So happy to know that my two poems have been accepted in the Writer's Cafe Magazine for the December issues based on the theme "Frost and Dew". Really thankful to the generous editor Marie Lightman for continuously supporting my work and for challenging the writer with a monthly theme. You can read the two poems … Continue reading Two poems published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine Theme “Frost and Dew”- “Winters” and “Anamoly”
I'm very pleased that my poem has been featured in yet another Literary magazine which is a signatory of Pw.org ( Poets and Writers). I'm really grateful to the editors Amit Parmesseur and jane Mayflower for publishing my poem and supporting my work. Pangolin Review is a UK based bimonthly literary publication. Each issue goes online … Continue reading Poetry published in the Pangolin Review Issue 7
Blossom and Boneby Nicole Lyons
In Blossom and Bone, Nicole Lyons’ third collection of poetry, she is unafraid to bare her soul. With never a wasted word, Lyons’ work has a hypnotic immediacy that leaves the reader breathless, as if she were in the room with them, saying; “I am standing here screaming / I live, I live, I love.”
Blossom and Bone is “A beautifully crafted work of art that will punch you in the face with its gritty realism before soothing your wounds with elegant prose, thought provoking lines, and sublime imagery.” – Samuel Decker Thompson
Pantheonby Eric Syrdal
Eric Syrdal’s Pantheon is the novel told in free-verse that you never knew you needed to read. Epic in scope but always deeply rooted in its humanity, it defies genres and expectations.
“Pantheon is a thrilling philosophical journey exploring the depth and meaning for one passing through…
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“A ship that sails without a compass will get lost at sea.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
The cluttered thoughts
in my tangled mind
begging for the sunshine
to make their way through
the cobwebs of uncertainty
and slippery steps of the doubts
I precariously chose my way
out of here
through the dark alleys of the doubts
those treacherous lanes
where I always get lost
looking for my way out and
hoping to get in the right direction
I have lost the map
jumping the hoops of the
rules and regulations
in the patriarchal society
filed to the brim
with its naysayers
with their sardonic mouths
and their grim faces
I’m learning to weave
spun and crochet
a map to my heart
and a pathway to my soul
before I finally get lost
Before I finally get lost.
First Published in Literary Yard, August 2018 I'm an aberration, An anomaly, A certain twist in the tale How do you feel when you masks peel off in layers? and every time you shred your pain and misery You see more layers forming underneath Like the layers of the onion Like the countess scab you … Continue reading Aberration
First Published in Vita Brevis Literature, July 2018
Your memories leave an impression on my soul
like the careless fingers leave on the warm wax
when held gently
that indelible print
like the scars the alabaster moon has
on a dimly moonlit night
Like the endless trails of a worm wriggling and dancing
leaving trails on the bubbling mud
after the monsoon rains
Getting drenched or
maybe mourning the loss of the house
Offered to the rains
/who could tell/
Time stands still and I can count your freckles in the moonlight
When the moon rest as a shadow in the serrated leaves
and my loves rests on the tip of your mole.
resting on the edge of your fleeting smile.
your memories leave an impression on me
like the outline of the drenched bodies
drying on the bench
two souls as one.
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Hurry!! the deadline for Submission is December 31,2018.
Send your 3-5 poems/short fiction pieces along with a short bio in the third person to @email@example.com.
Detailed guidelines in the post below.
It gives me immense pleasure and happiness to share with you that I have been accepted as a Contributing Editor at the Ariel Chart. I’m really thankful to the editor in Chief and founder of the Ariel Chart, Mark Antony Rossi to have given me this wonderful opportunity.
Ariel Chart is a signatory of P&W. (Poets and Writers) Published works are credited in their renown Directory of Writers. ARIEL CHART is dedicated to brevity. Its a monthly journal which publishes poetry and fiction.
Submissions are open for the month of December. We are looking for submission for Poetry and Short Fiction.
If you are interested in submitting something in poetry then please follow the submission guidelines here. The deadline for sending the submissions is December 31, 2018, for January 2019 Issue.
Those shimmering lights
every flicker of light
falling on me.
a new poem,
a new love,
caressing a new emotion
every time I look at you
those ripples in the pond
speaks of my love for you.
