Since yesterday was National Poetry Day, I am spreading my love of poetry by sharing a couple of freebie poems from my lovely poet hubby, Joseph Robert and I. So, let’s cut to the chase and get down to all things poetry…

 

Unputdownable

By Leilanie Stewart 

(Page 9 – Metamorphosis of Woman)

 

There are some poems by

the poet who died

in the magazine

 

Not that he died

in the magazine

 

His poems just appeared

in the magazine

 

This is a poem about

the guy who died

but it’s not in the magazine

 

It might be in another magazine

but not this one

 

The one I’m talking about

The one that’s unputdownable

 

The magazine was unputdownable

but not the guy, the poet,

who was putdownable

 

A cocktail of drugs and cheap vodka

rendered him putdownable

 

And all that remains of him,

all that will live on,

 

are his dead-man poems

which are now

unputdownable.

 

This Poem Is Specifically Not About The Moon

By Joseph Robert 

(Page 13 – Realms of Man)

 

O, thou Serene

Silene

Siren

Light singing temptress of the poet’s heart

and the scientist’s eye

Dry Inert Rocks

Metal Flags

& Feelings

Dreams of deepness

Tides of seeming

I know, really a pebble is what you is

I’ll put you in my mouth and roll you along my tongue

Then I want to bite down

Shatter my teeth

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019. Leilanie has also published four poetry collections: Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.wordpress.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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