Three Poems by Victoria Crawford on PAROUSIA Magazine

        A Stone for the Garden   He digs in the river bank searching right-sized rocks shaped for garden gate. Gray, black, white stones pile up. A last one is found, not square, jumbled colors, granite composite, rough, unlike stones water tumbled. The gardener examines it. Hammer and chisel tap  corners and…

Three Poems by Marc Carver | PAROUSIA Magazine

JOURNEY I looked out of the train window I saw a young woman sat next to the sitting statue on the bench if you didn’t know he was not real you would never know.  The woman sat opposite me gets a call.  It doesn’t matter if you are gay she tells her daughter I love…

Pied Beauty | A Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins | PAROUSIA Magazine

Pied Beauty Glory be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles in all stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough; And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle,…

THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 2 By Gideon Sampson Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine

                                                                                                                    THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 2 By Gideon Sampson Cecil   The incredible bulk of Shakespeare’s plays and poems reveal that the author was a voracious reader citing over two hundred books, some of which were un-translated works published on the continent of Greek, Latin, French, British, Italian and Spanish. His…