One Poem. One Planet. — Federico Garcia Lorca

LITTLE BALLAD OF THE THREE RIVERS The river Guadalquivir winds through orange and olive trees. The two rivers of Granada descend from the snow to the wheat. Ay, love that went away and never returned! The river Guadalquivir… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Janos Pilinszky

FABLE (Detail from KZ-Oratorio: Dark Heaven) Once upon a time there was a lonely wolf lonelier than the angels. He happened to come to a village. He fell in love with the first house he saw. Already he… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Muriel Rukeyser

THE CHILDREN’S ORCHARD In the full sun. In the fruitfall season. Against my knees the earth and the bucket, and the soft blue prunes echoing red      echoing purple      echoing in the silver bucket sun,… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Cesar Vallejo

LXXIII Another ay has triumphed. The truth is there. And whoever acts that way, won’t he know how to train excellent dijitigrades for the mouse? Yes…No…? Another ay has triumphed and against no one. Oh exosmosis of water… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Jorge Luis Borges

STREET WITH A PINK CORNER STORE   Gone into night are all the eyes from every intersection and it’s like a drought anticipating rain. Now all roads are near, even the road of miracles. The wind brings with… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Anna Akhmatova

SEASIDE SONNET Everything here will outlive me–Everything, Even those ramshackly birdhouses there And all this air, this springtime air, That has made the oceanic crossing. And the voice of eternity is calling Otherworldly, irresistible, And over the cherry… Read More

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. — 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