Poetry, Writing

What They Said When Io Ran – a poem by Rebecca Holland

It is always a joy and a thrill to have a poem accepted by a literary magazine. My poem, “What They Said When Io Ran,” was published by the Amethyst Review: New Writing Engaging with the Sacred. The Amethyst Review is one of my favorite literary magazines because it focuses on work that specifically explores the intersection of faith and writing. As a writer, this is one of my favorite themes.

I am delighted to be included in Amethyst Review and I hope that you will take a moment to explore the pages of their magazine as well as to consider my poem, which I have reblogged here.

-Rev. Rebecca

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What They Said When Io Ran

Words liberate
Poetry heals

The sages of the ages past
Tried their best to lock away
The knowledge of what words can do
They should not keep them from you

They will try to chain you with meter
And clip your wings with rhyme
Say that you are not good enough
Because you cannot write like them
Because your iambs are trochees and your lines stumble on broken feet-

But they do not see
That you are writing a new song
They do not see
That a new language is required
To tell the world of how you were
………………But never silenced.

When Io ran, they claimed she liked the chase
When Daphne transformed into a tree
Rather than embrace her rapist
They said, how lovely is the laurel
And used her arms to crown…

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Poetry, Writing

Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers

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Poem: Heartbreak #InstaPoetry

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

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Poetry Review: “Quiet Insurrections” by Daniel Klawitter

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

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Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

Title: You Are Here Author: Dawn Lanuza Genre: Poetry Length: 144 pages Publisher: McMeel Release Date: February 12, 2019   I wish that I would have had this book years ago when I was in college. Lanuza’s direct and lovely lines speak right to the heart. Her words remind me of the lyrics to a… Continue reading Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

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Poetry Review & Poet Interview with AK Hutzler @calipollution

Title: I Have Note Decided If You Can Drown On A Plane Author: AK Hutzler Genre: Poetry/ Chapbook Length: 26 Pages Available on Amazon and for free on Kindle Unlimited! I stumbled across Hutzler’s work in the blogosphere and I was intrigued when I found out that she was a fellow Filipina. I was raised in… Continue reading Poetry Review & Poet Interview with AK Hutzler @calipollution

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“Flow Like Lyrics” Review with Poet Q&A

Flow Like Lyrics is a book of poetry by Lori Katherine. In this collection, Lori K explores life’s many facets. Her poetry oscillates from moments of delicate hope to deep despair. Throughout this short chapbook, Lori K invites the reader to explore a world where the lines of poetry flow like the music to a… Continue reading “Flow Like Lyrics” Review with Poet Q&A