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The kitchen steam is monumental,it’s like standing up amongst the clouds.Atmosphere ‘Juicy’with the syrupy scents and aromasof thickening preserves,shredded flower petal and pumpkin seedfreshly baked bread rolls.Those bingo-wings are a-swelteringas she wipes her busy, buttered handsupon the front of her‘A…

Today we celebrate the release of Pauline Rowe’s second Maytree collection, The Weight of Snow. Described by the author as a sequence of poems exploring a family story of bereavement and the accidental death of a child, and the reverberations…

Window / Photo by Jason A. Muckley © 2021 Looking outsidefrom here in this prisonPeople coming and goingwhile I wait hereFiltered sunlighttrickles through the window © 2021 Jason A. Muckley Like this:Like Loading... Related Published by Jason A. Muckley Contact…

Bernard Titowsky’s Austin Used Book Shop disappeared from Kew Gardens, Queens, in 1984 when he lost his lease after 30 years. I loved that dusty old place; miss Bernard who died in 1993. Great to see a bookstore in the…

Liliya Kulianionak; Shutterstock The afternoon smelled of brick wall; the wall I used to scratch with the knees and the nails on my way to the sea. My blood stained my socks and fed the roots of the orange tree…

I love a good duet… and a love song! This is a beautiful rendition of “Paint” by Lawson Hull and Lily Kershaw. “Paint” by Lawson Hull and Lily Kershaw lyrics below: You’re at the door, right in front of meAnd…

Concealed withinwoven layers of self doubt,a beautiful and intricatetapestry of the soul, yearns to unwindand reach those places where no awlcould fathom it’s miseriesor mysteries about itself. Oh let my soul unwind, cocoon me in itswarm abstract glowand bridge gapsbetween…

*This article was picked up by Counterpunch for their June 4, 2018 issue.     Ropa Vieja in Cuba and Puerto Rico The dish of Ropa Vieja I was served in Old Havana, where tourists come to play, was tough—was very tough—…

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to discover, read, and comment on original contemporary poems by amazing poets worldwide. See why this site is popular with so many discerning poetry fans. Thanks for visiting. Best Poetry Online is administered by poet…

Second Chance Lit is an online literary magazine and a place solely for previously rejected poetry and short prose, founded in 2020 by editor-in-chief David Wasserman. “Your work was good – is good. It just wasn’t the right fit or…

You may think this post is a political advertisement: I see it is a love poem and public service announcement.     To Be             for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez In the recent past of shattered hope,…

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to discover, read, and comment on original contemporary poems by amazing poets worldwide. See why this site is popular with so many discerning poetry fans. Thanks for visiting. Best Poetry Online is administered by poet…

Photo by Michael Oxendine on Unsplash Minutes ticking byin isolationMusic hummingin the backgroundMoments of wasted timein two thousand twenty-one © 2021 Jason A. Muckley Like this:Like Loading... Related Published by Jason A. Muckley Contact the author via email: jason (at)…

  Alexandria is not in my congressional district. I did not even know her name until two weeks ago. However, I have quickly become a supporter and hope to reach individuals and organizations in Congressional District 14 (or not!) that…

Today we look at a CD of songs created around poetry and the poet helping a pop legend with his memoirs. Regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets, some of the works of William Soutar are to be given…

Lessons at the School for Young Ladies*A maiden head the virigins troubleIs well compared to a bubbleOn a navigable river– Soon as touch’d ‘tis gone foreverA maiden-haid: JOHN CLAREIn Scripture we came across it in abiblical passage. What did it…

This is such a sad song of love lost and about a breakup. “There Goes My Heart” by Danielle Durack is such a powerful song! You can find it on her latest album, No Place. “There Goes My Heart” by…

To Be             for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez In the recent past of shattered hope,The Occupy Wall Street Movement, working for revolution, was crushed;Timely Obama looked to be visionary,Yet, was blinded by The White House.His substitute is an…

The boy was surrounded by the gang,One looked straight into his eyes,Then asked are you frightened man?The boy who was black,His eyes had fear written all over them,Though he was never going to say yes to the question,He had been…

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.Mae Jemison Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman…

It has been exactly one strange year since my last post. Turning sixty, my mother’s death, and seeing the psycho-pathology that is flowing top-down and spreading in this country is in the mix of reasons for not writing poems since…

—The Red Love IV—continued from I-Ice Skates (26 X 26). Also, a huge thank you to BlueMallowMelt for the prompt. As the days passed, their love for each other grew steadily. Sir Alan never knew that his mundane days could…

When they held All was almost over Only somewhere from deep within There came floating … (Read More) The post Calmness | Krushna Chandra Mishra appeared first on Best Poetry Online.

