Author Jo Burns

Jo Burns

Born in Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland, Jo Burns is a 40 year old biomedical scientist and mother of three. She lives with her family in Germany. To date, her poems have been published by A New Ulster, The Taj Mahal Review, Greensilk Journal, The Artistic Muse, Poetry Breakfast, The Galway Review, The Honest Ulsterman, featured in The Irish Literary Times, Poetry NI P.O.E.T Anthology and Dove Tales Anthology Identity, The Literateur, Lakeview International Journal of Arts, Four x Four, Forage, Shot Glass Journal and Poetry Pacific. She is one of Eyewear Publishing's Best New British and Irish Poets 2017. Twitter: @joburnspoems

It's The End of The World As We Know It Nataraja by Jo Burns |

Nataraja The Sun aflame in the cosmic lantern bound/we are mere ghosts,  revolving, the flame surround/played in a box whose candle is the sun/ round which we phantom figures come and go. Omar Khayann, Rubaiyat. His hair spun in halo, the Lord of the Dance, dances in Samsara’s wheel, entranced, his breast, one earring—his Parwati side holds planets still, male half Lingam stands. His left hand blesses, his right foot stamps breaking demons’ backs. The stars gaze on, through horizons towards the coiling snake, an ocean with five upraised hoods, watches Shiva twist, as he weaves mudras with his hands spread over all paradise,…