Category Archives: Poetry

The Poetry of Strong Women

My Featured Blogger this week is Gabrela Marie Milton of Short Prose. Gabriela is an Amazon bestselling poet. She’s also a Pushcart Prize nominee and 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press, as well as the author of the #1 … Continue reading

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The Longest Day of the Year

My Real Memoir Sixty years ago, Hollywood released The Longest Day, a movie about the D-Day landings in the summer of 1944. For Dad it was a must because he’d been in World War II, sort of. I’d read the … Continue reading

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I Am Right Behind You

My Featured Blogger this Week is Annabel of The Modern Etiquette. Annabel is a poet, writer and professional dancer, as demonstrated in her beautiful classical Indian-inspired piece above. There’s a delicacy and tenderness streaked with enduring strength in everything Annabel … Continue reading

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Erasure Poetry Collage My Featured Blogger this week is Constance (Conny) Bourg of Tender Rebellion. Conny is a poet, essayist and digital collage artist who lives on the Flemish coast of Belgium. Her work is sometimes direct, sometimes cryptic, and … Continue reading

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World Weary Woman

My Featured Blogger this week is Paula Light of Light Motifs II. Paula, a writer and poet based in Orange County, California, harbors an abiding love for her children and grandchildren, as well as movies, cats, and cupcakes. The most … Continue reading

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Why We Chain Our Doors

Originally posted on t r e f o l o g y:
My father used to say that back in his old neighborhood no one was ever known to lock their front door at night. *** We never thought twice…

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Goodbye, Winter

Winter’s a curtain God draws while the scene Alters from ambers to fervent greens And yet, no mere drape, this skeletal cloth Itself is alive with a numinous frost So, come anew, winter, miraculous friend When your transforming veil is … Continue reading

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The Silence That Shouts

Originally posted on Silent Pariah:
(c) 2022 by Michael L. Utley (#193) ursine winter’s clawsrend and tear and desecrateyellow petals fall ….. (#194) this endless wintermemories of sunflowersas the cities burn ….. (#195) children shall run freein gilded sunflower fieldswhen…

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Getting His Munia’s Worth

Originally posted on A Sliver of Life:
Weary soles and wretched souls,ending one of our worst strolls,a trail promising sighting goals,no birds and empty crab holes. Then at the dirt trail’s fag end,in the shrubs around the bend,fluttering wings heard…

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lost Christmas Poem

Many are unaware that the Lord of the Rings author was a lifelong Jesus-follower. Tolkien not only spoke openly of his faith, impacting the lives of many, including his close friend C.S. Lewis, but was also one of the translators … Continue reading

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