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…

 

Unputdownable

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

unputdownable.

 

This Poem Is Specifically Not About The Moon

By Joseph Robert 

(Page 13 – Realms of Man)

 

O, thou Serene

Silene

Siren

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 an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. 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 ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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