Every so often I will feature a new piece
Word to the Wise: See what Athena’s Poetry is looking to publish below…
Finalists Will Win $100 For Best Piece
Deadline April 1st 2020
Do not write a typical poem. Be raw. Write an open letter to someone who’ll never read it. Compose an ode so beautiful it could make Neruda cry.
Find your own voice, and style to tell me a story I’ve never heard before.
Below I will post my favorite poets, some of my own original work that I have had published.
As a warning to anyone who would think to steal the work of myself, or of anyone featured, do not do it. It is not worth it. Read my Disclaimer here.
Excerpts from a few of my faves
Get a feel of what I’m looking for, by looking at what I enjoy 😉
“….While I am writing, I’m far away; and when I come back, I’ve gone.
I would like to know if other go through the same things that I do,
have as many selves as I have, and see themselves similarly;
and when I’ve exhausted this problem,
I’m going to study so hard that when I explain myself, I’ll be talking geography.”
Excerpt from: “Muchos Somos” or “We Are Many”
“…My soul is not satisfied that is has lost her.
My sight tries to find her as though to bring her closer.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me….
I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
My soul is not satisfied that is has lost her.
Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her.”
Excerpt from “Puedo Escribir” or “Tonight I Can Write”
Please continue reading to help your chances of being featured. This is about more than poets you’ve never heard of.
Allow me to introduce you to one you may know very well…Rupi Kaur. All excerpts from “The Sun and Her Flowers,” by Rupi K.
“If I am the longest relationship
of my life
isn’t it time to
with the person
i lie in bed with each night”
is the offspring
of two countries colliding
what is there to be ashamed of
and my mother tongue
is her father’s words
and mother’s accent
what does it matter if
my mouth carries two worlds”
Lastly, Atticus. I want to encourage you to read something. Poetry isn’t just in dusty old books you went over in class. Its living, and breathing today. All excerpts from, “Love Her Wild.”
“Break my heart
and you will find yourself inside.”
These examples are just a small tasting spoon of what all is out there. If you saw anything that resonated, Google these authors; you will not be disappointed!
Remember, I will be featuring a poem beginning March 1st.
Send yours to email@example.com for a chance to be featured.
Subject: Poetry for Athena
$100 ‘Best Piece’ Giveaway
Do you want a shot at being the next Poetry Finalist, and Winner of $100… Mail your poem to the address below.
Subject: Noire Verbatim
PO Box 4515
Prose or poem length should not exceed 1 full page. Failure to meet these requirements will result in immediate rejection.
The winning poem will have to be superb: thought provoking, lyrical, poignant, and above all original… join us on Facebook to stay up to date.
If you’re a student, come join us.
Word to the Wise: It is not okay to use someone’s work as your own. Never. You will have the full wrath of Athena after you, if you disobey.
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