Plaashek (Uys Krige)

Plaashek (Uys Krige) Bloedrooi die alwyn langs die slingerpad. Dis of daar vonke uit elk vuurpyl spat. Maar niks, niks roer nie…net ‘n luggie wat skrams aan die ritselende grassate vat. Daarbo die blou, blou lug, daaronder die rivier wat deur die boorde kronkel met ‘n groen swier. Niks stoor die yle swewende Bergstilte hier. […]

Beyond Words

Originally posted on Pen Your Heart On Paper:
“Some of my friends claim that there’s more to this poem than what meets the eye.?I wonder why. I mean, I was pretty direct and plain with my words. ?Dimension in another dimension? “ It is what it is. Right?? Dear sleep, It’s no news that we’re…

You must stop reminiscing at every date.

Author: Monica Byrne My wonderful father, at age 76, has won a poetry prize. Here is the winning poem: “You Must Stop Reminiscing at Every Date,” about my mother. By Donald E. Byrne Jr., published in Red Clay Review, November 2017. Posted with permission. Read it aloud. ~ We do the annual calendar together: I […]

Drowned like puppies

By TheAnxietyJunkie I’ve seen my share of sad men Down and outs by the bus station Sharing cigarette butts and sherry, Clean shaven men in traffic jams Twisting the dials of their radios Searching in the static for Something better, something other. I have seen men fall from grace Like meteors they plunged Into greasy […]

night’s alchemy

Originally posted on yaskhan:
Fireflies lambent In twilight’s emerald hue… Night lays bare its scent. Fireplace burns hushed time As crackle of flames glitter On evening’s chemise… Satiny stars flicker Splattering across ebony Breathing jeweled dew… Night’s alchemy lures Syncopated rhapsody In moonlit octave… Sleep shadows the eyes Like keeper of the night Stars rhythm…

october stars

Originally posted on yaskhan:
In the poetry of stars I sing songs of solitude In an awakening night The wind slips me dreams… Clouds and moon play peek-a-boo Gathering dancing shadows On a siver dewed landscape A breeze anchors me Among night blossoms A virginal moon plays Song of the stars