“The Cats Will Know”postcard#5, Cross-Cultural Communications – Le colline di Pavese – 2016

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“The Cats Will Know”  poem by Lidia Chiarelli, image by Gianpiero Actis

postcard #5 – Cross-Cultural Communications Cat Poems Postcards – NY  2016

published on “Le Colline di Pavese”, literary review year 40, n. 152 – December 2016

 

“Vision Test” by Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards

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VISION TEST by Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards

Cover art by Gianpiero Actis

Cover design by Li Yao 

“Kyung-Nyun Richardspoetry is powered by her integrity, her honesty and her wisdom, all of which exemplify her strengths and her delicacy. One senses a real experience of her knowledge of life’s ‘dismays and rainbows,’ to quote Dylan Thomas.’’ —Peter Thabit Jones, Poet, dramatist, editor & publisher of The Seventh Quarry “If you’re the type of reader who wonders whether it is better to be reincarnated as a tree rather than as a bloom, then Vision Test by Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards is the book for you. . . . Like William Blake’s work, this book fuses the Western and Eastern sensitivities.’’ —Hal Sirowitz, Former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York “In her Vision Test, Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards has captured many aspects of life, as trivial as a report card or a vision test, as common as a tree or a clam.” —Hong Ai Bai, Co-Author, A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations of Chinese Poems    Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards . . . unique sensibility brings forth the world of her ordinary experiences in deep and generous lyrical language. —Kwon Young-Min, Critic & Prof. of Korean Literature 128pp $15.00 paper/ISBN 978-0-89304-220-2 Publication date: April 30, 2016 Shipping: $5.00 U.S./$10.00 Foreign; add $.50/$5.00 each additional copy. NYS residents 8 5/8% sales tax.

 

 

 

 

 

“The Dark House of Hurt” artwork by Adel Gorgy, USA. “Crosses and gravestones break my view” poem by Peter Thabit Jones, UK

-Credit : Cross-Cultural Communications Art & Poetry Series Broadsides # 78

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The Dark House of Hurt
Copyright © Adel Gorgy 2015 Photograph  – http://www.adelgorgy.com/

CROSSES AND GRAVESTONES BREAK MY VIEW

 

Crosses and gravestones break my view.
To the left, I see you, bending
To arrange a jar of flowers;
The winter sky dulls your presence:
Charcoal figure, Van Gogh peasant.
Now kneeling, you recall a prayer.

 

My lack of Welsh locks out the sense;
But the grammar of sobs I know.
No priest, no poet, no actor
Could vinegar my wound like you.
You stand and gather up your things;
Then blackly walk the narrow path.

 

Your grief is deep – and so is mine;
Yet your strange prayer suggests that faith
Does visit your dark house of hurt.
I stare down at my child son’s grave;
I say no words to cross or stone,
As my clenched hands hold crumbs of dirt.

 

Published in VISITORS by Peter Thabit Jones, Seren Books (1986)

http://www.peterthabitjones.com/

 

“The Colour of Saying – A Creative Writing Competition in Celebration of Dylan Thomas”

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Anthology  edited by Peter Thabit Jones (Wales, UK) and Stanley H. Barkan (NY): A Creative Writing Competition in Celebration of Dylan Thomas

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