August 15, 2012 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION





Poets for August : Cat Holt, Richard Donnelly, Anne Bradshaw, S M Abeles, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, and De Jackson








Cat Holt




Single startling note.


As a bird cried out.


Shattering the heavy


Old dusty silence.


As the echoes faded


Another note followed.


Then more stop


Started out.


Until a gentle


Broken song




In to life.


That one sweet


Sorrow solo.


That hoped to


Start a chorus.








Cat Holt



– How embarrassing.


The rose blossomed

Black instead of

Delicate pink.


– Oh the shame.


Its strong fragrance

Of spice and blood

Snaked through the

Dusk purple air.


– Everything is ruined.


As it wears its

Sharp thorns with

Pride and glory.


– Oh how awful.


It should have been

So gentle, demure

Not this wild growing

Rose of night and fire.


How wonderful




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  1. gmc September 13, at 11:50

    ON SWALLOW FIELD There's a song in the air Cruising hearts and souls Like an early morning Shining under a wisteria dew The wind blows from the hand Drawing circles of jasmine It's time for the desert rose To celebrate the white wedding Not a road on this wilderness Only savages play the survival A fiddle is dropping golden traces Mimosa memories as bright as old crows

  2. Jill September 11, at 09:40

    Hi I enjoyed reading The August Poetry......some wonderful phrases and words which delve deeply into one's innermost thoughts....particularly enjoyed Anne's two poems. Thanks for sharing. Jill

    • Anne Bradshaw February 08, at 14:05

      Thank you so much, Jill! I've only just seen your kind comment, and I agree - some great poems that month from all contributors. Thanks also, Tuck, for showcasing the work here.

  3. lyngheathbooks, Norwich. UK August 22, at 08:37

    An exciting new talent emerging in Cat Holt's poetry. Always ahead of the reader, some great lines -"Then more stop started out" - "Dusk purple air" - and surprising twists along the way. More please.

  4. Sam August 17, at 10:59

    Wonderful as usual Cat, I love the darkness of the second and the appreciation that beauty can be found in anything :)

  5. Sara V August 17, at 10:27

    De two amazing poems!! Love them both, such images and emotion with potent endings, wow:-)

  6. Pearl Ketover Prilik August 16, at 14:05

    Bravo De - I do believe "Packing Black" has become a new favorite :). Simply, viscerally, lyrically, emotively, exquisite - juxtaposition of searing regret and empowerment. Repeated lines - ripple - long after Again Bravo!

  7. Linda H. August 15, at 22:46

    These are wonderful. The first is so thought-provoking; the second so emotional. Great work, De.


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