Poetry

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 survivor, diep...

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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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    ‘I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like an hotel room, which is a symbol of a different reality than our daily life; perhaps a dreamlike experience, a place which is a temporary home.’ Michal Raz was born in Jerusalem and in spite of growing […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 28- Coming of Age in Trump's America 16/07/2018
    I had the pleasure of talking to two very astute young ladies. My daughter Luna and her friend Okxana. Both are 19 years old and go to college in Los Angeles, California. Luna has grown up between Europe and California. She lives in LA with her mom during the school year and, with her brother, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 27- Heritage From Below 02/07/2018
    A year ago, Hiraeth was invited to participate in a session on “Whose Heritages Matter” during a conference at Wageningen University in the east of the Netherlands. Meghann Ormond, Associate Professor in Cultural Geography at Wageningen, speaks about her own heritage, from her two passport countries, the U.S. and Portugal, as well as the Netherlands, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep 26- Harbours and Horizons 18/06/2018
    Our new Hiraeth poetry editor, Jez Keighley, talks about the beginnings of his poetry career, musical influences on his poetry and his poetry/music collaborations with 3Bop, an Italian jazz artist. Jez is originally from the north of England, and “ran away” to university when he was 18. After moving to Vienna for love and then […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 25- Heritage and Identity 04/06/2018
    Welcome back to our second season of the Hiraeth Podcast! This season will be focused around the themes of “heritage and identity.” What is heritage and how do we pack it with us from one place to the next? What does it mean to preserve one’s heritage and when does that become a bad thing? […]

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