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Epilogue

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Dimitris Tsaloumas My joys are those of spare autumn birds that haunt the trees of sunset cities. My sadness is in the patient eye of the ox, the vast lament of the ass in night paddocks. I claw and peck and bristle at competition like a pink-stalked gull, and my […]

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The Oratory

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First published in Kairos Catholic Journal 2008

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That Day…

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By Gabrielle Morgan Often a day can be quite remarkable.  That day for me was the day I went in search of the village of my ancestors. I was alone in England, my first visit away from Australia, when I set out from London by train for Penzance, the southern […]

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Literary Phrase Competition

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Voting has now closed for this competition (18th September 2010, 09:30am EST) . Voting results are shown below:

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To the Reader II

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Dimitris Tsaloumas (translated by Philip Grundy) If when you walk through the mist you notice birds – ablaze like pomegranates in the window and on the bearded roof of winter, – if sometimes the dark tunnels let you out onto the balconies of the Amazon – to see without fear […]

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love to play

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by Iakovos Garivaldis we all love to play; with little things that life may bring, to stir the hours and our dreams and make them bland on growing old but even so, more real.

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The Voice

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by Dimitris Tsaloumas How am I to go out into the fields where night’s chill glints like the tooth of the wolf. How am I to leave my bed to face the joylessness of the wind and the murky eye of the river –

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The song of ordinary life

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by Nicos Nicolaides Cypriot of the Diaspora Translated by Margaret Deyes Muse of poetry! Grant me to shape beautifully this song about the pot in which people cook their beans over the fire about the shallow dish of salad made of sweet peppers mixed with whatever else the fecundity of […]