Apollo Papafrangou’s poetry rips aways any protection of sensibilities to reveal the rawness of love, disappointments, rejection, and, the intense pain of heartbreaks. “Poems are just distilled thoughts.” Papafrangou explains, “I’m drawn to the form because there are certain ideas I may have that don’t lend themselves to the narrative form — concepts I want to …
Writers, poets and storytellers are invited to submit a poem or musing for an intimate book, Erato’s Morning, about love and passions honoring the spirit of Greek muse, Erato. Join authors from around the world by submitting a short musing of a love story be it on nature, family, a child, a spouse, friendship, faith, …
Almost a century ago, Songs of Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore was published in English. Rarely heard and yet revealing insights into the vision of poet Kabir, born in 1440, and a “disciple of the celebrated Hindu ascetic Ramananda”. In the introduction, Eveleyn Underhill, who assisted Tagore in the publication, wrote “The poetry of mysticism …
Katie Aliferis evokes the spirit of Calliope, the muse of poetry, in her true form with beauty, elegance and powerful words woven together to entice emotions of longing and the courage of the most courageous warrior. A poet in San Francisco, Aliferis is inspired by the spirits of the ancients and her Greek heritage. Her ancestors …
From Mrs. Shalian’s shelf comes another poetry wonder, printed over a hundred years ago and yet whispered as though yesterday. In our search for the future, how can we move forward without knowing the past.
Tagore in The Gardener writes,
“Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence?
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. … ”
Why poetry? Words sewn together to create a tapestry of sounds, music that enthralls the spirit.
Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, charms the soul with a passion for nature, love and the sensual teasing of the ear. Read silently, read out loud and enjoy.
I came here to count the bells
that live upon the surface of the sea,
Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and legend says she inspired Homer in his writing of the classics Odyssey and the Iliad. An anthology with her name is offering the Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry and Short Prose contest for a submission cost of $12 with a deadline of June 30, 2013.