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T.S. Eliot: Rhapsody on a Windy Night

The memory throws up high and dry
A crowd of twisted things

December 9, 2022 · 8 Comments

Wendy Cope: The Waste Land

A Phoenician named Phlebas forgot
About birds and his business–the lot,
Which is no surprise,
Since he’d met his demise
And been left in the ocean to rot.

April 30, 2022 · 4 Comments

Doug Anderson: Purity and Politics

We live in an age of tarnished idols. Picasso was a womanizer, drunk with his own success, having been born into the pivotal moment of modernism and thus achieving more … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Natalia Toledo Paz: To T.S. Eliot (a poem in English, Spanish and Zapotec)

From my hands grew red flowers
long and beautiful

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: The Prosody of an Ineradicable Sob

My poems, whatever their other springs may be, flow from the meter of my inner voice in creative conflict with an ineradicable sob. When my breathing is interrupted by a … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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