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
my roots feel tangled
most people prefer to turn on their porch lights
The stones were stillmourners marchedthrough the morning grey Casket held overgrim facesthe stones were still To foreboding drumsand forlorn trombonemourners marched And circled roundthe waiting gravein the morning grey
It’s the repetition in this poem that really layers on an eerie atmosphere. A murder of crows reminds her of her distant home. A murder of crows reminds her of the man she left behind. A murder of crows reminds her of the … A Murder of Crows
June is here, bringing whole list of spooky books, movies, and poetry to look forward to, along with the summer solstice! What are you looking forward to? June 1st The Shape of Darkness on shelves “A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead – and to try and identify their killers – in this beguiling new tale from the queen of Gothic fiction, Laura Purcell” June 8th World Oceans Day. Celebrate virtually with the United Nations, a beach walk if you live near the ocean, or enjoy some ASMR ocean waves. June 15th The Vault by Andrés Cerpa on shelves. “Andrés Cerpa’s sophomore collection grapples with loss, grief, and the disassociation that can come with being a survivor. Everything normal becomes slightly strange, things feel far away and unsteady. In these poems, Cerpa exhibits restraint and care, each thought purposefully positioned on the page. His work is somber, reflective, and deeply moving.” June 19th Juneteenth. Also known as Freedom Day and Liberation …
The sun is long goneand the stars are beingoutshined by thebrightest moon of the year The air is coolbut the spray fromthe waves is warmerthen I expected The boat speeds us outto the edge ofa mystical realmKnown for mirth and mayhem We peer through theglass bottom, lookingfor coral, sea creaturesAnd the bones of ships Sunk long ago **** Written in response to Dverse’s Take Me With You prompt. Drop by to visit even more exotic places!