Tag Archives: Poetry of Loss

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: IN THE ABSENCE

From IN THE ABSENCE By Dara Barnat: IMPRINT I hear you’re gone and I fall with you. In that place part of me stays, like a hand in clay, even as I make rice for dinner, boil water, measure the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEEDS OF THE MANY BY BRENDAN CONSTANTINE

THE NEEDS OF THE MANY by Brendan Constantine On the days when we wept— and they were many—we did it over the sound of a television or radio, or the many engines of the sky. It was rarely so quiet … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MANISHA SHARMA

Millions of girls continue to vanish pre-birth in India simply because they are girls. The following poems imagine these vanished girls. DEAR DAUGHTER In my mind I cradled you in my arms             I didn’t cage you you latched onto my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SARAH SARAI

REMORSE By Sarah Sarai When he lumbered in the way of men who use their hands to till earth, he knocked rough doorway to sob at unfairness and the slaying. Dull, trembling, he threw down three pelts against a desert … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BLACK LIVES MATTER POETRY

“It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body. All you need to understand is that the officer carries with him the power of the American state … Continue reading

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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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