Night Journey/passages

I submit most months to Visual Verse, and have had many poems published (thank you!). But some I like better than others. This month’s poem, “Night Journey”, is one of them. You can read it here.

My poem “passages”, written to Jo Zider’s artwork, is also up at The Ekphrastic Review. My thanks to guest editor Sandi Stromberg, and to Lorette C. Luzajic for her continued support. You can read it here.

I think the poems complement each other. Which only highlights how I return to the same themes again and again…

32 thoughts on “Night Journey/passages

  1. Well gosh. Both good poems. More than good. Especially “passages”, yes, me says Wow. Somehow feels in phrasing like a different animal than I’ve usually read of yours. Don’t know if that’s you or just me. But I like this creature – a lot. I think “leopard” while reading this poem. Why? Paws and muscles. Teeth.

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  2. Well done getting into both selections! I like the dream-like quality of the VV poem. The image is a gift for drifting off into dreamworld. The Ekphrastic poem follows the tangles of the tree limbs, across so many planes, I’m going to have to re-read several times before I catch up with it.
    Maybe that’s the point—we never do.

    I didn’t write anything for Ekphrastic and I don’t think I’ll do the totem pole image either.


    1. Thanks Jane. I think you’re right, we never do.

      I was pleasantly surprised to find them both published this morning.
      I’m not sure about the totem pole. I have a week to think about it.


  3. They really do complement each other, and I can see why the first one felt particularly satisfying. Pinning down the in-between is impossible but you managed to sneak up to it beautifully. And in the second poem, “or are we seeds waiting to be tossed into the void?” gave me a chill—but the good kind! I find I’m quite enamored of the thought of myself as a seed.

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