DAWN CHORUS – a poem by Tony Lucas

DAWN CHORUS After the cock-crow, counterpointed by a barking dog, cue the precentor, blackbird solo, with responding voices swelling from antiphon to chorus – thrushes and finches, chiff-chaff, warblers, even a honking crow, until song verges on cacophony. Fresh rhythms break through tumult shaping the daily glossalalia; deep underlying currents voice this pentecostal speaking of […]

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Anattā: Promenade Beach, Pondicherry – a poem by Clarice Hare

Anattā: Promenade Beach, Pondicherry I sat meditating in my pale and painless blemish- gray garb in the alabaster prayer-porch beneath the pointed and water-stained arch of a placid aquamarine dome. Early morning surf had passed, and if one cannot disbelieve the incessant cadence of thunderous clamor, the gusting and rushing winds, the goading summons of […]

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