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UK Poet Dave Whippman

Tanka Buildings fall, streets flood: An aerial view of distress. Most suffering, though, has no image. It takes its victims unseen; Does not recede like water. Dave Whippman is a UK poet and prose writer. He lives in the north of England. ________________________________________ Thanks for reading Poets for Tsunami Relief. Please consider a donation to…

Poet Joanna Lee

Prayers in rough wood My prayers in rough wood are strung up with twine and hope, spiral like incense to an unhearing heaven, float back to the ears of men Who with gentle hands unfold my finger-petals, suck out from cupped palm the splinters of unborn dreams, catch the bleeding dew of faith. Joanna Suzanne…

Poet Kirsten Shaw

Bent to pray Spring flowers pause in silence from their bloom it’s not meant to be like this On the news they recount a cost worth more than any jackpot luck The watching close their desperate eyes heads not turned but bent to pray Hoping it’s not too late for love to change the world…

Poet Joe Hesch

La Luna Piena Last night’s full moon, resplendent in its frost-haloed glory, shone like the brightest pearl, perched on a phosphorescent-ringed half-shell, like Botticelli’s Venus. Or maybe like a silver stone dropped into the deepest-blue pool, and there emitting concentric ripples of gold, turquoise, and pink, and a light beyond white, casting shadows so dense…

Poet Kellie Elmore

Funeral for Revelations Sun Gray mist rains on the mourning, smothering earths ember as she is laid to rest. Trumpets sound, a lonesome hymn across rolling hills and swallowed valleys. In the darkest hour, clarity rains an immortal dew, settling ash atop a new harvest. Kellie Elmore lives in East Tennessee. She’s been writing since…