldig aangebracht
in alle tinten van zwart-wit

de vorm brengt ze
...
FOTOĞRAF VE SAAT
Roni Margulies
Yıllardan bindokuzyüzaltmış,
bir elimden dedem tutmuş, birinde balon....
FOTOGRAFIE
Mária Ferenčuhová
1
Krajina – mapa.
Domy rozmetané po okolí
alebo celkom
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FOUND POEMS
Shazea Quraishi
Introduction

The source material for a found poem can be
any piece of writing
...
FOUR HEADS & HOW TO DO THEM
John Forbes
The Classical Head

Nature in her wisdom has formed the human head
so it stands at
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FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

28. BARNSTORM
John Tranter
The cave exists only to be found, and the dark
waits as it has always waited. Chequered
...

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

3. YOUR LUCKY DOUBLE
John Tranter
It is heavy with the breath of bad images
it is more than you deserve it is easy
like a news
...

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

40. THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION
John Tranter
If we laugh and photograph ourselves
which is difficult but not impossible
we create a system
...

FOUR SONNETS FROM CRYING IN EARLY INFANCY

71. THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE
John Tranter
The Chicago Manual of Style is really neat
when your composure cracks and ghosts
of silly
...

FOUR VOICES FOR A CENTURY
Peter Boyle
1. Rilke in Paris (1902)

I am learning to see:
long dark streets, a certain wall,
...
FOURTH CHILD
Megan Hall
1
To my grandmother
On the 49th day, God was kind, and made me your fourth child....
FOURTH ELEGY
Michael Palmer
At last the perfect weather is unending
even as the ice storms prove unending
even as
...
FOX IN A MAN SUIT
Michael Symmons Roberts
Masked, gloved, brush tucked flat
against her back, faint with heat

this vixen is
...
FRACTAL
Esther Jansma
In al haar onderdelen is een roos
roos, in ieder blad is zij volledig

zoals de omtrek van
...
FRAGMENTED DUALITY
Karinna Alves Gulias
– Benevolence of the winner

The lady’s thigh as long as the surface it
...
FRAME, AN EPISTLE
Claudia Emerson
Most of the things you made for me – blanket- chest, lapdesk, the armless rocker
...
FRANTUMANDO
Gabriele Frasca
dal letto al muro un passo all'altro casca
viene la primavera in vecchi in nuovi...
FREAGRA SCÉINE AR AIMHIRGHIN
Paddy Bushe
Más tusa gaoth na mara
            Is mé an
...
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Navit Barel

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FREEDOM
Cosmas Mairosi
I saw freedom written on terrestrial walls
freedom written in children’s blood
freedom
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FRESIAS
José Tolentino Mendonça
Frésias são flores com cheiro a chá
e ela, aos trinta e sete anos, preferia-as
às
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FRIENDSHIP
Aidan Murphy
You know the painting I mean –

two naked men stretched between
heaven and earth’s
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FRISKY PUNNET
Chris McCabe
Nothing uplifts more than a dwarf inheriting a railway station
I was thinking, as the
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FRJEMDE KUSTEN
Tsjêbbe Hettinga
          Oan swarte stielkabels hawwe de
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FROG
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
Frog ag machnamh mé
a shuíonn gan chorraí
 
ag
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FROG!...
Umar Bin Hassan
Abstract in nature, yet so very important to it. He is the warning sign,
the innervision to
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FROGGY FRENCHMAN
Philip Levine
No, not in the flesh – if Jesus was ever
in ordinary
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FROM ‘BRAND NEW ANCIENTS’ 
Kate Tempest
See – all that we have here is all that we’ve always had.

We have
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FROM ‘ELEGANT’
Ania Walwicz
she is sitting down sitting down little legs come round i lift
them ten the my legs come
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FROM ‘IMPOSSIBLE FLYING’
Kwame Dawes
I
 
On Kingston’s flat worn earth,
everything is hard as glass....
FROM ‘INHERITANCE’
Kwame Dawes
I
 
In the shade of the sea grape trees the air is tart
with the sweet and
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FROM ‘INHERITANCE’
Kwame Dawes
VII
 
I carry the weight of your shadow always,
while I pick through your
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FROM ‘KNIGHT’
John McAuliffe
Sword

He marches into the yard and calls all comers
in a flurry of blue and
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FROM ‘REVELATOR’
Ron Silliman
Words torn, unseen, unseemly, scene
some far suburb’s mall lot
Summer’s
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FROM “SUMMER, SOMEWHERE”
Danez Smith
somewhere, a sun. below, boys brown
as rye play the dozens & ball, jump

in
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FROM A BALCONY
Sarah Howe
The sun is an orange from the Peloponnese
staining clouds and stuccoed walls,
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FROM A FAREWELL TO ENGLISH
Michael Hartnett
1

