Three new titles for poetry available now on the Website at deerbrookeditions.com all are accomplished poets. They Join the rank of Deerbrook poets, all of whom garner recognition in some way. In the spirit of poetry month (aren’t we lucky, the powers that be give us a full month to wave the poetry flag).
Sarah White’s poems resonate the irony of glory and human love.
Beautiful Day by JR Solonche has delight and sorrow, insights and more.
Poetry is like getting dropped off in New Orleans.
Meditations on what cannot be seen, the music of memory.
The birds can sing and I get them.
Ringing a bell. Now three new titles, all poetry, available from the Website with free shipping.
Djelloul Marbrook, author of Brushstrokes and glances, sent me this link to a new poem on writingforpeace.org. Djelloul also has an excellent new poetry collection called Brash Ice from Leaky Boot Press.
we are never really free. As the song goes. Don’t dreams have a way of working for us creatively and by sorting out big questions of the self? Interpretations are best left to the dreamer and not those who want to make symbols and apply them as meanings to be used again as from a dream dictionary. That is not to say that images will not turn up from ideas, memories, ancient art, alchemy, initiations, stories, and myths. They can make questions bigger or show us something we pondered about in more simple terms, whether or not they actually answer any questions at all, it may be enough to be engaged in thinking about our lives from a dream perspective.
Here is a favorite poem from Where it Goes by Martina Reisz Newberry.
FLINT for Penelope
The tears. Where would we be
without the brine of tears?
Tasted blurred vision,
pain relinquished, escaping slowly,
heart waste, basted,
tears wrung out, dry tears,
tear upon tear,
tears that will not fall
even in our sleep
from what well of hearts
run down cold window panes,
late November fog,
brain fog, lifted,
sweat on the cold
metal of the mind,
cobweb of relished dreams
glimmering in morning sun,