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Saturday 28 June 2014

Fernando Pessoa: The falling of leaves that one senses without hearing them fall


Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos, 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)

The further we advance in life, the more we become convinced of two contradictory truths. The first is that, confronted by the reality of life, all the fictions of literature and art pale into insignificance… They are just dreams from which one awakens, not memories or nostalgic longings with which we might later live a second life.

The second is this: every noble soul wishes to live life to the full, to experience everything and every feeling, to know every corner of the earth and, given that this is impossible, life can only be lived to the full subjectively, only lived in its entirety once renounced.

These two truths are mutually irreducible…

Nothing satisfies me, nothing consoles me, everything -- whether or not it has ever existed -- satiates me. I neither want my soul nor wish to renounce it. I desire what I do not desire and renounce what I do not have. I can be neither nothing nor everything: I’m just the bridge between what I do not have and what I do not want.

Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos, 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)

To cease, to be unknown and external, the stirring of branches in remote avenues, the tenuous falling of leaves that one senses without hearing them fall, the subtle sea of distant fountains, and the whole indistinct world of gardens at night, lost in endless complexities, the natural labyrinths of the dark!

To cease, to end once and for all, yet to survive in another form, as the page of a book, a loose lock of hair, a swaying creeper outside a half-open window, insignificant footsteps on the fine gravel curve of a path, the last twist of smoke high above a village as it falls asleep, the idle whip of the waggoner stopped by the road in the morning... Absurdity, confusion, extinction -- anything but life...

Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos, 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)

Every day things happen in the world that can’t be explained by any law of things we know. Every day they’re mentioned and forgotten, and the same mystery that brought them takes them away, transforming their secret into oblivion.

Such is the law by which things that can’t be explained must be forgotten. The visible world goes on as usual in the broad daylight. Otherness watches us from the shadows.

Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos, 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)

Knowing clearly that who we are has nothing to do with us, that what we think or feel is always in translation, that perhaps what we want we never wanted -- to know this every moment, to feel this in every feeling, is not this what it means to be a stranger in one’s own soul, an exile from one’s own feelings?

Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos, 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)

The most painful feelings, the most piercing emotions are also the most absurd ones -- the longing for impossible things precisely because they are impossible, the nostalgia for what never was, the desire for what might have been, one's bitterness that one is not someone else, or one's dissatisfaction with the very existence of the world.

I don't know if these feelings are some slow madness brought on by hopelessness, if they are recollections of some other world in which we've lived -- confused, jumbled memories, like things glimpsed in dreams, absurd as we see them now but not in their origin if we but knew what that was. I don't know if we once were other beings, whose greater completeness we sense only incompletely today, being mere shadows of what they were, beings that have lost their solidity in our feeble two-dimensional imaginings of them amongst the shadows we inhabit.

The impossibility of imagining something they might correspond to, the impossibility of finding some substitute for what in visions they embrace, all this weighs on one like a judgement given one knows not where, by whom, or why.

Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos, 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)

Everywhere I have been in my life, in every situation, wherever I've lived and worked alongside people, I've always been considered by everyone to be an intruder or, at the least, a stranger. Amongst my relatives as amongst acquaintances, I've always been considered an outsider. Not that even once have I been treated like that consciously, but the spontaneous response of others to me ensured that I was.

Everyone everywhere has always treated me kindly. Very few people, I think, have had so few raise their voice against them, or been so little frowned at, so infrequently the object of someone else's arrogance or irritability. But the kindness with which I was treated was always devoid of affection.  For those who would naturally be closest to me, I was always a guest who, as such, was well treated but only with the attentiveness due to a stranger and the lack of affection which is the lot of the intruder.

I'm sure that all this, I mean other people's attitudes towards me, lies principally in some obscure intrinsic flaw in my own temperament. Perhaps I communicate a coldness that unwittingly obliges others to reflect back my own lack of feeling.

I get to know people quickly. It doesn't take long for people to grow to like me. But I never gain their affection. I've never experienced devotion. To be loved has always seemed to me an impossibility, as unlikely as a complete stranger suddenly addressing me as familiarly as 'tu' [Portuguese. Familiar second-person pronoun].

I don't know if this makes me suffer or if I simply accept it as my indifferent fate, and to which questions of suffering or acceptance do not enter.

I always wanted to please. It always hurt me that people should be indifferent towards me. As an orphan of Fortune I have, like all orphans, a need to be the object of someone's affection. I've always been starved of the realization of that need. I've grown so accustomed to this vain hunger that, at times, I'm not even sure I still feel the need to eat.

With or without it life still hurts me.

Others have someone who is devoted to them. I've never had anyone who even considered devoting themselves to me. That is for others: me, they just treat decently.

I recognize in myself the capacity to arouse respect but not affection. Unfortunately I've done nothing that in itself justifies that initial respect and so no one has ever managed fully to respect me either.

I sometimes think that I enjoy suffering. But the truth is I would prefer something else.

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935): from The Book of Disquiet (O Livro do Desassossego), first published in Portuguese 1982, English translation by Margaret Jull Costa, 1991

Parque das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Landscape architecture by Francisco Caldeira Cabral (1908-1992): photo by Manuel Silveira Ramos. 2003 (Biblioteca de Arte / Art Library Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)


19th century greetings card: artist unknown


sleepy fox: TC

Here are links to the later individual post entries (after 26 June 2014), in alphabetical order:

Abandonment (Bunting's Horace: Forget the weather)

Abbas Kiarostami: They say that the other world is more beautiful

Above Duxbury Reef (i..m. Bill Berkson 30 August 1939-16 June 2016)
A bottle of milk in Damascus / Cruel springtime in Kashmir

a broken leaf (independence day)
Achtung! (The New Great Wall of Europe)
Acts of State

A Dance of Light and Shadow
A day in the park
Ad infinitum / Complicata profunda
After Bliss / Alva Svoboda: "Summary of the case to date..."

