Poem of the Month

On this page we present our Poem of the Month.  If you have a poem you wish to be considered please contact us.  To read a poem in the list below, which has the most recent ones first, just click on the title or the ‘Read More’ link.

National Poetry Day – Sanjay Bhattacharya

Two Poems by Sanjay Bhattacharya

© Translated from Bengali by Debjani Chatterjee

 

To You Only

 

When sorrow once loves someone

it lifelong presses itself close to him.

Like a kept woman,

it hugs him with both hands.

Nevertheless,…

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September 2014 – Sanjay Bhattacharya

 

Two Poems by Sanjay Bhattacharya

© Translated from Bengali by Debjani Chatterjee

 

Snake

 

The snake comes and goes in the room,

bangles tinkle on the wrists,

anklets chime on the feet.

 

The snake comes and goes …

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August 2014 – Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair

 

fr o m F l a i r ’ s G r a v e , p a r t X I

 

Gordon Brown plants tree in Kenyan slum

we’re not the Mail we could stretch …

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July 2014 – Sarah Gonnet

Sarah Gonnet

Endless

 

I hurt

But sometimes I smile

As if the whole thing is some horrible

Joke

 

A joke

That burns my eyelids

So that I have to see the awful all

Always

 

For always

I …

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June 2014 – Wendy Young

OOT (ONLY WAY I’LL CAPITALISE ON POETRY) (One of Them)

 

I came from wet soil and mown grass

Peat that was leaves and hewn rocks

To a small school in off white

Falling down socks

To a youth club …

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