Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Quote of the Week by Emily Grace

Quote of the Week
by Emily Grace

Books by Emily Grace, The Writing Siren

We have a special treat for you today:
an original poem by up-and-coming writer
Emily Grace, The Writing Siren.

Friday, November 30, 2018

"Ancient Script of Lovecontu" by Kaitlynzq

Ancient Script of Lovecontu
by Kaitlynzq

Ancient Script of Lovecontu  by Kaitlynzq

Poet Kaitlynzq shares excerpts from her audio poem Ancient Script of Lovecontu. Make sure you listen to the audio poem description below to get a sense of her melodic narration. You can also read my review and enter our exclusive giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the audio poem.
Kaitlynzq is also offering our readers two special deals:
1. A discount of 20% off the purchase price of the Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem. Simply enter code 763620 at the checkout (offer expires 15 January 2019).
2. A discount of 10% off the Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set. Included in this audio set: Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem, Legend of Song de Light audiobook, Legend of Song de Light audio play. Simply enter coupon code booksdirect10 at the checkout (offer valid 14 to 21 December 2018). In addition, if you purchase Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set by the end of 21 December, you will receive a $3 virtual gift card via email by 22 December to apply towards the purchase of any of the author’s books (gift card valid for 30 days).

You can read about Kaitlynzq's audiobook Legend of Song de Light in my previous blog post.

The story within Ancient Script of Lovecontu contains words of
caresses around
as a cocoon of soft cashmere
accompanied by sweet aroma
allures to intimate nearness
remains a velvet kiss
Multiple poems designed to connect to form a story like a heart’s breath.

“...Oh, actually, that’s how I’m feeling...
A breeze, melodic in pace…”
“...Captivated, she draws nearer
Closer to...than she’s ever gone before…”
“...Water leaked from my eyes…”
“...And begins to sing…”

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.

In Ancient Script of Lovecontu, the author weaves four exquisite poems into one. We are treated to rhythmical phrases that evoke each of the five senses, leading us to experience every sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell. The poems center on the themes of loneliness and the need to belong and feel wanted. All presented in the author’s own voice that feels like a warm caress.
Kaitlynzq, “thank you for being you.”

About the Author
My fictional stories are written from the inside view 
of a character’s interior heart-that
beautiful, vulnerable, intimate space
feelings, desires, needs, dreams
a blend of
delicate feather ripples of heart waves
needs, feelings, dreams, desires
quiet, gentle heart strings
tender, continuous
soft, vulnerable air mist
circles, weaves to caress
a sonic sea of heart’s breath
Woven into audio books that are recorded in my voice with a medley of music as a heart’s wave into downloadable mp3 files; audio plays adapted from the audio books, and layered into pdf files like a heart’s song; audio poems that are multiple poems designed to connect to form a story as a heart’s breath; and audio sets that are sets of these interconnected stories with elements from each story that interweave in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath.

Enter our exclusive giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the audio poem Ancient Script of Lovecontu by Kaitlynzq.

Gumroad (see above for coupon codes)

Friday, September 28, 2018

"Flecks of Red" by Melyssa Harmon

Flecks of Red:
A Poetry Anthology on Mental Illness
by Melyssa Harmon

Flecks of Red: A Poetry Anthology on Mental Illness by Melyssa Harmon

Melyssa Harmon stops by today to share an excerpt from Flecks of Red: A Poetry Anthology on Mental Illness, a collection of poetry written by those affected by mental illness.

Flecks of Red is a unique collection of poetry written by those affected by mental illness. It began as a poetry contest and blossomed into a national fundraiser for DBSA, the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of America. If you or a loved one suffers from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD and other similar illnesses there is sure to be a poem within this collection that will speak to you.

