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Mark Olival-Bartley studied applied linguistics at Hawaii Pacific University, attaining B.A. and M.A. degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language, and poetry at the City College of New York. He is now writing a dissertation on the sonnets of E. A. Robinson at LMU, where he tutors composition alongside editing flyers on poetry and style. His poems and translations have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the resident poet at EcoHealth, where his science-themed verse is regularly featured, and a senior copyeditor at Review of International American Studies. He also teaches at Münchner Volkshochschule and leads the Amerikahaus Literaturkreis.



by Richard Lincke

The loue-hurt hart which Tyrant Cupid wounds,

  proudly insulting o're his conquer'd pray,
  doth bleede afresh where pleasure most abounds,
  for mirth and mourning always make a fray.
Looke as a Bird sore bruzed with a blowe,
  (lately deuiding notes most sweetly singing)
  to heare her fellowes how in tunes they flow,
  doth droope and pine as though her knel were ringing.
The heauie-thoughted Prys'ner full of doubt,
  dolefully sitting in a close-bar'd cage,
  is halfe contented, till he looketh out,
  he sees each free, then stormes hee in a rage ;
The sight of pleasure trebleth euery payne,
As small Brooks swell and are inrag'd with rayne.

Note:  A recitation can be heard here.

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