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Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 6

Druids of Cernunnos - October - November 2021







“Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings — stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.” ―Greg Bear.

Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a contemporary literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/

In Druids of Cernunnos - Volume 6 of Lothlorien Poetry Journal, I am honoured to feature the work of more than seventy renowned poets and authors from the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Ireland, England, and most of Europe and South America. Like Druids, Poets are guardians of our past, present and future. This volume brings you mesmeric poems and stories of fantasy and folklore, dystopia and nature, with magical realism and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks about relationships and most aspects of life. Enjoy reading this superb eclectic collection by some of the finest contemporary poets and fiction writers.

Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work.
Cover image - a black and white photograph of a Druid of Cernunnos.

Details

Publication Date
Jan 11, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9781716010835
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
Edited by: Strider Marcus Jones

Specifications

Pages
244
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Densions
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)

Thank you to the following esteemed poets and authors for your superb poetry and stories in Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 6 – Druids of Cernunnos. You have my sincere respect and appreciation. I am honoured to publish your work. ~ Strider 




 The POETS/AUTHORS 

Steve Klepetar Oonah V. Joslin Ivan de Monbrison Heather Cameron Jeremy Scott Mary Ellen Talley John Drudge Christine Tabaka Stephen Guy Mallett Antonia Alexandra Klimenko Robert (Roibeard) Shanahan Subraman David Russell Angel Edwards Adrian David Temani Nkalolang John Grey Adele Ogier Jones David L O’Nan Ursula O’Reilly Prince A McNally Margaret Kiernan Keith Hoerner Mona Bedi Scott Thomas Outlar M A Blickley Philip Dodd Sissy Pantelis Nathan Anderson Michael Lee Johnson Grant Tarbard Stephen House Dana Trick Vijay Nair GJ Hart Lara Dolphin J B Hogan Shelly Blankman John Patrick Robbins Lynda Tavakoli Ken Gosse Rose Mary Boehm Paul Edward Costa Jeanna Ni Riordain Alec Solomita David Parsley Lathalia Song Yash Seyed Bagheri J D Nelson Emma Jo Black John Drudge Mihaela Melnic A E Reiff Moe Seager Jyoti Nair George Sandifer - Smith Amrita Valan Kofi Fosu Forson Amita Paul Ryan Quinn Flanagan Candice Kelsey Edward Lee Jonel Abellanosa Stephen A Rozwenc Steven Deutsch S.C. Flynn Marie C. Lecrivain Silk Joshua Martin Margaret Kiernan Terry Wheeler Sandy Rochelle Alan Catlin Tricia Knoll R. Bremner Heather Sager



Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 5

Metropolis Drift August - September 2021








“Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings — stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.” ―Greg Bear.


Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a contemporary literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/


In Metropolis Drift - Volume 5 of Lothlorien Poetry Journal, I am honoured to feature the work of seventy-seven renowned poets and authors from the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Ireland, England, and most of Europe and South America, bring you mesmeric poems and stories of fantasy and folklore, dystopia and nature, with magical realism and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks about relationships and most aspects of life.


 Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work.


Cover image - a black and white photograph of lovers in Paris caught up in Metropolis Drift.


Maria: "We shall build a tower that will reach to the stars!" Having conceived Babel, yet unable to build it themselves, they had thousands to build it for them. But those who toiled knew nothing of the dreams of those who planned. And the minds that planned the Tower of Babel cared nothing for the workers who built it. The hymns of praise of the few became the curses of the many - BABEL! BABEL! BABEL! - Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a Mediator, and this must be the heart.

Metropolis – Directed by Fritz Lang 1927


Thank you to the following esteemed poets and authors for your superb poetry and stories in Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 5 – Metropolis Drift. You have my sincere respect and appreciation. I am honoured to publish your work. ~ Strider 




 The POETS/AUTHORS 

 

Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

Steve Klepetar

Mihaela Melnic

John Drudge

Tobi Alfier

John Doyle

Marianne Szlyk

Jim Lewis (j. lewis)

beam

Tim Heerdink

Jeana Jorgensen

Marc di Saverio

Margaret Kiernan

GJ Hart

Susan Tepper

Ken Gosse

Lisa Reynolds

Michael J. Leach

Angel Edwards

J.D. Nelson

Sherzod Artikov

Joan McNerney

Alec Solomita

Kathryn Ann Hill

Michael Lee Johnson

Hazel Storr

Nick Newman

Pea Flower Tomioka

Alan Catlin

Dana Trick

Gary Bills

Adi Raturi

Andrew Cyril Macdonald

Joe Sebastian

Lauren Scharhag

David Estringel

RC deWinter

Sterling Warner

Ellen Chia

Moe Seager

Rose Mary Boehm

Philip Dean Brown

Iulia Gherghei

Ivan de Monbrison

Margaret Adams Birth

John Doyle

Adele Ogier Jones

Giovanni Mangiante

Elana Wolff

Marc di Saverio

Ginger Covert Colla

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

Charlotte Cosgrove

John Drudge

Sarah Robin

Tyler Letkeman

Bob Beagrie

Louis Kasatkin

Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia

Tom Montag

Susan Tepper

Lynn Long

Randy Barnes

Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

Margaret Kiernan

Greg Patrick

Ben Douglass

Susan Tepper

R.W. Stephens

Howie Good

John Doyle

Zvi A. Sesling

Ursula O’Reilly

Stark Hunter

Geoff Sawers

John Patrick Robbins

Paul Ilechko

Contents 

Editorial Poem by Strider Marcus Jones                                            Pages

 

August 2021 Poems and Fiction

 

Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

1.         Worshiping the Lordship                                            16-22

2.         Polishing the Mirrors

3.         Sp-eyes

Steve Klepetar

1.         Darkness and Strange Sounds                                    23-24

2.         Eulogy

3.         An Old Skin

Mihaela Melnic

1.         The Gracula                                                                25-27

2          My own play

3.         How it comes, how it goes

John Drudge

1.         At the Arena                                                               28-29

2.         Brushstrokes

3.         Untethered

Tobi Alfier

1.         Erected by James MacDonald, Loving Husband       29-32

2.         The Coincidence of Castles

3.         The Sorceress of Galway Bay

4.         Evening of Island Grace

John Doyle

1.         USA 1980                                                                   33-35

2.         The Shark

3.         Song for Jon-Erik Hexum

4.         Song for Gaetano Scirea

Marianne Szlyk

1.         Once at the Dead Creek                                              36-38

2.         Birdwatching on Friday

3.         When We Walked Nowhere

4.         Above the Inland Sea

5.         I Imagine the Inland Sea

Jim Lewis (j. lewis)

