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Happy Holidays!!!

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Happy Holidays to all from Stanzaic Stylings.
We will be closed to submissions  until January 1, 2018
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Tattooed Touch by Blanca Alicia Garza

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Tattooed Touch
Two poets who fell in love... writing letters on by Blanca Alicia Garza each others skin using fingerprints and lip caresses  Leaving them printed  like tattoos that  will remain forever  and spending the  nights reading them  like marvelous  great sonnets  and love stories  printed in braille.
(Published in Dandelion In A Vase of Roses Anthology)

BIO: Blanca Alicia Garza is a Poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Her poems are published in the Poetry Anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze", and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" now available at Amazon.com. Blanca's work can be found in The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Raven's Cage Ezine, Scarlet Leaf Review as well as Birdsong Anthology 2016, Vol 1. Blanca was recently nominated for The Best of the Net 2017.

Destiny by Blanca Alicia Garza

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Destiny 
She is clothed with an inner strength and laughs without fear of the future. eye shine, ignites sparks in my heart. she judges none, and walks with grace. Her dreams are in a technicolor palette and lights her way through the darkness. She adores dancing in the pouring rain Blowing dandelions in summer breezes  Talks to the moon about her eternal love  She smiles as squirrels dance in trees, loves spending time watching kids play. Her dream was to be a great writer, but  falling in love with a poet was her destiny.
(Initially published on The Song Is)
BIO: Blanca Alicia Garza is a Poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Her poems are published in the Poetry Anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze", and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" now available at Amazon.com. Blanca's work can be found in The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Raven's Cage Ezine, …

Visceral by Theresa A. Cancro

Visceral 

It grieves.
It aches.
It sobs

into my hands,
quivering orphan angst,
abandoned.

Passersby refuse
to pick it up,
examine it.

Slips in to my back
pocket
folds on itself,
silenced

for now.


Bio: Theresa A. Cancro writes poetry, short fiction and nonfiction. Dozens of her poems and short fiction pieces have been published internationally online and in print. She strives to find sparks of wonder in the ordinary.

BENIN By Eddie Awusi

BENIN
Yawning out, A bronze of ancient dawn, Bustling and buzzing with life, Like a swarm of bees; Awkwardly awakened, In Ozolua moat.
Bellowing; With spiralling sinews of smokes: Crawling sheepishly. ascending; From Iduh Owina to the hearths of Ekhiadolor; Into the naked ivory of the sky.
And zealous feets; Meandering carelessly; Negotiating steps, at the fringes; And coughing locomotives; Bursting like raucous Mushrooms on fertile soil - on the roads.

Eddie Awusi lives in Benin city where he runs a small personal business. He has a degree in English literature. He has been published in Dandelions in a Vase of Roses, Voices of the Aspirants, FM 20 among other poetry anthologies. His poetry has also appeared in different poetry magazine in Europe, America, Africa and Asia

Autumn's Calling by Ken Allan Dronsfield

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"During the Autumn's calling and November's chill; we watch Fairies dance in the fallen whetted leaves."


Biography:
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet from New Hampshire now residing on the southern plains of Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms and time with his cat Willa.  He is a three time nominee for the Pushcart Prize Award and twice for the Best of the Net for 2016-2017. Ken loves life!

© Ken Allan Dronsfield

LOVE by Donabell de Apera

LOVE
"Night that was hollow, Empty space that was not seen, Chant that was so loving, Freedom that I've seen.
Time that passed by, Fate that has been, None will defy, Love has been there.
Freedom achieved guts, It is love that can defy all odds. Powerful than all, Love can heal what war destroyed."
BIO: Donabell de Apera from Lucban, Quezon Philippines is an industrial engineer by profession, though is unemployed due to a traumatic brain Injury. She is a freelance poet.

Freedom Journey by Ann Christine Tabaka

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Freedom Journey Among the ruins of broken lives, they came across great expanses, searching for a place to rest their weariness. Empty from hunger. Full from hope. Carrying with them stories of their pasts, and the bones of their ancestors. Multitudes marching, while looking out over myriad expressions, in quest of a familiar face. Grasping the future in clasped hands tucked into worn pockets. Afraid to let go, lest dreams scatter like lost seeds among devouring crows of indifference. Tiredness overtaking, broken bodies pitch tents of sparse comfort. Taking refuge along the never ending journey of freedom.


