This but trash #poetry #earthweal

This but trash‘tis but trash, thisthing for which you wish:leave it, it is choking upthe Earth, your desirefor more, always moreyou have enoughyou givenothingexceptyourselfaway.Abandon it:burn brightinto the blessedlight of day. © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved Written for earthweal The pandemic and resultant lockdowns certainly got me thinking about how much junk I have in my life that I... Continue Reading →

The knot in my stomach #poetry #poem

There’s a knot in my stomachwhich was not what I wanted butguess what?You can't always get what you want.But if you try sometimes...What I need?Not to feel this way. This knot is not from want but from need. © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved Written for dVerse Tonight, Mish is hosting quadrille, and she has asked... Continue Reading →

Prešeren Day, 8 February 2021

Today is a public holiday in Slovenia, in celebration of the National Poet, France Prešeren. A public holiday in honour of a poet: how wonderful! I wanted to be the first to wish you 'Happy Prešeren Day!' and tell you a bit more about the poet's life and works. France Prešeren Prešeren was born in... Continue Reading →

This is not a Yoga Mat #poetry #dVerse

This is not a yoga mat, this ismuscles tensed and taughtand sweat, this isthree house moves andtwo different countries this is acceptance of the moment, this is my homelike place, this is exactly where I need to be, this ismy safe space, this is where I grow:A push beyond the boundaries of my comfort zone;a place where... Continue Reading →

A Wayside Wonder #poetry #dVerse

Christmas 1990. The year I lost my mother.I was to spend it with my AuntieTo offer respite to my grieving fatherguarding against pain, unconsciously, I threwmyself into the wonder of ithardly being able to keep still Christmas night, sooff to Midnight Mass we wentto give poor old Saint Nick a chanceto visit.It isn't so much... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Don Matthews Trilogy #8

G'day readers! More madcap mayhem with a serious twist from the mind of Aussie poet Don Matthews today. If you like this, you'll love Don's very own website, The Flippant, Comic, and Serious. If you're lucky you may even get to meet Priscilla, the Cat of Many Colours (featured in one of her many guises... Continue Reading →

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