…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 a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019. Leilanie has also published four poetry collections: Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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