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Poetry: An Apology by Umashankar Joshi

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An Apology º by Umashankar Joshi Excuse me, love, if I did not           Speak endearing words; Today I am lost           In writing a story: How We Met. Forgive me, love, if I failed           To send you a note; Today I am engrossed           In composing Songs of Love. Suffer me, love, if in life           You knew thirst. I, a poet, ploughed the heart           To leave grapes––my words––behind. º Translated from Gujarati by the author

New Poem, "Drop Above," in North Dakota Quarterly Vol. 85

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Oi You! I hope you share my excitement for spring and are moving about in a joyous celebration. In regards to freshness, you might find some inspiration in the new North Dakota Quarterly Vol. 85 .  A beautiful anthology of several refreshing literary works and essays including a poem of mine, "Drop Above." The entire volume is also available to download for free or purchase at NDQ. Please do give it a browse. Cheers, JAO 

Photography: Come Calm Clam

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come  calm clam  --- JAO