…weep and you weep alone.

These lines are from Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s poem, Solitude. This poem resonates with me today, as my poor, battered body is gripped by shiver-sweats. Oh ill health! Oh chicken soup! It is hard having to drag oneself into the kitchen to get the necessary fluids when one feels like a lump of lead. My lovely poet hubby, Joseph Robert, has gone to work, so it’s me alone on this desert island (sofa) fending off sharks (the dirty dishes that need washed, but I am too weak!). So my post goes out to all those readers who are at home alone and suffering, as I am.

Does illness affect creativity? Being in bed with a fever does not impede the ability to type. And a high temperature can often be good for creativity, as it gets the imagination flowing. Am I practising what I preach today and creating anything? I won’t be writing today, as from my sickbed I will be wearing my Magazine-Editor-in-Chief’s hat. Bindweed Magazine will be publishing Robert Fabre’s poems today. So, all you lonely souls out there weeping and weeping alone, click on over to Bindweed Magazine for a jolly good read!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/75c5a1ad6956/leilanie-stewart-author-info

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