Cosmic Radiance by Jeff Flesch

I walk along the forest floor, watching as the mysteries pour forth blooming evergreen weeds, struggling up through the ground looking to see if anyone’s around they always wink at me relating a resilience and a broad-spectrum playfulness hidden inside the stars heavens, a mirror takes two seconds more to notice in the dew lingering…

INSPIRATION by Michael Walters

Ian knew being creative meant a lot of perspiration Not that his muse always appreciated it She was as fickle as they came Pouting when he offered her the wrong sacrifices It made it difficult for him to get his novel done Reaching for the brandy, he poured a healthy fifth and pounded it back…

Argentina by Shobana Gomes

Argentina, I have heard about you… You were of days gone old, Sultry looks, pouty lips, a sculptured face, Your sensuousness redeemed a nation’s creed. Argentina, the crops once grew wild, Where the wars ravaged the gardens that thrived, I often thought about the way The Americas shook with rage, At the wickedness that besieged…

A Balloon by Dr. Shailja Sharma

A balloon  flew  off my car and got lost on the highway I think it was my childhood I had to keep  driving It had not popped though I realized when I met my brother yesterday after 100 long years -DR. SHAILJA SHARMA This poem was first published in Literary Yard in July 2021.  It is…

Running Through the Flowers by Jeff Flesch

the road unfolds along a dirt abode, where travelers come together seeking shelter from the storm rising with the sun, learning more in the afternoon glow, hints of colors so vivid, we are off and on the run towards the sunset, looking to the love within the window we’ve called forth on this conquest, we…

DIFFICULT by Michael Walters

(AN ACROSTIC POEM) Don’t just do the easy things It isn’t as rewarding, it isn’t as satisfying For when you do the hard things, the amazing is possible For when you do the hard things, the needed is done It gives you back so much than the effort put in Culminating in the feeling of…

A Question of Geometry by Charles Lyman

Then the dragonfly flew, squaring the corner, came up the ramp toward the door of the portable classroom — a low, hovering student enrolled. She pivoted suddenly, shunning my handshake and greeting; sharp corner before flying back over the sidewalk.  She measured the smooth cement squares length by width, squaring her corners to match the…

May this Song be Sung by Jeff Flesch

tears are like open wounds that never lie, on that we can rely and, try as we might we are never truly sure, only ever, may we relish in the fervor of yesterday’s delight, pushing us further… and, as time expands our heart-center’s beingness, we live in this moment, transcending the calling card of tomorrow’s…

Listen Up There Rhyming Board by Don Matthews

Listen up there Rhyming Board(Yes you lot in the sky)I have a group of rhymersWho cheer me as I try Please don’t disappoint themDon’t come down on me hardI want to write new poetryI’m not another Bard Don’t worry ’bout my grammaBlindfold your eyes to ain’tI might spell great as ‘trifficI’m no-ones poet saint I’m…

When Your Cup Runneth Over by Shobana Gomes

I was thinking the other day about how long it took me to be bold enough to showcase my writing to the literary world. I had always kept it private, not wanting anyone to know that I had this knack of writing down my thoughts or delving into the deepest part of my soul to…

The Last Two Minutes of Humanity by Rahul Gaur

Everything we don’t know ages us. And because we don’t know a lot, we live so little. It is said that if we compressed the universe’s history in a 24 hour day, human life would come to fruition just 2 minutes before midnight. This is a truth that stays on the edges of our grey…

Earth by Diana Menezes

What if the mountains did more than just expand their chest?What if the rivers carried secrets andnot just tears of withering hearts?Does a moon lend its lightonly in darkness anddo leaves fall to show us how to let go?Do stars speak through their glimmer,is that why we gasp as they   tumble out of the sky?Is…

The Enchanted Forest by Saania Saxena

Not far from sight Lies a forest I’ve never seen The trees and the bushes Glimmeringly green I take tiny steps As I walk into the mist To a world of enchantment I never knew would exist The day has begun With the sun wide awake The endearing tweeting of birds The dawn chorus they…

Morning in the Desert by Nick Pipitone

Watching the horizon, bright sun high above baking the desert this lonely morning I came here for mystical union, for total silence but the mighty sun cares not this morning What of the Desert Fathers, who searched for love retreated to their cells in the morning? Did they unlock secrets, away from violence find perfect…

I Breathe in the Ocean by Jeff Flesch

is it so difficult to grasp the meaning of a life lived upon the grasslands, meadows, deserts, forests, and seas, which, we see within our mirrored view in contrast? reflecting upon this question at last… I ponder the feeling stirred upon an ocean of everlasting love, and grace seen within the beauty of human capacity…