Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Ali Znaidi
Silvia Scheibli
Richard Gartee
Deji Adesoye
Shutta Crum
Solomon Musa Haruna
Alan Britt
Fahredin Shehu
Laszlo Slomovits

Robert Nisbet
Gale Acuff
Rekha Valliappan
Fred Wolven
Aneek Chatterjee
Alex Ferde
Michael Lee Johnson
Jennifer Burd
Running Cub
Duane Locke

Helen Gyigya

 


Ann Arbor Review

is an independent

International Journal & ezine

Copyright (c) 2020 Francis Ferde
All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida
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AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 53 years all together....

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RUIN

Not easy to sleep
in ruins
the debris, the holocaust
come back in short naps,
if these are called dreams Ö 

Ghosts dancing with the wretched,
Itís difficult to keep a tango 

Chairs are running after men and women,
afraid of coming closer, always

This air is full of wry smile
and unending persiflage

How long can one survive insomnia?
Sleep has learnt to sleep in ruins, now

 

LIZARDS ALL OVER

Lizards crawled over my body,
stone wall, 
could not dispense with 

Lizards all over, fat, thin,
tall, short, jovial, serious
Prying eyes, dark tongue

only watched helpless.
But mind threw them all
to the woods, slushy water-body

Lizards all over
crawling on a supportive
stone wall, with colorful flowers

 

THE MUSIC

A day to adore is often
a day lost
The coconut juice someone
says water, spills over
& the wet patch banters
in persiflage
Sunshine galore, humans move
in haste, slowly
Bodies chasing bodies
day after day

The music goes on with
guitar, drums, saxophone,
without any tune I search
to treasure  

 

 

Aneek Chatterjee, Kolkata, India 

 

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