1.         Ceci Nest Pas un Cadralor                                         39-45

2.         Gone Far Away

3.         Small Lanterns

4.         regret is on the dessert menu

5.         hovering between

beam

1.         hello Nothing                                                              46-47

2.         very much

3.         What You Are

Tim Heerdink

1.         Algorithm for a Lost Thought                                    48-50

2.         Some People Walk into Walls

3.         Walking Art Exhibit

Jeana Jorgensen

1.         Betrothed to a King                                                    51-59

2.         The Ogre’s Heart

3.         Given or Sold or Stolen Away

4.         Coat of a Thousand Furs

5.         The Old King Dreams

Marc di Saverio

1.                  Stay! – No, Go, Go                                                     60-64

2.                  The Oohs and Coos of Mourning Doves

3.                  I Would Weep Your Tears and Mourn

4.                  Ode to the Moment Our Eyes First Locked

5.                  If We Received the Three Almighty Given

6.                  The Soldiers of the Lord, The Light Brigades

7.                  A Translation of Arthur Rimbaud’s Au Cabaret Vert

8.                  I Shall Not Have It Such That You Should Sigh

9.                  Sonnet to the Reader

Margaret Kiernan

1.                  Hut at the Weir                                                            65-66

GJ Hart

1.                  A Good Goodbye                                                       67

Susan Tepper

1.                  Moonlight                                                                   68-69

2.                  Haiti

Ken Gosse

1.                  Music Hath Charms to Savage a Foolish Breast        69-72

2.                  The Comfy Chair of His Despair

3.                  Go Figger

Lisa Reynolds

1.                  Sahkiwewin                                                                72-73

2.                  Miskwaa Ziibi River

 

 

Michael J. Leach

1.                  Melbourne Street Art Septet, Circa 2021                   74-75

2.                  The Hearts of Matters

Angel Edwards

1.                  A Trees Lament                                                          76-77

2.                  In the Hidden

J.D. Nelson

1.                  to pat a patter (parameter)                                           78-79

2.                  the cool luck of the luxurious name and a smart egg

3.                  the measuring scoop is the light of three winking cod

Sherzod Artikov

1.                  Rachmaninov’s Sonata                                               80-84

Joan McNerney

1.                  Night                                                                           84-86

2.                  Autumn Notes

3.                  Arctic Flurries

Alec Solomita

1.                  Lie Back in My Arms                                                 86-89

2.                  Husbands

3.                  Cathexis

Kathryn Ann Hill

1.                  The Trees Act Opposite to Us                                    89-90

2.                  Winter Fall

3.                  Centaurea Montana

4.                  My Friend Len

Michael Lee Johnson

1.                  The Redemption                                                         91-93

2.                  Alberta Bound

3.                  Tiny Sparrow Feet

4.                  Beach Boys, Dance

Hazel Storr

1.                  Awakening                                                                  93-95

Nick Newman

1.                  afloat                                                                           96-97

2.                  ghosting, wildfire

Pea Flower Tomioka

1.                  Allegiance                                                                   98

Alan Catlin

1.                  Untitled poems                                                            99-100

Dana Trick

1.                  The Metal Nightingale’s Swan Song                          100-102

2.                  Hestia

Gary Bills

1.                  Cuckoo Light                                                              102-104

2.                  Hothouse

3.                  John Clare

4.                  Fossil Book

Adi Raturi

1.                  The Weight of Tears                                                   105

Andrew Cyril Macdonald

1.                  A Space for Faust                                                       106-107

2.                  The Spectral Collection

Joe Sebastian

1.                  Haiku, Senryu, Tanka                                                 107-109

Lauren Scharhag

1.                  Cursed Images                                                            109-118

2.                  Of a Feather

3.                  Service Dogs

4.                  The Holy Sweet

5.                  The Dead Watch

David Estringel

1.                  Mother’s Milk                                                             119-122

2.                  Fireflies

3.                  False Knight on the Road

4.                  Pomegranates

5.                  Sunflowers

RC deWinter

1.                  ten plus zero                                                                122-126

