Scientist say Orca possess an emotional intelligence far superior to ours - which makes me wonder if this stone in my chest would be a hundred times larger if I were a whale - which makes me wonder if I would cease to breathe, if it is possible to be crushed from the inside out … Continue reading The emotional intelligence of Orca
Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Stargazer by Rachel M. Patterson is a short collection of seventeen poems and illustrations. Often, I search for the story beneath any collection but Patterson’s debut reads more as a foray into the craft rather than a journey. Consequently, Stargazer deals with a myriad of subjects - from Eden, to … Continue reading Review of Stargazer, Rachel M. Patterson
ISOLATION "‘Did you say your friends are going out for dinner and then drinks?’ Dee asked from her cotton cocoon. ‘Yes,’ I glanced at the kitchen clock, ‘they will probably be out by now.’ She was referring to my friends from work who had invited me out tonight. Dee’s soft sadness had kept me here. … Continue reading The Dee Diaries #7
I want to show you my anger: balled up fists, pink like your brain. I want to unpeel my flesh and show you all my childhood trauma. I want to scream and hear the wind between the trees call and answer me, call me a Spring baby, flower child, call me pretty … Continue reading Pink like me
The garden is my new city I don't just mean because it is the centre of all things I mean the tower blocks of blossom the bees in the chimney the skyscraper of activity I mean the birds commuting to and fro oak to elder plum to cherry blossom I mean the neon bursts of … Continue reading City
NOW CLOSED. To say thank you for all of your support I am running a giveaway! Two people will be chosen at random to receive a signed copy of Between the Trees, my debut poetry collection which was released last May. The giveaway will be open for seven days; it will close on Friday, 8th … Continue reading *GIVEAWAY* Between the Trees
Would you still argue if I submerged myself in water? Meek bubbles, pleading for quiet, rising timidly to the surface. What about if I stopped - holding my breath? Would I still wear the costume, be the bone of contention between you both? I've tried to find peace in swimming out to sea … Continue reading The weight of water
The May submissions window is open for FVR ❤
UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED.
To new and regular contributors to Free Verse Revolution, the May 2020 submissions window is open!
The theme will be Illusion and it can be interpreted in any way you wish; whether that be tricks of the light, smoke and mirrors, appearance vs. reality, illusory feelings or illusions in love and life etc.
I accept poetry and short pieces of prose which interpret the theme of the month in some way, and only one piece from each writer; but you may send up to three pieces for consideration.
Please follow the guidelines, it makes accepting your work and scheduling it for publication so much easier. I edit FVR alone so these guidelines do exist for a reason. Thank you.
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May’s theme: Illusion
Interpret the theme any way you wish; you do not need to use the word as a…
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Are egos more than shadows? Can they unsew themselves from our Peter Pan bodies and explore the world for their own? Are egos just like ghosts? Separating themselves from the souls which massage them to torture and haunt those who left them. Is it your ego which continues to appear to me in … Continue reading Shadows & ghosts