Swift

Bird of delight Screaming joy and soaring on the updrift Predicting sun and spring and clement weather Building nests of clay and filling them with yellow beaks Open for insects and feed. Fast as lightning the black wings arch through warm air Its tail flickers and the world changes. What aspirations needs a bird? Elegant… Continue reading Swift

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Foreign Languages in Literature

Recently, somebody complimented me for my English. That’s always a boost, but on the other hand, it would be a terrible idea to write in a language one doesn’t master. It gave me food for thought though. What makes any writer chose to write in a language different from his or her native tongue? For… Continue reading Foreign Languages in Literature

Witch

Bent with age and surly with pain She lives in a respectable area Surrounded by gardens and high hedges Her old sprawling house, Resplendent with dogs and magical paraphernalia, Invites clients to leave money on the window sill. Groups clustered to hear and follow Instructions and curses Patiently lying on tables or Balancing on odd… Continue reading Witch

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Blarney

  Did you kiss the Blarney? Stone of eloquence? Hanging upside down Like Odin on Yggdrasil: Tree of the world Giver of runes, Before Ask and Embla Set the world right Or put it out of its misery.   Ragnarok and minor upheavals Never stopped someone with Something to say for himself From chattering on… Continue reading Blarney

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