Sorrowful Slumber by Melyssa A. Harmon
Full moon bright shines down to light
My tired shoulders, another night
Of endless toss and constant turn,
In dreams my sorrowful heart does burn,
Need, like fury, deep it creeps
From mind to mouth to ear it seeps
Seeking in you he innocent child
Of yesteryear, my heart beguiled,
To right finally the wrong of my youth
My shameful heart be dying proof
That wish an dream wrap warm your heart
In apology sincere, now years apart.
Heart on sleeve, blushed cheeks of red
Spinning thoughts entrap my head
Low and hung in sorrow deep,
To go without I cannot sleep
As slumber reminds I've yet to say,
I'd change in a heartbeat that fateful day
Returning to you years plagued with me,
Dear Amy I am so sorry.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“Feeling connected to other people affected by mental illness is vital and Flecks of Red offers an important reminder, none of us are alone. Each of the anthology’s writers has a voice that is unique, brave and valuable... I can’t imagine anyone not relating to at least one of these poems. Here’s to vulnerability - it’s a beautiful and powerful thing!” ~ Melissa R.
“What an amazing book. Loved the personal passages from the authors. I read the poems and then the personal pieces and went back and read the poems again. What an amazing talented group of writers. Book is very well put together and would highly recommend for anyone and everyone to read.” ~ Linn Hawley
“Beautifully curated book full of poetry that truly touches you when you least expect it to. If you are going through or are close to someone with mental illness you can definitely feel the depths that some of these poems go. Truly wonderful read. Thank you!” ~ Kimberly Rutledge
“This touched me in a way I didn't know possible. It means the world to know I'm not alone in my thoughts and feelings.” ~ Amazon Customer
“This is one of the finest poetry books I have read.” ~ kwame1977

About the Author
Melyssa Harmon
I have been writing poetry since age 12. My life influences include Coach Roger Freeborn and Dr. Robert Schuller. My first collection of poetry was awarded the Pacific Northwest Young Author's Conference award through Seattle Pacific University. I have been writing since then as well as publishing fanzines, a magazine and now a poetry anthology. This latest endeavor began as an online poetry contest and flourished into a fundraiser for the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance. It has been a labor of love collecting poetry for a variety of writers that identify with mental illness.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

"Journeys Unsilenced" by Senti Ncube

Journeys Unsilenced
by Senti Ncube

Journeys Unsilenced by Senti Ncube

Senti Ncube stops by today to share an excerpt from Journeys Unsilenced, his debut book of poetry.

Journeys Unsilenced poetically expresses thoughts and feelings experienced along the journey of life. This book will take you through life's highs and lows from an introspective and empathetic point of view.
Come along for the journey and see where it takes you!

In My Dreams
She gives me a feeling I haven’t felt in quite a while,
And she only enhances it with her effervescent smile.
Light shines in her eyes where her beauty is kept;
Her soft, glowing eyes show me soulful depth.
An element of shyness only adds to her attraction,
Which caused me to have this impulse reaction.
Beautiful on the outside, but more so in;
Her kindness is genuine having no end.
In my dreams, I could never reach through,
But maybe in reality, I could reach out for you.
Life Perspectives
Somewhere a sunset is a sunrise.
Somewhere a sunrise is a sunset.
Our viewpoint shapes how we see the sun…
And life.
You can do
Great things invisibly OR small things visibly.
Unfortunately, perception is reality.

[Want more? Click below to read another excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“This book really speaks to in-depth emotions. The way you articulate various feelings in a poetic form is absolutely amazing!” ~ AC1234

About the Author
Senti Ncube
Senti Ncube moonlights as a writer in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he writes about any intriguing topic relating to the human condition. His words will take you on journeys, causing you to reflect and give thought to various situations.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

"Love Poems" by Dr. Tony Beizaee

Love Poems
by Dr. Tony Beizaee

Love Poems by Dr. Tony Beizaee

Author Dr. Tony Beizaee stops by today to share an excerpt from his debut book of poetry, Love Poems.

Explore the Beauty of the Human Heart and Spirit!
A collection of romantic Love Poems intermingled with passages of spiritual enlightenment, Love Poems promises to take the reader on a sublime journey of both written imagery and visual artwork by the author, guiding them to the truth behind what LOVE is and how it connects us all …
When you read Love Poems, you’ll enter Dr. Tony Beizaee’s special world of love, connection, and openness. You’ll learn how to forgive, explore the all-encompassing nature of love, and feel the touch of someone special in his words. You’ll also delight at the heartfelt and touching artwork illustrations, lovingly created by Dr. Tony, himself. Born from author’s profound imagination as he searches for answers to the ultimate question, Love Poems is a collection like no other.
This beautiful book will have a huge impact on your heart. Get ready to be swept away by Dr. Tony!
When you order this fresh and fascinating book of love, you’ll discover a wonderful new perspective. You will feel Dr. Tony’s passion and absorb his life wisdom in the 25 love poems he shares in this powerful book:
My Love
Your Devoted Loving Hands
The Sea Of Love
My Longing tears
Love Vows
The Season Of Love
Love Touched Me
The Blanket Of Love
Your Loving touch
The Attainment
Love enfolds Forgiveness
Vanished into Love
Open thine own heart
The Sunrise Of Love
The Infinite
Inception Of Love
Secret Place
The Anatomy Of Heart
Loving Souls
The Prayers
Face Of Love
Don’t miss this chance to feed your heart the beauty it craves. Get your copy of Love Poems today and let your spirit fly free!