After Chicago: The DrumpfsReich Rolls Through the Heartland
After Party / As the waters rose and soft Muzak played overhead / After After Party

After Sidney (cloud tsunami)
After the Whirlwind
A Grievous Deception (Fabricating War Out of Absolutely Nothing)
Ahead of the Ghost Festival: A History of the Measure of Memory (Pablo Neruda: La palabra)
A huge wave / "The Blackman is the original man": John H. White: Black Chicago, early 1970s

Air Force One Fortune Cookie, over the Great Dismal Swamp / Preparing for the flood
Air of Resignation
A Lamp Beside the Golden Door Snuffed Out

Aleppo -- Day of pain
Alice Meynell: Parentage
Alien Emergency
All about the underbelly / Fury in the Swamp / Man with white sheet

All-seeing Eye
Almost Time Now
Alone Together

Alun Lewis: Raiders' Dawn
America: Structural: This is how it's going down
American brain death (Hey Obama Dude) / Jorge Luis Borges: Mateo XXV, 30 (Matthew XXV, 30)

American Terror
Amid broken stones
a minute of resistance

A Monster from the North: The Day the Germans Came to Kondomari (George Seferis: Postscript)
Aphra Behn: A Song from The Emperor of the Moon

An 'Act of War'
an attitude of prayer

Andrew Marvell: Bermudas: An Imaginal Abundance ("golden Lamps in a green night")
Andrew Marvell: The Definition of Love (Impossible Geometries) / Haruspex (Out there)

Andrew Marvell: The Mower Against Gardens (Imitation Life)
Andrew Marvell: The Mower's Song / Damon the Mower / Tavepong Pratoomwong: Half a Body / Riddled

Andrew Marvell: The Mower to the Glo-worms (Millennial Displacement) / Living through hell but unable to tell of it / Relish and Mustard collide
Andrew Marvell: To his Coy Mistress (Rough Pleasures of the Alt-Right, Seizing Its Moment: "Now let us sport us while we can")

And then the Alien turned toward Zanna
"and therefore creed": Josephine Miles: King and Lucifer Alone

An End to Empire
A New Life

Animalia (Whitman: I think I could turn and live with animals) / In the Swamp: She threw herself away on a giant bunny

animal spirits (partial views): OK, deer / Joseph Ceravolo: Cat of Eternity
An intruder (visual language)

ankara / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: Seneca's Troas, Act 2. Chorus
Another stunning sunset: Ilan Pappe: Israel's righteous fury and its victims in Gaza
Anthropomorphism Under Attack


A Patch of Green Amid the Ruins
Apotheosis of the Titans

Apparition (The Real Title of God) / Josephine Miles: Figure

A Punch in the Face for Free Speech (It Can Happen Here) / Robert Creeley: America: "Give back / what we are" (13 Poems) / bobsan88: Middlemarch

A rainbow over Gaza / Md. Enamul Kabir: Coexistence and Love, Dhaka (Clark Coolidge: Home)
Aram Saroyan: Old People

A recount for Giant Meteor

A Recursive Nightmare
Aris Messinis: This week on Lesvos / George Seferis: from 'Thrush': "Light, angelic and black..."
A salt lake divided by a road weeps tears of different colors

A seemingly insatiable demand
A shepherd at dusk

Ask the Goats
"As many souls..."

a soul of winter
A streak of rust (Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: Gray Fox)
Atardecer en Temascaltepec / Borges: Religio Medici, 1643 / Rolling Murican Prayer Space: "Wisconsin, I love Wisconsin"

At fawning time
At the Border

At the Holy Well
at the world nomad games (song of the scattered bones)

Attila József: Lullaby / Helen Percival: A Long Walk / Prayers of the People of the World
A Transparency (The word made from broken pieces): "Nobody is asleep in Gaza"
At Sea (Yannis Ritsos: Sources: "...between two strokes with the oars")
Augury / Jorge Luis Borges: Argumentum Ornithologicum

Austerity: A New Song on the Taxes (from Irish Street Ballads)
Austin Granger: In a wide wilderness, a far cry / Robert Creeley: Moral
autumn wind

A very strong energy drink
A Voice from Troy
a world of someone someone / To Popeye & Co.

Back into the Ruins: What is this? Just stunned
Back to Pueblo / Shah Marai: When hope is gone

Barbershop at Happy Hour -- sad!

Barricade (Nâzim Hikmet Ran: Faust's House)
Barry Taylor: Foreshore Findings
Barry Taylor: Listen Closely

Baton Rouge: Never again for anyone

BBQ in Ulan Bator (Jalal al-Din Rumi: whatever was said to the inhabitants of the town of Chigil in Turkestan)
Beckett on Proust and involuntary memory: breathing the air of the Paradise that has been lost
Being Boring

Beneath the Great World's Notice and Lost to History
Bertolt Brecht: Children of the Future

Bertolt Brecht: Die Musen / The Muses
Bertolt Brecht: On Thinking About Hell in Los Angeles, 1941 ("...just when I enter the desert")

Bertolt Brecht: Parade of the Old New
Best Five Dollars: Two or Three Poems from the Thirty Years War

Better Together?
Beyond Gaming
Beyond the Numbers: Wislawa Szymborska: A Word on Statistics / Bálint Pörenczi: At the Hungarian border, Röszke

Birth; or Intimations of a Great Bottom in the Sky (Pablo Neruda: Los nacimientos)

Black and White Like Day and Night (More Funny Things White People Do)
Black Dog
Black Skies / Wislawa Szymborska: The Turn of the Century

Black Wave (Pacific Melt)
Blank Space
Blast Trail
Blending In (Lunar Impersonation)
Block / The unwanted guest

Blood spilled over a book
Blow-Up (Must be Russians)
bodies . space / Trust (A Time for Heroes)

Bolts (Lucretius: On the Nature of Things)
Borderlands: Between the Dream and the Reality
Borges: Einar Tambarskelver / A New Foreboding (Acts of State)

Both the yeares, and the dayes deep midnight / The morning from East Aleppo: Don't let them take any memory
Boundary Issues
Boy with hand grenade ("My statement as to amusement parks where dinosaurs are real was a reference to a TV I heard playing in another room") / hello Florida / Brecht: In the Swamp
Brecht in Hollywood, 1942: A concept of heaven ("The angels of Los Angeles... wear golden IUDs") / Someone is putting little pictures on dog poop and people want to know why

Brightness falls from the Ayre
Broken Boats / Bertolt Brecht: In Times of Extreme Persecution
Broken Promises
Broken Wing Display / Ezra Pound: Learn of the green world

Built on sand

Bugs / Aleppo endless death series 
Burhan's Down Town: the 28th day
Burst firing / Giuseppe Ungaretti: Stelle

But can my children eat an electronic card? / William Blake: Old Corruption's Song
"But it was in vain that I lingered beside the hawthorns"
By surprise / Robert Creeley: Hello and Love / Nimrod, Jr.: "Why is that man pooping on a stump?" (Gonna Chase Those Crazy Baldheads Out Of Town)

By the Dead Sea / Nonverbal Space
Camilo José Vergara: When Everything Fails (Repurposing Salvation in America's Urban Ruins)
can't keep calm (Amiri Baraka: Who Will Survive America?)