2.                  al fresco

3.                  The Art of Lying

4.                  the goldilocks man

5.                  star command

Sterling Warner

1.                  Montreal                                                                      126-131

2.                  Fireflies

3.                  When

4.                  Aegis

5.                  Naturalists’ Legendarium

6.                  Station Wagon Odyssey

Ellen Chia

1.                  Pierre Bonnard’s White Cat                                       132-138

2.                  On Meeting the Artist Berthe Morisot

3.                  Cycling Around Earth

4.                  Pooling Together

5.                  The Names of Birds

Moe Seager

1.                  Meaning is to become, not to appear                          138-140

2.                  At 10 years old

3.                  One Among Many

4.                  6:25am in a place called Paris

Rose Mary Boehm

1.                  Anamnesis                                                                   141-143

2.                  Balance

3.                  Boil them

4.                  Leaning drunk against a door frame

Philip Dean Brown

1.                  Lost Hours                                                                  143-146

2.                  Life Instructions

3.                  Touched

4.                  String Bean

5.                  For Herself

Iulia Gherghei

1.                  The Summer of Muted Streets                                   147-148

2.                  Demons drink too

Ivan de Monbrison

1.                  Two Poems Translated from Russian to English        149

Margaret Adams Birth

1.                  Eleven-Thirty p.m.                                                      150-155

2.                  Orientation

3.                  Time Out of Mind

John Doyle

1.                  A Few Hours Later                                                     155-158

2.                  Angel in Garadice: 5:24p.m.

3.                  Mexican Stand-Off: A Northern Variation

4.                  Burt Bacharach Sunshine Soundscape: Autumn Mode

Adele Ogier Jones

1.                  Blue glass for red rose                                                            159-160

2.                  View below

Giovanni Mangiante

1.                  Puzzle me, puzzle you                                                            161-162

2.                  The golden mean of pain

Elana Wolff

1.                  Entering the Painter’s Space                                       162-166

2.                  Shape Taking

3.                  A Cappella

4.                  Twenty-Twenty

5.                  Weighing In

Marc di Saverio

1.                  Selected Canto’s from Crito di Volta an Epic Poem  167-180

Ginger Covert Colla

1.                  Meditation                                                                  180-181

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

1.                  This was the Room                                                     181-182

2.                  Unfold the Sky

Charlotte Cosgrove

1.                  Waiting                                                                       182-185

2.                  Sorry for your Loss

3.                  Can’t Stop Pulling at Hairs

4.                  Wildfires

5.                  Things With No Owners

John Drudge

1.                  A Long Walk                                                              185-188

2.                  At the Gate

3.                  Fearless

4.                  The Blood of Men

5.                  Wolf Ridge

Sarah Robin

1.                  Glass wall                                                                   188

Tyler Letkeman

1.                  Dragons                                                                       189-192

2.                  Imladris

3.                  Climbing

4.                  Open Door

5.                  Hold On

Bob Beagrie

1.                  Invertebrates                                                               192-195

2.                  Kite Over the Castle

3.                  Ripples

4.                  Reaches

Louis Kasatkin

1.                  I, Camera                                                                     195-198

2.                  You Dead or What?

3.                  Attributed to Jacques Brel

4.                  The Guide To Being A Better Assassin

Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia

1.                  When the Rain was Fresh                                           198-199

2.                  It was only a walk

3.                  Alarm Bells

Tom Montag

1.                  Poems from “The Old Monk Poems”                         200-201

Susan Tepper

1.                  Near Midnight                                                            201-202

Lynn Long

1.         the day she stopped believing in dragons                   202

Randy Barnes

1.         Running in Place                                                        203-205

2.         Slip Factor

3.         That Dollar You Spent Could Be Your Last

4.         It’s Called Woodshedding

5.         Beauty Queen Death Trap

Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

1.         Beautiful Lies                                                             205-209

Margaret Kiernan

1.         Forked Tongues                                                          210

Greg Patrick

1.         Lioness Pride                                                              211-215

2.         The Nomad Comes Home

Ben Douglass

1.         Backward Through Spacetime                                    215-218

2.         A Sacred Breeze

3.         Sidetracked

4.         Cherry Blossom Falls

5.         Echoes in the Wind

Susan Tepper

1.         Fish                                                                             218

R.W. Stephens

1.         Halloween                                                                   219

Howie Good

1.         Crown of Creation                                                      219

John Doyle

1.         Trains Passing Through                                              220-223

2.         Finks

3.         The Journey of the Proton

Zvi A. Sesling

1.         A Knock in the Night                                                 224-225

2.         Beethoven At Night

3.         Ambush

Ursula O’Reilly

1.         Story of a Gnome                                                        225-228

 

Stark Hunter

1.         Nightmare Again                                                        229-231

2.         Les derniers vivants

3.         Blue Stone

4.         Allow Them to Eat Your Brain

5.         New Poem Old Poet

Geoff Sawers

1.         Nocturne                                                                     231-233

2.         The Edge of the World

3.         Like a Bear Bent Over a Cello

4.         Queen Takes Knight

5.         Queen Proserpina Speaks

John Patrick Robbins

1.         Ode To a Norse Witch                                                233-234

Paul Ilechko

1.         By Moonlight                                                              234-239

2.         Boy

3.         From the Heart of Nature

4.         When Music Conquered Space

5.         Liquid Breath

 

 


Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 4

Sentient Souls






“Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings — stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.” ―Greg Bear Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a contemporary literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/ In Sentient Souls - Volume 4 of Lothlorien Poetry Journal, seventy-seven renowned poets and authors bring you mesmeric poems and stories of fantasy and folklore, dystopia and nature, with magical realism and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks. Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work. Cover black and white photograph by Markus Zaiser ISBN 978-1-7948-8738-1

Contents

 

Editorial Poem by Strider Marcus Jones                                            Pages

 

June 2021 Poems and Fiction

 

John Drudge

1.         Beginnings                                                                  16-19

2.         Brothers

3.         Letting Go

4.         Rimbaud’s Footprints

5.         Stay

Rose Mary Boehm

1.         On the Road to Novgorod                                          19-22

2.         Log 5533 earth date unknown

3.         Osmosis

4.         παράνοια-paranoia

5.         purposeless play

John Doyle

1.         All the Things We Leave Behind                               23-27

2          Tráthnóna Céadaoin - Ag

3.         The Test Card Gurl

4.         Beautiful

5.         Atmospheres

Sara Clancy

1.         Exit Zero                                                                     27-30

2.         For My Daughter

3.         Not the Dog

4.         A cigar and the wedding dress

5.         Old Medicine

D. R. James

1.         Free Ride                                                                    30-33

2.         A-maze-d

3.         Dream at Wits’ End

4.         Wedged, Continued

Elle Renee Morgan

1.         Serpentry                                                                     33-37

2.         Vinyls at two a.m.

3.         Devilish man

4.         That autumn evening

5.         Free Admission

 

Steve Klepetar

1.         Mephistopheles                                                           37-38

2.         The Imaginary Archive

3.         How to Interpret Dreams

Margaret Kiernan

1.         Beyond Words – Babies Without Amulets                39-40

2.         Whitecoats in Cornwall

Bruce McRae

1.         Too Much Time Is Not Enough                                 40-41

2.         Rainy Sunday Afternoons

Catherine Arra

1.         Ode to His Parrot                                                        42-43

2.         Brindisi

Ken Gosse

1.         Advice from a Gibby Moon                                       43-46

2.         Casey Reloaded

Miriam Sagan

1.                  Eight Haiku                                                                 46-47

Tohm Bakelas

1.                  Six Haiku                                                                    47-48

Adele Ogier Jones

1.                  Foraging                                                                      48-50

2.                  Standing Stones

John Grey

1.                  Seed Woman                                                               50-53

2.                  Sweetheart Laugh

3.                  Summer Crawl

4.                  Fantasists

5.                  Football In Fading Light

Amrita Valan

1.                  Premises of Being Matter                                           53-57

2.                  The Passage

3.                  Immigration Is a Must (Says the Spermatozoa)

Danny D. Ford

1.                  Bread                                                                          57-61

2.                  The Government Has Decided to Lay Siege

3.                  Old Fashioned

4.                  Paphos

Mihaela Melnic

1.                  Meet Me In Oneiria – Short Story                              61-63

 

 

