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…



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



This Poem Is Specifically Not About The Moon

By Joseph Robert 

(Page 13 – Realms of Man)


O, thou Serene



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 writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. 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. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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