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April 2006

Nathan Theis, "Voice"

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

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  • Giovanni Pascoli
  • Saadi Youssef
  • Anonymous
  • Rainer Rilke
  • Abraham Sutzkever
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Pangur Bán

      By Anonymous
      Pangur Bán and I at work,
      Adepts, equals, cat and clerk:
      His whole instinct is to hunt,
      Mine to free the meaning pent.

      More than loud acclaim, I love
      Books, silence, thought, my alcove.
      Happy for me, Pangur Bán
      Child-plays round some mouse’s den.

      Truth to tell, just...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In the Fog

      By Giovanni Pascoli
      I stared into the valley: it was gone—
      wholly submerged! A vast flat sea remained,
      gray, with no waves, no beaches; all was one.

      And here and there I noticed, when I strained,
      the alien clamoring of small, wild voices:   
      birds that had lost their...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Occupation 1943

      By Saadi Youssef
      We boys, the neighborhood’s barefoot
      We boys, the neighborhood’s naked
      We boys of stomachs bloated from eating mud
      We boys of teeth porous from eating dates and pumpkin rind

      We boys will line up from Hassan al-Basri’s mausoleum to the Ashar River’s source
      to meet...

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