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the ugly is you by James Maffei the ugly is you by June 29, 2016 Free! 244 words Read a sample
Here's a piece while I'm working on my next one
Tragedies + Tortured Butterflies by Israel Roland Tragedies + Tortured Butterflies by June 29, 2016 You set the price! 262 words Sample 10%
Being grateful for time spent with you; learning from life, and gaining the courage to continue after the sun has set.
The Moon 1101 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1101 by June 29, 2016 $4.99 4784 words Sample 20%
Features work from Belle DiMonté, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Michael Lee Johnson, Margaret Boles, Michael Estabrook, Ron Koppelberger, Charles P. Ries, Holly Day Simon Perchik, Peter Baltensperger, and Anna Bohn.
Poems From The Boreen by Tom O'Brien Poems From The Boreen by June 29, 2016 Free! 2350 words Sample 25%
Ballyhussa boreen was potholed in winter and overgrown in summer, but it was home - and it possessed my young soul and my growing body.. I grew up there - and bits of me stayed there. In the hedges and furze bushes, in the groves and ploughed fields, in the streams and ponds. This chapbook is a tribute to that happy place of my youth.
Luka - The Poetrybook by Luka Korba Luka - The Poetrybook by June 28, 2016 $1.49 9476 words Sample 15%
Greetings, this ebook is a poetrybook containing 100 of my best poems.
Anything Sounds Like a Symphony - Poetry at Maximum Volume by Matthew Howard Anything Sounds Like a Symphony - Poetry at Maximum Volume by June 27, 2016 $2.99 6004 words Sample 20%
A continent gorges itself on new arrivals Vagabonds and lost animals collide at midnight In alleys, sheets, and casinos for distraction Denial, shouting “never” into darkness Anything sounds like a symphony When you turn the volume all the way up —from "Piano" Matthew Howard, author of the punk-rock space-pirate series Meteor Mags, cranks up the verse in this collection of more than 70 poems!
Monkeying Around in the Garden of Eden by Greg Wilson Monkeying Around in the Garden of Eden by June 27, 2016 Free! 485 words Read a sample
minimalist poetry.
So Here Before: Poems from the Black Notebook by Hope Sigler So Here Before: Poems from the Black Notebook by June 27, 2016 $1.50 7189 words Sample 20%
Hope Sigler (1958-2002), a lifelong resident of Baltimore, Maryland USA, collected her poems in a black notebook. Mystical, whimsical, contemplative, and devout by turns, the voice in these poems is that of a person who feels a deep sense of connection to all being, seen and unseen. This volume contains over 90 Sigler poems with biographical sketch and illustrations.
32 Haiku by Edward Petty 32 Haiku by June 27, 2016 $0.99 480 words Sample 35%
Here are 32 haiku poems that are all about birds, heartbreak, love, nature, the seasons, the senses and more that are brief but succinct verses of reflection.
The Moon 1102 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1102 by June 27, 2016 $4.99 6915 words Sample 20%
Features work from Ron Koppleberger, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Michael Lee Johnson, Margaret Boles, Michael Estabrook, Nia Holden, Holly Day, and Charles P. Ries.
The Moon 1103 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1103 by June 27, 2016 $4.99 5678 words Sample 20%
Features work from Nia Holden, Dan Schrieber, Ron Koppleberger, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Michael Lee Johnson, Margaret Boles, Michael Estabrook, Nathan Whiting, Holly Day, and Charles P. Ries.
The Moon 1104 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1104 by June 27, 2016 $4.99 5941 words Sample 20%
Features work from Nia Holden, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Margaret Boles, Michael Estabrook, Nathan Whiting, Holly Day, Simon Perchik, Dan Schreiber, and Richard King Perkins II.
The Moon 1105 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1105 by June 27, 2016 $4.99 5937 words Sample 20%
Features work from Nia Holden, Tom Baker, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Margaret Boles, Michael Estabrook, Nathan Whiting, Simon Perchik, and Neil Leadbeater.
Pavement and other Poems by Maggie Stewart Pavement and other Poems by June 27, 2016 $2.99 1483 words Sample 20%
Poetry ignites fires in us. Light the fire in you with this short collection of poetry that moves you to see the world around you differently.
