Amanda Lovelace's writing inspired me to pick up my pen and write my own chapbook. "the mermaid's voice returns in this one," is the perfect conclusion to her "women are some kind of magic," series
Invitation to Poetry by Romanian poet Mihai Brinais is a brief heartfelt collection that encourages the reader to explore the themes of love and nature through the written word.
Did no one tell you you were beautiful? Let me tell you every day. Come to me, my darling, Let me wipe your tears away. When the road is weary And you just don't feel as strong Come to me, my darling, Let me hold you in my song. When your bones are… Continue reading Poem: Valentine
I would like to give a sincere thank you to the very talented author Maggie Jane Schuler for her incredibly kind and thoughtful review of my chapbook Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. I am deeply touched by her kind words. You can check out the whole review on her blog! (I've reblogged it here)… Continue reading Holland’s Poems Touch the Human Condition and More!
I've never loved so deeply I've never feared so strong I swear to you, my darling I'll love you my whole life long. I've never known such mourning. I've never feared such pain Wait for me, my darling, 'Til I see you again. I've never known such rapture I've never known this desire… Continue reading Poem: Love Song (To the Tune of Liszt’s Liebestraum)
Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!" -Traditional Carol He thinks it's strange that I keep flowers from funerals Delight in their petals Rejoice at their scent Every time he sees it - He calls it my death flower Says it reminds him that he is… Continue reading Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers
I can run marathons write books lead a congregation and create entire world on paper. The one thing I can't do -is have a child. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. My heart has been full of poetry lately. Ever since I published my first chapbook, I've had poems floating around inside my mind. When… Continue reading Poem: Heartbreak #InstaPoetry
Title: soft magic. Author: by Upile Chisala Genre: Poetry Length: 122 pages My Review: I've been thinking a lot about poetry lately. What does it mean to write poetry? What does it mean to be a poet? What makes a poem? Many of my fellow English majors would argue that a poem is defined by form,… Continue reading Poetry Review: soft magic. by Upile Chisala
Title: Quiet Insurrections Author:Daniel Klawitter Genre: Poetry Publisher: Kelsay Books Length: 58 Pages Available in paperback from Amazon.com Friends, Let me just say it: Klawitter is good. I mean- he's really good. I read a lot of poetry. I love poetry in all of it's forms. I love experimental poetry and modern poetry. I love spoken word poetry and… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Quiet Insurrections” by Daniel Klawitter
If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.
Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…
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