Abstract Magazine International | Poetry
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Poetry

Spring by Karol Nielsen

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fish in Open Currents by Tobias Oggenfuss SPRING Spring is a tomboy all done up, an amazon and a unicorn intertwined, the reward after winter’s test, a fragile beauty in the end. About the author:  Karol Nielsen is author of the memoir, Black Elephants (Bison Books,…

Holy Candle Blues by Michael D. Amitin

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto HOLY CANDLE BLUES In the red-sweet sunsetangel brother bent his blown glass ear over the wall of eternity listening in on my restless rathouse jam.She entered peeling story-caked walls riding lightning rod brooms swept me out to half-dippermoon bridgewe swung downtown wherewaltzing heirs warmed…

10,000 Winters by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Mountains by Baptiste Charruyer, Paris, @wild_fangs_photos TEN THOUSAND WINTERS BEFORE WRITTEN WORDS “Stop this day and night with me, and you shall possess the origin of all poems.” –Walt Whitman Ten thousand winters before written words when rousing singers recorded in verse bold lives’…

A Thief At 9 by Pawel Grajnert

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Sasan Golbostani, @sasan_golbostani A THIEF AT 9 Unchained, I Saw the bicycle Standing there. And the sliver spoke, Take.   About the author:  Paweł Grajnert is a writer/filmmaker who works in the US and Poland. His work has screened at the Venice Film Festival, the…

To Be Prepared by Heikki Huotari

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art:  Two Men Sitting (Peter and Mehmet) by Gianluigi di Napoli, @gianluigidinapoli TO BE PREPARED   __________________________________________________________________ About the author:  Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems…

Tenure by Heikki Huotari

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Karen Hill, @karenhill_images TENURE About the Author:  Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in The Journal and…

Kinship with Instincts by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine KINSHIP WITH INSTINCTS Finding citing vivid insights tiring I’m idling, childish, in hiding, minding swirling birds girding virgin birch, flirting in whirlwind skirmishings, chirping birthrights within this singing, fix’d in strict limits.   Within this singing, fix’d in strict limits,…

An Unexamined Life by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Pedrera Steps II by Linda Chapman, @linda_chapman_art AN UNEXAMINED LIFE   “An unexamined life is not worth living.” –Socrates   Who’d seek to deduce truly unique views? You’d need to refuse routines, to renew youthful curiosity’s urgency to fully see Socrates’ certainty: He knew he knew nothing…

Art: by Amparo Noguera @amparo_noguera THE CHAPEL AT LA CONQUISTADORA Santa Fe, NM: Terrifying crucifixion statue: skinny Jesus, bloody, sliced up, flesh hanging from the open wounds, head tilted slightly to the right, mouth hanging open, eyes glassy. Hands and feet nailed to the black cross, more blood,…

Never the Distance by Alison Prine

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine NEVER THE DISTANCE Just after the embarrassment of being young comes the embarrassment of aging. And in between – pelted with questions – you try to say yes. You try to take someone in your arms and want them. I…

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