First Published in the Ariel Chart How the fear of the unknown births in the corner of my heart Does the burning candle know its destiny? Does the kite flying soaring high in the skies knows that exact moment it will face the ground or does the fish fear for the brutal face of the … Continue reading Unknown
This fills me with happiness to see that two of my poems have been featured on the Madness Muse Press Blog. I"m really thankful to the associate editor Chani Zwibel to have given me the opportunity. Madness Muse was founded in 2016 as a means to publish writing with sociopolitical learnings.Currently it is press dedicated … Continue reading Two poems published in the Madness Muse Press Blog-“Broken” and “Immigrant”
First Published on Life in 10 minutes I can taste the metallic taste of an unsung song lodged in my throat when the sourness of the stale words and verse have sat long enough out in the night it carries the taste of the doom the sadness mixed within gives it a tart taste like … Continue reading Time burns slowly
You don’t want to miss this..am amazing giveaway by Indie Blu(e) Publishing Press.
In honor of the launch of We Will Not Be Silenced, we are holding an amazing Big Book Giveaway! Two lucky winners in the U.S. or Canada will receive an assortment of six books each, including a copy of We Will Not Be Silenced. A lucky International winner will receive four books, including We Will Not Be Silenced.
Entering is simple! Just sign up for Indie Blu(e) Publishing’s Newsletter here. There is no cost to enter. Winners will be selected at random Winners will be selected at random on December 15, 2018.
The editors and contributors are ending our week of events honoring the publication ofWe Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art the way we started it-with a Live Event on Friday, December 7th on Facebook. Our first Live Event was well-attended and really terrific- lots of interaction between the attendees, editors, and book contributors.
Our final live event provides a great opportunity to learn more about the book’s origin, purpose, and its contributors and get some sneak peeks of the powerful content. You will also have a chance to enter some great book giveaways!
seeking company and solace
in a crowded room
oh! the fallacy remains
Striving hard to search for
the eternal soulmates
relationship of convenience
the contradictions sustains
Vows made out of blood
and eternal bonding
witness by the many
the deceptions remains
Blessed and pardoned
by the holy grace
and few pennies
in the charity box
the elusions pertains
Being born in the
land of mortals
seeking a sinless life
at the horizon
the illusion remains
Heading towards the
the inevitable and certain
yet born with a pure soul
the aberration remains.
My piece of Whisper and the Roar today.
“A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
― Chris Cleave, Little Bee
You plucked my wings
feather by feather
pulled it out in pieces
from the blades of my shoulder
You can bloody me all you want
shred me into pieces
and rip them into halves
for everyone to see it.
Your hands sanguine with my
But you can’t douse the
eternal flame in me
the one which is burning
and giving me the intensity
the light of my being
these wounds will heal
and scars will be formed
that is how the life sustains
that is how life is born.
We Will Not Be Silenced is a collection of poetry, prose, essays, and art which shares the lived experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault. It has been pieced together and pioneered by four incredible, courageous women who, in telling their truth, have a raised a chorus of ninety-one other writers and artists. Austin, Daquin, Finch, and Ray have undoubtedly created more than a piece of art. They have blown wind into the sails of change and made a stand which has already altered the lives of many.
We Will Not be Silenced, as the title suggests, paves the way for silence to be shattered. Shame and stigma in society have taught a lesson of ‘stay quiet because no one will believe you’, for too long. The stories in this collection, although difficult to read at times, teach new lessons. Lessons about hope.Lessons about how you are not alone…
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Come read this simple yet profound definition of a happy soul written on a Buddhist Monastery on the way to Leh.
Following lines on A ‘Happy Soul‘ were written at a Buddhist Monastery in Lamayuru, a small hamlet on the way to Leh. Take a look:
Who’s a Happy Soul?
- A Happy Soul stops trying to change others, but instead focuses on changing self.
- A Happy Soul is one who accepts people for who they are and not at their face-value.
- A Happy Soul is one who understands that everyone is right in one’s own perspective.
- A Happy Soul is one who learns to ‘let go’. He does not carry any burdens.
- A Happy Soul is one who is able to drop expectations from every relationship and gives unconditionally for the sake of giving.
- A Happy Soul is one who understands that whatever we do, we do it for our own peace of mind.
- A Happy Soul is one who stops proving to the world how intelligent one is. …
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