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By: Anushka Tewari

(The Orroral Valley Fire on 28 January)
The Orroral Valley Fire viewed from Tuggeranong on the evening of 28 January (Photo by Nick-D, CC BY-SA 4.0,, via Wikimedia Commons,

Through a continuous rhythmic cycle, the human body destroys billions of cells every day while also replacing them with new ones. This simultaneous circle of creation and destruction ensures the healthy functioning of our bodies. …

by Pallavi Jain

Double Pendulum Chaos Light Writing. Photo credit: Youtube

Every day, people undertake actions without much forethought. They look at the direct relations and connections of their actions and their most obvious consequences (mostly for themselves). Conventionally, scientific subjects have dealt with phenomenons that are quantifiable and thus somewhat predictable. On the other hand, Chaos theory…

by Grace Ka Ming Tsang and Ricardo To Ka Ho

Xu Zhimo (1897–1931) with his second wife Lu Xiaoman. Photo credits: Sina Blog

“By Chance” is a beautiful poem written by Xu Zhimo (1897–1931) about the meaning of “encounters” in life. Such encounters may change someone’s life forever and yet it is full of uncertainties.

I chose this poem because I am reminded…

by Wen-Chi Chen

Lin Wanyu (b.1977). Photo credits: 聯合文學unitas生活誌

Lin Wanyu (b. 1977) initially enrolled at the Department of Health and Nutrition of Taipei Medical University and later decided to suspend her medical studies. She graduated from the Department of Drama, Taipei University of the Arts. …

by Wenqi Zhu

Li Bai (701–762). Photo credits: SupChina

Li Bai (701–762) is regarded as one of the greatest poets during the Tang Dynasty, which is often considered China’s “Golden Age of Poetry”. “Bring in the Wine” is one of his most famous works and filled with passionate spirits. With heartfelt love for drinking, Li Bai…

by Amrita Chopra

Shri Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941). Photo credits: DNA India.

The poem “Waiting” by Shri Rabindranath Tagore can be interpreted in multiple ways — spiritual, religious or even romantic. I found it to be an expression of a spiritual journey. Tagore talks about the Hindu belief that God resides within all of us, and the journey towards…

by Prince Antwi-Afari

Ama Ata Aidoo (b.1943). Photo credits: James Murua African Literature Blog.

Ama Ata Aidoo (b.1943) is a force in the Ghanaian literary landscape. She has written plays, poetry, short stories, and novels and has successfully created a distinctive African tapestry, which is what modulates and inflects her English with a unique and persistently female African flavour. This poem…

by Kim Bo Kyeong

Yun Dong-Ju (1917–1945). Photo credits: Wikidata.

Yun Dong-Ju (1917–1945) was a Chinese-born Korean poet who lived during the Japanese colonization of Korea. As part of his collection “Sky, wind, stars and poems,” ‘New Path’ was written in 1938, about a month after entering Yeonhui Technical School, now known as Yonsei University. After…

by John Andrew Evangelista

Jose Corazon de Jesus (1894–1932). Photo credits: The Philippine Star.

One of the premier poets of the Philippines, Jose Corazon de Jesus (1894–1932) wrote over 4,000 poems and was known as the King of the Balagtasan (versified debate). His style reflects the love for the country and social consciousness. His poem Manggagawa (Labourer) is a tribute…

by Aurell Sulaiman

Sapardi Djoko Damono’s (1940–2020). Photo credits: Hops Indonesia

Of all of Sapardi Djoko Damono’s (1940–2020) poems, “Aku Ingin” (I Want), is undoubtedly the best known. It has been put into music, used in films, and quoted endless times. The poem is about the essence of loving someone, which is to be simply proven by acts…

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