Poetry

Song of Praise

Song of Praise

by Jeremy Keighley Why do I find myself here ? the curse of my teenage years its so narrow valley where a cliff face looms white over Victorian stone houses with wet blue-grey slate roofs. I ran at eighteen back five years later to find my roots loved...

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Dulcimer Chimes

Dulcimer Chimes

by Jeremy Keighley In a white wood room I wrote my name on the wing of a tiny bird made daisy chains in summer fields lit a candle in a hurricane drank warm ale in a pub blue with cigarette smoke and language to see you barefoot in lace a sardonic Ophelia...

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Turquoise Eyes

Turquoise Eyes

by Jeremy Keighley A Finnish girl with Turquoise eyes is the only journal entry I can remember from leaving England all those years ago. Brown, muddy river oil flats, fields drift away from us now. The boat takes me downstream, goodbye England beery toasts and photos,...

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Equisetum

Equisetum

By Catriona Black Horsetail, I am you. Equisetum, rooted deep. Hier heermoes, biorag an siud: travelling rhizomes.   Paardenstaart, I am you. Living fossil, artifact. Ik hoor hier, agus thall, botanical migrant.   Cuilg sruth-eich, I am you. Paleozoic...

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The Failing of My Heart –  Nâzım Hikmet

The Failing of My Heart – Nâzım Hikmet

Nâzım Hikmet (1902-1963) was a Turkish poet for whom the idea of home was a poignant one. An idealist and revolutionary living in a turbulent time, he spent much of his life in exile or in prison, and many of his poems are redolent of loss and longing. Although...

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Mirror Poem

Mirror Poem

By Alexia Martha Symvoulidou I remember my childhood June / my birthday month Peaches rinsed in the Mediterranean Wheatish complexion colored by the sun Sticky watermelon juices Nap in the shadow of pine trees and tamarisks Long mountain excursions by car Long summer...

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Ends Again

Ends Again

Poem by Joey Anderson The time, drawing closer; The page, turning over; The tide, flowing out; The dying of the clover. Ends and ends and ends again Hours slither past, then days, then weeks, The trappings of memories long gone. The time is coming, it always comes,...

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  • Hiraeth Ep. 23- A Moving Legacy 02/10/2017
    In this episode, Sarah talks to Lucille Abendanon who has three nationalities and has lived in six different countries. Lucille shares not only her own story of movement, but also the incredible stories of her Dutch Oma and Opa who survived life in Japanese concentration camps. Lucille is a writer and values the power of […]
  • Hiraeth Ep 22- Crimea Calling 18/09/2017
    In 2010, Masha and her brother inherited her grandparents’ home in Crimea, the place of her birth. Last Spring, she traveled there and felt a tug to return and explore her roots. She has long felt the pull between lands and questioned her sense of identity- having lived in the US since the age of […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 21 - Embrace The Journey 04/09/2017
    I met Cynthia on instagram- While she runs the very serious business of recruitment and coaching for expats through her company Xpath Global Careers, she also happens to run a hilarious instagram account called @expatmemes which pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of international life...  Many times, I found myself commenting (or at least thinking) […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 20- Summer Wrap Up 21/07/2017
    In this episode, we talk about art, politics and plans for the future.  This episode is a series of audio clips from team meetings and conversations recorded over the past six months.  It is a reflection on the year so far- as we wrap up for Summer vacation.  We will resume in the Fall, and […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 19- Stardust Magick 12/06/2017
    In this episode, I talk to Stardust Magick. Star is a transformation artist- transforming herself and others through costume and performance. She helped form the Mystic Family Circus in California and has performed at festivals the world over. She believes in radical expression and lives with an open heart and with the intention of simply […]

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