Mato Tipila – a poem by Ruby McCann

Mato Tipila   (“Bear Lodge” in Lakota) last night trickling intricate filaments of light-centred clusters orbited Taurus’s shoulder in a fluid milky-ultraviolet smouldering like scattering starlight seven neon-mercurial sisters dance with four-hundred luminous boys holding seven ears of green corn from seven tilled fields embodying seven tribes tumbling sequential celestial bodies unravel a pointing finger of […]

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111 Trees for Every Girl-Child – a poem by Ruby McCann

111 Trees for Every Girl-Child (An Ode to Kiran)* a young girl’s life ……………………………….Kiran transforms death ……………………………….Kiran through rebirth ……………………………….Kiran   her divine manifestation lingers lives……in an oasis of neem sheesham……mango……amla from seedling holds dear…..birthing baby girls……budding like saplings blossoming reforestation into womanhood growing girls……yielding trees from shooting seeds nurtured side by side…..girl-trees flourishing in […]

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Après – a poem by Wayne-Daniel Berard

Après                                                 you hope it will become a cathedral not a last aerodome …..vast empty space once filled with solid light now propped hurriedly with prayer and Study and more poems than you ever wrote before is that enough to hold the ceiling up will this cavernous leftover air be past tense of flight […]

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