Monthly Archives: June 2016

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TWO MERMAID POEMS

Editor’s Note: In response to last week’s feature, Saturday Poetry Series favorites Erin Lyndal Martin and Elana Bell introduced me to two more fabulous mermaid poems. These poems have been swimming through my mind all week, and are too fantastic … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A MERMAID POEM

A MAN YOUNG AND OLD:- THE MERMAID By William Butler Yeats A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown. … Continue reading

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The Rooftop in Islamabad by Yasmeen Qasimi

I don’t know my real birthday. December 31, 1997 is the date the United States of America gave me. My mom and brother got the same birthday. When I was born in Afghanistan, Russia was invading our country. I never … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE BOOK OF RUTH AND NAOMI

from THE BOOK OF RUTH AND NAOMI By Marge Piercy At the season of first fruits, we recall two travellers, co-conspirators, scavengers making do with leftovers and mill ends, whose friendship was stronger than fear, stronger than hunger, who walked … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Shelley Puhak

Stalin, alone At the Tbilisi seminary, suspended for reading Victor Hugo, he wrote as all seventeen-year-olds do, of violets, icy peaks and blue firmament, wrote a poem to the moon:           .With outstretched arms, I shall … Continue reading

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