Jason de Koff

1.                  The Summoning                                                          63-66

2.                  Developing Resistance

3.                  The Eye of the Beholder

4.                  The Amazon Swallowed

Gulchehra Asronova

1.                  Humaneness – Short Story                                         66-70

2.                  Self Portrait – Short Story

Louis Kasatkin

1.                  Tenet                                                                           71-73

2.                  A Quiet Night

Angel Edwards

1.                  Same Path                                                                   74

Michael La Bombarda

1.                  Cinderella                                                                    74-76

2.                  Decision

Yuu Ikeda

1.                  Courage                                                                       77-78

2.                  Bourbon Night

Alec Solomita

1.                  Heat Wave                                                                  78-79

2.                  The Dell

Susan Tepper

1.                  Scab                                                                            80

Johanna Antonia Zomers

1.                  Working Girls at Jazz Fest                                         80-82

2.                  Sunrise

3.                  Ode to a Server in a Dying Village

Sheila Tucker

1.                  Carpe Diem                                                                 82-83

Tom Montag

1.                  5 Poems from The Old Monk Poems                         83-84

Afiah Obenewaa

1.                  Kentry ‘ard                                                                  84-85

Adrian David

1.                  How I Met Castro – Short Story                                 85-87

Andrena Zawinski

1.                  Dolores – Short Story                                                 87-88

Greg Patrick

1.                  Last Light of Midsummer’s Eve                                 89-93

 

 

July 2021 Poems and Fiction

 

Ursula O’Reilly

1.                  Cracks                                                                         94-95

2.                  Space Between Minutes

R. W. Stephens

1.                  Yosemite and its water                                               96-97

2.                  The Old Man

pj johnson

1.                  it was the land                                                             98-100

Stephen House

1.                  a tidy laugh                                                                 101-102

Patricia Walsh

1.                  The Poisoned Bride                                                    102-104

2.                  Recyclable

3.                  The Generous Gene

Scott C. Kaestner

1.                  Swimming                                                                   105-107

2.                  Death of a Saleswoman (in West L.A.)

3.                  Time

RC de Winter

1.                  Around the curve                                                        108-113

2.                  Star chamber

3.                  Suburban spring

4.                  Spectrophilia

5.                  Going out for ice cream

Stephen Anderson

1.                  The Forge                                                                    114-117

2.                  Time is a curious messenger

3.                  Day Token

4.                  Burnt Roses

Kathryn Ann Hill

1.                  Music Hath Charms                                                    117-121

2.                  Eristic and Eremite

3.                  At Medieval Boy Scout Camp

4.                  Duplex deus ex machina

5.                  Gollum’s Greed List

Chris Campbell

1.                  Windows                                                                     121-126

2.                  Catch Light

3.                  Mister Painter

4.                  Chimney Snorkels

5.                  Dawn

 

Linda Imbler

1.                  A Wash Of Stars                                                         126-127

2.                  Lazarus, The Refined

3.                  Snakes In Church

Catfish McDaris

1.                  Wooden Bullets and Steam Shovels                           128

Jana Hunterova & Mark Blickley

1.                  Breakdown. Breakthrough – Flash Fiction                 128-129

Nicholas Alexander Hayes

1.                  Unfortunate Lad                                                         130-131

2.                  Parasitic Aphrodisiac

3.                  End of the World

Agnes Vojta

1.                  Dragon                                                                                    131-133

2.                  Echoes of Legends

3.                  Lament of an unnamed knight

Alan S. Kleiman

1.                  Revival                                                                        134-136

2.                  Breakfast

3.                  Blue

4.                  Just Thinking

Cornelia Smith Fick

1.                  God Mythology Creed                                                136-139

2.                  Hotel Fire

3.                  Someone Is Wearing My Clothes

4.                  The Wind

Math Jones

1.                  Blue Jacket                                                                  140-145

2.                  Drowned Spirit

3.                  The Fairy

4.                  Recall I Do

5.                  The Seamstress

Candice James

1.                  Dying of Love                                                             145-147

Michael J. Leach

1.                  Nature’s Defenders                                                     147-149

Sadie Maskery

1.                  Ring                                                                            149-151

2.                  Black

3.                  Fell

Richard D. Houff

1.                  Shaking Hands with the Dead                                    151-152

2.                  Dancing Without Music

3.                  Empty Rooms

Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

1.                  The Return                                                                  153-161

2.                  Refrain

3.                  The Possum and The Moon

4.                  In Those Meticulous Rituals of Dressing

5.                  Silt

6.                  Feux Rouges

Rustin Larson

1.                  How It Is In The Hazel Moon                                     162-167

2.                  The Book Is A Door

3.                  Alexander Graham Bell And His Wife

4.                  Wuthering Heights And Lost In Space

5.                  Fairfield, Iowa

Lilija Valis

1.                  Sun. Day                                                                     167-169

2.                  The Promise

Nodirabegim Ibrokhimova

1.                  Statues – Short Story                                                  169-174

Chad Norman

1.                  After Leaving A Lousy Job                                        174-177

2.                  Far From Any Pay Cheque

3.                  Daring To Leave The Cave

4.                  The Beauty Of A Thistle

5.                  Sipping A Pale Ale One Summer

Kaci Skiles Laws

1.                  Dissociates                                                                  177-182

2.                  The Suicide Forest

3.                  Emma

4.                  Masquerade

5.                  Ripples

Shelby Stephenson

1.         Banjo Head                                                                 183-188

2.         History

3.         One More Once For The Music

4.         I Know Where I’m Going When I See It Coming

Rafaella Del Bourgo

1.         Crayola Me a River                                                    188-194

2.         I Keep an Apartment in Nome

3.         In a Berlin Bar

4.         I Am Not Kissing You

5.         Dear Father

Jonel Abellanosa

1.         Place                                                                            194-196

2          Melancholia

3.         Erotica

Lynn White

1.         Scorpio’s Secret                                                          196-199

2.         Such A Wonder

3.         Aliens

4.         Rookery

Lawrence Moore

1.         A Shieldmaiden Am I                                                 199-201

2.         Repay the Gift

3.         Must Be A Fairy Tale

Aysegul Yildirim

1.         Time yet to be gained – I, II, and III                          201-203

Sherzod Artikov

1.         Hemingway and my mother – Short Story                 203-207

Margaret Kiernan

1.         Ashes of Cedar Logs                                                  207-209

2.         Love Poem I

3.         Love Poem II

John Drudge

1.         Curtains                                                                       209-211

2.         Husk

3.         Waiting

4.         Walking in Nassau

5.         Walking in Pisa

Steve Klepetar

1.         A Night of Peace                                                         212-213

2.         Mirage

3.         A New Religion

John Doyle

1.         You                                                                             214-215

2.         Anton Chigurh Passed His Driving Test

3.         County Cork, Summer 1994

Rose Mary Boehm

1.         Beware of the Death Tree                                           216-219

2.         Holy Branches

3.         Imagine

4.         Planctology

5.         The Cretan Witch

Louis Kasatkin

1.         Attributed to Pessoa                                                    219-227

2.         Game Time – Short Story

Michael Igoe

1.         Famous                                                                        227-229

2.         Casualty

3.         Rehashed

Geoffrey Prince

1.         Enigma                                                                        229-232

2.         The Burning Off of Marlboro Country

3.         After the Ballet

4.         Voice

Chae Paterson

1.         Sea Birds                                                                     232-237

2.         Scrutiny

3.         Riverland Pelican Country

4.         The Middens – A Portal to a Past

5.         Swan Song

 

