“angels, loving them, and the irreparable soul”

“Angels, loving them, and the irreparable soul”

She’s an angel with invisible wings.
I am ready and wanting to be her everything,
but I would settle for being something.

The beauty in her eyes only eclipsed by the
energy of her soul. I try to forget her, even
if it is just for a few hours at a time.

How do you forget something so beautiful
that it saved your life just by its presence. That
is a lie, I do not want to forget her for second.

I have come to the realization that I know nothing,
and need nothing, but I want plenty. It is one thing
really, to have the chance to be something.

shawn king


Throwback Thursday: Writing Knights Grand Tournament III

Last year Writing Knights’ Grand Tournament was absolutely filled with epicness. The road was long, with twenty-some poets competing for the one shot at a full-length book deal with Writing Knights Press. The winding road lead to the basement of Mac’s Backs Books in Coventry, where the finalists performed their submissions for an audience and a panel of judges. Alexis-Rueal, D.L. Woure, J.M. Romig, Julie Marchand, Nkechi Edeh, and Serena Castells brought the fire with emotionally driven poetry that was raw and cutting.

Join us as we take a look back at the event and relive these powerful poems. Congrats again to the winner (spoiler alert). They really killed it up there.

Thanks to Writing Knights for putting on this event. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

Shadow Dancer is Sometimes Called Mademoiselle Marionette

You gotta love Tracie Morell’s poetry.


What do these gestures mean?  It’s a loving hand

which manipulates these strings which signify

the puppet’s gestures.  If they are meaningless


the thought of a heart displaying what pumps

it being burdensome is too

much to bear, but if the actions were untimely

it was pure accident.  You see, I have no clue

what goes on outside my own skin, I can only imagine


how light illuminates different meaning in the intention

of movement, says Mademoiselle.  Can the divinity of love be

turned off when the Marionette is clearly tugged in gestures

trying to resemble the coursing of blood,

the expression of thought, but love is

illusion sometimes.  Puppets can be

put out of the mind so easily.  The unseen Puppetmaster can’t see

what the movements look like, Mademoiselle Marionette is

operated by the intuitive  pull of strings: the lines guiding

emotively.  To think that gestures of…

View original post 62 more words

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

Just English

The Classics

Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

  1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
  2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
  3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
  4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
  5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
  6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
  7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
  8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here…

View original post 1,727 more words

Feature Poet: Dawn Shimp

Ohio Poet Dawn Shimp joins us via phone to talk recite a few poems for us and talk about a slew of topics. One being the poem-a-day challenge in April (NaPoWriMo).

Find out more about Dawn Shimp on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dawn.shimp
Find more Destination Detour goodies at http://www.destinationdetourpoetrry.wordpress.com / youtube.com/destinationdetourpod
Follow JM Romig on Twitter @jmroaming

Watching Poetry: Francis, Wakefeild, and Watsky

Shawn and JM watch some of their favorite poetry videos on youtube.

The videos featured are as follows:

Slow Down Ghandi – Sage Frances (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ceZiNO3XM)

Air Horn Into Bedrooms and Battle Scars – Buddy Wakefield (http://youtu.be/ZHUJaZNdl-Y)
Letter To My 16 Year Old Self – George Watsky (http://youtu.be/Z-cT8Qe7y3k)

and to play us out : Amplified feat. Rafael Casal (http://youtu.be/43QoDAWwJ5M)