International Women’s Day 2013, poems for Malala Yousafzai

Poem for Malala To Malala Yousafzai. We see it all. All of it. The red-stain, the shame. We do not feel the skull-shatter-impact, the moveable plate – the tube, the tubes. The blood-bags. The bags of blood, the urine. Your eye, the eye-blood that occludes your vision. Red filters down, lowering them to the ground.…

Two Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann for International Women’s Day 2011.

In the Storm of Roses, by Ingeborg Bachmann. “Wherever we turn in the storm of roses, the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunder of leaves, once so quiet within the bushes, rumbling at our heels.” The Broken Heart by Ingeborg Bachmann “News o’ grief had overteaken Dark-eyed Fanny, now vorseaken; There she zot,…