My Beloved,
My fervent Solemn passion,
My LOVE bound to you
My Darling, I am entirely thine
As kindling in pure Formidable flame
My Beloved, My precious love
My better self,
If the moment of Immortality
Unveil to exist between us
I shalt whisper your Beloved name
As phantom of delight
Riveting as melodious
As mating birds
My Beloved,
My fervent Solemn passion,
Your elegance and beauty
As begotten rapturous vibrant
ebullient portrait of LOVE
As blissful birth of precious
glittering mother of pearl
Invigorating to purify
my tumultuous untamed heart
My Immortal Angel,
My Dearest LOVE
My Joyful Darling
My eyes, worships Your Eyes
In pure adoration
My eyes can NO longer
hide my addiction
My Immortal Beloved
The LOVE of sublimity,
Should I not let my eyes
become lit, before YOUR eyes
As my heart’s pupil of febrile eyes
Dives in your endless ocean
of LOVE to be drowned in ecstasy
My Beloved,
My fervent Solemn passion,
My hunger has become a fain of fasting
My Darling,
Your Lips, a provocative budding beauty
which Loves to flaunts itself
shalt be my eternal
Adoring site of pilgrimage,
As my tender lips, as nourishing
As endless waves of ocean
can not resist rushing to wet
to rescue YOUR thirst of ecstasy
My Beloved,
My fervent Solemn passion,
Faithfullest heart,
My Love bound to you, As we stem
As rose garden of Elysium
As sweet scent of LOVE
Emanating from the blossoms
As our tender hands entangled
with Majestic Red Robe Of LOVE
As Our eyes wed
For moment of eternal serenity
to cast our Hearts net in endless
ocean of sublime ecstasy
to capture our own image of ONENESS
My Immortal Beloved
Sanctuary of Love, My Darling,
I am entirely Thine,
I clasp the hand of Love
As I clasp my body
As fortitude of Love
Against YOUR body,
The Citadel of Heaven,
As my lips penetrates the silence
to whisper tenderly in Thy Beloved ears;
As My hearts infinite tender majesty
Shalt illuminate the Devine promise of bliss
As it echoes in eternity,
As my heart decorate the tent of LOVE
My Beloved, My fervent
My Solemn passion,
My Darling, My precious one,
My soul exclaimed in delight jubilation
My Beloved LOVE
As I am fain to see THEE
in the Bethel of LOVE,
For Eternity
Forever Thine
Forever Ours

[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“Dr. Tony Beizaee masterfully entwines the power of heart-felt poetry and striking images to weave a Rumi-esque gem in book form. Love Poems is a cosmic force to be reckoned with, that will awaken every crease and corner of your soul.” ~ Eva Xanthopoulos, Founder of Poehemian Press
“Dr. Tony Beizaee weaves matters of the heart with human spirituality effortlessly in this compendium of poems that explores love in its many forms. Metaphors sing off the page in these excellent verses. Prepare to be transported to a world of romance and passion.” ~ Lauren Rickard, writer and journalist for EastLondonLines
“You’ll read these verses with your heart as much as your eyes as you touch love, drift in an ocean of ecstasy. Love Poems, by Dr. Tony Beizaee, nurtures blossoming hearts and heals those mourning love lost.” ~ Cornelia Amiri, Romance Author
“His feverous passion runs through each stanza which he has deftly orchestrated to illuminate his profound imagination when it comes to seeking the answers to questions that plague the human psyche.” ~ Amelia Vandergast, Author
Love Poems is an extraordinary poetry collection that takes each reader on an amorous quest through the realm of spiritual awakening and enlightenment.” ~ Eva Xanthopoulos, Founder of Poehemian Press

About the Author
Dr. Tony Beizaee
Tony B. Beizaee, D.M.D., is a passionate innovator who has held multiple roles through his life, from dentist and entrepreneur, all the way to abstract artist and author. His unwavering dedication to philanthropy has earned him the reputation as an ambassador of positive change and compassionate community leader. Ultimately, Tony is driven by five key principles: integrity, spirituality, growth, love, and compassion. Combining these cornerstones, he serves as a devout advocate for the Jewish Voice, with Mission to awaken people to their God-given greatness. His ultimate aspiration is to create a legacy that will continue positively impacting people for generations to come.