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
Pure gems within the darkness
I walk in the dark


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


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


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


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


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



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



in konara copse
my soul seeks solace
in the still shadows



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



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


Might look loose
but it’s the end


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


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


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

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

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 – Poems #17 & #18 – Two poems by Shammi Paranjape @ childgirlwoman / thisandthatonlinelife


It is not about

floral sentences

wrapped in tissue

more intimate

than touch

sweeter than


is the way

a pair of eyes

look at you

POEM #18

I enter the garden

other times

the garden enters me

sprig of basil

floats lightly

in my cup

of morning tea

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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 

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Spotlight Poetry – The Short of It – A collection of Poems by Marjorie Maddox – Posted by Susi Bocks @ I Write Her

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Double the Consonant, Shorten the Vowel

That’s what comes from majority rule:
the T’s stretching their crossbeams further
across better, G’s claiming they’re bigger,
L‘s lazily lounging with their political pull,
P‘s too dippy with twin happiness to notice
their former association with pain and poverty.

O O‘s and silent A‘s,
diminutive i’s, E‘s eager to please and acquiesce,
and, of course, the once ubiquitous U,
whoop, roar, hoot, scream, screech
above the clamor of consonants
already claiming house control of hubbub,
commotion, applause.

There Is a Rat in the Middle of Separate

not just his teeth, as pointed as before-test pencils,
but his entire seamy body gleams
with lasciviousness and longing for the lost
spelling bee, its airborne script
intercepted by the evolved, phonically
abused, and chomping pterodactyl,
who took the…

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Spotlight Poetry – Fake Flamenco March 2022 Poetry Challenge – Shadorama – A Collection of Poets and Poems – Hosted by Rebecca Cunningham @ Fake Flamenco

Fake Flamenco

Thanks for your Shadormas, poets! Each poem tells a beautiful story of light and darkness intertwined. If you’re curious to read more, click on a poet’s name for their website link.

Gracias a l@s poetas por su poemas shadormas. Cada poema cuenta una historia hermosa de la luz y oscuridad entretejidas. Si estés curious@ y te interese leer más, haz un clic en el nombre del poeta para el enlace a su sitio web.

Ice Lantern Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

A Small Flame

She walked in,
lit a small candle
then she left
and we watched
as the light grew still stronger
lighting freedom’s path.

–Lou Faber

Una llamita
Ella entró
encendió vela
y salió
vimos como
creció, alumbrando la
ruta de libertad
–Lou Faber (traducción por Rebecca)



Flowing out of me,
sometimes bright,
sometimes dark,
Always taking over me,
Becoming my home.
~ Enchanted Words


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