Ann Christine Tabaka lives in Delaware, USA.  She is a published poet and artist. She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and two cats.  Her most recent credits are The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, The Metaworker, Raven Cage Ezine, RavensPerch, Anapest Journal, Mused, Apricity Magazine, Longshot Island, Indiana Voice Journal, Halcyon Days Magazine, The Society of Classic…

The Deer Crossing - A Sonnet by Ken Allan Dronsfield

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The Deer Crossing - A Sonnet
Sun slowly dipping in the western sky; the winds are light and the pine boughs swaying. From their warm, peaceful beds the meek and shy, walk to the river; time for the crossing. To the fields above, to graze for a meal; prance through the meadow, always listening. Hear the Blue Jay; alerting all with zeal. Just twilight now, time to make the crossing. Squirrels have disappeared, gone to their beds. Barn Owls glide by upon whispering wings. Night animals stir, sleepiness now shed. Stand on the bank, ready for the crossing. Waters are cool; taking a little drink. Browse til dawn, then return to the crossing.

Biography:
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet from New Hampshire now residing on the southern plains of Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms and time with his cat Willa.  He is a three time nominee for the Pushcart Prize Award and twice for the Best of the Net for 2016-2017. Ken loves life!

Mongrel Words By Grant Guy

Mongrel Words
Mongrel words ingest the harmony of poetry
Bequeathing it with a reality of sinew and bone
The misfit words are the rising citadel
That bares the cradle of short range dreams of men & women
Bulldozing the long range plans
Everyday I chew on the malcontented words
Nourishing me with the spine and raw muscle to kiss the morning
To hug the night in gracious avidity
I drink the miscued words with unquenching thirst
I stride up to the bar of life and grab another bottle
I cannot get enough of the bullets and knives they heaves
At the reality of our blue ball lost in space
For the molesting words are psalms
Without the menacing words the harmony of poetry is spat out
We are as dead as the void without a godhead
Let us be possessed by misbecoming words
Bio Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His writings have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England. He has three books published. He was the 2004…

Courage By Desiree Cady

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Courage By Desiree Cady
With pain in her heart And fear in her eyes She packed up her things Left without a single goodbye
Not a bruise on her body His fists left no trace But his words resonated Deep down in a sacred place
At 19 she was a child Not knowing what love was Naive she believed him Like a young child does
As she became older  That is when she knew Love isnt just something you say It's something you do
His words they cut deep Ripping out her soul He began diminishing her happiness Her innocence he stole
Stand by her family Be faithful to her man Til death do us part That was supposed to be the plan
No longer wanting to gamble When her life was at stake She swallowed her fears Decided it was a risk she would take
For his "love" was killing her She was finally done Spending another second with him Was roulette with a fully loaded gun
She decided it was time  To finally say goodbye  She left that day She stopped living a lie
For the choice was so clear She could live in hell as his wife Or she could ta…

Path to the Heart by Blanca Alicia Garza

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Path to the Heart 
Write me a sweet poem.  Kiss me softly with sweet butterfly kisses on my skin. Guiding them gently upon my entire thirsty body. Make me forget the pain in this world and even my own name for a little while. And let me recite yours  through the sweetest of whispers and throes of passion. Let me sing softly  into your ear Igniting the fire  and with the tips of your fingers  discover even my most deepest  desires. Find that path that  leads directly to my heart.  Make me forever yours.
Blanca Alicia Garza is a Poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Her poems are published in the Poetry Anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze", and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" now available at Amazon.com. Blanca's work can be found in The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Raven's Cage Ezine, Scarlet Leaf Review as well as Birdsong Anthology 2016, Vol 1. Blanc…

Scarves by Joan McNerney

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Scarves
I want to make scarves from the sky. Since I'm not much of a seamstress, here's hoping it won't be too hard.
To start I'll just pick up a fleecy white cloud to cover my neck.
Maybe create a dove grey scarf and cut out pale blue ones too.  Make entire closets full of them.
At sunset I will fashion boas of bright ruby and tangerine.
If lucky I'll find some rainbow kaleidoscopes to wrap up in.
My midnight shawl will be long gleaming ebony covering the shoulders keeping in warmth.
I will list them on eBay and Craig's, hang pictures on my Facebook wall.
Imagine, everybody will want them! Would you like one too? Better put your order in now.


Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Three Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work.  Her lat…