Pulse #Haiku Challenge 188 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 188 with prompt words - quick, slip     As the slip glides down, Blood quickens, his eyes entranced A death long coming. ~ FlorenceT     © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  


Contemporary poetry I commend to you

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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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Bound To this place Forever, I’ll be Destined Never to leave.  Bound I surrender To you, wholly To sensations New, exhilarating.  For as long As you are here Freely, I submit To silken bonds Sweet pain. -FlorenceT © 2014 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work. Image courtesy of... Continue Reading →

#Haiku Challenge 100 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 100 with prompt words - Top, Light Atop the choc mount Alluring taste of sweetness Brings enlightenment. ~ FlorenceT   Congratulations Ronovan, on hitting a century! This is the 100th haiku prompt challenge on RonovanWrites. Background image is 'La Belle Romaine' by Amedeo Modigliani. Don't you love the shape of real women...?... Continue Reading →

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