I’ve continued to send out my poems to online and print publications, and I’m thrilled that some of them have been published in the last few months.
Here are links to poems you can read online:
- “Time Change” – poem in Amethyst Review
- “Mother” – a poem in The Way Back To Ourselves (previously published here on the blog)
- “Reunion” – prose poem in Verse/Virtual (product of a recent 100-word story writing challenge)
- “Caught” – poem in Heart of Flesh Literary Journal
And two with a paywall:
- “Annunciation” – poem in Solum Journal (99 cent download)
- “A Poem’s Not a Thing” and “A Story,” – two poems in Time of Singing (a quarterly print journal, $18 per year)
Here is my sonnet “A poem’s not a thing,” for your fee-free enjoyment. Thank you as always for reading.
A poem’s not a thing, a sharp machine That clanks and moves according to the law Of physics, speaking only through a screen And rendered mute by some mechanic flaw. Still less is it an illusive, lovely dream Made in the image of my own desire, Falseness that wears the mask of truth, to seem Convincing till consumed by honest fire. A poem is a child, and I must bear Her weight until she’s ready to come out, Protecting her with walls of silence where She meditates her own triumphant shout. And you – the father, lover, listener? Get ready … here she comes … you’re catching her…