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Graham Lawrence

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Here are the most popular pieces in Eastlit in 2016. It's the top thirty for the year! There is also some other news.

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Graham Lawrence

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The latest news from Eastlit. It has been a while. This one includes an opportunity for a larger audience for some writers, some writing support developments and a new book by an ex-columnist.

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The earth used our toils
We shouted in a loud voice
Tho our heart knew our choice
Oh, we simply made a big noise.

Our souls billowed in the breeze
Oh, our tears still increased
Still our cry never seized
It kept flowing in painful ease.

In anger our young play
With tears we make an hay
Still hoping that one day
The black hearts must simply pay.

Day by day goes bye
On a string our heart is tied
The black heart simply lied
No penny yet they fly.

The Black Hearts ------- Emmanuel Ademoroti

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Well, I think am humbled to find my self here. "With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." - Dalai Lama. 
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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit November 2016 is now out. Sorry for the short delay! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Eastlit November 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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Sakshi Bali

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14th Feb' 2012 It was a chilly winter morning in the suburbs of Delhi, when at sharp 9:30 A.M., I reached Dilli Haat. I searched him outside the parking lot, around all the Panwaris, where I could possibly find him s...
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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit September 2016 is now out. Sorry for the short delay in release. But we hope you enjoy it!

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Graham
Eastlit September 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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Silas Abayomi

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The Old-New Song in Town: “Non-Negotiable Unity” In The Beginning: Every time they say nation’s unity is “non-negotiable” but pathway of unity they never travel; daily, they sing “unity in diversity” continuously, et...
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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit July 2016 is now out. This one includes fiction, poetry and a play.

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Eastlit July 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit June 2016 is now out. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Graham
Eastlit June 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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The first Eastlit of 2017 is now out. I hope you enjoy it.

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Eastlit January 2017. Asian creative writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and artwork focused on East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Issue 47.
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Centuries ago, the reds he shed
''It is finished'' in tears he cared
Through his palms and hands he bled
Forgive them, he said instead.

Centuries ago, to the blues he went
"Obey my words'' the disciples learnt
Tho gone, the spirit he sent
To comfort all was what he meant.

Centuries gone, we still recall
''Obey my words'' lest ye fall
Tho gone, still sent Paul
To finish the work before he calls.

Centuries ago, days away
As the sun shines, make an hay
Soon again, the black hearts will pay
Soberly sobbing on that glorious day.

Ademoroti Emmanuel


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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit December 2016 is now out. It's the last one of 2016.

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Graham
Eastlit December 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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Discussing R.S Thomas's autumn themed poetry and prose on the blog today. :)
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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit is now taking submissions for 2017. Submissions for 2016 have been closed for a while now. Thanks to the huge numbers of contributors submitting this year. It has been great reading everything even though we cannot publish all you send in.

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Graham Lawrence

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Eastlit August 2016 is now out. It includes fiction, poetry and the first story in a 5 month series.

Also this issue is dedicated to all those jailed for what they said or wrote, to all those censored and to all those forced by fear to self censor.

We hope you enjoy the writing and poetry and also take a moment to reflect on how important freedom of expression is.

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Graham
Eastlit August 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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Graham Lawrence

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Our latest post is the annual call for donations to help cover some of Eastlit's cost. It is almost that time of the year again. We will continue to keep Eastlit advert free in the coming year.

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Graham Lawrence

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Just a reminder that Eastlit June 2016 came out ten days ago. If you haven't seen it yet...
Eastlit June 2016. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia.
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Silas Abayomi

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Serena Jameka Williams:
The Queen of Tennis Court.

Her dexterity is manifest
in Tennis Court,
her ability, talents, and
skills,
she turns to game
to make the heart of
mankind rejoice.

Her artistic fingers-
ask from tennis racket or bat,
her creative hands-
let the bouncing tennis ball
elucidate and tell.

Like horse hooves
are her legs ready for battle,
like gazelle in open field,
swift are her legs for galloping;
powerful are the legs,
more than steel beam,
incredible are their animated
and prompt maneuvers,
any time she holds
imperial tennis court.

Body she lifts with ease
like an American Harpy
Eagle,
yes like eagle-she soar high
to do what she knows best;
velociraptor 21 Grand Slam
single and 36 major titles.
Sight-she has trained to
see beyond immediate
surroundings,
mind-she has trained
to take speedy and
rewarding decisions.

Regardless of back and forth
movement on the lawn,
widely-ears are opened-
to take charge of imperial
tennis court.

Still her inherent beauty
resides in her,
in spite of riches and fame,
modesty and decency
encapsulate her,
notwithstanding power and
influence,
rectitude is her permanent
tunic and cloak.

Within Wimbledon-
she has made numerous
friends,
outside Wimbledon-
she leads international
followership.

By her success story-
many have re-discovered
themselves,
by means of her tenacity and
perseverance,
many have become
refined gold, emerald, and
diamond of inestimable value.

Her Tennis Court Oath-
she has turned covenant of
liberation and success to
every desirable soul.

Let world doff its hat
for the queen and
prodigy of tennis;
let humankind say
well-done to
Tennis Empress-
who conquers the world
not by lifting a sword,
but by means of racket and bat.

Let the world say thanks
to foremost promoter of
Harry Gem and
Augurio Perera’s
mementos-racquets-and
ball game Pelota-
they invented.

Let the world thank
the lioness and precocity
who recreates and gives life
to Walton Clopton
Wingfield 1873 experiment-
The Lawn Tennis.





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