You've read the news stories about the separation of immigrant families in the United States. You will be aware of the message Melania Trump carried on her coat. Poets have responded, from both sides of the Atlantic. Read what they have to say, this weekend, at Poetry24.

Friday, 3 October 2014

After 'Longing, Belonging' by Hossein Valamanesh

The dwindling acres from here to there
And the yellow rose darkened
By crushed light
Is reason
Turned ageless within -.

You want to bark at the moon,
Peak perfect
Your upside-down
But - the handicapped

Past century's
On parole
Bumping into
Radio-active isotopes
That frequent

Our field's ill-gotten
Question marks
'Hey, Joe!'

... No. I'll
Make it

©Stefanie Bennett

Stefanie Bennett has published eighteen books of poetry. Of mixed
ancestry [Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia in 1945.

The New York Times 'The Hague:Bosnia's Trial Nears End' MarliseSimons. (Sept. 29, 2014)

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