Two Poems by Pavle Radonic

With the Sky Dancing in Your Eyes by Bill Wolak

Harping On

After the early wake the bird call when it came soothed again this morning.
Drinkers were soothed by liquid coursing down their gullets like that.
A few days before the chap rescuing his horses from the fires up in the north had enough presence of mind to take along his harp for settling them on safer ground.
Rarely could lovers manage anything of the kind.

Leaping Ahead  
(Morning after Christchurch)

“Is there any death penalty  
in Australia?”

                                                …New Zealand?”  

Disciple of the Hindu Mother Amma,
Yasuyuki the Bluesman at table,

                                                paused a moment.

No, Yas man,
not an Undertaker this guy.

                                                Proper old school shovel dude.

In the soft local soil
Three could be done in a day here,

Didn’t show his disappointment, the gravedigger.

                                                                                              Geylang Serai, Singapore
                                                                                                          March 2019


Australian by birth of Montenegrin origin, Pavle Radonic’s six years living and writing in Southeast Asia has provided unexpected stimulus. Previous work has appeared in a range of literary journals and magazines, most recently Entropy, Map Literary, Ambit, Big Bridge, Antigonish and Citron Review.

Bill Wolak has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared as cover art for such magazines as Phoebe, Barfly Poetry Magazine, Ragazine, Cardinal Sins, Pithead Chapel, The Wire’s Dream, and Phantom Kangaroo. His collages and photographs have appeared recently in the 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the 2020 Dirty Show in Detroit, the 2020 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival, and Naked in New Hope 2018.