Friendship Fortnight 2020: This Could Be Enough

We close our Friendship Fortnight poetry festival with this poem by Arundhathi Subramaniam.     This Could Be Enough by Arundhathi Subramaniam   We are warm with Mojitos and your stories of Poland and your verities about men who fear intimacy. This sisterhood could be enough and still it isn’t, we know. And those men … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: This Could Be Enough

Friendship Fortnight 2020: When sisters gather

Swarna Rajagopalan wrote this after a 2017 gathering of feminists and women human rights defenders in Antigua, Guatemala to discuss common issues. She shares it here to honour all her friends from peace networks and processes everywhere.   When sisters gather by Swarna Rajagopalan Sisters gather, sisters who are strangers, in the hope of finding themselves in each … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: When sisters gather

Friendship Fortnight 2020: A Friend is a Ship

Priyanka Sacheti is a PeaceVerse contributor and combines poetry and photography in her work.      A Friend is a Ship by Priyanka Sacheti An ode to precious long distance friendships in my life that have shaped and strengthened me over the years. A silver ribbon threads through lands, seeking the sea: the water knows … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: A Friend is a Ship

Friendship Fortnight 2020: The Language of Friendship

Rajashree Gandhi shared this poem.     The Language of Friendship by WH Auden Easy at first, the language of friendship Is, as we soon discover, Very difficult to speak well… And, unless spoken often, soon goes rusty. Distance and duties divide us, But absence will not seem an evil If it make our re-meeting … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: The Language of Friendship

Friendship Fortnight 2020: Nothing’s Ever Felt More Enough

This poem shared by Srilata Krishnan is written for her best friend, and appears in her newest collection, The Unmistakable Presence of Absent Humans.   Nothing’s Ever Felt More Enough by Srilata Krishnan   It’s five o’clock, night’s a nest trees away, and we are sitting down, already, to eat, sinking into the oasis, like … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: Nothing’s Ever Felt More Enough