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The Art of Poppies by Fabrice Poussin

Shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae inspired by battle-scarred fields filled with poppies, wrote the famous poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’. Poppies, after World War I, came to be associated as a symbol of regard for the war veterans. Also, in Greek mythology, poppies represent Morpheus, the God of dreams.
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How much do you know about these Indian Women Poets?

How much do you know about these Indian Women Poets? Take part in this fun quiz and learn more about them.
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A Walk to Remember Quiz

Which poet should you go on an evening walk with? Excited to find out find which poet out there may be a great choice for a memorable evening walk? ...
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Nandini Dhar

What cannot be woven/ in the leftovers of this island-yarn/ is the ballad of a seagull who decides/ to scatter its feather across the breadth/ of an abandoned lighthouse...
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Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Night draws circles/ Along the cat’s paws,/ Night pauses over/ The hand that writes,...
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Luisa Igloria

Do you see here/ how he refused? The voice of the revolution/ gathers, grows louder than wingbeats...
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Metta Sáma

Words ache my skin sink into my muscles/ blanche my desire. Then rain stains the earth./ I am driven by this reckless longing/ to swallow whole chunks of mercy...
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Book Review: Architecture of Flesh

This collection is exquisitely bizarre and, to truly enjoy, one requires a slightly nonchalant sense of humour. It is like cold-brewed black coffee or Lars Von Trier movies- Jeena Mary Chacko
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The Voice of Ashrafh Fayadh in 7 Languages

For the last year, poet Ashraf Fayadh has been detained in the Saudi city of Abha without clear legal charges beyond having “ideas that do not suit the Saudi society,” based on a reader’s complaint about Fayadh’s 2008 poetry collection...
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