Thank you to the following esteemed poets and authors for your superb poetry and stories in Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 4 - Sentient Souls. You have my sincere respect and appreciation. I am honoured to publish your work. ~ Strider The POETS/AUTHORS John Drudge Rose Mary Boehm John Doyle Sara Clancy D. R. James Elle Renee Morgan Steve Klepetar Margaret Kiernan Bruce McRae Catherine Arra Ken Gosse Miriam Sagan Tohm Bakelas Adele Ogier Jones John Grey Amrita Valan Danny D. Ford Mihaela Melnic Jason de Koff Gulchehra Asronova Louis Kasatkin Angel Edwards Michael La Bombarda Yuu Ikeda Alec Solomita Susan Tepper Johanna Antonia Zomers Sheila Tucker Tom Montag Afiah Obenewaa Adrian David Andrena Zawinski Greg Patrick Ursula O’Reilly R. W. Stephens pj johnson Stephen House Patricia Walsh Scott C. Kaestner RC de Winter Stephen Anderson Kathryn Ann Hill Chris Campbell Linda Imbler Catfish McDaris Jana Hunterova & Mark Blickley Nicholas Alexander Hayes Agnes Vojta Alan S. Kleiman Cornelia Smith Fick Math Jones Candice James Michael J. Leach Sadie Maskery Richard D. Houff Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews Rustin Larson Lilija Valis Nodirabegim Ibrokhimova Chad Norman Kaci Skiles Laws Shelby Stephenson Rafaella Del Bourgo Jonel Abellanosa Lynn White Lawrence Moore Aysegul Yildirim Sherzod Artikov Michael Igoe Geoffrey Prince Chae Paterson





Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 3

Flowers in Stones May - June 2021








Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a contemporary literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/ Discover poems of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, dreams, dystopian, flora and fauna, magical realism, romance, and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks. Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Volume 3 of Lothlorien Poetry Journal features 240 pages of scintillating poetry and fiction from 61 world renowned poets and authors living in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, England, Ireland, Peru and many more countries where poetry is a literary force for seed change in society. Enjoy this exciting blend of poetic styles and the sharing of cultural diversity that brings us all closer together in our rapidly changing world. If you like contemporary world poetry, this book is perfect reading for poets and fiction writers and those new to both genres. It is an excellent resource of teaching materials for teachers and students alike and will inspire the reader to enjoy writing poetry and fiction with confidence.

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Contents

 

Editorial Poem by Strider Marcus Jones                                                        Pages

 

Andre F. Peltier

1.         Still Life w/Locomotive                                                         15-24

2.         Our Azure Earth

3.         Upon Viewing the Diving Boy

4.         Red Sky Mourning

5.         Bird of Paradise

Bertha Rogers

1.         February, The Longest Month                                                25-29

2.         Within The Drifted Snow

3.         Visits

4.         For The Autistic Child

5.         Emily’s Landscape

John Riley

1.         The First Eyes I’ve Ever Seen                                                30-33

2          Dandelions

3.         The Monotony of Bitter Monologues

4.         Small Bodies of Water

5.         Prison Workers Stand by The Flooded Swamp

Cheryl Snell

1.         What Tie Means                                                                      34-35

2.         Hocus Pocus

3.         Hush

4.         Social Life with Collectives

Jonathan Butcher

1.         A Pinch of Money                                                                   36-38

2.         The Corner

3.         On the Benches

Rafaella Del Bourgo

1.         Olive Oil                                                                                 38-45

2.         Near Ghent, Belgium

3.         Marina

4.         Black Lizard

5.         The Road

 

 

 

John Drudge

1.         Around Us                                                                              45-48

2.         Moving

3.         Autumn Days

4.         Nowhere But Here

5.         Santorini Sunrise

Adele Ogier Jones

1.         Kites                                                                                        49-51

2.         Merry – go - round

Steve Klepetar

1.         Too Many Poems                                                                    52-54

2.         Dear Reader

3.         What I Meant To Say

Lorraine Caputo

1.         The Portal                                                                               55-61

2.         Oospore

3.         Spirit Suite Etude Number 13

4.         The Place of the Dead

Alec Solomita

1.         Good Intentions                                                                      62-63

2.         Easter Poem

Manuela Palacios

1.                  The Princess of Abyssinia                                                      63-64

Sherzod Artikov

1.                  Nostalgia                                                                                 65-69

Rose Mary Boehm

1.                  Riding towards Inis Caithleann                                              70-73

2.                  A bell rings

3.                  Depths

4.                  Fever

Alan Catlin

1.                  Five Untitled Poems                                                               74-75

Kathryn Ann Hill

1.                  The Dwarves Step Out                                                           75-78

2.                  How Healthou Met Firman

3.                  Revenge of the Good Wife

4.                  Minstrel Green

Bob Beagrie

1.                  One Day, I’ll Ask You Kindly                                               79-82

2.                  Whorlton Castle

3.                  The Day The Sun Wore My Skull

4.                  Expulsion

5.                  Evensong

Susan Tepper

1.                  Sky Colours                                                                            82-82

Joseph A. Farina

1.                  Phonometrician                                                                       83-84

2.                  Over caffeinated blues

3.                  Grain

4.                  Coda

Fotoula Reynolds

1.                  1941                                                                                        85-87