Inanna by Michelle Lore Inanna by June 27, 2016 You set the price! 4855 words Sample 20%
When the radiant goddess of the sky goes down to meet her cthonic bound sister, her body breaks as it is hung on a hook, and her whole life - from the establishment of her own godhood to the marriage of Demuzi - spins out before her. On Ereshkigal's meat hook she is doomed to rot, and in rotting, the Queen of Heaven fully blooms.
Owed Two Ex's by Diamond in the Rough Publishing Owed Two Ex's by June 27, 2016 $3.99 6244 words Sample 20%
Owed Two X's is a poetry anthology project through Diamond in the Rough Publishing dealing with ex-relationships.
A Dose of Life, part two by JaeLynn Topper A Dose of Life, part two by June 26, 2016 $0.99 923 words Sample 15%
Friends come from everywhere, showing up to help us through bad times, and to share the good ones. Without them, life would be dull, sad, and empty. Take their hand. Memories last forever, even when friends move on.
Rhyme and Reason Three - Poetry Inspired by Science by Kate Rauner Rhyme and Reason Three - Poetry Inspired by Science by June 25, 2016 $2.99 5588 words Sample 25%
Poetry that favors rhyme; Inspired all by science; Outward to the edge of time; Or tied to earthly cadence. Light and written all for fun, There is no angst to hide. You're invited now to sample one Of my poems inside. Enjoy over forty short, descriptive rhymes of science. Includes the popular Desert Watermelon, a few haiku, and learn how to say Cruithne (Earth's second moon?)
Chuni hui Kahaiya by OnlineGatha Chuni hui Kahaiya by June 25, 2016 $2.00 18596 words
रात के तीसरे पहर की ख़ामोशी सड़क के के किनारे खड़े हुए बिजली के खम्भे एकदम हतप्रभ उदास। भोर के समय सुगबुगाती ज़िंदगी जैसे; पहाड़ी के नीचे दूर दूर तक फैला हुआ कोहरा और उसमें छटपटाती किरण जैसे। एक नीरव शांति,
Chuni Hui Kahniya by OnlineGatha Chuni Hui Kahniya by June 25, 2016 $2.00 18596 words
रात के तीसरे पहर की ख़ामोशी सड़क के के किनारे खड़े हुए बिजली के खम्भे एकदम हतप्रभ उदास। भोर के समय सुगबुगाती ज़िंदगी जैसे; पहाड़ी के नीचे दूर दूर तक फैला हुआ कोहरा और उसमें छटपटाती किरण जैसे। एक नीरव शांति,
Poetry on the Loss of a Mother by Jean D. Johnson Poetry on the Loss of a Mother by June 24, 2016 $2.99 39027 words Sample 20%
This is a book of poems about my feelings about having lost my mom and about grief in general during the first year after my mother died.
The Moon 1106 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1106 by June 24, 2016 $4.99 8234 words Sample 20%
Features work from Nia Holden, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Richard King Perkins II, Mark J. Mitchell, Michael Estabrook, and Catherine Crown.
The Moon 1107 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1107 by June 24, 2016 $4.99 7033 words Sample 20%
Features work from Nia Holden, Corvus32346, Tom Baker, Neil Leadbeater, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Mark J. Mitchell, and Margaret Boles.
Somber Slumbers by Austin Potter Somber Slumbers by June 24, 2016 Free! 507 words Read a sample
I had convinced myself that life has no meaning; nothing more than borrowed time. Minutes, hours, and days sewn together by somber slumbers and waking dreams.
The Quest for the Magic Marble by Refried Bean The Quest for the Magic Marble by June 24, 2016 $8.99 25036 words Sample 15%
This book contains a collection of rhymes and a collection of leftover poems, stories, essays, blog posts, and recipes from Refried Bean.
