Jennifer Cooperider on Carl E. McClellan
1 hour ago
don't hide from gleams of wings
or shudder at the vision of veils,
fitful as glances days leak away
against woe a churchyard pales
there's a woman lives next door
Sadie claims she's from Berlin
in her dustbin I found a badge
a Nazi emblem with a gold pin
she seems to live at a low ebb
one not noted for her candour
says her daughter got adopted
I listen, t...
Saturday 14th August 2021 11:20 am
Suspected of attack
On fascist Graziani
He was in house arrest
As the case was with
Suspects the rest.
A prisoner of war
Then via Somalia
He was sent to Rome
Found a black lion
If left at home.
A prison inmate
He made a rope
Out of a blanket
To descend down
From a tower prison.
In a show of contempt
Saturday 12th September 2020 5:21 am
By Alem Hailu
The poem below decrying war was written by Lithuanian poet Salomeja Neris when her country was invaded by Nazi Germany. By way of showing how it is possible to explicate a narrative poem and invite readers reread the poem and grasp the meaning I will explicate her poem Spring as follows.
Once again will lilac sing,
And brooks will babble, brooks, w...
Saturday 18th March 2017 7:14 am
A room, just a room. Feel the sense of history
here, heavy as lead and as poignant as pain.
Aspects come into focus, heavy thick carpets,
waxed English tables. Silence. Total.
A view on a room, from the doorway after.
What went on here? What decisions were made?
History’s biggest gamble, to fail paid in blood
and men and tears.
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 12:15 pm