Her eyes were coins of porter and her West
Limerick voice talked velvet in the
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FROM A PHANTOM HYPERSESTINA
Trevor Joyce
peacocks
seem out
of place
and uneasy
here
 
large...
FROM A PLAGUE YEAR
David Malouf
A sign first in the sky, then other tokens,
but plainer, on the flesh. June’s thirty suns ...
FROM A SOFIA NOTEBOOK
Gregory O'Donoghue
Always you surprise me but never more
than when you announced “Your number is nine.” ...
FROM BIRDS OF THE SHERBORNE MISSAL
Elisabeth Bletsoe
I.

Unnamed, Identified as Goldfinch (Carduelis Carduelis)

Days of brief
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FROM BOMBAY CENTRAL
Gieve Patel
The Saurashtra Express waits to start
Chained patiently to the platform,
Good pet, while
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FROM DEAF REPUBLIC
Ilya Kaminsky
1.
Such is the story made of stubbornness and a little air,
a story sung by those
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FROM EVA SOUNNESS: 1929
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
1s 11d for a yard of rayon —
Eva stares at the pinks and greens
in the draper’s
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FROM EVA SOUNNESS: DON'T CALL ME GRANDMA
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
“Don’t call me Grandma
when I’m in here
call me old witch Eva”—...
FROM EVA SOUNNESS: FARMGIRL MARRIES
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
BRIGHT-EYED SUSIE DROPS BOMBSHELL.
There, at the dining room table, she lets it fall,...
FROM EVA SOUNNESS: KEEPING HER MOUTH SHUT
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
It is an act
Eva becomes practiced in—
pressing her lips together,
clamping her
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FROM EVA SOUNNESS: LEAVING THE GOLDFIELDS
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
Eva sits on the train. She is watching the crowd
  at the station, the precise
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FROM EVA SOUNNESS: SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
There is a type of man at the Saturday dances
who generally stands in the corner discussing
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FROM EVA SOUNNESS: THE WAR COMES HOME
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
When the war begins
Eva is feeding her first daughter, Robin, oat porridge
boiled soft
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FROM FLASH/BANG
James Cummins
              [              
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FROM INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO THE ROYAL EXAMINERS IN THE STATE OF CHI
Peter Boyle
Examine the candidate’s state of mind
as he inscribed the answers to all of the above
and
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FROM LIANG YUE XIAN: LIKE THE AUTUMN CLOUDS, THEY ARE GONE
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
花样的年华,

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FROM LIANG YUE XIAN: RUN
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
Sometimes life
narrows down
to this
a path
cut shoulder-wide
into grass...
FROM LIANG YUE XIAN: THE LETTER
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
How it sits in his hands.

“Who’s it from?”
Her son looks away.
“Susan.”...
FROM LIANG YUE XIAN: THE PRICE OF A MARRIAGE
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
“A softness of the head!”
she must have thought on the nights
when he didn’t come
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FROM LIANG YUE XIAN: TRUCE
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
It was as if someone said stop. Just like that. Stop.
Stop. And it did. And they all walked
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FROM LINES FOR ÁLVARO DE CAMPOS
Peter Sirr
All night I have dreamt of tobacco,
of a world filled with smoke
and governed by
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FROM METALS WITH A MEMORY TO BRILLIANT LIGHT-EMITTING SOLIDS
David Harsent
Before daybreak and we were in among rocks,
rocks and sandy earth, very dry, carrying bags and
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FROM MOYVIEW
Michelle O'Sullivan
Shadows graze the small island
and the small heads of horses
bending into the grassy
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FROM MY FOREHEAD
Alice Notley
He seems to be in front helping me look out
of my foreheaded self. Listen to me:
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FROM NORTHERN SOUL
Ron Silliman
Up Quay St
to Deansgate
then over
to Victoria Station,
Northern Rail...
FROM PHARMACOPOEIA
Elisabeth Bletsoe
Stinking Iris (Iris Foetidissima)
Kilve

sea-cliffs &
a green confluence of
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FROM RICHMOND HILL
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Home from hospital, you doze in my arm, milk-drunk,
all eyelashes, cheeks and raw umbilical,
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FROM SECOND SETT
Peter Riley
I

Heaps of fruit piled up against the houses
grandfathers piled up in the ground...
FROM SEVEN STRANGELY EXCITING LIES
Denise Riley
vii Disintegrate me

There was such brilliance lifting off the sea, its aquamarine
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FROM SHHH
Peter Sirr
The counter intelligence community registers its disquiet 
too many of us now, too much
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FROM TELEPHONE
Ailbhe Darcy
3

