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LET EVERY CHILD
No need to throw a
flower, throw / a
petal. Rain is a
cousin / of air, the
blood of parents. /
Let every child run
wild, or stop, / or
stop the way men
journey / through
the earth's loop,
the freedom / of a
guitar. As much or
much more /
delicate is the
freedom / of a
This day / is an
old one. It is as
old / as a petal or
a flower / or the
rain or the still air
/ of a child's wild
guitar / shuddering
in the silence / of
From POEMS BY
Edited by Stewart
Brown & Ian
DEC 2015: MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009) - an African-American born in
Indiana, known as the King of Pop, was a music producer, dancer, song-NOV 2015: GRAÇA VILHENA - a Brazilian lyrical-social poet from Piauí,
writer, and singer.
Featured Song "Heal the World," released in 1992.
Featured Poem "Common Poem" (Poema Comum), translated by Rosaliene
Bacchus in collaboration with American poet, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz.
OCT 2015: LEONARD DABYDEEN - a Guyanese-Canadian poet, living in
Ontario, Canada.SEP 2015: JOHN GUZLOWSKI - a Polish-American poet, essayist, short story
Featured Poem "Rise Up After the Fall" from his collection of 419 Poems,
published by Poem Hunter, October 2014.
writer and novelist.AUG 2015: JOSÉ GILHERME DE ARAUJO JORGE (1914-1987) - a Brazilian poet
Featured Poem "What My Father Believed" from his collection Lightning
and Ashes, Steel Toe Books, USA, 2007.
from Acre, North Brazil.JUL 2015: NANCY ANNE MILLER - a Bermudian artist and poet.
Featured Poem "Philosophy" (Filosofia), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus,
from his collection Cantiga do Só, published in 1964.
Featured Poem "Lionfish" from her collection, Immigrant's Autumn, AldrichJUN 2015: AGHA SHAHID ALI (1949-2001) - a Kashmiri-American poet.
Featured Poem "Rain" from his collection, Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book
of Ghazals, W.W. Norton & Company Inc., New York, USA, 2003.
MAY 2015: FLORA EGÍDIO THOMÉ (1930-2014) - a Brazilian poet from Mato
Grosso do Sul, Center-West Brazil.APR 2015: MAHADAI DAS (1954-2003) - Guyanese poet, dancer, actress,
Featured Haiku Poems from her collection, In the Waters of Time (Nas
Águas do Tempo), translated by Rosaliene Bacchus, published in 2002.
teacher, and a former Diwali Queen.
Featured Poem "My Final Gift to Life" from A Leaf in His Ears: Collected
Poems, Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2010.
MAR 2015: ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ (1944-2017) - prize-winning
FEB 2015: JOÃO DA CRUZ E SOUSA (1861-1898) is considered Brazil's
greatest Symbolist poet.JAN 2015: MARTIN CARTER (1927-1997) - a Guyanese poet and member of
Featured Poem "Obscure Life" (Vida Obscura), translated by Rosaliene
Bacchus, from Últimos Sonetos, published posthumously by Nestor Vítor dos
the anti-colonial political party, founded in 1950.
Featured Poem "I Come from the Nigger Yard" published in Poems by Martin
Carter, edited by Stewart Brown & Ian McDonald, Macmillan Publishers
Ltd., UK, 2006.