Flying high above the world - This feeling of bliss. Here life is clear as we catch the moments & appreciate the colors of the hearts, below. But one constant reigns true: there's a light within us on this journey - The Light before we Land.
Keeping Me Still is a collection of poems like keepsakes of what is lost and gained as we move on, grow, and reach for something bigger-always with hope. Renee Emerson's debut collection of free-verse poetry delves into the spaces between people and the land, moving through the lush landscapes of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia while exploring the complex relationships between mother and daughter, sisters, and husband and wife.
Dawn in Citiesby Gary Beck(Winter Goose Publishing) Price verified 2 hours ago
The sun rises across the wasteland. It is Dawn in Cities. Our dreams are delivered a cruel reality and our plans are shown an ongoing detour as poet Gary Beck uncovers the living, breathing personality of our urban seducer. Many are drawn to her promise of wealth and success. Many are imprisoned within her walls of filth and squalor. Only those who embrace her in spite of her wicked intentions can find the beauty and wonder within her journey.
There is a whole generation of readers out there weaned on teen wizards and supernatural romances who, quite naturally, have come to think of literature as inherently magical. When it comes to poetry, they are quite often disappointed. From their perspective, the problem with the contemporary work professors encourage them to admire isn't that it's too academic, too cynical, or too confessional--the more fundamental issue is that it isn't even fictional.
In this regard, M.V. Montgomery's What We Did With Old Moons is clearly an ...
Maria Isabel Pita was born in Havana, Cuba. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was eight months old, and she grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. Reading, writing and history have been her abiding passions ever since she can remember. In college, she majored in World History, and minored in English Literature and Cultural Anthropology. Following in the footsteps of Mary Magdalen, Maria wrote erotic romances before dreams led her back to Catholicism. She has since authored several faith-based novels, and two non-fiction titles, beginning ...
This week's original selection is raising awareness and funds to #StandWithStandingRock and the #WaterIsLife movement. The poem #WaterIsLife is intended to stand alone and also function as an "open renku", inviting mass participation in response to 34 of the 36 stanzas and as a living exercise of phenomenology (an awareness of ones' surroundings) in an ever-renewed experience, to result in a #WaterIsLife Renku Remixed open-source collaboration through social media during National Haiku Writing Month for the Public Domain.
Upon the Blue Couch is a compelling collection of diverse poems certain to intrigue the reader with its courageous look into one woman's turbulent journey through adulthood. With a comfortable blue couch as the common thread throughout the years, we are shown all the highs and lows of life while some things remain a constant source of peace. This blue couch, if only it could talk, may just reveal the secrets to happiness based on the experiences it has unwittingly been a part of.
After disaster, there is always the possibility to love again. Poet Loren Kleinman invites us to witness snapshots of a complex life-including accounts of abuse, grief, suicide, love, and loss-rendered poetic yet accessible. The Dark Cave Between My Ribs appeals to all who crave an authentic voice that is tangible, unique, and universal.
Truth and virtue, astonishment and wonder. Real life can be exciting, depressing, and confusing, but it is certainly always fascinating. In Veritas, the new poetry volume by author Ina Schroders-Zeeders, you will feel every exposed emotion as it connects with you and ultimately leads to your own personal contemplation. Whether as limitless as the oceans or as confining as our surroundings, these authentically stimulating pieces will leave you in awe.
Everything inherently implies its own opposite. When you turn things upside down and shake them, it is not always nonsense that tumbles out, but familiar dichotomies and striking juxtapositions that create a kind of harmony. Who Will Love the Crow is a prism which reflects and disperses colourful truths into our darkness as it brings to light the hidden beauty beneath the surface of words.
Not luminous, not ethereal, not numinous. These poems you are holding, as you do toothpaste or whiskey, are firmly sustained for use on earth. In mining her own life for material, Stella Padnos-Shea creates an intimate support circle for the living, replete with love, ambivalent parenting, at-times failing relationships, and loneliness among the crowds. Sustain the circle and pick up this book: you will find a new comrade sharing intimate accuracies about our lives. This book is a fine antidote to mindless busy-ness and ersatz ...
Grains of Sand is an exploration of timeless questions about our place in nature and the nature of love. It gives agency and voice to the world around us, to the things that we interact with but never speak to. Like a grain of sand, something small that is part of something so much larger and more powerful, so too are we all part of something larger, an interconnected web that stretches and bends as time passes.
