Since yesterday was National Poetry Day, I am spreading my love of poetry by sharing a couple of freebie poems from my lovely poet hubby, Joseph Robert and I. So, let’s cut to the chase and get down to all things poetry…



By Leilanie Stewart 

(Page 9 – Metamorphosis of Woman)


There are some poems by

the poet who died

in the magazine


Not that he died

in the magazine


His poems just appeared

in the magazine


This is a poem about

the guy who died

but it’s not in the magazine


It might be in another magazine

but not this one


The one I’m talking about

The one that’s unputdownable


The magazine was unputdownable

but not the guy, the poet,

who was putdownable


A cocktail of drugs and cheap vodka

rendered him putdownable


And all that remains of him,

all that will live on,


are his dead-man poems

which are now



This Poem Is Specifically Not About The Moon

By Joseph Robert 

(Page 13 – Realms of Man)


O, thou Serene



Light singing temptress of the poet’s heart

and the scientist’s eye

Dry Inert Rocks

Metal Flags

& Feelings

Dreams of deepness

Tides of seeming

I know, really a pebble is what you is

I’ll put you in my mouth and roll you along my tongue

Then I want to bite down

Shatter my teeth

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 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: 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 lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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