Abstract Magazine International | Poetry
Abstract seeks fine art in all forms that engages with both the crises and joys of our shared human condition. We seek art that engages the edge of now; we seek to explore a future forward zeitgeist with a respect for the gifts of the past. We are looking for both established and emerging artists across a broad range of genres. Our criterion is quality.
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Poetry

Oh, Honey by Anna Saikin

20 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Thomas Kräher, @tkraeher. OH, HONEY I read once that every fig Swallows a wasp whole— Digests it with juice, Dissolves it into sweetness, Makes seeds from its wings.   My husband’s mother speaks Of salt water marshes, Snakes living in crawl spaces, Old figs in corn…

Black Out by Fabrice Poussin

20 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: There I can be free by Guy Geva BLACK OUT Precious moment at midday when all stops, home for fuel for beast and boy, a privilege to play with the big ones, and feast with them.   August has been a scorcher, and makes no…

The Good Summer by Alison Prine

20 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Her by Rebecca Weaver THE GOOD SUMMER My hands nicked by thorns are stained by fruit from a bramble. These hands are fluent in sadness. But today the air whispers against my skin in an unfamiliar language. Remember when the shadows sliced their blades…

Happy Planet by Brandon Marlon

14 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Optical Delusions by Gavin Mayhew HAPPY PLANET Our orb, unsolitary yet singular, orbits and tilts amid the cosmos’ coruscating spectacle, a turbid backdrop of coiled galaxies and phantasmal nebulae concealing answers to queries unfathomable.   Any species of life thriving on elsewheres, even if anthropoid,…

Well Seen by Brandon Marlon

14 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Aleah Fitzwater WELL SEEN   Shutter blades nictate for a fraction of a second to capture the stelliform aura emitted by midday’s orb, though the artiste (partnering with light) prefers shooting at dawn or dusk when soft glows allow images to sing and pop, going…

Nothing Unusual by Peter Manos

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Back View by Alexander Chubar NOTHING UNUSUAL A new study was issued on Tuesday on the institutionalization of cruel and unusual punishment, and fake news, hatred, and stupidity which concluded what some leaders went through as middle school students imbued miscues in how large groups…

Overheard by Carolyn Martin

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Through the Looking Glasses by Rebecca Oet OVERHEARD As evening sneaks around the house, the ironing board and kitchen sink gossip about your first kiss. Inexplicable – how they understand the intimacy of wind-brushed clouds; how, in this chartreuse spring, you’ll leave behind your…

What I Know of “Good” by Carolyn Martin

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alison Prine WHAT I KNOW OF “GOOD”   Bad things are going to happen. – Ellen Bass, “Relax”   Perennials return without a thought and so do volunteers from maples and japonica. Nature recruits another nursery at no extra cost.   Lab tests uncover few…

Zep by Jacqueline Henry

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Auto-Rotation by W. Jack Savage ZEP Michael is playing air guitar, bebopping by himself miles behind me in the baking sun that refuses to shine on him because he sees only the shadows and not the blooming Colza on the yellow hills or the…

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