Misery, Without Company by Jason Wallace Misery, Without Company by June 23, 2016 Free! 1897 words Read a sample
This is a short collection of poetic works. Here is a sample: I don’t mind that I’m forgotten lots of times, Spinning around without anyone to come to find A way to push me back to stop. Anything like that would be too much of a luxury, And I don’t seem to deserve more than misery, Without company. These memories are supposed to be comforting, But instead of that, they’re numbing me
Nayi Subha by OnlineGatha Nayi Subha by June 23, 2016 $2.00 5902 words
बच्चे की प्रथम अध्यापक है माँं। उसे बनाने सँवारने की षिल्पकार है माँ।। खुद दुःख दर्द झेलकर। न आने देती आँच बच्चों पर।। रखे सदा ख्याल उसके स्वास्थ का। न पड़ने दे प्रभाव बच्चों पर बुरी आदतों का। रखे ख्याल उसकी सब जरूरतों का। देती है पाठ सदा, सत्य, अहिंसा, परोपकार तथा करूणा का।। मिलती है षिक्षा बड़ो के आदर की। अपने से छोटों से स्नेह और दुलार की।। बच्चे के बिना माँ की पहचान अधूरी।
Would You Like To Be My Cousin? by Refried Bean Would You Like To Be My Cousin? by June 23, 2016 $8.99 19093 words Sample 15%
This book contains three collections of humorous poetry from Refried Bean.
Landslide by Arthur Sithole Landslide by June 23, 2016 $6.98 2868 words Sample 30%
This debut collection catalogues a writer’s attempt in defining and drawing strength from a potent realm of consciousness somewhat lost in the labyrinth of life; in the many layers and dimensions of past, present and future self. Arthur’s poems seem to find reconciliation in themselves, merging different images and voices to paint different paradoxes and delights.
Hindi Poems by Sana Tahreem Hindi Poems by June 22, 2016 $0.99 349 words Sample 15%
This is hindi poems eBook.
Estagnação Mental by Tomás M.P Brandao, Sr Estagnação Mental by June 22, 2016 Free! 15006 words Read a sample
Compendio De Entradas de Um blog, escritas por um blogger que mudou demasiado
The Moon 1108 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1108 by June 21, 2016 $4.99 7907 words Sample 20%
Features work from Nia Holdon, Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Margaret Boles, Allen Kopp, and Thomas Michael McDade.
The Moon 1109 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1109 by June 21, 2016 $4.99 6151 words Sample 20%
Features work from Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Anna Bohn, Margaret Boles, Thomas Michael McDade, Michael Lee Johnson, Nathan Whiting, Ali Noel Vyain, and Tom Baker.
The Moon 1110 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1110 by June 21, 2016 $4.99 4286 words Sample 20%
Features work from Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Thomas Michael McDade, Nathan Whiting, Michael Estabrook, and Ali Noel Vyain.
The Moon 1111 by Ali Noel Vyain The Moon 1111 by June 21, 2016 $4.99 7291 words Sample 20%
Features work from Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, B.Z. Niditch, T. Kilgore Splake, Nathan Whiting, Michael Estabrook, Nia Holden, and Ali Noel Vyain.
Reflections of the Heart / Songs of the Spirit by Robin R Baker Reflections of the Heart / Songs of the Spirit by June 21, 2016 $4.00 32731 words Sample 20%
A collection of writings as spoken from the heart as it paves the path expressing joys and sorrows, its loves and pains. Awakening the spirit so it can sing the words of comfort in this up and down journey we call…….. life.
Годы отсебятины by Владимир Станцо Годы отсебятины by June 21, 2016 Free! 9030 words Read a sample
Стихи — свои и чужие — помогали жить и иногда — выжить. Стихотворные строки сверлили охваченный пожаром мозг, когда в 1977 году подыхал от энцефалита. И долгая жизнь в журналистике, преимущественно научной, неизменно освещалась лампочками, лампадами, светочами и светилами Поэзии.
One Hundred Poems, Volume VI by Tuomas Vainio One Hundred Poems, Volume VI by June 21, 2016 Free! 11114 words Read a sample
This is the sixth volume of contemporary poetry that touches a multitude of topics from popular culture to politics, and occasionally from food to specific events. It is a result of a challenge I have imposed on myself, to write at least one poem per day, until I have reached the grand total of one thousand poems. So feel free to read away, the poems are about one hundred words each.
