One Poem. One Planet. — Patrick Kavanagh

EPIC I have lived in important places, times When great events were decided, who owned That half a rood of rock, a no-man’s land Surrounded by our pitchfork-armed claims. I heard the Duffys shouting ‘Damn your soul’ And… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Lucretius

From: ON THE NATURE OF THINGS I 1-24 Darling of Gods and Men, beneath the gliding stars you fill rich earth and buoyant sea with your presence for every living thing achieves its life through you, rises and… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Gunnar Ekelof

EVERYONE IS A WORLD Everyone is a world, peopled by blind beings in dark commotion against the self the king who rules them. In every soul thousands of souls are trapped, in every world thousands of worlds are… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Rainer Maria Rilke

THE PANTHER His vision, from the constantly passing bars, has grown so weary that it cannot hold anything else. It seems to him there are a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world. As he paces in… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Katherine Ellis Barrett

  LULL All day The antic wind Has plucked the dark blue lake To leaping spuming waves, and snatched Thin rainbowescent spray And flung it, roaring, Wide. But now The broad-based peak’s A double pyramid Inlaid in lapis… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Armand Garnet Ruffo

AT GERONIMO’S GRAVE Fierce, tenacious, master of guerilla warfare. It’s what the history books say. Though at his grave, out of an unyielding sun, and into a sanctuary of leafy shade, I move through all that is said… Read More

One Poem. One Planet.–Marjorie Evasco

CARAVAN OF THE WATERBEARERS We will not forget the evil eye of the storm they raised, gutting the grounds we defended. We have been trained to look away too often when man’s flesh, muscle, bone, knifed woman, to… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Mang Ke

XVI On the windowpane of your open eyes I see the night its full, dense beard nestled against your face this moment you are terrified Why do you still not sleep? Whom do you await? this moment suddenly… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Ahmed Fouad Negm

PRISONER’S FILE Name     Sabr Charge     That I am Egyptian. Age     The most modern age (though grey hair in braids flows from my head down to my waist.) Profession     Heir, of… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Kim Kwangsop

EVENING From so many, one star looks down at me. From this many, one person looks at that star.   As night descends the star disappears into light and I disappear into darkness.   Drawn this close one… Read More