With his debut poetry collection, Colton Babladelis reflects the lyrical inspiration of his ancestral land, Greece, and ...
Human being, in this world is not ever satisfied. Worldly objects, received in this world are unable to satisfy him. His passions are keep changing with each stage of his life. He always seeks something else.
The journey of his life is a 'saga' of his search because "Everyone has thirst. Everyone has quest".
Poet, in this poem raises the fundamental question that every human carries within. After all, What is his thirst? What is his quest?
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I'm so glad that you're here; I'm so sorry that you're here. Stella Padnos has welcomed many to suicide loss bereavement groups with these words. If you're reading this, perhaps you, too, are navigating the labyrinthine trenches of grief. These poems offer a raw portrayal of new loss, bracketed by life's insistence. While these poems may not aspire to joy, they do aspire to comfort in our shared kinship of loss and beyond.
Amorby Ina Schroders-Zeeders(Winter Goose Publishing) (3 Reviews)
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Find your way into the follow-up poetry collection by acclaimed poet from the Netherlands, Ina Schroders-Zeeders. Amor takes us back where Veritas left off and again allows us into the world of wonder and feeling that Ina lays out with beauty. Each piece evokes a timeless emotion that you will come back to again and again.
The poems in this collection seek to represent the polysemous trajectories of one person's effort to create a life of substance. A port call, indeed sea duty in general, is often a singular, formative event, for good or ill. It shades and informs all future experiences, whether closely or loosely related to the original. These poems, therefore, are arranged not by seasons, or chronology, but by port of call, an arrangement that mimics the way the mind forms lasting connections between experiences and their meanings.
These poems are a journey. From one hill to another, from the world of the body to the world surrounding it, from birth to dancing to death. Here are creatures of the wild: birds and horses, dogs and deer, foxes and farmers. Here are stories told from a vanishing perspective, from the people and places which are increasingly hard to hear. From this place of suffering, of grit and struggle, poetry takes its shape. And through the transition to beauty and hope, we watch it finally take flight.
Featuring over 50 poems and lyrics from over 10 years of work, this is the first volume of a series covering a collection of feelings between life and death, love and lost, depression and inspiration, mental illness and spirituality, and everything in between. Such a collision of emotion, thoughts, and ideas create a kaleidoscope of both hopefulness and hopelessness. With raw and genuine words, Codey Cross hopes to give readers some personal insight by delving into his own spirit.
With so many of us compelled to work under oppressive treatment for low pay, our dreams of a better life for ourselves and our families have faded under the denial of opportunity, education, and advancement. Songs of a Clerk expresses the anguish and frustration of people trapped in sterile jobs, toiling away in our futureless menial positions in the dehumanizing offices of our lives.
Roads carry promise within their meaning. They are all about choice, persistence, and uncertainty. They are about life. While roads can be slippery, steep, narrow, and dark, they always hold the possibility of leading us not only towards experiencing others, but to an understanding of ourselves, as well.
Out of the darkness of life without faith, The Bible lights the way. From a poetic interpretation of God's Word to gritty realism based in personal experience and imagination, To Walk Beyond the Dark takes the reader on a journey that traverses daily struggles as well as the worldwide issues of our day, all for the purpose of bringing us gently into His eternal light.
Growing up in a small town, Kellie Elmore learned of love and loss within her humble "backyard" surroundings. Weaving stories inspired by these emotions and the vast nature of the East Tennessee foothills has become her passion. You will feel the enchantment at the center of this collection of prose and poetry as you are completely taken in by the allure of Magic in the Backyard.
How can we transform our hearts and minds into what we've always desired for ourselves, when our struggles in adversity make us feel like we have Nothing Left to Lose? Follow Nova Scotia poet, Natasha Head, as she navigates through the chaos of life's travels, and finds the courage to document her search for meaning and purpose. This captivating collection of work will leave you with hope, and the necessary encouragement to break through the barriers of your world.
With Pulling Words, a collection that simply and honestly showcases the drama and quietude of life, poet Nicholas Trandahl displays written snapshots of the world he has explored and observed. He escorts readers from his childhood in rural Virginia to his troubled time as a deployed soldier in the Middle East, and from the empty beauty of Wyoming to the quaint charm of Martha's Vineyard.
