Read on for Melissa Boy’s new chapbook release: ‘a collection of poetry past, present, and possible’… Read More ‘Mosaic Of My Mind’ by Melissa Moy #poetrybook
Poetry lovers, I pinched the following post from my university blog because I thought it was definitely worth a reblog and I wanted to offer a little exposure to the book of translations! I hope you find it as illuminating as I did.… Read More John Milton Translations Are Researched #poetry #poet #bookfeature
As promised, her is my first horror poem, and the one which Siren’s Call Publications published. Let me know your thoughts. :)… Read More CRAVE #Horror #Poem #Horrorpoem
Hello. I have great news. My horror poem, Crave, was published in the 32nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine titled ‘Hack & Slash!’ I have that issue for you here, for FREE!… Read More A Siren Called for Crave. #poem #horrorpoem #FREE #horrorEzine
My MA Poetry Chapbook. … Read More 21st Century #Poetry Module & The Creation of a Poetry Book) #AmWriting #IWSG
Looking around the blogosphere, I notice a lack of blogs offering to promote poetry and short stories specifically. Yet there is astounding talent out there, so I decided to harness it here.… Read More #Promote your #poetry or #shortstories here!
I wrote a shorter version of this story in honour of M Pax’s book tour, on my author blog. Lori posted this version on October 11, 2014 on Flashes in the Dark: Horror Flash Fiction in Daily Doses HERE SETTLING IN SETTLER By Shah Wharton Not sure how I came to be in Settler, but I’m glad I did.… Read More SETTLING IN SETTLER: By Shah Wharton #horror #shortstory
My First Pre-Order thingy! ‘A Slow Burn’ (my post-apocalyptic horror novella) is up on Amazon Kindle for pre-order CLICK HERE NOW. 2) A Slow Burn is a post-apocalyptic story about a woman who wakes up with amnesia, under a bed, in a house full of clammy corpses. What happens next? This is a novella set in… Read More ‘A Slow Burn’ (my post-apocalyptic horror novella) is up on Amazon Kindle for pre-order.
Hello all, I haven’t been here for a while – so busy – so I thought I’d stop by, say hi, and share some curated posts with you. 🙂 A List Of Love Poms from the Guardian This list includes love poems by poets from thirty countries including Latvia, Iraq, and South Africa.… Read More Curated Content: Love Poetry, Required Reading & Aesthetics of Ruin.
Hello all, it’s been a while since my last post here, mainly because OctPoWrMo ended, but also because I’ve been busy with various other projects. I’ve transferred my photography blog Beautiful Pictures from Blogger to WordPress.com and covered all the SEO business with that (registering it with Bing and Google for starters – I also… Read More Hosting Woes + Site Down + #NaNoWriMo + Editorial Approvals = One Busy Bunny
Word Prompt: Loss I unfortunately had a lot of poems to choose from on this topic. 2004 I lost my brother to suicide. 2005 I lost my dad. This is one. *** Bereft Day into night – I pray for a liberator Dreaded ache… sore orbs closed tight Hours pass, exhaustion and a daytime death; A… Read More Bereft: Day 30 #OctPoWriMo
Step up, step up and see Before you, the Realities of – A Self. Beginning in My de je vous Born two by two – My Self Duplicitous And scandalous Inside and out – It Self Scrumptious But timorous Within and without The Self. * * * Word Prompt: Individual… Read More My Self: Day 29 #OctPoWriMo
Prompt: “Choose one of the quotes below and use it as an inspiration to writing today’s poem. I won’t provide you with a word or sentence prompt, this is your chance to start “doing it yourself”. Naturally we will still be around to write with you, but I guarantee it will be fun to come up… Read More Truly Live… Day 28 #OctPoWriMo
We suck it out with Lipo Whilst gorging on a burger In one hole, out the other And round and round it goes Blubber belly, denied tears Whilst scoffing on a pizza In one hole, out the other And round the sorrow goes. Fat farms and diet fads Whilst craving chocolate muffins Lose it one… Read More I See A Weighty Issue… Day 27 #OctPoWriMo
Caustic words, nonchalantly spoken Your indifference leaves me broken Reflection points to your conceit ..selfish, greedy… forever forgiven. * A mockery of me, my heart and all Pensively fought…. Oh how I fall Irony ponders your ridicule of me Self-defamation my one vanity! *** Word Prompts: Sorry or Forgive *** I wrote this with my past… Read More Vanity… Day 26 #OctPoWriMo
Through the floor, Is a pathway of tiny crimson petals from spiky stems. * The last drip of a warm sunset burns still. * A smooth breeze moves effortlessly through the crowd, who stand on freshly cut, greenest grass – eating stilettos – kissing the cheeks of guest & maid, breathing through multicoloured curls & waves,… Read More Wedding Days End… Day 25 #OctPoWriMo
Eyes of brocade reach out, as Cannonades of fury – Like confetti – Rain down: A conflicting fire – A tangible beauty… With a cantabile call to Kill and love the senses. A master of ego A ruler of mental love: Compulsion. Stronger than a ‘heart-string. A consort A love, A ruler, A Devil and a God… Read More Such Sweet Sorrow… Day 24 #OctPoWriMo
Pebbles of sweat popcorns pop in my tummy I’m not there yet Twisting my hair cotton balls clog up my lungs I’m nearly there Withered, fatigued weights burden both legs, but Challenge Achieved! *** Word Prompt: Challenge *** Link up yours or check out the other participants at the #OctPoWriMo blog. And please do comment before… Read More Challenge Achieved… Day 23 #OctPoWriMo
. Writing for me is… Like breathing I’m randomly blessed * * * Poetry Writing Prompt: Random Link up yours or check out the other’s at the other’s at the #OctPoWriMo blog. And please do comment before leaving. 😀
. The blood in my veins still flows Pumping though putrefied Praying for Purification. The clocks may tick but never tock – mocked And stifling storms blow, brewing – Till finally turning toward sunshine’s seductive sedation. Pruned nails get chewed and bleed Powdered cheeks smudge with salty tracks. Evidence of secrets. Children grow and they… Read More Seeking out… Day 21 #OctPoWriMo
. Pretty baby holding my thumb. Smelly nappy, crusty hairline Late night squealing makes tired Mum. How I wish that you were mine. * Powdered milk, grey sloppy food. Talcum powder after bath time. Early mornings and frazzled mood. How I wish that you were mine. * You’ll toddle and wobble about. Broken toys, expanded… Read More I Wish That You Were Mine: Day 20 #OctPoWriMo
. One moment Passes Like thawing snow Drip drops and dissipates With the Crisp cool grasp Of time It follows That soreness Shouts-out and soars Intestinally squeezing Teases the senses Storms the skull Burying and resisting Such doubts Beneath the bony cap Another moment Like sunlight’s Affection Cradles the smooth sweet Caress of love It… Read More Moments: Day 19 #OctPoWriMo