Carl Sandburg: I Am the Mob, the People (A Poetry Comic by Nora Sawyer)
Carnival of Souls ("After suffering is deliverance") / The man behind the velvet rope / Brecht: On Painting and the Painter / Child soldiers

Cassandra's Processional
Catastrophe Day / Book of Rules

Catch Them If You Can
Cecil the Lion, Meet Man the Killer
Ceremonies (Easter Everywhere)

Changing leaves (still dreaming) / Sad Life
Chaos at Tavornik Station (On the New Route to Europe) / Joseph Ceravolo: Der Wanderer
Child's Play (Orificial Business: Obama's Got Me Taped -- In the Midst of a Civilization-Warping Crisis, yet! It's Sad! Sick!! Very Very Sacred!!!)

Closely-Watched Straits / Down-Going of the Evening-Lands 

College Pigskin Preview: The New Amazing Return of A Crazy American Girl
Commitment to a Losing Cause: Simonides of Ceos: For the Spartan Dead at Thermopylae (480 B.C.)

Cowboy Isis: 'Liberating' the Native American Cultural Relics

Craig Stephen Hicks, Angry White Men and Falling Down
crept over by shining white flies (from a private diary)

Crusaders -- they're all Charlies
Crushed (George Seferis: "The blood swells now..." from Summer Solstice)


Danger Along the Border
Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: Faced
Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: The Brother to the Dog

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: The Slow Orchestra of the World
Darkage (Thomas Hardy: Thoughts from Sophocles)

Delil Souleiman: A mirror on reality (war reflected in the eyes of a child) / Audsadang Satsadee: mirror (Human Nature)

Delmore Schwartz: To Helen (After Valéry)
Desecration / Bombogenesis ("running like a fine-tuned machine") / The lights are out in the Robin Williams Tunnel
"Didn't they claim they'd change our lives from misery to happiness?"

Disconnection / Giuseppe Ungaretti: they led me by the hand
Disenchantment: Stevie Smith: The Frog Prince
"Distressed ivory walls..." / ETC WAREHOUSE

Doing Battle with the Black Snake
Down the rabbit hole / White flag / Spy Row (The mystery of apples and oranges)

Dr Mads Gilbert on the Palestinian will to resist: "I compare occupation with occupation"
dropping the ball
Dreaming in the Circular Ruins

Dumbo Rampant: Great Moments in the Rapidly Accelerating Devolution of Murica
Dwindling Domain (Nazim Hikmet: from Living)
Easter Lilies

Easy To Forget
Eating the world / George Seferis: White Eyes
Eclipsed / A sense of history (partyboat running aground) / My son's having his hair cut / Mud Day / Unexpected Encounter in the Ruins 

Edward Dorn: Bob Considine
Edward Dorn: If it should ever come
Edward Dorn: On first looking into Shakespeare's Folios just after Christmas 1998, at the New British Library

Edward Sanders: Broom Poem / KaChing! squeaked the toy mouse clothed to represent Audrey Hepburn

Edward Thomas: The Owl
Edwin Denby / Weegee: In Public, In Private (In the Tunnel of Love and Death)
El Cielo (Tears of the angel of chance) / The sun shines for everybody

Elephant Memories
Emily Dickinson: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
empty podium

End of the World Cinema: Daring To Be the Same / The Commanders
End of the World Cinema Matinee: 40 Days / The Commanders: Big Art, Major Money, and the Great American Thirty Year Air War

Erasing the Forgotten: Has Gaza Eluded the Historical Memory of Poetry?
Erich Fried: A Jew to Zionist Fighters ("I want to be a new Jew with these new Jews...")
Eternal Youth
Euripides: Religion and Power (A fragment) / Smart City
Euripides: The Chorus to Iphigeneia ("For evil has conquered the race, / There is no power but in base men")

Europe a Prophecy
Everything Golden / Extreme Ownership

"Everything is sighing" (Joseph Ceravolo: Come Clean)


Excellent Freedom
Exodus (Precarity) / Clean Sheets: Brecht: On the Joy of Beginning

Exultation, ya know
Ezra Pound: Canto CXIII: preparation for sky burial
Ezra  Pound: from Canto I: Into the Underworld (A Poetry Comic by Nora Sawyer)
Faces in the Sky (Mahmoud Darwish: I'm from there)
Family Photo / Stevie Smith: I Remember

Fashion Week
Fear of Television

Fernando Pessoa: The falling of leaves that one senses without hearing them fall

Fire at the Refuge
Fire Season
Fireworks are like anything else in life, he said
Flann O'Brien: Is it about a bicycle?

Fleeing Aleppo / Joseph Ceravolo: O carrion, o carrion

Fleeing deeper into the penumbra of the world-historical on a badly overloaded tricycle/a>

Flight / We All Say No / Stevie Smith: I Remember
Flock / Bent neck (outside future city)
flying from 2560 to 2017 like a craneshot from the flies (Holy Awesome)

Forugh Farrokhzad: The Wind Will Take Us / Street Art Iran: Nafir (Scream)
4 Deuces / Thermonuclear Egg-Rolling / Andrew Marvell: from Upon Appleton House

Francis and the Miracle of the Spring
Frank O'Hara: On Dealing with the Canada Question
Frank O'Hara: Spleen
Franz Kafka: Building a Great Wall To Create a Secure Foundation for a New Tower of Babel / The real fun side of writing

Friedrich Hölderlin: Menschenbeifall / The Approval of Men
Friedrich Hölderlin: Narcyssen . . . / Jim Dine: Thistles in September
From the Homeric Hymns
From the Pound / Fleming Sophocles: Electra mourns over the ashes of the brother she believes to be dead
Full moon with red sunrise / Look to her eyes (The people running away to nowhere)

Gag Reflex: Federico García Lorca: Paisaje de la multitud que vomita (Anochecer en Coney Island)
George Herbert: I got me flowers

Gérard de Nerval: El Desdichado (Chimeras)
Ghosts / Two Dreams: Jorge Luis Borges: Ragnarök / Clark Coolidge: What About It?

