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Everyone’s holey

I read this poem and immediately thought of a moment from a family trip to Disney World. We had gotten an early start, and emerged from the hotel to find gardeners ripping up the flowers surrounding the fountain in front of the entryway. Although I recall the trip as being nothing but fun and full of good memories, ironically it’s is also the start of my understanding as a child of the difference between what was magical, and what was manicured. Though they be dented,deserving adoration,are flowers; humans. Everyone’s holey

Issue II released

Happy Solstice! Can I offer you some poetry to enjoy on the longest day of the year? The second issue of Freeverse Revolution’s new literary magazine is available, and it’s fantastic. I have two poems in this edition, one which has not been previously posted on my blog. I’m so excited to be in such great company with this group of poets, so be sure to download Hermes and give them all a read! Issue II: hermes (the kaleidoscope) is now available to download! The digital download is completely free but if you wish to donate/pay as you feel, … Issue II released

A Moon Moment

I wrote last week about a NaPoWriMo prompt that tapped into my own obsession with writing about the moon. This poem by Kim M. Russell is one of the many entrancing responses the prompt inspired last month. I savour the moment fleeting and seldom of a full-bellied moon hovering over trees a seasonal pause reflected in the eyes of a startled fox Kim M. Russell,… A Moon Moment

Issue I features Brandon Clarke

Freeverse Revolution’s first issue features both poetry and art, like the photography of Brandon Clarke seen here. Make sure you download your copy of Issue One! Photography by Brandon Clarke You can see more of Brandon Clarke’s work by following them on Instagram @brandon_clr. You can download a free copy of … Issue I features Brandon Clarke

Liquifascination at Breakfast

The Eunoia Review is a great source of wonderful and varied poetry, like this poem by Karlo Sevilla, which uses beverages to describe what I imagine to be the beginning of a wonderful and relaxing day. I. I stir my hot brown coffee into a tiny whirlpool; my teaspoon chimes the campanellino that is my coffee cup. II. The lemonade inside lidded … Liquifascination at Breakfast

Waking on the River Styx – L. Stevens

My response to a prompt over at Freeverse Revolution was featured last Sunday. If you haven’t downloaded their most recent issue Hebe (fountain of youth), I would highly recommend you do! Written in response to our prompt ‘crossing the river Styx’. We will be sharing a piece by someone in our community each day this week in the lead up… Waking on the River Styx – L. Stevens

13 stunning poetry scenes in movies

I was toying with creating a list of great films featuring poetry, but then I found this one over at Pick Me Up Poetry. It’s better than anything I would have created, and has a few films I haven’t seen yet. Number 6 is one I really want to check out, and number 7 is one of my all time favorites. The first time I watched Coach Carter was back in 2008 at my high school leadership team-building retreat in … 13 stunning poetry scenes in movies