How the crow goes: naturally by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poem"] Why the crow? It is natural. The ideal way to live one’s life –whether referred to as मार्ग (Mārga: ‘the eight-fold noble path’),道 (the Dào)or Λόγος (Logos: the ‘Word’) –crows concerning all manner of things …including the Sun,...

Regarding Creativity and Nourishment, Worldly Wisdom and Destiny by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poem"] ᛗᛖᚦ:ᚠᛟᚦᚨ:ᚻᛖᛁᛗᛋ:ᛋᛈᛖᚲᛁ:ᛟᚲ:ᛟᚱᛚᛟᚷ:Með fǿða heims speki ok ørlǫg(Regarding Creativity and Nourishment, Worldly Wisdom and Destiny) In the last days,my son spoke candidlyabout how he was dazedby the newsthe Queen had died …and I responded. Those momentsbecame times for reflection –and...

Paper Oceans by Pi

[tabby title="Poem"] Love has cost us distancetaught usdespair,and we learnedto unfurl our wings to the fullestand sail on,Love has taught us life. A life of a river,failure of a rockand waves of expectationsLove has taught us coloursFrom blood redto bruised...

Bipolar Wooden Panels by Hana Kassam

[tabby title="Poem"] Surrounded by white closets,perks of colour never last,at least not a cuttlefish.Mirrors fade through the endless grass,and deserts are handy for a foreigner.Never realised where the need for a heater came from,Christmas lights frighten ex neighbours.Smelly sports shoes...

Poet Muse: Candy Royalle (poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018)

(poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018) “I’ve always existed somewhere in-between. Between cultures and colours, genders and sexuality. Between spiritual and atheist, creator and imitator. Belonging has always been a theoretical idea for me, not a sensation rooted firmly in any...