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Ebur

By Marilyn Bradley
A poem on elephant slaughtery for ivory.  
 
It’s here, to the river, they come,
to play, spray and water the little ones.
Take in the waters, away from the heat...
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Through Love’s Great Power

by Vikram Seth
A poem in protest of India's Section 377.
 
Through love’s great power to be made whole
In mind and body, heart and soul -
Through freedom to find joy, or be
By dint of joy itself set free...
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Merely Humans

Itir Toksoz
by Itir Toksöz
wash away the words
said unto you
with a small river of teardrops
do not seek the kisses of others
do not entertain false hopes...
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Book Review: The Nordic Light

The Nordic Light: Poetry Book Review
“Over the years, the special light up here in the north has inspired countless artists to depict the landscape. This is our contribution...."
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Eyes Frozen to Sky

Bashir Goth
by Bashir Goth
For Somalia
 
War in my country
No rain to wash the blood
weeping in winter...
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If I Must Die

Refaat Alareer
by Refaat Alareer
A poem for Palestine.
 
If I must die,
you must live
to tell my story
to sell my things
to buy a piece of cloth
and some strings,
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An Afternoon in March

Theresa Wolfwood
by Theresa Wolfwood
 
put away the banners
stack up the placards
the demonstration is over
a few hundred hardy souls
clumped under umbrellas
it always rains in March
weary and dejected
we cleave to friends and...
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Daybreak Train

Sumeet Grover
by Sumeet Grover
 
arms folded around night
you heard bullies and laughter
fluffy white pillows talking,
ducks from a dirty pond
feathers trimmed to sell you sleep...

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To an Iraqi Child

David Krieger
by David Krieger
 
So you wanted to be a doctor?
It was not likely that your dreams
would have come true anyway.
We didn’t intend for our bombs to find you...
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