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 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 (ISSUE 5)

ACROSS THE OCEANS (ISSUE 5)   THE WOMAN IN THE ROCKING CHAIR By Santosh Bakaya In her lonesome heart A lone wave curls around itself Unfurling bottled fragrances. They waft out, uncorked Serenading the woman who rocks in the rocking chair Rock, rock it goes in sync with the ticking clock. From a ramshackle hovel […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS (ISSUE 4)

ACROSS THE OCEANS (ISSUE 4)   INFINITELY by Poetess Erah Oalind Taste the sweetness Of my luscious lips… Nibble, slightly, giggly If you must? Explore the inside Pleasure of my mouth Gently, deeply, with lust If you dare? Breath into me The desires  of your Soul Make love to me Passionately! Look into my eyes And […]

Across the Oceans (Issue 3)

Across the Oceans (Issue 3) the sun is rising in Nigeria by Jim Lewis   the sun is rising in Nigeria scattering sleep like leaves running for their lives from the growl of a gas powered chainsaw that throws dreams loosely side to side until they fall into the streets to be crushed by every […]