Passion #Haiku 276

For this week: the rain came, dousing fire raging within; like smoke, it drifts and fades. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #276. This week's prompt words are Forest and Whisper. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Passion #Haiku 276

Longing #Haiku 262

Ripples of longing, waves rushing to shore, as time winding its way home. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #262. This week's prompt words are RIPPLE and WIND. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" … Continue reading Longing #Haiku 262

Longing #Haiku 256

  Dashing here and there, longing will never be stilled. Not all hope is lost. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #256. This week's prompt words are hope and dash. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Longing #Haiku 256

Longing #Haiku 254

  Sweet as it may be, the heart trembles with longing only to know 'home'. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #254. This week's prompt words are sweet and heart. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Longing #Haiku 254

Longing #Haiku

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #202. This week's prompt words are fragile and heartbeat. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are new to writing haiku. Challenge yourself! 🙂     heart's not shatter-proof, it beats, thunderous … Continue reading Longing #Haiku

Breathless #Haiku Challenge 200 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 200 with prompt words - ire, fire   This is Ronovan's 200th consecutive weekly challenge - amazing feat for keeping it up!  So he gives us "ire" and "fire"? 🙂     fire rages on, heat consuming, rising ire breathless possession. ~ FlorenceT   © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts … Continue reading Breathless #Haiku Challenge 200 @RonovanWrites

Contemporary poetry I commend to you

Lit World Interviews

I have been reading poetry lately, not the Whitman, Cummings or Oliver but of contemporary poets, many of whom shared their creations first on social media before making it to traditional publication.

Who hasn’t heard of New York Times bestselling author, Rupi Kaur with Milk and Honey (2014),  her debut collection of poetry and prose collection of poems, and the recent The Sun and Her Flowers (2017).  Both books address the ebb and flow of life – triumph and loss, joy and hurt, trauma and healing – in essence tracing the universality of the human condition.

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Then there is the works of Lang Laev, born to Cambodian parents in a refugee camp in Thailand and raised in Sydney. She is the author of 5 collections of poems and prose, the most successful being Lullabies (2014) and Love and Misadventure (2013).  Her other collections include

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Earth delights #Haiku Challenge 179 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 179 with prompt words - Flare, Steam     Passion erupting Light showers, the earth rumbles Effervescent life. ~ FlorenceT   And if you are wondering... 🙂 Flare = erupting Steam = effervescent © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.