3 poems by George Elliott Clarke. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


Inside the Nova Scotian Statistical Average (For Eric Trethewey) The Hants County gypsum mines— the white-dust, black-lung-disease quarries— is drill-pocked cadavers. Many cast-off miners could be saints if they didn’t gotta throttle bottles to try piss the disembowling grime out their throats, lungs, schnozzles, eh? Some retailiate for toxic gaspin by stabbin wives, stranglin small … Continue reading 3 poems by George Elliott Clarke. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

2 Easter Poems by Geraldine Sinyuy. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Isue8


The rains now softly fall And the fields jubilate. The eye beholds the beauty of low green fields, And the lilies smile. The white birds fly against the blue sky, The Risen Lord is here. Oh let mankind join the music of nature, That so freely praises and portrays, Without hesitation, The wonders of our … Continue reading 2 Easter Poems by Geraldine Sinyuy. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Isue8

Golden Giant, a poem by Hongri Yuan, translated by Yuanbing Zhang. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


Golden Giant Who is sitting in the heavens and staring at me? Who is sitting in the golden palace of tomorrow? Who is smiling? Golden staff in his hand flashes a dazzling light. Ah, the flashes of lightning- interweave over my head... I walked into the crystalline corridor of the time- I want to open … Continue reading Golden Giant, a poem by Hongri Yuan, translated by Yuanbing Zhang. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

Spring Poetry by Lori D. Roadhouse. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


TIME OF RENEWAL Spring is coming days are growing lighter brighter shadows are shorter in the middle of the day and the warm sun whispers promises of renewal You are leaving us just as we begin to hope again just as the earth reawakens from a long cold sleep We will miss you Miss the … Continue reading Spring Poetry by Lori D. Roadhouse. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

3 poems by Jaa Jasril. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


BY THE BAY Breeze of the sea, smell of the sand, its been awhile. Since I last work on my tan, as thing divert, not according to plan, finding yourself, in no man’s land, all this time, I got away and ran then I questioned myself, until when? Feeling at lost, sitting by the bay, … Continue reading 3 poems by Jaa Jasril. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

3 poems by Lucilla Trapazzo. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


Transhumance At the crossing of rivers intertwining scarves, people migrate and birds camels, elephants and jute sacks. Under harsh shadow of torn skies in baskets women carry the cries of fathers and knives in the eyes of children. Replicating traces of love in a different horizon on the route of far away delusions. History is … Continue reading 3 poems by Lucilla Trapazzo. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

Pandemic vs Utopia, a poem by Mansour Noorbakhsh. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


Pandemic vs Utopia The cracked eggshell of your certainty spills Viruses, excuse me Plato we need social distancing and disinfecting the Forms and Ideas to pass the faith over. The destiny of humankind, now, puzzled, loses the intensity of an entire summer while people must keep their distances but flowers are blooming and fruits are … Continue reading Pandemic vs Utopia, a poem by Mansour Noorbakhsh. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture, by Gordon Phinn. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8.


Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture        Memoirs consulted:                                Educated by Tara Westover; Rebel Mother by Peter Andreas;  Menno Moto: A Journey Across the Americas in Search of My Mennonite Identity by Cameron Dueck; Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman;Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre;Pivot Point by Bren Simmers … Continue reading Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture, by Gordon Phinn. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8.

Haiku by Reinhold Stipsits. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


Nearby the poppies Anxious to open their core Suddenly they blush 16.5. 2020 Woodpecker´s delight Beetles sing: Here comes the sun There, out in the sticks 3.9. 2020 A murder of crows On parade at the skyline Must be Mardi Gras 16.2. 2021 Austrian, born in Lower Austria, Reinhold Stipsits spent most of his academic … Continue reading Haiku by Reinhold Stipsits. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

Reading a poem to my father, by Bhuwan Thapaliya. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


Reading a poem to my father One evening to ward off the inertia stemming out of current pandemic I read aloud to my father, one of my favorite poems from Yuyutsu Sharma’s The Lake Fewa and a Horse. A high blood pressure and a chronic diabetics patient, though he can read only the headlines of … Continue reading Reading a poem to my father, by Bhuwan Thapaliya. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8