Through your Chests by Linda M. Crate.

One of my favourite poets, who’s very prolific, Linda M. Crate had a poem published in Willow lit Mag

‘i will help smash the patriarchy

with these glass slippers they’ve put on my feet

come crashing through the ceiling

with bleeding feet

because i am no stranger to pain’

http://willowlitmag.com/2018/11/25/through-your-chests-by-linda-m-crate/


Poet Showcase. Wanda Deglane.

Hello!

I hope your week is going smoothly so far. I want to share with you a poet that is relatively new to me, Wanda Deglane. In her debut collection of poetry Rainlily she writes about the journey of healing from sexual assault. Something I am experiencing myself. Her poetry really is powerful, and raw.

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You can read her writing at

Inside the Bell Jar Ghost Girl

Dodging the Rain In my Defense

You scrape yourself off your bed in the morning
And slog aimlessly through your day.
At night, you dance around your memories,
Letting them slip through your fingers
Again and again, hoping this time they don’t
Bubble back up to the surface, stinging and hissing
And if you touch them they’ll explode like firecrackers
Right in your hand.

Terse Journal Out-of-Body

Porridge Reporting a two-year-old Sexual Assault

The Regal Fox Love after the Storm


Continue reading “Poet Showcase. Wanda Deglane.”

My thoughts on Small Stones from the River by Kat Lehmann ( @songsofkat )

  • Publisher Createspace.com
  • Release Date 29th June 2017
  • Average Rating 4.2 / 5 🌟

Available on KU

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Lehmann describes the writing in her book as meditations and micropoems. They seem made for fridge magnets, bookmarks, and greeting cards. In a world that seems increasingly cruel, inhumane, and barbaric Small Stones from the River is encouraging, thought provoking, and inspiring.

The limitations
I place
On the dreams
Of others
Are the same limitations
I place
On myself

One that I personally believe in

Your legacy
is your love

that’s the best thing you do

If ever you needed some word medicine I believe Lehmann’s words, if you truly try to believe in them, will help heal you.

This one:

if you feel
your heart
is eager to rain
bring it a gift
of sunshine instead
and marvel
at the glorious colours
it makes

made me think of the beauty of the rainbow patterns on rained on concrete when the sun comes out.

make a certain peace
with stagnation

ask it to tea
and stare patiently at one another

when it is time to get up
both of you
will know


Further Reading

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