ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 8)

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 8) TWO POEMS | SANTOSH BAKAYA DEAD WEIGHT I was a pilgrim, plodding forth, my ankles heavy with a dead weight. I dragged my feet over the treacherous terrain Ah, I was in pain. In the battered skyline, lightning flashed a tattered byline; bruised and bludgeoned. Everything was dismal and […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 8)

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 8) DISPARITIES | Dr. Ashok T Chakravarthy Shadows stretch At the hour of dusk fall And intermingle With the mist of gloom. I fail to ascertain The discrimination Betwixt human race Unveiling its ugly face.   The day as usual Was another dull one, With neither a hope Nor a […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 8)

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 8) TWO POEMS by Manthena Damodara Chary THE PORTRAIT OF LOVE Peerlessly pure passions paint the portrait Scintillating sensations seize it all straight Reverberating rapture captured in essence Ecstasy overflows with all love’s eminence The image of love reflects all resplendence You cherish with all spiritual independence Your portrait presents […]

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 7): EDITOR’S NOTE

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 7) EDITOR’S NOTE   Creativity, like rainfall, could be cyclical; and at certain times, torrential. It has been proven with all issues of the journal that, poetry and monotony have no cause for convergence. This is made possible with the flexible approach adopted in assessment of creative works considered for publication […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS IV (ISSUE 7)

ACROSS THE OCEANS (ISSUE 7) SEASON OF BEAUTIFUL WOMEN by Arathy Asok Women are all beautiful this season They have scrubbed their faces with white marble And kissed deep on blood red wine Their hair has been taken by the wind floating like water on sky Their bones, a note of music, flesh lamp in winter. […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 7)

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 7) Two Poems by Sergio Ortiz Bare Embers You, naked stretch out on my skin like a hill bitten by the sun. The fruit slips, grows, swells, it burns. At six in the mirror you enter me as the most expectant guest, simple as a river of light. You cover […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 7)

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 7) Three Poems by Lynn White CANDLES How many candles must I light to commemorate all the dead souls, all the lives wasted in wars without end. So many that candle making has become a profitable industry. The more deaths, the more candles. Will there be anyone left to light […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 7)

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 7) Two Poems by Santosh Bakaya TO THE WOMEN OF ACCRA (Written in Accra, Ghana during my sojourn there in May 2016) Your glowing skin Speaks the language of love, Of hope, of diligence immense Your untiring hands wield the ladle Your child snug in a cloth tied to your […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS IV (ISSUE 6)

ACROSS THE OCEANS IV (ISSUE 6) STRIFE OF LIFE By Arbind Kumar Choudhary   The gold digger and the earth monger Hang together in one way and other For the earthly prisoner In a cavalier manner.   Disaster is a peal of laughter For a man of high water mark Even in deep water Amidst […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 6)

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 6)   AGUTITI: SAINTS GROW OLD By Michael Achile Umameh   Age like molten magma With fiery hands Caressed my grandpa into creases The dull pounding of age He wore like a mantle of wrinkled page Long drawn tapestry of lineage This tired old world of his age Donned him a […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 6)

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 6) JACKO by Lynn White I saw him flapping around in the grass, one wing at an improbable angle. I chased him, caught him, wrapped him carefully in my cerise and navy school scarf. Jack, jack, jacko… Then it was a bus ride to the charity vet who set the broken […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 6)

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 6)   WITCHING THE WORLD By Sergio A. Ortiz   Real loneliness is like a window from wherein you cannot hear a thing.   My loneliness is the tracks at a train crossing, a damnation   of gunfire and impact. In silence my name: the instant at which the gods   […]