May 27, 2018

LOVE

by Tanya

Those small notes
on paper
Written with 
all my love

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May 27, 2018

Commuter grind

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Does anyone write of the commuter grind?

Of the early risings and the dark returns
The unseen children and missed bedtimes Continue reading

May 27, 2018

Summer Days

by Jem Croucher

On the beach at low water
watching seagulls at play
the view here at Worthing
around the wide bay
of the coastline in Sussex
bathed in a blue
reflecting the sky
is a joy to eschew Continue reading

May 27, 2018

MESSAGES MEANT FOR YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Gina Gallyot And Charles Robert Lindholm

Between The Secrets And The Sadness

Hidden In Cracks And Crevices
And In The Shadows
Of The Spaces
Between Lines Of Poetry
Are Messages
Meant For You

Let Your Heart
Listen To The Whispers
Of The Universe

You Will Find Your Purpose
Your Dreams
And Your Voice

Copyright © 2018 Gina Gallyot And Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
A Duet With Words From Gina And Chuck

And Inspired By Gina’s – You Will Find

May 27, 2018

HE SEDUCED ME

by thereluctantpoet

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

He Seduced Me
With Lies
Sweeter Than Honey

He Whispered
In My Ear
But Knew
The Way
To My Heart Continue reading

May 26, 2018

Arizona Afternoons

by mkvecchitto

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I escaped to the land of clementine skies

A tapestry of chiseled red rock draped me in renewal

Ancient lands dotted with saguaros carried my troubles away Continue reading

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May 26, 2018

Two Feet

by Venkat

these waves
they give
robes of shine

these waves
they bring
knights in sand

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May 26, 2018

Child of the summer

by Jem Croucher

To sit in the sunshine
now summer is here
brings me fulfilment
coupled with cheer
For this is my time
I’m at one with the sun
a child of the summer
now winter is done Continue reading

May 26, 2018

Snowflakes and Ashes

by HemmingPlay

41H2AS9iQaLI’m happy to announce that I’ve just published (via Gatekeeper Press), “Snowflakes and Ashes: Meditations on the Temporary.” It’s still being propagated through the internet, but Amazon and Barnes & Noble have it up already. Distribution will also be through independent bookstores, libraries and academic users.

For now, you can take a peek at https://amzn.to/2kpYDLC

Steve Jobs said once that we can’t connect the dots of our lives looking forward. It’s only later, after the journey has a few miles on it, that one can look back and draw some conclusions and see the patterns that are usually invisible at the time. Some things we know, but some things are surprises. I wrote this out of the jumble of my own life, but have the conceit that my experiences and accidental insights are probably similar to some of yours. I hope so. (Solitary journeys can be lonely. Glad to have some company.) I’ll be posting some promo codes as soon as I get them if you can’t handle buying a book at the moment. I am gladly welcoming reviews, however.

 

May 25, 2018

Immortalised!

by Harry

Submitted by naturemithya

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Marvellously divine,
like a sea serpent
paying homage
the sea waves;
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May 25, 2018

A washed up image of your former self

by Harry

Submitted by Danielle Tompkins

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A washed up image of your former self

Is that what you think you are, my dear?

Has all the pain of life stripped you of

Anticipation and sensation, desire and cheer?
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May 25, 2018

Night Out

by A. Marie

The night holds weapons, battlements, arms
how fat it grows, full and strong, with the wooly
thickness of a coat, and the deepness of a well;
down, down, down we both go, holding hands
with exhales flaring up, hot flotsam on the sea. Continue reading

May 25, 2018

Changing Colour

by Jem Croucher

And today I sat and changed colour
the May sun hot in the sky
Relaxing long hours in the garden
with a long and contented deep sigh Continue reading

May 25, 2018

I COULD SLEEP IN A SMALLER BED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Could Sleep In A Smaller Bed
There Is No Physical Need
For Me To Have All The Room
Provided By A King Size Bed Continue reading

May 24, 2018

The Faeries of Oubliette Woods

by Frank Hubeny

Some thought that they had all long gone.
Some thought they never were.
But in fresh woods forgotten still
They flourish safe and always will
Though we sense not a stir.

Maple Leaves in the Sun

Maple Leaves in the Sun

May 24, 2018

Painting with words

by Jem Croucher

When painting with words
the writing room floor
is splattered with cast-offs
from poems and more Continue reading

May 23, 2018

Be my love!

by Bhavya Prabhakar, India

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Take me into your arms

Forget the world

Lean on my chest

To make a move

Of your own.

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May 23, 2018

Clear Day

by A. Marie

Blankets are leaving, we are all naked
as newborns, with sunglasses on our eyes.
The bluegreen day with yellow tint
is disguised as grey,
and we can’t blink
until the park is met, until our feet get wet;
it’s a savanna, and the rhododendrons
flare, and my compass knows
the way, the tide will take me out
come noon.

May 23, 2018

Makeover 101

by Jem Croucher

Our beach hut’s had a makeover
it’s looking pretty swish
and now it has been painted
in bright colour, per our wish Continue reading

May 23, 2018

Football Militants

by Nick Anthony

Flags as large as ships’ sails
Waive to and fro in solidarity,
Billowing with pride.

The masses—
Whose fully erect arms
Are only an open palm away
From a formal Nazi salute—
Fill the flowing tapestry of banners
With air warmed by their impassioned voices
As they chant and sing
The acrid cries of war. Continue reading

May 22, 2018

Take a break

by Bhavya Prabhakar, India

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Pack your bags

Take a flight

To the dreams

Of wine.

 

Feel that wooziness

Creating much craziness

Was it a passion

Or a desire?

 

Break the rules

Not the laws

Love the people

Not the pretentious.

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May 22, 2018

Two Rings

by Jem Croucher

Two rings on the final day
Familiarity
A walk which we have made our own
my brother Dave and me
A circle of eight miles
chalky trails beneath our feet
The sunshine smiling once again
to make the week complete Continue reading

May 22, 2018

Father, Son, Stars, Loss (for Bobby)

by Stephen Fuller

I start to count them and stop
Not because there are too many
But because I cannot hold them
Accountable; the code sparkled
From their eternal glow calls
Me to be accountable to my life:

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May 21, 2018

Beacon

by Jem Croucher

The day was full of sunshine
as we headed out, day three
of our walks on hills of Sussex
my brother Dave and me
This time to Ditchling Beacon
climbing chalky paths and hill
then into shady valleys
where the air was calm and still Continue reading

May 20, 2018

In Memoriam

by Harry

Submitted by   ECAW’s blog

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My grandfathers were respectively at the Battle of Jutland and in the trenches.
They worried about feeding their families.

My father was in North Africa.
He worried about The Bomb.
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May 20, 2018

Adrift

by Harry

Submitted by colinandray

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They stepped into the boat.
He took the oars…
And rowed them away from the dock.
A few minutes later,
He put them down…
And the boat just drifted.
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“A wonderful time to talk”,
At least that was his thought.
With the sound of the water,
And the rhythm of the boat,
Surely this must be the time?
But then his mind just drifted.
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May 20, 2018

Colors

by Venkat

colors I have not
colors I give not
colors I keep not

yet I roll the sky
as it rolls me
yet I roll the Sun
as it rolls me

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May 20, 2018

Spoken

by John S

My words disappeared under the moonlight,
The sounds of dissipation fading fast
to quiet in a cavernous depiction,
a blank homage to the universal past.

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