Giuseppe Ungaretti: from Last Choruses for the Promised Land
Giuseppe Ungaretti: Lontano / Reflections in a Puddle
Giuseppe Ungaretti: Ritorno / Return

Global Pong (Wave Theory)
GOD WISH: Emergency Evacuation Area / Robert Herrick: Crosse and Pile (The first 100 days expire on the streets of the abandoned dream)

Good one, Robert (Light from another world)
Goons (the cow with the elephant tattoo) / A song people sing to chase off the demons / A granite fist

Grapefruit Moon with Murmurations
Guardng the Endeared Homelandscape: Wallace Stevens: Late Hymn on Myrrh-Mountain / Eudora Welty: Place / Rogue Blimp

Hanging by a thread
Hanging by a thread / Giuseppe Ungaretti: Memoria

Happiness Trigger

Hard Light: Josephine Miles: So Graven and Made Shine
Have Mercy ((Mr. Obama, do you have a heart? A letter from Dr. Mads Gilbert, a physician working in Gaza)
Hazard Response: What Went Wrong in Happy Valley?


H.D. (Hilda Doolittle): Euripides: The Chorus to Iphigeneia
heads in the sand / The Spell

Heavy Weather (All the Uncool Kids)
"He did not go to Rome..." / Beyond the dark places
heightened awareness / To Autumn

Heimat: A Tribute in Light: What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding
"Hello my name is..."

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: Thassyrians king in peas with fowle desyre
Hermes Underground
Heterodoxy (swimming with the robotic fish)

Hijos de un dios mejor
Hilton Obenzinger: Treyf Pesach

Holy Week

Homeland with Ghost Wall (Assimilating the Insanity)

House Shopping (Josephine Miles: $7,500)
Hovering in a cage over fog
How can you police a thought?

How is it far, if you think of it?
How it went down for Thabo: NYPD chokeslam, broken leg, plain sight perpwalk show -- American dream glass half full?
How To Speak American
Hsieh T'iao: Viewing the Three Lakes
Husk / Victory Day

I am the bullets, the oranges and the memory: Mahmoud Darwish: Ahmad Al-Zatar / Fadwa Tuqan: Hamza

Ideology #2: With Respect
Illusionism (Cover her face)

"I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him": Jorge Luis Borges: Borges y yo / Borges and I
I love a man in a uniform
I'm Looking Through You

In a dark place / silent scream (I see you)
In a timeless world, as autumn comes
In a time of poisoned horses: Thomas Wyatt: If waker care, if sodayne pale Coulor

In Darkness: Joseph Ceravolo: The pains of children / Baraa Al-Halabi: The death of the seller
Independence Day

Indonesia Is On Fire: A dismal Situation
Industry / Atonement

In Mondo Novo
In Our Town
Insecurity: Burundi
Inside the Bubble Nebula
Inside the burn area
Inside the labyrinth: Blood vengeance and the making of an ultranationalist folk hero / Borges: Two tales from inside the labyrinth

Inside the No-Go Zone: Exploring the Hidden Secrets of the Brum Caliphate ("83 outfits on the 8:30 train from Selly Oak")
Inside the Wake and Death Experience Pavilion

In the Clock Forest, where every living thing is a target
In the Dark
In the fun house

In the Harvest Season: Vassilis Zambaras: Stopping by a Grove of Ancient Olive Trees Near Twilight, I Think Myself Fortunate
In the mountains of Yemen / Brecht: Angry Daemon Mask / nothing to see here ("a little bit of a wraith, a ghost")

In the other life: George Seferis: Mathios Paskalis Among the Roses
In the Shadows: A 'Mystery' for Mrs. General

In the unlivable land
Into the night forest where everything is everything  / Heathcote Williams: Trump v Clinton: The total obscenity of the American dream

into the streets (Nâzim Hikmet Ran: Some Advice to Those Who Will Serve Time in Prison)
In Trumplandia: A Mask of Power (Joseph Ceravolo: What chemicals have we forgotten?)
Invalidating Darwish's Identity Card (we did nazi this coming) 

In Western Eyes
In Whose Hands? (Jess Housty: Cormorant) 
I Scare Myself: Marguerite Yourcenar: Exploring the Dark Brain of Piranesi's Prisons
Is not the night restless for them?

Is something broken in The Great Towns? Dougie Wallace: Shoreditch Wildlife
It Changes Everything (Perilous Sanctuary) 

It could be 1944 / Jorge Luis Borges: El Aleph (The Aleph)
It's a dark world

Its horn more precious than gold
Ivor Gurney: First Time In ["After the dread tales..."]
Ivor Gurney: Possessions
I will make mine arrows drunk with blood 
Je Suis Virunga

Jim Dine: Murder (for Tom Raworth)
Jim Dine: My Letter to the Troops
Jim Dine: 'When Creeley met Pep' (simply a doll to love)

Joanne Kyger: Don't Worry ("when we all know it's a war") / Chu Việt Hà: Flowers of Hanoi

Joanne Kyger: Eight Poems / Playtime / The buying of an American corporate oligarchy ("And if the President's a bozo? He's fine with that.")
John Clare: Clock-a-Clay
John Clark: Before the Birth of Uber and Lyft: Driving Cab in the City in the 70s

John Donne: A nocturnall upon S.Lucies day, Being the shortest day; with certain Druidical factions
John Ford's Point

John Frank Keith: Oh, Yeah?
John Keats: La belle dame sans merci ("The sedge has withered from the Lake...")

Jorge Luis Borges: Diálogo sobre un dialogo (Dialogue About a Dialogue) / Stirrings at Mar-a-Lago / Smoke without Fire

Jorge Luis Borges: Ein traum / Passing through the ruins (a series of dreams)
Jorge Luis Borges: El libro de la arena (The Book of Sand) / "Lejania" (From a distance) / The poisoner

Jorge Luis Borges: Elogio de la Sombra / Kashmir: In the Valley of the Shadow
Jorge Luis Borges: El testigo (The Witness) / Incident at Spirit Lake
Jorge Luis Borges: Everything and Nothing ("There was no one in him")

Jorge Luis Borges: Hengist quiere hombres / Hengist wants men (449 A.D.) / all our revels
Jorge Luis Borges: Jactancia de quietud
Jorge Luis Borges: Le regret d'Heraclite (The Regret of Heraclitus) / Clark Coolidge: Commentary

Jorge Luis Borges: Límites (Limits) / Starry sky over Idlib
Jorge Luis Borges: Parábola del Palacio (Parable of the Palace) / Adrift / Never Forgit: Where were you on the day of the Bowling Green Massacre?

