Morning Mist – Iulia Halatz – for the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective
The mist that
covers my heart
with the sagacity
of a cubist artifact.
It comes in layers
clinging with fetid fingers
on to the gargoyles
of the old mansion
our love has become…
Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/22/morning-mist-iulia-halatz/
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”
– William Butler Yeats
Painting by Adam Elsheimer, The Flight into Egypt.
Excerpt from the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I: Fall Flings/Aurora Phoenix
Sudden Denouement Publishing
a press for divergent writers fluent in the secret language
‘But why will he not dance again?’ asked the Infanta, laughing.
‘Because his heart is broken,’ answered the Chamberlain.
And the Infanta frowned, and her dainty rose-leaf lips curled in pretty disdain. ‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,’ she cried, and she ran out into the garden.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Birthday of the Infanta and Other Tales
Painting by Viktor Ivanovych Nizovtsev.
“We’ve been through the same routine, you and I:
me, coming home in a prescription haze with slurry speech
and a numbing nonchalance,
and you, broken and infuriated
to see me ‘waste my life away.’”
Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/13/sudden-denouement-welcomes-new-collective-member-nitin-lalit-murali-us/
Nitin Lalit Murali is a poet, flash fiction writer and essayist from Bangalore, India. He also enjoys reading literature of different genres and listening to jazz and neo-classical music. He started writing seven years ago and art has consumed him over the years. He blogs regularly at Fighting the Dying Light
“What would you do if you could do anything?”
Create my own Republic of Imagination. I wanna write and write to turn the straw of my existence into the gold that can be lived on.
The strange story is bold and wild. But it unlooses the witch-ink that turns straw into tangible possibilities.
If wishes were horses, then beggars might ride.
If wishes were words, then beggars would be writers…
Aren’t we all?
Art by Marvin D. Cone.
I am delighted that some of my poems have been included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I. The anthology is available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
“If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . .” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
― Ray Bradbury
Art by Jaroslaw Jasnikowski.
Tea and Turbulence (and flabbergasting beauty) by Aurora Phoenix
“was that mercury you dolloped
by the teaspoon brimming
into the cup of my tempest teeming?”
Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/14/tea-and-turbulence-aurora-phoenix/
Aurora Phoenix is a wordsmithing oxymoron. Staid suburbanite cloaks a badass warrior wielding weapon grade phrases. Read more of her confabulations at Insights from “Inside.”
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
― Marie Curie
Art by Suzanne Moxhay.
Read more about this amazing artist: https://www.boredpanda.com/surreal-indoor-landscapes-art-interiors-suzanne-moxhay/.
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.”
– H.P. Lovecraft
Art by Bill Mayer.