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About A Poem A Day Challenge

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” ~ William Wordsworth After a successful year of running the A Poem A Day Challenge every third week of the month, it’s time...

Feast by Carol Ronaldson

On this unfriendly rain stained winter day, my heart is curled up in my stomach memories as my lady loved ones lay out a feast for my heart. Granny is summer, peeling Paw-Paw while hot Mulberry jam spits on the...

A LETTER TO MY GOD: A Letter of Joy, a Letter Love by Jazz Africa

Pain you remove, joy is here Life you brought, life you bring Thankful I am You are Almighty Sobering disbelief in my ear Denial rules Pain stays, I am fooled Lord is God, I forget Midnight, rain pours, I recollect...

For Milla by Esther van der Vyver

My daughter staggering under the weight of her dream red eyed calls my name in her crumpled sleep. the mother, the mother kisses the sweaty skin, soothes with her voice her knees creaking next to the bed praying to the...

I Wash My Dishes by Esther van der Vyver

I wash my dishes the long knives warm under my hands smooth like my dreams and as sharp I dream of love with no loss of sex with no regret no misunderstanding I dream of beginnings of motion also of...