rattling red (the slums, the towers)

Another from the current Work in Progress. butit was notalllike that no how could it bewhen allwas adventure and the old wooden framedsuburban trainknown universallyas red rattlerstook us away off-peak from st albansinto the beating heartof the city doorsin a fixed position open brave youthwith heads protrudingthrough sash windows peering aheadgamelyfull face to the breeze … Continue reading rattling red (the slums, the towers)

sybil says (it is tedious)

it is truethat I looked for who would not so many daysand timesacross the years calculating ageto with a minuteof the millennium dayto come calculating experiencesanticipatedin advance of the lifeof them for whatis youthwhen it comes to it when Icome to it it is the waiting the anticipation the excitement of the momentbeforeits inevitable collapseinto … Continue reading sybil says (it is tedious)

Srebrenica 25th Anniversary – Zlata’s Daughter

I see that today is serving to commemorate of the 25th Anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica. A link to my contemplation of the Bosnian/Serb/Croat war is here: https://wp.me/p7yTr8-7t5 Zlata's daughter remains one of my few overtly anti-war poems, and I feel the need to revisit it on occasions like this. ~

Goodreads feature – Small poems, big stories

I've just posted #4 of my offerings for the Goodreads feature. Today's is focusing on Seventeen Syllable work. Shorts pieces that tell a bigger story. I've chosen a set of 5 poems to imaginatively illustrate the life of a working girl in the 1800's, as hinted at via an archeological dig. I enjoyed revisiting this … Continue reading Goodreads feature – Small poems, big stories

COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “a kiss for the worthy: Poetry inspired by the Walt Whitman poem ‘Leaves of Grass’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 2),” BY AUTHOR, Frank Prem @frank_prem

It is a very great pleasure to share  Colleen Chesebro's warm and wonderful review of A Kiss for the Worthy. It is a joy to find such wonderful responses to my work.     COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “a kiss for the worthy: Poetry inspired by the Walt Whitman poem ‘Leaves of Grass’ (A … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “a kiss for the worthy: Poetry inspired by the Walt Whitman poem ‘Leaves of Grass’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 2),” BY AUTHOR, Frank Prem @frank_prem

Meet the Author – on Goodreads

My friend and GoodReads co-ordinator extraordinaire Grasshopper Bot (AKA Daisy King) has kindly included me in the New Authors Group - Meet the Author slot, so I have a feature opportunity to post this and that and generally represent myself to an unsuspecting public. I'm one of three authors featured this month. I've been so … Continue reading Meet the Author – on Goodreads

Nice responses. Nice results.

Some lovely reviews and postings to share today, as well as the picture above of a nice little #1/#2 in the UK Kindle store. Here are the reviews that are making me smile hard, today. Crastinator gives Rescue and Redemption four stars (GoodReads). Sally Cronin reviews Rescue and Redemption with five stars (Smorgasbord Magazine Book … Continue reading Nice responses. Nice results.