What’s given by the blast
is deep rain, an orgy of worms. Trees
shake
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FROM THE BOOK OF AFTERNOON SLEEPS, BY LIVIU CAMPANU
Patrick McGuinness
That dream again: I’m hooked up to a transparent drip
full of hours, to replace the
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FROM THE DRESSING-ROOM
Medbh McGuckian
Left to itself, they say, every foetus
Would turn female, staving in, nature
Siding then
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FROM THE FRONT
Laurie Duggan
Fixed ideas arrive on the beach;
as the storm falters
they disport themselves,
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FROM THE LOVE MAKERS: CLIMBING UP THE LADDER OF LOVE
Alan Wearne
Time, the late 70s. The speaker is Sue Dobson, a young journalist in an affair with John McTaggart,
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FROM THE LOVE MAKERS: LOVELIFE (V) ROGER OR OF LOVE AND ITS ANGER
Alan Wearne
23 ‘How Affairs Succeed’

          
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FROM THE PEARL WORKS
Conor O'Callaghan
Little Yang Sing, Yuzu, Hunan, Wong Wong, Imperial Siam:
all those bright syllables cascading
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FROM THE TOWER
Heather McHugh
Insanity is not a want of reason.
It is reason’s overgrowth, a calculating kudzu.
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FROM THE TOWER AT THE TOP OF THE WINDING STAIRS
Stephen Dunn
It seemed that the mountains of Vermont were hunchbacks
ringing their own silent bells, and
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FROM THEORY TO PULSE
Luke Davies
Because that force through green fuse drives all flowers
(which we would call the greater
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FROM VOCABLE
Philip Gross
Ninety now, you’re adrift on the vowel-stream,
the crisp edge of all your five languages
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FROM WARBLER
James Cummins
speaking
from between
remnants
or something
or other
to follow  
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FROM ‘AT THE TIME OF PARTITION’
Moniza Alvi
Part 3: Better By Far


By bus?

Better by far a magic
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FROM ‘AT THE TIME OF PARTITION’
Moniza Alvi
Part 4: Ever After


Ever after
she heard it as an echo

in her
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FRONT
Pam Brown
immaculate facades
     will crumble

the ludicrous
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FROSTBITE
Hailey Leithauser
Less a nip than gnaw, the way a goat,
tethered, will ruminate a rope; the way ...
FRUIT IN SEASON 1: EATING LOQUATS IN THE SPRING RAIN
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
Ripe at last. The spindly nondescript tree
at the front of the church has finally taken some
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FRUIT IN SEASON 2: WHAT RHYMES WITH . . .
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
peaches? Beaches. A peach of a beach.
Gracetown in summer. A soft fur of heat
over
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FRUIT IN SEASON 3: IN AUTUMN I TAKE UP MY KNIFE
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
The view from the kitchen sink takes in the garden,
the fence, the tall trees in the valley,
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FRUIT IN SEASON 4: PRAYER IN MID WINTER
Miriam Wei Wei Lo
Just over the fence, the neighbour’s mandarin
lifts dark green branches to a low grey sky....
FRUTOS
Eugénio de Andrade
Pêssegos, peras, laranjas,
morangos, cerejas, figos,
maçãs, melão, melancia,
ó música de
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FUGIT AMOR
Catherine Phil MacCarthy
At the Musée Rodin I looked for us
among the lovers. We were never that
fierce,
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FUGLEN FRA KAPINGAMARANGI
Jan Erik Vold
      1
Kan
altså ingenting
erstattes
med...
FULGET CRUCIS MYSTERIUM
Paulo Teixeira
Estas são as cartas de casa. Soltas as velas
que partem sobre o grande escudo das águas
a
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FULL FLIGHT
Bob Hicok
I’m in a plane that will not be flown into a building.
It’s a SAAB 340, seats 40, has two
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FÚRIAS
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Escorraçadas do pecado e do sagrado
Habitam agora a mais íntima humildade
Do quotidiano.
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FUSION KITCH
Hsia Yü (Xia Yu)
什麼時候開始的
這牧歌式的泛亂倫氣氛
那早就屬於同一本家庭相本的
已經淪落為親人的愛人們
那些淪落為愛人的動物們...
FUTURE BIOMETRICS
Jillian Weise
The body that used to
contain your daughter

we found it
behind the
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FUTURO
Porfirio Barba Jacob
Decid cuando yo muera… (¡y el día esté lejano!):
Soberbio y desdeñoso, pródigo y turbulento,
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FUŽINSKI TRGI
Peter Semolič
so oaze tihote, oaze miru,
ko noc na vzhodu bledi.

Fužinski trgi so bledi
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