Selected literary pieces and excerpts

  • Poetry : “E Equals Empty Scared” by Donaya Haymond Donaya Haymond is a published novelist and writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA. Her four novels so far “Halloween Romance”, “Bite Me”, “Waking Echoes”, and “Humans and Demons and Elves” (Eternal Press) are available on Amazon. In this poem, Donaya presents a fictional account of the anguish that must have gone through one of the greatest ... (Read more ...)
  • A selection of 10 of Rumi’s ‘Love’ Quartrains – Translated by Shahram Shiva Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, award-winning translator and scholar of Rumi and author of several books based in the USA. He is known for his rich and entrancing concerts of Rumi, the 13th Century Persian mystic poet. Since 1992 Shahram Shiva has been presenting Rumi concerts at the United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, Yale, ... (Read more ...)
  • How ‘science is a ladder to reach the Sky’ : Selection from Gregory Thaumaturgus’ tribute to Origen Gregory Thumaturgus (213 – 27 AD) intended to study law at Beirut, but along with his brother ended up in Alexandria (modern Egypt) with the famous scholar Origen, head of the Catechical School of Christianity. In his farewell public speech (panegyric) on his master Origen, shortly before leaving Palestine, Gregory of Neoceasarea ( the title ... (Read more ...)
  • A Noble Act Author Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-1885), almost forgotten now, was one of 19th century’s successful authors, whose works and particularly short stories, had an explicit moral side. His most successful novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room was a cautionary tale against alcoholism. Often blatantly moral and sentimental, as the short story below demonstrates, many readers ... (Read more ...)
  • Five 55 word Micro Fiction The author Bina Gupta is an Indian-American poet, born in Mumbai, India and currently living in New York. Five pieces of her published anthology of poetry have been included as part of a permanent exhibit related to WTC 9/11 disaster featured at the Museum of Chinese of the Americas (MoCA). Her website is Robbie’s ... (Read more ...)