Photo by Kirill Pershin on Unsplash snow cascading downtrees sprinkled with powder sugarlittle flecks of ice glisteningwinter’s lullabyin the quiet nightcalming the fearof the dark © 2021 Jason A. Muckley Like this:Like Loading... Related

    Should I Speak of Distant Oppression? Generations of my people were never butchered for their land or turned into roaming refugees;my elders were not tortured for talking back; I was not forced to see a sister or mother…

—*New story*—Creases on her bed-sheets— She laid on her king sized bed, between the rumpled sheets which still smelled of him. Her disheveled hair on the pillow; her spread out arms, like sinew roots trying to find a familiar earth…

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you the sad new that one of the great poets of the Beats Era, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has passed away at the age of 101. The publisher, painter, poet, political activist and co-founder of…

Sometimes it is almost impossible. The Frown you’ve been imprisoned behind set in stone and … (Read More) The post Smile… Again | Paul Tristram appeared first on Best Poetry Online.

Here is another new folk song from aeseaes (I don’t know how you pronounce their band name), called “Black Swan.” “Black Swan” is available from aeseaes’ new album, Shapeshifter. “Black Swan” by aeseaes lyrics below: who said in my head…

      Bloodstone       When do we ever stop lookingfor a father or mother—especiallywhen craving for a sweet home?      What a pity if born without both;it’s so sad when they die; if in reach,yet never present,…

Hello lovely people, how are you doing this week? I hope you all rocking the show to your maximum capacity. Thank you for leaving your thoughtful comments last week, they really made me feel much better and I think I’ll…

Nightcrawlers fill your tonsils, beaconingfalse beetles towards eerie lepers. Fit weary scarfs around legislators, disheartenedfrom feminists’ marches. “Those fetal coincidental miscalculations!Where was our pharmaceutical latex?” “We didn’t laboriously get paid to endureunshaven armpits!” Parasites, elephants whose genes changedby Linkage near…

A 95-Year-Old Poet Finds Her Muse and Literary Praise 'You Can't Drive Anymore,But You Can Still Write';Homage to Her Late Son By Lucette Lagnado (1956-2019) The Wall Street Journal Nov. 11, 2006 12:01 am ET SAG HARBOR, N.Y. -- At 95,…

That feeling of smallness,a circle of seats, each personcarrying their own translation.I do not know how I appearin the eyes of another,twisted and upside-downin their mind.So my voice finds its tenoron the gliding air of a room,a stubborn refusal to…

I’m proud to share an exhaustive account of the inception and the fruition of the Kali Project by Co-Editor Candice Louisa Daquin published in the Borderless Journal. Borderless is a journal with a goal of connecting all writers and readers beyond the…

Saturday, 26 September 2020 at: 3 PM (Jerusalem, Kenya2 PM (Botswana, Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)1 PM (Nigeria)12 Noon (Sierra Leone)8 AM (US-East Coast) You are welcome to attend and we look forward to presenting an exciting, dynamic and vibrant Poetry…

I am delighted to share my poem, Photographs, is published at Visual Verse! Visual Verse curates an online monthly anthology of poetry and prose written in response to its unique monthly image. It is no secret I love ekphrastic prompts…

By Terin Marlae Benavente | Featured ContributorLast night, my husband and I snuck outside for a brief yet quiet moment of solitude. Oh, how we long for the days where our conversations were not rushed and now, even demanded at times. We…

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Or not…     If I Should Die Suddenly   You should know that I was far from done; that I got drunk on sound and Absolut; that I believed Freud’s note: we predetermine our own death; that I thought…

—-*New Story*—The Bombay Talkies— Lights Camera Action And the circus started. The male protagonist was a gangster and the female protagonist was, as usual, another damsel in distress who fought her way through everything. No, don’t get me wrong, not…

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the poet who has been inducted into the American Poet’s Corner and the reason behind the “Birthday Letters “ poetry collection. The celebrated activist and poet Audre Lorde has been…

Gorgeous eyes,Alluring mouth,Exquisite face,Graceful body.All these thingsAnd more you are.A splendid painting,Stunning sunset,Dazzling sky,Delightful stars.Everything is wonderfulAbout you, You’re breathtaking,Yet nothing compares toYour beautiful soul. Don't Miss These Other Amazing Poems

snow falling on snow—the evergreens' limbs touch 15: February 22nd 2021 | bottlecap About Haiku A Very Brief Art of Haiku Roughly Mondays & Thursdays

It was a great pleasure to be interviewed by Katie Askar for Tell Tell Poetry. Click the link below to watch the full interview and/or read a summary with tips on: Scheduling Accountability Patience, and Self-care. One of the coolest…

  Looking Normal in Kew Gardens It’s normal not to think about the homeless mentally ill,until one picks up a six-year-old in your neighborhood,just playing in his driveway, and smashes his head againstthe pavement. I heard this homeless guy screaming,…

*New piece* —The Love Ballad— (read in the website for a better view) The first time I saw you, it was January. You were in a mall Shopping from the sales and I couldn’t help but notice How your eyebrows…

…in just a few days the rumor spreadof the rooms emptied of wordsand filled with screams. Swollen eyes.— By Emilio Zucchi, Translated by Beppe Cavatorta and Brenna Ward. I’m sitting outside on a cool mid-November eveningthe day after the next…

Continuing to share some of my favorite “new to me” folk songs to chill and reflect on. Today is Harrison Storm’s song, “Feeling You” from their album, Falling Down. “Feeling You” by Harrison Storm lyrics: [Verse 1]I couldn’t give you…

      The Peace Sculpture Wore                                                                In the…

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