Here are the hills and rivers, mountains and oceans, lakes, rocks, and trees. Real people haunt these places-both alive and dead-and what is visible within them is as important as what is hidden. Under the Water Was Stone takes notice of the small, the ugly, the dirty, the used, the broken, the bloodied. Guiding the reader from place to place, person to person, time to time, this collection emits a certain longing: to provide a voice for those who might not have one, to speak to those who might not know, and to make real what can ...
Zombies are real!
? They live among us
? They crave the taste of our living flesh
? They struggle with the everyday issues of life on planet earth
This quirky collection of satirical poetry supplies unusual insight into the real lives of zombies. Whether or not you agree with their snack habits, you will discover an inner piece as you are ripped open to the unique circumstances of the living dead.
He does not want to win or save you. He wants to break you.
Part memoir, part heart's ache, part unflinching critique of our shared moment in time, Cabot O'Callaghan kicks and kisses his way out of inherited narratives in his debut poetry collection, UNFU CKTHE WORLD.
Inspiration Speaks is a perfect coalescence of the beautiful worlds of art and literature by the not-for-profit organization ArtPlatform.org. Step inside these pages where heartfelt emotional writing collides with breathtaking art to produce a captivating world of imagination. A large portion of all profits will be going to benefit ColaLife; dedicated to helping remote communities in need. So open your heart - then open your mind - and allow inspiration to speak to your soul.
You can move from city to city, but escape from one place doesn't solve old problems, it sounds new alarms. These poems -- which range from suburban Long Island and the barstools of New Orleans to rural Thailand and the reef bottoms of the Philippines -- remind us that places can be fled, but the impact of experience remains. Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire is a coming to terms with a scorched earth policy toward the past. It bears witness to the struggle, perhaps the futility, of traveling the world to find the self.
An intense examination of the physical body and the various indignities and ailments from which it can suffer, American Sentencing is a paean to the spirit that endures. Whether with complaint, acceptance, or just a nod toward dark humor, this collection turns on the fine points of grief and laughter, and balances respectfully on the same line as those who suffer.
Love stays with us far longer than we realize. Loren Kleinman's Stay with Me Awhile shows how our underlying love for objects, memory, sex, books, and nature have a lasting impact on our everyday lives. As the world decays around us, the only way we can preserve our presence is to stay, embed ourselves in the experience of living deliberately, to look at one another with lasting conviction to be.
Poet Kellie Elmore delivers a sharp look inside the human condition with Jagged Little Pieces. Articulately divided into the emotional fragments concerning death, love, depression, and hope, this collection leads the reader through a metamorphosis from a shattered past of heartbreak and loss to a hopeful and inspired present.
As our surroundings seem to close in on us, the strength to pull through comes boiling up from somewhere. It is based in the gained knowledge from our experiences, and it changes our world for the better. Sparrow is the collection that guides readers down that dark road with a light waiting around the corner. It is an adventurous statement in poetic style-and in life resolution-that anchors us in humanity and encourages our relationships with wildflowers and daydreams.
Navigating the open highways of our life decisions, Take Something When You Go shows us how to let go while still holding on to love, memory, family, and friends. We can learn to identify our many beginnings and endings, and come to terms with loss and renewal. And while it's always okay to acknowledge what's in the rear-view, we must constantly strive to move the odometer forward.
In his third book of poetry, Nicholas Trandahl blends autobiography and observation. His poems weave between the hush of domesticity and nature, to the exhilaration of travel and adventure. Bravery is a collection that further cements Trandahl as an honest voice in today's American poetry.
To the girl who never was... and all she'd dreamed she'd be.
When chained to a past that offers no hope for the future, where does the responsibility lie? If given the chance to start again, would the courage be found to take it? Clarity is found in the moments between the beats. Flat-line flashbacks when the victim awakes to the truth that hope is something only she can foster.
Journey through a lifetime in verse. Face all the characters and moments that shape us and break us. Do you have the courage to stop... to listen to the ...
Immerse yourself in the award winning and 2011 Pushcart Prize nominated poetry collection, Dreaming in Darkness, from writer Jessica Kristie. Share the passion and anguish, the acceptance and regret that life imposes on us all. Feel the validation of your pain, discover empowerment through understanding, and be reminded that a light always exists when you are Dreaming in Darkness.