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An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.

Issue Five



Calabria (1)

Among ruins, you are whole
even if your geometry is slightly porous

Some minds carry knotted ideas, a few
abuse them religiously

approached me one monastic morning
somebody with heavy eyelids and a tail
I think his name was telegraph
I hid in multi-story egocentric presentism

Time is a roofless edifice
it calculates in calabrese
while you tarantella
from reasons to consequences

Cats carry a sky leg
to divide it
between their shadows

Having committed himself
to a coast-long punishment
Herodotus caresses history
the way man pets his poems

Calabria (2)

Tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow
what will you say to me
in your magnetic Faraday voice?

Somebody is reading us
at this very moment
somebody's walking across
the back catalogue of time errors
The past is a fubsy mother
the future a negligent nurse

House walls disclose
the bibliography of winters
to the red belligerence of this afternoon
There are colours in every goblet
two silhouettes kiss
from east to west

You can sun your consciousness
on the grinding sand
day in and day out

Calabria (3)

Sirocco, its sandy hair

a swim-dark sky

palm trees and centuries

Sicily rises from the mist

roads unroad

the Cartesian circle has re-emerged
as a black hole
into another infinity

Anatoly Kudryavitsky
 is from Dublin, Ireland, and also lives part time in Calabria, Italy.
His poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, The North, The Prague Revue, Plume, Stride, Otoliths, The American Journal of Poetry, Shot Glass Journal, etc. His new collection of poems in English titled The Two-Headed Man and the Paper Life is forthcoming from MadHat Press later in 2019. His novel entitled The Flying Dutchman has been published by Glagoslav Publications (London, UK) in 2018.


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