Poetry by Apollo Papafrangou
Poetry

Poetry by Apollo Papafrangou

Apollo Papafrangou’s poetry rips aways any protection of sensibilities to reveal the rawness of love, disappointments, rejection, and, the intense pain of heartbreaks. “Poems are just distilled thoughts.” Papafrangou explains, “I’m drawn to the form because there are certain ideas I may have that don’t lend themselves to the narrative form — concepts I want to … Continue reading

Poetry: The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore
Poetry

Poetry: The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore

From Mrs. Shalian’s shelf comes another poetry wonder, printed over a hundred years ago and yet whispered as though yesterday. In our search for the future, how can we move forward without knowing the past.

Tagore in The Gardener writes,

“Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence?
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. … ”
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Poetry: The Sea, the Stars, the Bells with Pablo Neruda
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Poetry: The Sea, the Stars, the Bells with Pablo Neruda

Why poetry? Words sewn together to create a tapestry of sounds, music that enthralls the spirit.

Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, charms the soul with a passion for nature, love and the sensual teasing of the ear. Read silently, read out loud and enjoy.

Here
I came here to count the bells
that live upon the surface of the sea, Continue reading