Jorge Luis Borges: Sábados / Saturdays
Jorge Luis Borges: The possession of yesterday (No paradises that have not been lost) / Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga (el zopilote): Nubes / Clouds
Jorge Luis Borges: Una brújula (A Compass)

Jorge Luis Borges: Un lobo / Mondo Cane
Jorge Luis Borges: Un problema (A Problem) / Hilton Obenzinger: The Theft Outright: Inauguration 2017

José Emilio Pacheco: Dichterliebe / Who ate Harambe?
Joseph Ceravolo: A Piece of Glass / Stephen Ratcliffe: 12.20
Joseph Ceravolo: Dead Sea Scrolls
Joseph Ceravolo: Dirty Benediction / Toxic Wastes // animal market

Joseph Ceravolo: Fleeing the western eternality ("I have a bad day today") / At the border, writ in Sonoran dust: "Wish ex-wife was this dirty, I'da kept her" 

Joseph Ceravolo: Ignorance (Strong): "... and wash away the inherent ignorance / of the almighty strong" / J.H. Almeida: "I have machines"
Joseph Ceravolo: Irish Entry
Joseph Ceravolo: Morning Touched (Dong Xuan Market) / A woman at the window, a man in the doorway (No Sanctuary City)

Joseph Ceravolo: Narrative Night ("Why is there not greater lamentation?" / Under the Rule of the Fleshapods / Arrival
Joseph Ceravolo: October 5, 1986 ("Set us free, set us free")
Joseph Ceravolo: Three Late Poems / Birds of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Joseph Ceravolo: "When a spirit comes to me..."
Josephine Miles: Belief and Family ("This is what is called the brotherhood of man")

Josephine Miles: Saving the Bay
Josephine Miles: Tally / Silencing the Lambs
Jose Saramago: All the Names / the spearing of the bull

Just a perfect day for global epic reflection
Karam Al-Masri: Life and Death Under Siege / Joseph Ceravolo: Legacy (Going Back)

kashmir day 53: beneath the clouded hills of paradise
Kashmir: Summer of Defiance / Borges: The South
keel laying (Calling Giant Meteor)

Keeping an eye on the ball in Jupiter
Kenneth Patchen: Egypt ("The terrible thing somehow happens / in the air")

Key to the Infinite
killing us while we are sleeping

King of the Grifters
Lambs to the slaughter (Dancing with Drumpf in Lie-Lie Land) / The Chosen (Sasikumar Ramachandran: Chennai)

Land of Shadows / Jorge Luis Borges: Mutaciones (Mutations)
Last Dance
Last Train to Europe
last transit of mercury

Late Summer Evening
Leaving Aleppo / Kashmir in torment: "My life has been ruined, what can I be now?"

Leaving Debaltseve: "The whole town is destroyed"
Leaving us hanging
"Lejania" -- Sacrificial Epiphany on the Pampas: Jorge Luis Borges: El evangelio según Marcos / The Gospel according to Mark

Lemur lost -- last redoubt (Wislawa Szymborska: Consolation)
Let It Come Down (The Running of the Bulls)

Lets have ice cream at the junkyard / Wallace Stevens: Madame La Fleurie
"Let's stay alert": Beatdown of a Black Man in Beersheba, the Daring Dance of the Demon King and other scenes along Refugee Road
Lights out in BEAU Y Town
Limited Vision
Lines stenciled on trashbin lid

Little Girl
Little Omran among The Destruction of the World / Ed Sanders: Against "the enormous organized cowardice" of the war machine
Little Willy in Blur-World (descent into the crowd of strangers)

Living it all over again only backwards from the outside of a tin shack near Durban is going to take a long, long time
Looking Down Into The Mall of America (bird's eye view)

Looking to the sky
Lorenzo Thomas: MMDCCXIII 1/2   
lost souls
Love don't live here any more (black swan event) / The carp is surprised (Clark Coolidge: Periscope)
Love (Dreaming the Faces of Death)

Love Songs
Luna de Sangre: Hasbara Moon ("And Then We Were Free")

Mahmoud Darwish: "In everything there's a being that suffers": Two Poems from the Occupation
Mahmoud Darwish: In Jerusalem
Mahmoud Darwish: Psalm 9 ("O rose beyond the reach of time and the senses") / Stop Paying for Ethnic Cleansing and Send Your Kids to College for Free: A Modest Billboard Proposal

Mahmoud Darwish: Silence for Gaza
Mahmoud Darwish: Think of Others

Mahmoud Darwish: Under Siege
Mahmoud Darwish: Words
Malheur: Refuge / an end to the shofars

Marcia Roberts: Revealed and Not Revealed
Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle: Of Many Worlds in This World
Marianne Moore: The Pangolin
Mario Vargas Llosa: The horror that is called Hebron / Hazzem Azzeh: Holdout in H2

Marwan Ali: Train / Ahmed Ashraf: The Iron Way
Marwan Ali: Translation

Marwan Barghouti: There will be no peace until Israel's occupation of Palestine ends / Erich Fried: Was es ist
Maytime (Rites of Spring) / Robert Herrick: Ten Poems

Meanwhile in Athens (Vassilis Zambaras: Web)
Meditation: Cat Dancer
meeting nowhere, no before and after
Memoirs of Beatnik Glory
mercy to the innocent

Michael Lally: Swing Theory: 2
Migrants on death path through the ruins: Wislawa Szymborska: "I don't seek refuge for eternity" (1962) / "We used to know the world inside out" (1945)
Migratory: 'We are alone'
Mindful Tiger Temple Holocaust

Minnie: Safely Home
Mohamedou Ould Slahi: Guantánamo Diary
Mon brillant hiver sur le magnifique lac Érié

Moon behind Shadow Mountain seen through fox mask / John Gay: My Own EPITAPH
Moribund Empire Business (The special relationship sleeps with the fishes) / Who ate Harambe? / Austin Granger: In a Cemetery, Portland

Mother, don't we all share the same sky?
Mother, I shall be glad when it is over

Movie of the Year: Leviathan: In the Belly of the Beast
Mr Death, You've Got a Beautiful Future (the magic powers of a spiritual water)

Munitions Madness: Procurement and Disposal
Murmuration at Sunset (Emigration of the Multitudes) / Robert Creeley: Window
Mushroom cloud over Mosul / Thomas Wyatt: Fruitless Fruit ("Avysing the bright bemes of these fayer Iyes")

My beloved city / Stevie Smith: To Carry the Child
"My God, help me to survive this deadly love" (Thomas Hardy: Channel Firing) 
My Obsession
Mystery Goo: Mercy, Mercy Me
Nancy Morejon: Tobacco Worker
Naomi Shihab Nye: For Mohammed Zeid of Gaza, Age 15
Nasima Sultana : Dear Sadness / shah toufiqur rahman ovi: a falling flower / new Bengali poets / "Está muerto?"

