Nostalgia By John Lars Zwerenz

Nostalgia By John Lars Zwerenz When the purple drapes of the nascent nightCover the veils of the mountainous greenery,I wander amid the fountains and the statuary,Lost in reflective pools of light. And when the moon ascends to the sobbing sky,Alone in the starry firmament of black,I recall the ringlets upon your smooth, white back,When the […]

Coming Home Years After By Gopikrishnan Kottoor

Coming Home Years After By Gopikrishnan Kottoor The grasshoppers look up from the low hedge With their glass shield gladiator faces,  Then return delicately treading the green stemmed stalks As if to tell their great  grass king  About strange new arrival.  Light colored butterflies  with sliced bread wings Emerge victorious over the touch-me-nots.  Memories burst cashew nuts […]

Dreamy Age By Muhammad Shanazar

Dreamy Age By Muhammad Shanazar Remembering of the dreamy age,Fills my eyes with tears,The sights unpolluted and clear,Now changed into smoky and full of noise,Where I played with cheerful friends,Whom ruthless tides have scattered,As the wind disperses the dried leaves,A slight before the dead winter,Some went abroad, some to the Town of Silence What a […]

Midnight Train By Walter William Safar

Midnight Train By Walter William Safar Whenever I take a seat in the pale,old dust-chained seatof the midnight train,I feellike sitting on my own altar.In third class, a gentleman’s desperationgrows as his eyesmeetthe gaze of a priest.The reflections of two different worlds in the window,the gentleman looksas if speculating is his most revered vocation,and the […]

Lost Thoughts By Gankhanani Moffat Moyo

Lost Thoughts By Gankhanani Moffat Moyo You may push your fingerAnd push againDown my throatI surely will wishFor a chorusOf groaning ghastly soundsThen a quiet fireI know,This you desireBut come home,I am in AfricaWhere the forestFeeds on fumesAnd when you touch the bottomAnd push you fingerDown my throatAnd my eyes well upI wish for another […]

Piano By D. H. Lawrence

Piano By D. H. Lawrence Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;Taking me back down the vista of years, till I seeA child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling stringsAnd pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings. In spite of myself, the insidious […]

The Retreat By Henry Vaughan

The Retreat By Henry Vaughan The Retreat Happy those early days! when IShined in my angel infancy.Before I understood this placeAppointed for my second race,Or taught my soul to fancy aughtBut a white, celestial thought;When yet I had not walked aboveA mile or two from my first love,And looking back, at that short space,Could see […]

Remember By Christina Rossetti

Remember By Christina Rossetti Remember me when I am gone away,         Gone far away into the silent land;         When you can no more hold me by the hand,Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.Remember me when no more day by day         You tell me of our future that you plann’d:         Only remember me; you understandIt will be […]

I Remember By Stevie Smith

I Remember By Stevie Smith It was my bridal night I remember,An old man of seventy-threeI lay with my young bride in my arms,A girl with t.b.It was wartime, and overheadThe Germans were making a particularly heavy raid on Hampstead.Harry, do they ever collide?I do not think it has ever happened,Oh my bride, my bride. […]

I Remember, I Remember By Philip Larkin

I Remember, I Remember By Philip Larkin Coming up England by a different lineFor once, early in the cold new year,We stopped, and, watching men with number platesSprint down the platform to familiar gates,“Why, Coventry!” I exclaimed. “I was born here.” I leant far out, and squinnied for a signThat this was still the town […]