What can I give you? – Iulia Halatz

https://suddendenouementpublications.com/2018/05/21/excerpt-from-the-sudden-denouement-anthology-volume-i-what-can-i-give-you-iulia-halatz/

Excerpt from the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I: What Can I Give You? by Iulia Halatz

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Melt- Iulia Halatz read by Jonathan O’Farrell

Me reciting Iulia’s glorious poem!
Recital on SoundCloud

https://misterkaki.blog/2018/08/31/melt-iulia-halatz-read-by-jonathan-ofarrell/
Thank you, Jonathan!

I have shared
land and sky
with you.
I have tasted
blood and honey.
My witch-oil turned
to dragon-fire
at your touch…

Soft fingers laid asleep
until your turmoil
woke them
for so long…

It feels like getting drunk
on old reddish wine
long softened
during times of
War
Equanimity
and
Comets.
What shall I pour in your glass?
Molten flowers
Golden ink
Lucid light
Unicorn mirth…

I dig your veins
for gold.
I find pure
bitter-sweet
amber nuggets.

I fear any story
whose ink
my words
can’t drink…
Yet I drip in yours
ever since.

When your arms call
and your lips
read all my feral kisses
How can there be no heaven?

© Iulia Halatz

I am delighted that this poem was included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I. The anthology is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.


Stress

“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” ― Natalie Goldberg

Art – Henri Matisse Harmony in Red (1908)


Strange stories

“I like listening to strange stories.”
Henrik Ibsen, The Master Builder, 1892

Electrifying art by Suzanne Moxhay (b.1976, Essex)

Read more about this amazing artist: https://www.boredpanda.com/surreal-indoor-landscapes-art-interiors-suzanne-moxhay/


The noise of this brain by Devika Mathur

Heartpicking verse from Devika Mathur:

“And so I crumble in my own jaw line
Leaking from the iris,
A stoned mahogany stuck
Beneath the frivolous sky,..”

Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/02/01/the-noise-of-this-brain/

Devika Mathur, a poetess from India, is a published poetess and is a lover of everything dark and surreal. Her work has been previously published in Sudden Denouement, Visual Verse, Dying dahlia review, two drops of ink, Madswirl, The rye whiskey review among various others. Find more of her musings at https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com.


Poem in the Pocket by Grumpytyke

Poem in the Pocket by Grumpytyke, one of my favorite bloggers, whose (incessant) love for my country equals my love for his handsome writings:
https://grumpytyke.com/2019/01/26/poem-in-the-pocket/

“poem in the pocket
among the coins
screwed up tissues
words
and things better forgotten
a poem jostled by the little ones
…”

I “accessorize” with an astounding image which epitomizes (in colour and imagination) this trailblazing community of wordsmiths, Writing on the Wharfe.

Art by Everett Shinn.

About Roger: “Tyke. Fan of classic cameras, classic cars (especially VW dubs & minis), classical music (esp L van B, Schubert, Mahler, Mendelssohn), J S Bach, classic cuisine; Yorkshire; Romania. Anti-fan: politicians; ‘celebrities’; EU; fancy frugal ‘starred’ food.”


James Joyce’s Love Letters – Brainpickings.org

“If I am to write anything fine or noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart.”

Dive into this enthralling read:

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/02/james-joyce-love-letters-nora-barnacle/

www.brainpickings.org is a trailblazing castle of knowledge located in the enchanted forest where ideas dance and glimmer like so many fern flowers.

Donating = Loving


“Green” by D.H. Lawrence

“The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.

She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone
For the first time, now for the first time seen.”

From Green by D.H. Lawrence, 1914.

Art by Emilie Mediz-Pelikan.