Nâzim Hikmet Ran: I Come and Stand At Every Door
Nâzim Hikmet Ran: Things I Didn't Know I Loved (on the Prague-Berlin train)

Nâzim Hikmet Ran: Two Poems
Negative Capability (duck or rabbit?... the pleasure of not knowing) / More than 80% is emptiness... is it a picture? / Shelley: Ozymandias: King of Kings Stuck in the Mud

Negativland: No Other Possibility ("...dying is easy, comedy is hard")
Neoteny / Privilege

New Moon (Not Dark Yet)
Nin Andrews / Vanessa Winship: Home Comforts

nobody's place in the line

no man's land / Vallejo: two poems from Trilce
No More Tangles: The birth of a truly digital world in which nothing can ever again go wrong, mostly
No more white shrouds in East Aleppo

no one knows
No one to rock the cradle (Nazim Hikmet: You must live with great seriousness, like a squirrel) 

No Place Like Ohm
Nothing to say (Winding-sheet for a dream)

Not in our news
Now do you understand why they choose the sea?
Now winter nights enlarge
Objects in road / Dr. Johnson on Dr. Levet ("Condemn'd to hope's delusive mine")

Obscurity (Brecht: "This is the year which people will be silent about")
Observations on Recently Discovered Locus of Possible Intelligent Life (The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world)
odyssey (au hasard)
Off the rails

Of Kith and Kin: Braemar: A Royal Gathering / Kobane: Three Funerals and a Wedding
One hand will not be enough

On history making / Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga: Trees / Arboles

On the trading floor of the open outcry pit, as Empire strikes rain down over the ruins / Wislawa Szymborska: Discovery
On the Great Hungarian Plain
On the roads and in the streets of life

On the village green
O-o-h Child
Open Arms

Out of Africa: Gorilla Happiness, while there's still time
Outside the Ministry of Love
Outside Unit C / Untergang (W.H. Auden: from September 1, 1939)

Pablo Neruda: I want to talk with the pigs
Pablo Neruda: Keeping Quiet

Palintology: Final Words

Paratactic "Correspondences": Friedrich Hölderlin: Griechenland (Greece): "Toward wooded Avignon"

Pay-To-Play Killer Cop: The Death of Eric Harris, the Black Holocaust and 'Bad' History in Oklahoma
Pearls: Joyce's Riversong

Peckerwood Diplomacy
Pedestrians -- A Problem in Traffic Engineering  

Peterloo: The Unconsummated Sacrifice: Percy Bysshe Shelley: England in 1819 / Heathcote Williams: For Shelley on the 4th August, His Birthday
Philae Lander: Fade Out / Frantz Fanon: The End of the European Game 
Philandering Moon (We Are Not a Virus)
Philip Larkin: Aubade

Philip Larkin: Kid Stuff
Philip Larkin: The Beats: A Few Simple Words
Philip Whalen: Alleyway


Pindar: In Elysium
playtime behind closed doors (right on for the darkness)

Poetry and Extreme Weather Events: William McGonagall: The Tay Bridge Disaster 
Polar Bears: The Big Sleep ("Is the white bear worth seeing?")
Praxilla of Sicyon: What I leave behind


Prayer before battle / Supermen in hiding (They all ran away) / Approaching storm (Brecht: The person falls to pieces) / Life

Prayer Before Battle / Ungaretti: Mattina
Praying for tomorrow / Blue alert / Scaffold (2560)

Pressure Drop: Democracy in Chains: The Reluctant Capitulation of the Recalcitrant Victim (John Giorno: An Unemployed Machinist)

Price reductions

Primal (Wallace Stevens: Nomad Exquisite)

Private Moment: If you could read my mind

Projections of a Dream

quickly becoming a thing of the past today / power game theory (Clark Coolidge: seven easy pieces from Life Forms Here)

Rainer Maria Rilke: Orpheus. Eurydike. Hermes -- she was already lost
Rain on the Toy Parade

Rainy Night in Oaktown
Ray Bradbury: There Will Come Soft Rains

Re-admitting Eternity (Joseph Ceravolo: No Complaints)
Really Not a Planet

Rebuilding the House of Stones: A Meditation Outside the Fertile Grounds Cafe
"...recall carefree days..."

Red Shuttleworth: Three Poems from the Bone-Dry West
Red State Scream Preview (A Period Haunting)
Red Water
Reflections (Groucho Marx and the principles of prosody) / fleurs du mal

Relocation (the new ABCs)
Rescinded Projection

"Restless it roules and unsecure..."
Reverberation / Shipspotting (Order of Battle) / Giuseppe Ungaretti: Pilgrimage (Displacement)

Reverberations in the Echo Chamber (Nâzim Hikmet Ran: The Walnut Tree)
Reversing the Enlightenment Wasn't Built in a Day: Brecht: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Rites of Spring: Fire
roadblock to development

Robert Creeley: A Wicker Basket
Robert Creeley: For Debora
Robert Creeley: Love

Robert Creeley: Was
Robert Herrick: To his saviour. The New yeers gift
Robert Walser: A Biedermeier Story 
Robert Walser: The Battle of Sempach
Robert Walser: The Job Application

Robert Walser: Yes, I confess that for some years past
Roberto Bolaño: Among the Horses
Robinson Jeffers: De Rerum Virtute
Robinson Jeffers: Night Without Sleep
Robinson Jeffers: Pelicans

Robinson Jeffers: Point Joe
Rohingya: Adrift

Rollin' In It: Celebrating the Tyranny of Freedom
Ron Padgett: On Fire / Jane Cooper: Vermont 1974 / Jack Delano: At the Vermont State Fair, 1941 / In the Vale

round about the cauldron go (scanning for viruses)
Rowing Towards the Holy Well of the Insane on St Valentine's Day
Rumi: The Diver's Clothes Lying Empty (A Poetry Comic by Nora Sawyer)
Russell Edson: The Pilot
Samuel Beckett: Cascando

Samuel Beckett: My Family
Samuel Johnson: On the Problem of Evil

Say What You Will
Screen and Shadow

Second Eye Whiteness
Seduction (slightly fishy) / Flopping around in the hotbox with the Big Kahuna

Seeing Multiples: Ghosts of Jönköping ("We are somewhere else")
Self-Immolation / Erich Fried: Angst und Zweifel (Anxiety and Doubt)

Shadows on the Bridge
Shattered Glass (Joseph Ceravolo: "Dark inside me every day...")

