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Poems and Prose

40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS. A Poem from Poets around the World. One per Day to Stay Awake during Covid. And to remind us of the Beyond.

On 8 January 2021, I selected a range of 40 much-loved British poems for reading during the lockdown.. ‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period. Continue reading 



A Review of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), legendary Portuguese Poet plus ten of his poems

Until last month (October 202I, I had never heard of the Portuguese poet and major literary artist, Fernando Pessoa (1887-1935), who made an outstanding contribution to the written word in Portuguese and English. Continue reading 



The Silence behind the Leaf. A Reflection

Consciousness immerses itself into the wild of undulating nature with little to grasp upon in the innocence of the display. Day by day, this formless realm absorbs itself in the depth of your being, watering the roots of the modesty of your existence. Continue reading 



IN JERUSALEM. A Poem by Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national poet

In Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, and I mean within the ancient walls,
I walk from one epoch to another without a memory
to guide me. The prophets over there are sharing
the history of the holy … ascending to heaven
and returning less discouraged and melancholy, because love
and peace are holy and are coming to town. Continue reading 




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