Posts Tagged ‘art’

How Most Writers Write

Posted: September 30, 2015 in Poetry
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Always beginning
Never ending

What I Want To Write

Posted: August 30, 2015 in Poetry
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I want to write the kind of words
That will kick you
Not in the gut
But in the soul

Though I don’t want to mend your heart
I want to break it into
A thousand pieces of a thousand pieces

Maybe then I’ll reform it until it is
What it always was supposed to be
Or what it was before you knew
It was your heart


If you’re looking for some great poetry to read make sure you check out Callum McLaughlin’s Seeking Solace. It definitely is poetry for everyone.

Also check out his blog here for more on his poetry and other writings:

You can buy the paperback and kindle edition of his poetry book here on Amazon.


If you’re looking for a new book to read definitely try this one by fellow WordPress blogger Hernan J Monzon. It mixes dark humor with elements of horror and fantasy.

Also check out his blog here where he writes poetry and short fiction:

You can buy the kindle edition here on Amazon.

Three Line Thursday

Posted: February 19, 2015 in Poetry
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This week I will be a special guest judge for Three Line Thursday, so make sure to send your best three lines by midnight tonight!

For details on how to submit and what to do make sure to check out: Three Line Thursday and Challenge Rules

Good luck!

Love is love
When the blood
Dances to your heart
Frolicking flippantly
With my tender emotions
Right from the start

My love is a target
Lined up in crosshairs
Goalposts ever moving
Nimbus-emotions brooding
Catching me unawares
We speak a foreign language
Only we understand
Vulnerable feelings
handed over with trust
Remembered dalliances
Unquenchably combust
With allure and healing

Love is the danger of the unknown
Or the warm soft pillow
We rest our heads on at night
Love is the tender touch
Erasing life’s bitter tears
And the kiss that forever sears
Love is fluid motion
Waves ever tumbling
Toward passion’s shore
Swirling sensibilities
That beckon for more

Together, we set out
Our sailboat follows the wind
Love is a tangle
Of nothing simple
And still often
We write our love
On each-other’s hearts
Not caring if the word is misspelled
Yet, clinging to the reaction
We’ve all sought to receive
Lover’s voyage, lives and breathes

By Benjamin Grossman and Christopher Rupley and Hastywords and Lizzi R. and Helena Hann-Basquiat and jadedmess and Phen Weston and Marissa Bergen and Dana Glover and BruisedBelly and Kelly Lewis and August MacGregor and Johnny Ojanpera and DiAnne Ebejer and Audrey Dawn

Make sure to visit, and follow these blogs by clicking the names above. This poem was a collaborative effort by the above fifteen poets where each wrote two to three lines in the poem. The names appear in order of their lines appearing in the poem. Thanks again for everyone who made this possible!

Sight Beyond Sight

Posted: February 10, 2015 in Collaborative Poetry, Poetry
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By Benjamin Grossman and Christopher Rupley

divides eyes
unwilling to
unwind the

is some
before in
the soon after
though vision
may not

is just half
of what we need
if new days
are to

a time
before we
could ever see
the things that
make us

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and CMRSYK1985: Make sure and check out his blog by visiting The Brown Bag Special.)