Shock (but there it is)
Shopping for the Design: The New Militia Wish List (You Can't Always Get What You Want)

Shroud / Winding-sheet

Sideshow: Product Misplacement (Dumping the Drumpfrubbish) / Julio Cortázar: Axolotl / In the swamp
Sign of the times (Endarkenment)

Silencing the call to prayer / November of the Plague Year
Simon Schuchat: Lion
Sinking into Greatness, as the band plays the theme from Titanic / Our Scarlet Letter / Heathcote Williams: Two for Trump

6 heroes fallen one of them in bad situation / Nizar Qabbani: Still
slipknot (weather art thou) / Joanne Kyger: Sunday in the Storm Era / Stephen Ratcliffe: A week of Temporality

Slipping the Chain
Small boy with large tin horn at Taj Mahal / Brecht: Everything Changes

Smoke Alarm
smoke break (walking into the darkness)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Black sky over Buckhead) / Joseph Ceravolo: Someone / Night Strokes
Snap-On Potus, Before Stars and Stripes Made of Tools (We Are The Storm) / rainbow and wire / They

Some May Escape By Night: Stevie Smith: To Carry the Child / Wallace Stevens: The Poem that Took the Place of a Mountain
Something hanging over us: Hölderlin: Die Kürze
Something in the street

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen: Eternalization (Se tanto me dói que as coisas passem)  
Sophocles: Oedipus the King: On the shore of the god of evening (The chorus prays for deliverance from the epidemic)

So opaque (man and child in bunny costume, or the hollow opacity of a nationalist myth) / Borges: Martín Fierro 

Species / oatmeal for the refugees
Speedway Traffic Interruption
Spooked American Coots
startled by the light
Stevie Smith: Away, Melancholy
Stevie Smith: "I am a Child of this World" / The rout of the wandering infidel at Idomeni

Stevie Smith: Oblivion
Stevie Smith: Songe d'Athalie (Vision prémonitoire)
Stills from The Collapse of the New World Order Seen Through Franz Kafka's Eyes
Strangers Together

Stretching It
Studying the ashes under the stars (George Seferis: Fires of St. John)

summer games (the dragon speaks)

Surrender agency: "like a mediocre novel in which everything is too on the nose to be quite believable">

Sy Hersh: My Lai Revisited: "We were carrying the war very hard to them"

tears and torment
Target / The California stop (two cloud dingbat with big sky) / Reflected in the light of the world / This will be the time in which memories of other times are lost

Ted Berrigan: Sonnet XXXVI, Personal  Poem #9 and History: What's Uijeongbu Got To Do With It?
Telos -- The End? (Yannis Ritsos: It's taking us a long time to get old)
Terence Patrick Winch: Displacement / Return Engagement

Terence Patrick Winch: Music for Earthlings
Terence Patrick Winch: Today I Went Out 
That secret depth: Thomas Traherne: A Serious and Pathetical Contemplation of the Mercies of God / Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga: In this world
The automatic children

The Avenger (Lorine Niedecker: "A monster owl...")
The Awaited

"...the bait unreasonably swallowed..."
The battle for Aleppo / animal rescue
The confused sardine wriggles sideways towards Happiness

the daily screenshot 
The Defence of Rome / Auden: The Fall of Rome / Naipaul: On the Dal Lake (from An Area of Darkness)

The defense of europe
The Desertification of Eden
The Domestic Life of Elmer O'Fydd Briefly Considered As An Aspect of the Neverending Cosmic Spectacle of Uncaring
The end of a very long day / Hilton Obenzinger: Waiting for Trump

The exhausted voyager makes landfall (from Chapman's Odyssey)
The first cut is the deepest (Childish ballad)

the forbidden tree (another bought situation)
The Forgotten
The General Comes Home: Miko Peled: "Gaza reminds us of Zionism's original sin"
The Good Romans: << C´était comme au bowling >> "C'était une soirée cool..." (Stevie Smith: Tenuous and Precarious)

The Guardians
"The hibbing of those vipern lorke that quann..."
The Human Abstract
The Internet of Things Is a Blind Cyclops Putting Out His E-Cigar In His Own Eye / Two Farm Poems

The Jews of Asia
The last days in Aleppo / Brecht: In the Swamp (Author's Foreword)

The Last Rhodesian Barbeque
The Lie Behind the Timeline: How 2015 Was Framed
The Love Dolls

The meaning of world football
The mind delighting in its rambles (Clare: "to wander a pathless way") / Moorland wanderings: W.S. Graham, R.S. Thomas / Is that a heart or a wound? (Sanctus Spiritus)

The most patriotic picture ever taken of me
The NFL Experience: "All / the great / ideologies" packed into thirty seconds

The Night Visitors
Theodor Adorno: Some Thoughts On Existence in the Present Technological Society

The old country
The only hope that was left -- and it was the wrong envelope (He ate it with catsup, as he always does)

The only moment we have is right now
There is a guy at my school

There must be something
The return of the exhausted monarchy
The Ritual Aspect

"These faint pastel bands..."