2.                  More than timing

3.                  Fingers

Sterling Warner

1.                  Enchanted Woodlands                                                            87-92

2.                  Alfresco Temptation

3.                  Rebellion’s Trek

4.                  Mystic Web

5.                  Quasimodo’s Mermaids

Margaret Kiernan

1.                  The Son of Omar                                                                    92-93

Ryan Quinn Flanagan

1.                  Give Them Hell                                                                      93-96

2.                  Lava Lamp

3.                  Happen Stance

4.                  Sick Day

5.                  Tornado Man

Sandy Rochelle

1.                  Almost Alone                                                                          96-98

2.                  Social Graces

3.                  Still Life

4.                  The Road Made Visible

Bruce Meyer

1.                  ARUMS                                                                                  98-99

Denise O’Hagan

1.                  Creating by Subtraction                                              100-101

Michael Lee Johnson

1.                  Showers and Rain                                                       102-104

2.                  Death Certificates

3.                  Kansas, Old Abandoned House

4.                  Jasper

Andrena Zawinski

1.                  Dreamers                                                                     104-109

2.                  She’d Sit and Sew

3.                  What a Doll

4.                  She the Queen Bee Marries Winter

5.                  All the Ways I Do Not Wish To Die

Sven Kretzschmar

1.                  Spring awakening                                                       109-113

2.                  Every year I follow

3.                  Village rites

4.                  A blow ball ponders

5.                  Blackhaw

Nodirabegim Ibrokhimova

1.                  Writer’s Death                                                             114-119

Michael Favala Goldman

1.                  David Brower – Glen Canyon 1956                           120-123

2.                  Weekend Projects – Moving Furniture

3.                  Of course, this is just my opinion

4.                  Irony

5.                  Quantum entanglement

Sacha Hutchinson

1.                  Fear                                                                             123-124

2.                  On my bike

Gordon Ferris

1.                  His father speaks to him in a dream                           125-127

2.                  What if

3.                  In alternate

4.                  Reminisce

Lenore Weiss

1.                  Video Game                                                                127-133

Sean McNulty

1.                  At The East Lake Where I’m Often Drunk                134-138

2.                  Word Minimised

3.                  Whistling, Badly

4.                  And Last Of All, The Hamper

 

Jennifer Lemming

1.                  Red Eye Special                                                          139-140

2.               Kung Fu High School

3.               Rose Parade

Jeff Santosuosso

1.                  From children                                                             140-142

2.                  Ball Ghazal

3.                  On the Move

Laura Kayne

1.                  Portal                                                                           143-145

2.                  Dancing

3.                  The Other Place

4.                  Moon shadow

Terry Wheeler

1.                  Old Forms                                                                   145-148

2.                  Chifley

3.                  Too Soon

4.                  Dingle Peninsula

5.                  Laphroaig

Amrita Sharma

1.                  Skies                                                                            149-151

2.                  Dreams

3.                  Green Flowers

Tom Montag

1.                  Five Old Monk Poems                                                151-152

R.M. Engelhardt

1.                  God Killer                                                                   153-157

2.                  Fucking Ghosts

3.                  I Am

4.                  Ardanes

5.                  The Prophets of Doom

Rp Verlaine

1.                  Disconnect                                                                  157-161

2.                  Sting of Summer

3.                  Artificial Sweetener

4.                  Tubular

5.                  Tender Bruises

Greg Patrick

1.                  To Strike A Chord                                                      162-170

Clark Zlotchew

1.                  Music Hath Charms                                                    170-174

 

Christopher Barnes

1.                  ZIP 31                                                                         174-176

2.                  ZIP 32

3.                  ZIP 33

4.                  ZIP 34

5.                  ZIP 35

Alisa Velaj

1.                  Tulips Are Falling From The Air                               176-179

2.                  Abigail

3.                  When The Light Bulb

4.                  Sheol, Sheol

5.                  Breath

R.W. Haynes

1.                  Mrs Woolf Visits Canta Ranas                                   180-184

2.                  Flower Child with Crocodile Briefcase

3.                  Big K Lands among the Capitalists

4.                  Carpet Page for Vernacular Watercraft

Gene Barry

1.                  Eventually                                                                   185-189

2.                  Chewing Her Cud

G.J. Hart

1.                  Lamb Saving                                                               189-190

D’or Seifer

1.                  The Administrator                                                      191-196

2.                  Apple (Op-Ed from an exile in Silicon Valley

3.                  Guard Irons

4.                  Beware of Ducks

Martin Willitts Jr

1.                  From the Beehive Chambers of the Heart                  196-204

2.                  November

3.                  Bursting

4.                  Wht the Cicadas are Noisy

5.                  After

Matthew Bowers

1.                  Amalia Whispers of Fae                                             204-205

2.                  Sister Morphine-The More Phone The Better

Nilofar Shidmehr

1.                  Summer Return                                                           206-210

2.                  Eternal Emigration

3.                  Rotten

4.                  Swing

5.                  Eagle and Peacock

Phil Wood

1.                  There’s a lone hawthorn in the farmers field             218-219

2.                  Naming

3.                  Visitations

4.                  The Outcast

Tobi Alfier

1.                  In Time We Come To Be Whole                                213-215

2.                  He Is A Lucky Man

3.                  Thief

John Patrick Robbins

1.                  Wellspring of the Oasis                                              216-217

Kelley White

1.                  So many empty ballrooms                                          218

Ivan Jenson

1.                  Angelic Visit                                                               219-221

2.                  Interior Design

3.                  Faint Praise

John Doyle

1.                  Some Day San Francisco                                            222-226

2.                  Day One

3.                  Single Vehicle Accidents

4.                  Gillian

Will Nuessle

1.                  Barry Botter and the Sorcerous Phone 3                    227-238

 









Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 2 - Bard Songs and Tales
Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/ Discover poems of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, dreams, dystopian, flora and fauna, magical realism, romance, and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks. Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work. Cover Image – Pete Seeger Banjo, Annie Leibovitz. ISBN 978-1-300-15598-0 “If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.” ― Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney.

