For the Anniversary of My Death Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires will wave to me And the silence will set out Tireless traveler Like the beam of a lightless star Then I will no longer Find myself in life as in a strange garment Surprised at the earth And the love of one woman And the shamelessness of men As today writing after… Read More

My apologies to Sonja and to readers. This poem was scheduled to appear in the March 2019 issue of the Zine, themed Waging Peace. Somehow it dropped out of the line-up. It’s an excellent poem and I know you’ll find yourself touched. / J.D. he said the flames came over the trees. behind the buildings. bombed the buildings. so do not wonder why i don’t play soldiers, lay them down to die. he says… Read More

“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.” – Mark Strand, Selected Poems Magazine international d’information et d’éducation culturelle. Levure litteraire is an eclectic online Zine with an international masthead featuring art, music and literature in multiple languages.  It’s the sort of Zine you will love to swim in, rich with color and experience. It’s worth your time. Meanwhile, here are three… Read More

“I have learned and dismantled all the words in order to draw from them a single word: Home.”  Mahmoud Darwish, Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems Your eyes are a thorn in my heart Inflicting pain, yet I cherish that thorn And shield it from the wind. I sheathe it in my flesh, I sheathe it, protecting it from night and agony, And its wound lights the lanterns, Its tomorrow makes my… Read More