Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reading Myself: one-line haiku

English-language haiku tend to be written in three lines, corresponding to the metrical division of Japanese haiku, but Japanese haiku are actually usually printed in a single vertical column. By way of analogy with this form, poets such as Matsuo Allard and Marlene Mountain began writing English haiku in a single horizontal line—and thanks to their efforts that form has become established in English as the major alternative to the typical three-liner.”-Allan Burns Continue reading

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No Jargon of Plato, Aristotle

A person who is fundamentally honest doesn’t need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs. Continue reading

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Ariel: New Haiku

“Like fishing, to catch haiku you have to go where they are. Unlike fish, haiku are everywhere. Still, you have to know the secret places out in plain sight where they hide and how to get there quickly and quietly.’-Jane Reichfold Continue reading

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Reflections on the Haiti Victims

According to the Haitian Government report, due to Hati earthquake an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. Mass graves were dug, but Max Beauvoir, a Vodou priest, was not in favor of the Mass graves: “ It is not in our culture to bury people in such a fashion, it is desecration”. Continue reading

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Floriana Hall as a Short Story Writer

In her stories there is not a single ungenerous or unkind comment. The stories at every step reflect Floriana’s nobility of soul, her charity, her simplicity, and her ceaseless flow of kindliness. Each of the stories in Out of the Ordinary has a moral to convey, but the development of the story is never obstructed by the moral. Hugh Walker aptly points out that in Hawthorne there is a perfect balance- the story is the moral. The same is true about Floriana Hall’s extraordinary short stories. Continue reading

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Sohan Quadri as a Prophetic Poet

Sohan Quadri’s Aforismer is a bilingual publication in English & Danish. No doubt, Qadri reveals his capacity for presenting themes marked by prophetic and sublime quality conveying an overwhelming interest and deep import to an individual soul. Continue reading

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The Jesus I Knew

twin towers fell
Ocean of tears
Breach in nature
Boundless darkness.
Refilling the mind with
Ten Commandments
Shanti Shanti*
Golden age revisits the earth Continue reading

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