Articles in 'Poetry'

POETRY: BUREAUCRACY

Under the temple dome of man In the basement cells of the dungeon The ripples in the thigh wrinkle away: The rivers of the flesh run still ...   The bureaucrat, A wooden mantis, Stern, stiff-collared, bolt-upright; Cuff-linked, pedantic, perpendicular...

  • With the publication of Islands, Edward Brathwaite's trilogy of poems is complete. Of the trilogy's major importance to West Indians...

  • TWO POEMS FROM LORCA

    (translated by Lloyd King) HARLEM They hate the bird's shadow on a white and full flushed cheek The struggle of...

  • POETRY: THE FACE

    This morning after nervous jumpy I cut the face in the glass  At the party I'd only asked the elegante...

  • POETRY: SPANISH TOWN

    The old capitols one heap of carefully preserved garbage Georgian square imposing facades hiding either dusty archive the only records...

  • POETRY: IN THE GRAY DAWN

    - (a patriot's lament) they are not singing our anthem any more no not any more its words have lost...

  • POETRY: NOT FROM HERE

    You were not born here                        my child                        not here. You saw daylight Among our islands The sun was...

  • POETRY: EXODUS

    All the while huddled in the safely peopled dark watching this cine-epic of the Jews this question Having dispatched the...

  • Cover Poem

    And here we are now on our feet, my country and I, my hair flying in the breeze, my small...

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