Spotlight Poetry – Anthology – Just Three Lines – A Collection of Small Poems by Goff James – Summer Update

The image depicts a book cover design titled Just Three Lines by the poet and author Goff James. The work is a monochromatic illustration of a plain red curtain cascading downwards on a black background. The lettering is in a bold white font.

The poems are individually numbered; but, there is in no particular order of theme.

I continue to be drawn to the idea of self-publishing the anthology and releasing it as a free download document or to publish it in instalments.

Book Cover Design and Poems Attribution – Goff James –

Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

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Spotlight Poetry – A Collection of Poems by Lorraine Lewis – Published by Susi Bocks @ I Write Her – The Short of It

I Write Her

Daniel Olah – Unsplash

DARKEST MYSTERY

Darkest mystery
Pure gems within the darkness
I walk in the dark

OCEAN OF LOVE

Darkness
As light lifts me
As I walk the unknown
Pastures in the shadow of death
Refreshed
Renewed
By the silent still waters deep
In the ocean of love
I never knew
In life

OVER THE BRIDGE

Over the bridge mists
Sigh out love songs divinely
Calling me to life

WILLOW

Willow you weep dawn 
Brings tears in dew to your leaves
Glistening with hope

FOREST

Forest green deep joys
Draw me to your chanting prayer
Divine sacredness

~~~

My name is Lorraine Lewis. I have always written poetry but began to write more in earnest following having serious advanced blood cancer and going blind and becoming wheelchair-bound. I greatly enjoy experimenting with different forms of poetry, preferring shorter forms. 

Lorraine was featured twice in 2020 – March 27

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Spotlight Poetry – “A Few Haiku (39)” – A Collection of Poems by Michael L. Utley @ Silent Pariah

Silent Pariah

(c) 2022 by Michael L. Utley

(#229)

snap-beans in a wooden bowl
and tears on her cheeks
my mother’s sorrow

…..

(#230)

pre-dawn mourning
her eyes on the horizon
searching for the light

…..

(#231)

in konara copse
my soul seeks solace
in the still shadows

…..

(#232)

my reflection gone
even the stream forsakes me
as I drift away

…..

(#233)

these numb fingers
I can’t feel the difference
between hope and despair

…..

(#234)–(for Eivor and Pearl)

beneath verdant trees
joy and peace walk side by side
on the dappled path

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Spotlight Poetry – A Collection of Poems by Kritika Maheshwari – Valorous Bird – Published by Susi Bocks – The Short of It – I Write Her

I Write Her

Bankim Desai – Unsplash

End

Might look loose
but it’s the end
Period.

Appreciate

appreciate, don’t suffocate
for love without complaints
has a palatable taste; no haste
impatience will leave stains
time’s teachings are no waste

Caterpillar

smoothly tearing the soft layer of balmy cocoon
the once crawling being now flies in fulgent hues
accepting the truth of its existence
stretching wings of self-love, persistent
the glamorous artistry of nature glides, confides
insouciantly fulfilling its wishes for what it has originated

News

Headlines cry to untune the averse state of our miserable humanity which has lost its stature
No comprehension of the hues of light or dark but the cruel selfishness speaks satirically throughout

Little Achievements

Joyful pouring of salt
Body halting at sweet shop
Celebrate the little achievements

~~~

An Indian-origin soul who sought pleasure in writing, two years ago, which she continued with pride and honor. She has…

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Spotlight Poetry – Four Short Poems by Ivor Steven – Ivor.Plumber/Poet – Posted by Susi Bocks – The Short of It @ I Write Her

I Write Her

Julia Kadel – Unsplash

The Sum is One

One
Sky above
Five oceans bind us
The one air we breathe comes from
Trees

Behind The Stone

When looking for home
If you roll away the stone
You won’t be alone 

Lost For Words

lost worlds
lost wars
lost objectives
lost subjects
lost children

Cold Nights

Empty, I return unsold
The sheets are cold
No crease to hold
Nor unfold

~~~

Ivor Steven was an Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, now retired, and has been writing poetry for 19 years. He has had numerous poems published in anthologies and online magazines. He is an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc. (Australia), he is a team member/barista with the online magazine Go Dog Go Cafe (America), and a writer with the Coffee House Writers magazine (America). You can read more of his work on his blog – Ivor.Plumber/Poet. Ivor was…

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Spotlight Poetry – Anthology Update – Just Three Lines – A Collection of Small Poems by Goff James

The image depicts a book cover design titled Just Three Lines by the poet and author Goff James. The work is a monochromatic illustration of a plain red curtain cascading downwards on a black background. The lettering is in a bold white font.

The poems are individually numbered; but, there is in no particular order of theme.

I continue to be drawn to the idea of self-publishing the anthology and releasing it as a free download document or to publish it in instalments.

Book Cover Design and Poems Attribution – Goff James –

Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

Thank you for your visit

goffjamesart.wordpress.com

Art Music Photography Poetry Quotations

Spotlight Poetry – Poems by Jaya Avendel – Posted by Susi Bocks – The Short of It @ I Write Her

I Write Her

Preceding

I pluck hearts from the sky
Count pennies amassed in fortune
On the moss cold
Under my concrete touch

When I read of Shakespeare
I see the strings in Romeo and Juliet and
I pull them.

Into Silence

I enter the bathroom and
Close the door

Steam from the bath
I indoctrinated with lavender
At noon
Tickles my ankles

I scream
Curl my voice around the trembling tile
With the cold steel taps
Dissolve like Epsom salts in water.

No one comes
No one is home.

Tinging

She lingers between light and dark
Her eyes never open wide enough to
Reveal their true color
If she wakes
It is in the night
Where no one can see.

Awaken

Everything is something else
In another form
Love is cruelty to someone else
Brutally pink; torn.
My dance is faulty
In the eyes of the soldier
Also…

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Spotlight – Stake-Lines – Photography and Poems by Derek Ross @ photos poetry and haiku

Photos-Poems-Haiku

Stake-Net fishing is an ancient and once popular method of salmon fishing on the Solway Firth. Nets were strung between poles that stretched out into the estuary. It is thought, by some, that this is an even more ancient form of fishing than “Haaf Netting”, which is of Norse descent. I like to think that stake-nets may have been seen and caught the imagination of the Norsemen as they occupied this part of South West Scotland.

Stake-Lines This string of stakes sticking out of solway sand, they are like the ribs, of some great leviathan, that, having spawned, beached itself and died, out of empathy perhaps, with the salmon that its skeleton now traps. If I stand here very still, and use an auditory knife to cleanse this carcass of unwanted flesh, I am left with the harsh death rattle of the wind as it scrapes past sinewed rope, and…

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