In the early morning hours, I heard the pattering feet from the kittens running in my neighbors apartment. I smell roses as I wash my face. The cool water warming to my routine. Then I notice the clouded skies and hear the crow caw. The kids are being picked up by the school bus, it’s … Continue reading Haibun Wednesday – A Go Dog Go Cafe Challenge
I am so very excited for Donna’s new Haibun challenge! Be sure to check it out!
Welcome to Go Dog Go Cafe’s Inaugural Haibun Wednesday!
A bit of background…
If you’ve been around the cafe awhile, you might know that I was working through 100 Poetry Forms with the help of Robert Brewer at Writer’s Digest. But of late, I found myself struggling and not wanting to write. The forms were complicated and not at all what I wanted to be working on, so, last month, I decided to let the challenge go. This letting go is not something I do easily; instead, I tend to keep a death grip on things, doing more and more until I crash in exhaustion. The truth is, I’m still learning how to be a well-functioning human (at 51 😂), and each time we say yes to something, we say no to something else. By continuing the 100 Poetry Form challenge, I was saying no to learning and practicing…
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Super excited to announce that I am part of this issuse!
Issue IV: hades (the unseen) will be released on Wednesday, 22nd December. Our final issue of 2021 will feature the incredible work of our contributors listed below.
Eva Korošec | Bithika Halder | Lisa Perkins
Barbara Harris Leonhard | Daya Bhat
Caitlin Kendall | Matt Thomas | Ingrid Wilson
Corinna Board | Shreyasi Poddar
Ellie Morfou | Howard Young | Greta Unetich
Sarah Bellum Mental | Jodie Duffy
Kait Quinn | Karen E. Fraser | Namoe
Emma Major | Jaya Avendel
Charles T. Low | Malgosia Ip | Christina Hennemann
Caitlan Docherty | Snehal
Christian Ward | Richard LeDue | Jennifer Patino
Leona | Kate MacAlister
Fatima Shoaib Qazi | Rebecca Kenny
Maple and cranberry leaves Taste the melting Snow It seemed to radiate A certain amount Of ancient hickory And fire I lifted the last leaf From the toadstool To find the ancient city Of the fae folk That only appeared in The autumn light It's funny cause I wrote this as a response to an … Continue reading And Fire – A Free Verse Poem by Leona
Need some inspiration for December? Join the Once Upon a December Challenge! 🙂
For December, I look to book titles related to Christmas, the month of December, and Winter for inspiration.
The books that these prompts are drawn from represent many different voices and points of view. I hope that you find them as evocative as I do.
I LOVE posting your prompt responses on Brave & Reckless. I welcome your poetry, prose, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, and art. I will accept responses to any of December’s prompts on any day, but will not start publishing them on Brave & Reckless until December 1st.
Email your prompt responses with a short bio and a suggested image email@example.com.
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The we inside Ask about news Of where to go What to think How to be Can you answer Us As we shape Form Mold Into a person That does not Have a dawn
--dried flowers enter in a new dawn-- lazy that’s what they call you --fingers twist and wonder always-- Do I even know my name? --flaxen hair sticks To the backs-- Mother Is no longer here --the gods fear this Un-definite-- Hades shall Swallow me whole --Am I unknown--
Mark my words Antony For just as Ra Brings the sun and Horus brings time So I will Becon my love To you . Try to leave Try to fly away But my words will Reach you . For the spell Has been cast And prayers have Been asked The art of my Love has … Continue reading Cleopatra-A Free Verse Poem by Leona
You expected me to Dream In yellows and blues But I told you that I'm not from this part of town You expected me to Love In red panda kisses But I told you that I don't like the big city light You asked me to Sing The way I did in the month of … Continue reading Always Traveled Alone – A Free Verse Poem by Leona
I am beyond excited and proud to announce that this anthology is now published!! Please read below to learn more about the project!
Great day in the morning, it’s finally time! This year’s poetry anthology “Wilderness of Soul” is now available for purchase here:
In addition, if you are looking for a copy signed by me, you can contact me via the blog with your information. A small launch party with a few of the poets in the area will take place later this month at William Oliver’s Publick House. Bring a copy your book to have it signed by some of the authors (limited copies will be for sale at the event), enjoy a few readings, and celebrate with us. More news on that to come as details are finalized.
A percentage of the proceeds from “Wilderness of Soul” will be donated to SummitStone Health Partners, a local organization that provides help for mental health and addiction disorders. You can find out more about them here: https://www.summitstonehealth.org/
Please think about buying…
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