Details

Publication Date
Aug 25, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781300155980
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
Edited by: Strider Marcus Jones, By (author): Kevin M Hibshman, By (author): Lynda Tavakoli, By (author): Michael Lee Johnson, By (author): Lilija Valis

Specifications

Pages
252
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)


Lothlorien Poetry Journal's second published volume of poetry and prose features the exceptional poetry and fiction of 72 internationally renowned poets and fiction authors. Join us on our journey in Bard Songs and Tales. Be moved and inspired by their sublime individual poetic voices from every continent and discover that there is more to life that unites us than divides us..~ Strider

The Poets:

 

Kevin M. Hibshman Lynda Tavakoli Michael Lee Johnson Lilija Valis Joe Kidd Antonia Alexandra Klimenko Peter Magliocco RC deWinter John Drudge Jessica Stilling Kushal Poddar Margaret Kiernan John Grey Adele Ogier Jones Brian Rihlmann Kashiana Singh Donny Winter Pam Muller Stephen House Mary Grace van der Kroef Christopher Barnes Heather McQueen David Callin Patricia Walsh Steve Klepetar Jyoti Nair Moe Seager Bern Butler Jon Bennett Anabell Donovan Tom Montag Katherine Suto G.J. Hart Maisie Russel Terry Wheeler Iolanda Leotta William Derge Susan Tepper Glen Wilson Julie Stevens David Butler Pratibha Castle Kevin Ahern Christina Martin Laszlo Aranyi Dana Trick Stephen Paul Wren Allison Grayhurst Ken Gosse Tim Goldstone Catherine Zickgraf James Walton Joan Leotta J.D. Nelson Angel Edwards John Maxwell O’Brien Roisin Browne Oz Hardwick Gordon Ferris Richard D. Houff John Patrick Robbins Gerard Sheehy Rie Sheriden Rose Paul Koniecki Judith Skillman Robert Pegel Benjamin Adair Murphy Catherine Strisik Alec Solomita Afiah Obenewaa Gregory Brendan Patrick Anca Vlasopolos






Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 1 - The Fellowship of the Pen
Selected Submissions from January and February 2021 

Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/ Discover poems of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, dreams, dystopian, flora and fauna, magical realism, romance, and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks. Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work. Cover Image – Arno Rafael Minkkinen Self-portrait, Foster’s Pond, 2000. ISBN 978-1-008-90450-7 “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met ” Yeats.

Details

Publication Date
7/14/2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781008904507
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Lauren Scharhag, Steve Klepetar, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Attracta Fahy, Antonia A Klimenco, J S Watts, Scott Thomas Outlar, Lorraine Caputo, John W Sexton, Louise Ceres, Moe Seager, Christine Tabaka, John Drudge, Denise O'Hagan, Edited by: Strider Marcus Jones

Specifications

Pages
228
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)


Lothlorien Poetry Journal's first published volume of poetry and prose features the work of sixty three internationally renowned poets and authors. Join us on our journey in The Fellowship of the Pen. Be moved and inspired by their individual poetic voices from every continent on Earth and discover that there is more to life that unites us than divides us. 

The Poets: 

J S Watts Steve Klepetar Lauren Scharhag John Drudge Antonia Alexandra Klimenco Gopal Lahiri Adele Ogier Jones John Grey Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon DAH Louise Ceres Michael Minassian Simra Sadaf Moe Seager Patricia Walsh Scott Thomas Outlar Yuu Ikeda J D Nelson Fotoula Reynolds Terry Wheeler Denise O’Hagan Max Heinegg Attracta Fahy Stephen House Lorraine Caputo Ryan Quinn Flanagan Laily Mahoozi Christopher Cadra Christine Tabaka G J Hart Lynda Tavakoli Prithvijeet Sinha Elizabeth Mercurio Robert ( Roibeard ) Shanahan Christina Martin Tim Heerdink Isobel Granby Poul Lynggaard Damgaard Jeanna Ni Riordain Tom Montag Susan Tepper John Patrick Robbins Angel Edwards John W Sexton Soodabeh Saeidnia Jonathan Butcher Patricia Nelson Michael Durack Kathryn Crowley Roger Haydon Sultana Raza Januario Esteves Margaret Kiernan Grant Tarbard Greg Patrick Marie C Lecrivain Steven Fortune Iulia Gherghei Arik Mitra Lisa Reynolds Ken Gosse Bruce Morton Will Nuessle



Contents

 

Editorial Poem by Strider Marcus Jones

Pages

J S Watts

1.         Bubblewitches                                                14-18

2.         Craft

3.         Two Crows

Steve Klepetar

1.         On the Snowy Street                                       19-20

2.         Unfinished House

3.         Lazy Starling

Lauren Scharhag

1.         Priestess                                                          21-27

2          The Gilded Monk

3.         Necromancy

4.         Where Man Doth Not Inhabit

5.         Orenda

John Drudge

1.         A Hunger in Positano                                     28-31

2.         At the Shore

3.         Rage

4.         Spout

5.         The Pull of Stonehenge

Antonia Alexandra Klimenco

1.         Irish Whisky                                                    32-36

2.         Pisces Rising or Why Mermaids Don’t Limp

3.         If Ever

Gopal Lahiri

1.         Reorder                                                           37-39

2.         Photo Frame

3.         Unheard Echo

 

 

Adele Ogier Jones

1.         Dragon mountain (i)                                       40-43

2.         Dragon mountain (ii)

3.         Dragon mountain (iii)

4.         Growing earth

John Grey

1.         Married Name                                                 44-48

2.         When the Other is Dreaming

3.         Dan, the Naturalist

4.         The Beach in Winter

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

1.         Insomnia                                                         49-53

2.         Bonfire Night

3.         His Mind Games

4.         Devotion         response to Trinity by Adelia Prado

5.         Ardnamurchan Point

DAH

1.         Existential trauma                                           54-59

2.         Saying All There Is To Say

3.         Invention Of A New Meaning

4.         The Uncertainty Of Glass Locks

5.         An Eye Is Seen, And Still Another

Louise Ceres

1.         Count Voivode’s Valentine                            60-63

2.         Sacral Inner Space

3.         The Black and Silver Realm

4.         Insoluble Separation

Michael Minassian

1.                  Desire                                                              63-67

2.                  Close Relatives

3.                  For The Rest Of Us

4.                  Light

5.                  Razor’s Dawn

 

