I am on holiday (honest!) but just wanted to tell you about this fantastic new publication, Issue IV of Free Verse Revolution Literary Magazine, which is available for download now. The theme was Hades (the Unseen), and I opted to write a sonnet on Persephone, kidnapped by Hades and unseen for half of the year:
Sunk deep into the dark half of the year
Persephone lies weeping underground
and no one watches where she sheds a tear
for distant spring when she shall rise unbound…
Download your copy to read the rest of the poem, and the many other fantastic poems and prose pieces on offer! This issue also features photography by Leona. Many thanks to editor Kristiana for all the hard work she does at FVR, and for her continued support of my work.
Expect more formal poetry (including sonnets) from me in the New Year. I’m going to try and write more of these…