Nice and Easy - Inspiration Breezy by Barbara M Schwarz Nice and Easy - Inspiration Breezy by June 19, 2016 Free! 2204 words Read a sample
Passive-aggressive - tiresome successive - until some progressive starts to see: humour lifts life more easily.
Poetic Memory by Rori O'Keeffe Poetic Memory by June 19, 2016 Free! 1179 words Read a sample
Poetic Memory is nine poems, ~1,000 words, that deal with memory as the fruit of a life still being lived. Thankfully, we don't have perfect memories - important meanings would be lost in the myriad mundane details of the past. Old memories come to us as poetic memory, where sights can become smells, and events are transformed into stories with crystal-clear meanings. Mature themes.
Pagan Whispers by Mike Sealey Pagan Whispers by June 19, 2016 $2.99 4186 words Sample 20%
Respect for nature in all its concepts is the true origin and inspiration for Pagans. Nature has been the creative force of poets, artists, designers and architects who respect our natural environment. Without dogma; without doctrine but with the freedom to express ideas and creativity based on the elements of the natural world; it shapes our lives. Pagan Whispers is influenced by these elements.
Ombra Mai Fui - The Last Roses Are You by Barbara M Schwarz Ombra Mai Fui - The Last Roses Are You by June 19, 2016 Free! 1658 words Read a sample
River, river in your head - river, river worlds of dread - or simply what the fresh air said: "A new reality instead".
A Bowl of Herbal Stew by Fadzli Hassan A Bowl of Herbal Stew by June 19, 2016 $2.99 7506 words Sample 20%
This is a book consisting of selected poems written by a young man between the ages of 15 and 22.
Whispers. A Collection of Poems. Volume IV by Jane E Libeau Whispers. A Collection of Poems. Volume IV by June 19, 2016 $5.00 1511 words Sample 20%
Poems of love and odes to Women I love and respect on so many different levels. This is the forth in a series unknown, of poems simply called A Collection of Poems. Volume IV. Whispers. Words that simply come to me, for the ultimate respect of those I write about and for.
Чёрный алмаз by Александр Коренев Чёрный алмаз by June 18, 2016 Free! 17557 words Read a sample
Бесспорно одно — это настоящие стихи. Слишком много в них действительной боли, опыта, всего — и горького и радостного. Не так-то много сегодня поэтов, творчество которых было бы столь подлинно самобытным, как творчество Коренева. Значительная часть произведений, вошедших в сборник, публикуется впервые.
Butterfly Strawberry - The Joy of Energy by Barbara M Schwarz Butterfly Strawberry - The Joy of Energy by June 17, 2016 Free! 1942 words Read a sample
As oft as we may go, we show a joy in open flow and see with every show - there was so much to know that moved our heart so free to wish each other luck most tenderly. A goodbye - a joyful tear and cry of delight: a new season now in sight.
On Sleep and Other Poems by Joseph Hart On Sleep and Other Poems by June 17, 2016 $4.99 10226 words Sample 20%
"How soft the sounds that summon sleep, A single sense invoking That covers me as if I were Immersed in tender water. And everywhere I'm touched by sleep, A gentle hand caressing. And all the senses that I have Feel sleep in all its tenses, Future, past and present sleep. And dreaming recommences."
Our Deepest Sigh - We Deify by Barbara M Schwarz Our Deepest Sigh - We Deify by June 17, 2016 Free! 4612 words Read a sample
When we have reached a pinnacle, we have reached an end, and there, dear friend, such joy can descend on how our path did wend and almost drive us round the bend, until we reach the epitome of our own treasure dome: the journeys we remember clear at the summit now appear in a restful atmosphere. An apex, my dear friend, is a simple godsend.
Weeds Of The Oak Tree by Stephen Andrew Salamon Weeds Of The Oak Tree by June 17, 2016 $0.99 22577 words Sample 15%
Weeds Of The Oak Tree is a beautiful collection of prose, essays and poetry that may build through the years. Through the eyes of the writer, it’s bits and pieces of life stemming from the past 16 years.
Pearls in Verse by Shirley A Woodhouse Pearls in Verse by June 16, 2016 Free! 1731 words Sample 20%
A novella of poems dealing with faith, friendship and life in general