These White Men Are Dangerous
The shade of separation

The Shield of Archilochus
The Sky Is Crying
The Sun Sets On The Code of the West
The Spider and the Fly

The Stations of the Forced Wanderer (Nazim Hikmet Ran: 20 September 1945)
The strange haunting song of Bad Canary; or how not to spend your summer vacation
The Tiger's Last Warning

The Toll: Asmaa Al-Ghoul: Never ask me about peace again
The Tunnel
The Walk of Souls / Don't Cry For Me, White Plains
The war continues: "There is a strange smell. I can't put my finger on it... I keep taking pictures." / Missing Persons (I'm not there)

the worst people in the world
They Have Come This Far, How Much Farther Do They Have To Go?
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart: Percy Bysshe Shelley: England in 1819 / Thomas Wyatt: The piller pearisht is whearto I Lent

ThisIsACoup (Vassilis Zambaras: Hope Dies Last / An Air of Acquiescence)
This Is Hollywood
'This is our country' / Stevie Smith: The Sea-widow
This is what democracy looks like (On our way to the airport ball)

This is where the magic happens (Dark Money)
This little girl was not invited to lunch in the State Dining Room / 666: drumpforama in the fun house (distorted vision) / Voyeur

Thomas Campion: Now winter nights enlarge
Thomas Hardy: Waiting Both

Thomas Wyatt: in Spayn (The ambassador revoked from his post returns to the city sought by Brutus in dreams)

Thomas Wyatt: It may be good (infinite recursion)
Thomas Wyatt: Stond who so list vpon the Slipper toppe / Seneca: Chorus Two: from Thyestes
Thomas Wyatt: The longe love that in my thought doeth harbar / Petrarch: Amor che nel penser mio vive e regna
Thomas Wyatt: There was never ffile (Undeceived) / Easter Lilies

Thousand Year Empire
Through the eyes of a child

Tightly Protected
Tight Squeeze / Jorge Luis Borges: La trama (The Plot)

"Time rotates..."
To Be Seen As We Truly Are (Down the Glory Hole) / At the Border / Light and Shade

Tom Clark: Evening Train
Tom Raworth (1938-2017)

Tom Raworth: Shadows
Trials of Transportation
trouble every day
Trouble in the Valley (Criticality)

Trumplandia: A Vision
Turbulence and Serenity: van Gogh at Auvers, June-July 1890: Last Strokes
2560 (Articles of Faith)

Tymnes: The Maltese Dog
Ugandan Elections: Boxed Out / Joseph Ceravolo: where is the guide, O Hermes
Ultra / Borges: Llaneza / Simplicity ("to be accepted / as part of an undeniable Reality")

Under American Falls
underground play structure / Out of the Fog
Under the clandestine sky: Yannis Ritsos: five poems from Exile and Return

Under the Painted Staircase
Unearthly Beauty
Uneasy Calm

Unlock the Gates

Unsafe Passage / Giuseppe Ungaretti: Allegria di naufragi


Vachel Lindsay: The Little Turtle: A Recitation for Martha Wakefield, Three Years Old; together with a Humane Consideration of the Hazards of Turtle Intervention

Victory Day
Violation (Imagine living through this)

Viral (Philip Larkin: Myxomatosis)
Vultures on the Watchtower

Waiting for Registration

Waiting on Tomorrow
Wallace Stevens: A flight of birds that disappeared from the ruin as we entered the picture / Simon Howard: ((sonnet)) ("numerous crows all sound...")
Wallace Stevens: Forms of the Rock in a Night-Hymn

Wallace Stevens: Of Mere Being
Wallace Stevens: Questions Are Remarks ("Mother, my mother, who are you")

Wallace Stevens: Seventy Years Later, from The Rock
Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things
Wallace Stevens: The Poem as Icon
Wallace Stevens: The World as Meditation

Wallace Stevens: Thinking of a Relation between the Images of Metaphors
Walter de La Mare: Napoleon: Ideological ascendancy in the least rational campaign in recent memory

Walt Whitman / John Neubauer: By Broad Potomac's Shore
War Dogs of Mosul: advance into and exodus from the Inferno

War of the Climate Worlds: Warming Trend 1, Snowmageddon 0
War of the Worlds: Behemoth vs. Leviathan: Everything is everyone's fault
wars on the poor: crying foul
Way to go, Old People! (Ice Age Street) / We'll Leave a Light On in the Cave for You / Alison Adcock: After the Last Glaciation

W.B. Yeats: The Second Coming (A  Sideshow)
We are the happiest in the world

Welcome home, villager: A window into the minds of the occupiers ("the most moral army in the world")
We'll Leave a Light On

Wet Leaves
We weren't supposed to drown / Stevie Smith: Not Waving but Drowning

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

what is aleppo? what is history?

What is the value of a stone? / Erich Fried: Ertrag
What Kashmir says

When medics cry
When the voices of children are heard on the green

When you cry, you will cry alone

Where America Was ("Even the cow goes home along the tracks"): Mining community, Scott's Run, West Virginia, 1930s
Where Is the House of the Friend?
Where There's Smoke

Where to stay
While we were away at the circus of representation: Ten minutes and then no home -- no memory, no history
while we were caught up in our little lawn order rally (scenes along the silk road)
White Flag

"Who you out here for?"
Why are you punishing me? What is my crime? (Yannis Ritsos: Diaries of Exile)

Why Hillary   
Wild Visitations (Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: The Sound of Geese Over the House)

William Carlos Williams / Dorothea Lange: The Descent
William Carlos Williams: The Thing

Wisconsin: early signs

Wislawa Szymborska: Children of Our Age ("To acquire a political meaning / you don't even have to be human")
Wislawa Szymborska: Distraction
Wislawa Szymborska: Hatred (It almost makes you have to look away)
Wislawa Szymborska: Map
Wislawa Szymborska: Our war loot was information about the world / Ahmad Alkhatib: The beauty Sky of Aleppo 

Wislawa Szymborska: Some like poetry
Wislawa Szymborska: Tarsier

Wislawa Szymborska: Utopia
With no clue about what will come
"With their heads held high" / Where are the red lines on the cave wall? (Smashing glass ceiling with Tomahawk)

women's day
William Wordsworth: Two Lyrical Ballads / The Sun Sets On The Code of the West

Wordsworth: Resolution and Independence / Lewis Carroll: Haddocks' Eyes // Carl Rakosi: Two Country Poems / Bunker Mentality
Would you buy a used presidency from this man? / goat parking / orange rag doll hanging from red brick wall wonders: Is this It?

Wyatt's Galley of Forget

Yannis Ritsos: The Unhinged Shutter
Yarmouk: 'I Am Not a Statistic'
Yea Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow The Drumpfsreich Is With Me

Yesterday is not forever
You (V) (Hölderlin)