Simra Sadaf

1.                  Wasted Youth                                                 67-71

2.                  Autumns

3.                  Kite and Manjha

Moe Seager

1.                  November Western Pennsylvania                   72-75

2.                  I October

3.                  Bird Talk

4.                  Valentine offering

Patricia Walsh

1.                  Asking for It                                                   76-81

2.                  Praise of Zeitgeist

3.                  Pushing and Pulling Envelopes

4.                  Chocolate Soldier

5.                  Breaking Another Window

Scott Thomas Outlar

1.                  Masquerade                                                     82-85

2.                  Of Frequencies Resplendent

3.                  Apples & Owls at Midnight   (Space Wave Version)

Yuu Ikeda

1.                  Because, Although, But, I Love You             86-87

2.                  It Was My Life

J D Nelson

1.                  Why is there no world in the book?                88-89

2.                  Is that you humming?

3.                  Like smart a-macks that period o’ the text

Fotoula Reynolds

1.                  Harmony                                                         90-91

2.                  Almost found

3.                  Language floats

Terry Wheeler  things that splinter

1.                  Nomenclature                                                  92-96

2.                  who

3.                  omelette

4.                  murakami

5.                  shadow play

Denise O’Hagan

1.                  Nature’s grand chandelier                               97-100

2.                  Still the rain kept falling

Max Heinegg

1.                  Kidney Stone  for Jeff Albertson                   101-103

2.                  Stumper

3.                  The Groundhog of Gull Bay

4.                  Odd Man Out

5.                  Kindling

Attracta Fahy

1.                  The Blue Flower of Chernobyl                       104-107

2.                  Tired of news

Stephen House

1.                  The Moo-Moo Café                                        108-112

2.                  Caroline  

Lorraine Caputo

1.                  Iguana Dreams                                                112-115

2.                  Astray

3.                  Arica

4.                  Ghosts

Ryan Quinn Flanagan

1.                  Deck Chair                                                      116-118

2.                  Apologies, Zephyr!

3.                  Hand’s On

4.                  Mustard Lip

5.                  Throwing the Game  

 Laily Mahoozi

1.                  Exile                                                                119-122

2.                  Sterile Colour

3.                  Fixed

4.                  Revel

5.                  Diplomacy

Christopher Cadra

1.                  At Sea                                                             123-124

2.                  Another

3.                  Omission

4.                  Maybe Zombies

Christine Tabaka

1.                  Darkness Unfolds                                           125-128

2.                  Dust to Dust

3.                  No Turning Back

4.                  Nursery Rhymes

G J Hart

1.                  How Things Begin                                          129-132

2.                  Morning Run

3.                  Washing Up

Lynda Tavakoli

1.                  Cold Tea                                                          133-135

2.                  The Coldness of Crows

Prithvijeet Sinha

1.                  She Once Bloomed Like The Daisy               136-137

Elizabeth Mercurio

1.                  Elegy for Ophelia with the Sky Full               138-139

Robert ( Roibeard ) Shanahan

1.                  The Edenic Sequence                                      140-150

2.                  Mutualism

Christina Martin

1.                  The Gift                                                          151-155

2.                  Paradise

3.                  Sea Haiku Sequence

4.                  Steamed Yellow

5.                  Sky Cow

Tim Heerdink

1.                  Final Flight as the Fog becomes Night           156-161

2.                  The Fourth Horseman

3.                  The Knottseau Well

4.                  TRAUM(A) for John Berryman

 

 

Isobel Granby

1.                  Tolkien Sonnet 1                                             162-163

2.                  Tolkien Sonnet 2

 

Poul Lynggaard Damgaard

1.                  The last human being                                      164-166

2.                  Notch

3.                  The distance of silence

Jeanna Ni Riordain

1.                  Beneath the Chimney                                      167-168

2.                  The city stirs to life

Tom Montag

1.                  From The Old Monk Poems                           169-170

Susan Tepper

1.                  Withheld                                                         171-172

John Patrick Robbins

1.                  Beyond The Deception                                   172-173

2.                  Death in Doses

3.                  New Poems In Old Shoes

Angel Edwards

1.                  Maybe Angel Wings                                       174-176

2.                  All of them Spirits

3.                  Bourbon

John W Sexton

1.                  Riding a Giraffe                                              177-178

Soodabeh Saeidnia

1.                  The Mansion She Inherited                            178-181

2.                  Rootless

3.                  Garden of Memory

4.                  Micropoetry

Jonathan Butcher

1.                  A Swift Divide                                               182-185

2.                  Second Sight

3.                  Domestic Circus

4.                  The Opposite

Patricia Nelson

1.                  First Sailor                                                       186-189

2.                  The Three Weird Sisters Speak to Macbeth

3.                  Macbeth

Michael Durack

1.                  Angel of Death                                               190-193

2.                  Venus And Madonna

3.                  A Key In The Lock

4.                  In The Forest of Language

Kathryn Crowley

1.                  Daisies In Jamjars                                           194-196

2.                  Ode To Crows

Roger Haydon

1.                  Our Privilege                                                   197-199

2.                  Where I Walked as a Child

Sultana Raza

1.                  Keen on Tilkien                                               199-202

2.                  Epitaph

3.                  Orphic Crown

Januario Esteves

1.                  Caelum                                                            203-204

2.                  Perseus

3.                  Libra

 

Margaret Kiernan

1.                  Flash Fiction                                                   205-207

Grant Tarbard

1.                  Overture                                                          208-209

2.                  Visit Your Blessings When You Exit The Gift Shop

Greg Patrick

1.                  Mirage and Horizon                                        210-215

2.                  Calling Orion

3.                  The Goblin King’s Sigh

Marie C Lecrivain

1.                  Thursday morning                                           216-217

2.                  Mare Australe

Steven Fortune

1.                  Miss Ganymede                                              218-219

2.                  Destiny’s Spadework

Julia Gherghei

1.                  Late Winter Story                                           220

Arik Mitra

1.                  Perambulators                                                 221-222

Lisa Reynolds

1.                  In Mourning (for Shannon)                             222

Ken Gosse

1.                  A Sandalous Tale                                            223-224

Bruce Morton

1.                  Anecdote of the Bottle                                    225

Will Nuessle

1.                  Just Checking                                                  226-227

 

 

 

 

 


5 comments:

  1. My sincere thanks to all the poets and fiction authors whose work I have published both here on the Lothlorien Poetry Journal blog and in this first print volume of the Lothlorien Poetry Journal - The Fellowship of the Pen. I feel honoured and privileged to read and publish the outstanding work you submit. Congratulations to you all. xx Strider

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  2. Thank you Strider for the opportunity to contribute to your blog and journal. It's a privilege to be part of the first volume. Congratulations on a fabulous issue and best wishes for future publications.

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  3. Very much delighted to be a part of this wonderful project and waiting with baited breath for mine to arrive, thank you Strider! Susan Tepper

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    1. Thank you Susan for your poetic contribution and fantastic support. I hope those who have bought the book will leave a star rating and review on lulu.

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