] ] ] ] ] or, A Poem Perched In Poco

[Light].[Light].[Light].[Light].
[Light].[Light].[Light].[Light].

Sloped in slow reflection.

        [Stop][Stop][Go…]

The candle on the island
lights the moving, glass-bound muse.
[Strike!]. In silent fire sits,
‘mid smoke dance-dissipation.

Jesticulating silhouettes
sitstand on roadshoreside.

Sloping, hunched memory
of form found ‘midst the moving
sound. [A flashing: Blue].
And you…

[ ].[ ].[ ].

…fading out; detailessness…
Musing, move-bound, glass-gleam lights.
A profile part-remembered in
the pressed ‘n burning sand.

       [Ligh[Ligh[Ligh[Ligh[Ligh  

My name is William Altoft. I’m a writer in and from (and consistently on) Bristol, in the UK.
WordPress: https://williamaltoft.blog/  
Instagram: instagram.com/williamaltoft/

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If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

The End Of Confusion and Fear

The ancient tune’s a’calling me
Away to where so few have gone.
I run to join that joyful dance
With the knowledge that it’s where I belong –
But how I long to share the light and love with you,
To laugh and cry at all the beauty here,
And to race you to the highest mountain top
At the End Of Confusion and Fear.

My life was not an easy one,
Yes, I’ve had my share of pain.
Rivers full of tears and blood
That was shed with nothing to gain –
But, oh, the strength that has come from it all!
What compassion I saw – Oh, what love!
And the wisdom I saw in that one gentle face
That came like an angel from above.

Yes, your life is hard and lonely,
Yes, your path is not a simple one.
No one can doubt your golden heart
Or that you have been treated wrong –
But won’t you let go of past resentments,
Stop defining yourself by the pain?
Let go of what was or might have been
And let peace fall like a steady rain.

Come with me now as the ancient tune
Drives me to where few have gone.
I want share the light and love with you
In this place where my soul belongs.
Our children will dance in the meadows so green
And learn of the strength and beauty here –
And our ancestors will welcome us with pride
To the End Of Confusion and Fear.

Poetry Copyright © 2018 – 2023 by Ena Whiteraven   All rights reserved.  (This work has been reprinted with permission of the author.)

Bio: Ena Whiteraven (a.k.a. Henry) is an aspiring writer and poet whose work includes elements of mystery, suspense, and fantasy. She’s also a guest writer at Spiritually Awkward Magazine  . She is currently in search of publishers and fellow writers who share her vision.

Author Site: https://whiteravennet.wordpress.com/

Personal blog: https://superlativedeviation.home.blog/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ena_whiteraven/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ena.whiteraven

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If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

Let’s activate Facebook

Hello guys!

Since starting my job as a community manager I realized it’s awful on my part that I don’t pay much attention to my social media such as Instagram, Facebook etc. I know I made a post asking you which is your favorite social media so that we can connect and I had the best intention of posting regularly which I didn’t do.

But now I am trying. I even created a little design for The Poetry Bar posts and I hope you will like it, you can see it below. You already know it that on FB we are called LUNA: https://www.facebook.com/luna.theblog/?ref=bookmarks

Make sure to check it out, show some support and tell me when I start getting lazy…again…

Three Haiku & A Sentence

Hurtling to the edge.
(Accept the lack of limit.)
Rushing to the climb.

Scale beyond the ground.
(Accept limited control.)
Fall facing forward.

Be ‘tween two unknowns.
(Take responsibility.)
Known‘s the illusion.

Go back – when the sun lets through the ancient, scorching starlight – and sit among the fury on the marsh.    

My name is William Altoft. I’m a writer in and from (and consistently on) Bristol, in the UK.

WordPress: https://williamaltoft.blog/

Instagram: instagram.com/williamaltoft/

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If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

Let’s make some changes

So guys, I already told you I was thinking about changing the guest post categories a bit and I finally partially made my decision. Why partially?

Well, I decided that The Positivity Press and Post Prose will not be a part of the blog anymore but I didn’t delete them permanently I just removed the categories from the Menu bar. The Poetry Bar and #savingme are still up there and your submissions are welcome as always. I was thinking about removing #savingme as well and if I had thought only by stats and data I receive from my blog, then #savingme would definitely go and The Positivity Press would stay but I made the decision made from the stats from my heart.

I think that The Positivity Press was amazing, I love your posts, you were way more active there than you are on #savingme but #savingme is something close to my heart because I’ve been through domestic abuse and, just like Poetry, this is something that is a very big part of my life. I still want to keep the category in hopes more of you will send your stories about abuse and maybe even posts of support for people going through this hell.

But that’s not all. I am also coming up with a new design. I will notify you when it happens. Just to change things around here. I feel like I’ve been really lazy recently when it comes to my blog. I have writer’s block, my schedule is awful etc. I’m just getting back on track because I don’t want to mess up all of this amazing progress we’ve made.

So Luna is getting back to her roots, back to where it all started – BACK TO POETRY! Tell me what you think, send your submissions, write your comments on each other works and keep on being this loving, supportive community you’ve been since day one. Luna loves you all!

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

Guest Post Category Review

Guys, let’s talk!

So, after quitting university I was really lost and explored options which only included getting back to the university, having a masters etc. and it was killing me because I never really want to go back to being a student.

After many months of banging my head against a damn wall I found out about a seminar in Internet Marketing. I think I hear God say “You go girl” when I applied. The seminar started today and while I was sitting there, listening, writing down my notes I felt really passionate about something after a very long time of believing I will never find a career or a path which sparks an interest in me.

While I was sitting there I, of course, started thinking about Luna, about this blog and all of you. Somehow I think I made many wrong steps in the last few months and I think it has caused the blog to lose a lot of its original meaning so I decided to rethink everything I’ve done on my blog in the last few months regarding our guest posts categories. I think I just forgot what this blog was originally about and it was poetry. I am a poet, you are a poet – we’re poets. This is the way we express ourselves and this is what I wanted to create on this blog. I wanted people to be free to express themselves through poetry and I wanted to create a community which I kind of did with our beloved Poetry Bar. I am not changing that, I know how much you love it and believe me that I do too. Reading your work inspires me, brings me so much joy and I love reading all of your comments on each other’s posts.

As for the other guest post categories, I will have to review them. It’s not that I don’t like your prose works or your Positivity Press but I just have this strong gut feeling lately telling me that I need to go back to poetry and just poetry. I will give this a lot of thought (trust me) and I will let you know with time to which categories we will have to say goodbye.

Anyway, I am tired. I worked today and then had the seminar which lasted more than three hours but it was so worth. I am going to pass out in my bed now and I wish you all a goodnight or a good day, depending when you read this.

Make sure to tell me what you think about all of this, I don’t want to make decisions without consulting you first.

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna