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Martyrdom

Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio My article on martyrdom down the ages – and reflections on Ukraine – published here by The Fortnightly Review. And here is my poem for Shireen Abu Akleh, a martryr in my time. More … Continue reading

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EXTINCTION OF THE HEART

  Do you know how long ago it was that the heart Vanished at last from the face of the earth? Once it cropped up on the coins of Cyrene: Double-chambered emblem only Cupid’s dart Could ever penetrate. The last … Continue reading

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