Tagged: Poetry

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What’s up, Ray?

“What’s up, Ray? Why so quiet?” asked no-one ever… because Ray is too damn active, over-social I’d say, but only when she is ONLINE. The latest news: my blurb for 42 Degrees of Truth (Amazon) is ready – read below my book cover will be posted next week Ray is going to the Festival of Literature (Sweden), in the middle of October Ray is going to the class ‘How to...

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The beauty of Japanese Death Poems

Written by Nathaniel Postell We are obsessed with death – the great beyond, the next journey. We all contemplate death – shook by a fear of the unknown. Craving the knowledge of what is to come yet reluctant to pay the price of admission. Death is inevitable. Painted in that inescapable light, Japanese death poems should be a grim affair. However, this is not the case. Poetry has long held...

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Book cover ALERT! 🤡

What do you think? (May swapped ‘truth’ with ‘truths’ in the last two examples, but right now it doesn’t matter, she’ll fix it later). I think the last one (purple) is interesting, but a bit too empty (space above). My husband liked the one with the blue skies/face – but it looks TOO spiritual (or too military?) to me. It’s so difficult with a cover for poetry book…aaaaaa 🙀😂  

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You aren’t a hero…

My old poem/2017/ You aren’t a hero God-alike, extra-strong Hercules You are “an average Joe” Holding champagne and Sinking in self-discovery, pretentious chat And a blurred haze of memories.  Today you are epic, almost perfect  Tomorrow you are classical And by the time I finish my poem – Antique.  You aren’t a hero Until you know the answers – What my heart desires… You are a fish that can’t swim. Why?...

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Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. Boris Pasternak I changed the title for my poetry book… yesterday evening. Say ‘good bye’ to LEGS, folks, and say ‘hello’ to 42 DEGREES OF TRUTH 😂 I have to explain ‘why’ or ‘how’ it had happen… I was at the library (trying to work there at least 3 times a week) and,...

Life isn’t simple. Writing shouldn’t be either.

Message of the day:  You are the swan… The infinite creative power and The god of sensitive mystic. Believe in yourself and write on!   1. The first draft of ‘Sophia von X’ is ready! 😜 YAY! I know you are REALLY excited to meet my girl, especially when you are looking into her eyes…😻  This is the story about transformation of a simple Sicilian woman (f. teacher) into a very Dangerous Criminal (& the...