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s. On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow, [ change Niegoreloje.]

Elena,a baby wrapped in woollen clothes. On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow, [ change Niegoreloje.] 1939.Father,mother,brother You passed through the Arctic Wastes of life. Still as if travelling on a train To an impossibly far destination. As you left the … Continue reading

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This is not it

Impossible to move on because Between any two numbers There are infinitely many other numbers. Time does not consist of equal increments I saw the car fast moving towards me And time slowed down, it was ten minutes Before it … Continue reading

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And how the the light comes in.

  Let your lips meet gently, the top one resting against the lower, touching with tenderness your own skin to skin. Forefinger propped on chin, I let the others dangle, like leaves on a branch; how softly gravity tugs them … Continue reading

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This variegated colour

  In between the darkness and the bright, Graded shades of grey and lilac lie. These variegated colours give delight. And from my soul, I hear a gentle sigh. As we live, we dwell in mysteries; Must take decisions based … Continue reading

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Then March will bring the new

0nly a damp darkness shows winter’s here only that darkness knows the shadows of fear only the pale low sun lights cloudy sky only the daylight comes where dead leaves lie only an invisible life harbinger of spring so much … Continue reading

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Being educated is more than getting “information”

Trying to understand: in  an information culture, evocation is more important; explicit saying  counts against us. People need to be well into believing being educated is more than information: the incoherencies what they’re saying, the musicality of people’s voices and intonations; … Continue reading

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Like  the haze of opening leaf buds in spring time….

I see a haze of hair on your head like the softness of just opening leaf buds in spring. The chemo is over,and you wait relieved and letting that take you for a while before you start to face the … Continue reading

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The consolation of philosophy by W S Merwin

  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/41124 BY W. S. MERWIN Thank you but not just at the moment I know you will say I have said that before I know you have been there all along somewhere in another time zone I studied once … Continue reading

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Elemental as a storm

    A force far deeper than our anger Elemental as a storm, Annihilating all before it. Terror does our rage inform. This ancient self feels we are threatened Runs to rise and to protect; Most murderous when we’re most … Continue reading

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