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Poetry

Unorthodox Sympathy

"You fill your eyes to their laurel brims

With the beauty that seeps from the cracks

Of the world, broken

Like shattered pottery."

Minute portraits of ordinary life - mere moments in time - that concentrate on the notion that broken things are beautiful.


Winner of the 2016 Channillo Award for Best Poetry Series

Runner-Up of the 2017 Channillo Award for Best Poetry Series

windows

poems that offer glimpses into lives, into minds and hearts, into moments

picture walking down the road and glancing into windows, or driving and glancing out, each look offering a snapshot of the scene you've seen

might be good, might be bad, might be nonsense.. but it will be something

Searching For Cereus

“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.” -Jack Gilbert

Cityscapes: Urban Treasure, Urban Detritus

Our city streets contain a multitude of objects that people have left behind, lost, or abandoned—a single tap dancing shoe, a lost lipstick lid, a forgotten mug. These wayward items represent our untold stories, our lost moments stolen by time and place. This poetry collection is a linked series that focuses on those objects that we fail to notice as we walk our sidewalks and travel down our streets.

Conversations with Beethoven and Bach

Music inspires creativity and creation.

 

Feedback:

Emily Vieweg, in her chapbook collection Conversations with Beethoven and Bach, evokes an image of the poet who, deeply entrenched in the complexities of 21st century life as a mother, reaches across time to link with wit and grace her experiences with classical musicality. In her vignettes, so much turns on a single word such as “frolic” that evokes love and fear and changes in both society and environment. 

~~ Clifford Peterson, 2017
Taleamor Park Residency Director

Waiting

 Whether we await good news, or expect to be disappointed, our character is revealed through our actions while we are being forced to wait. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and the exploration of the human condition. In between the big moments, nestled in the pauses and the quiet, lives the chaos where our lives are truly being lived.

Sand in My Parfait

Somewhere in the wake of all that craziness we call life and living, there lingers on a sweet aftertaste that makes it all worthwhile. Sand in My Parfait is a series of poetic musings on parenting and other forms of slow death.

Every poem in this series takes a humorous jab at life as we know it.

WARNING: 
Many poems in this series are written in classical/formal verse. Reader discretion is advised.

trees like paintbrushes

trees like paintbrushes
dipped in yellow, red, orange
left on end to dry

 

this collection celebrates nature, in every aspect.. come see the world with me..

 

*cover painted by kathie nooms saxby, inspired by my haiku, above.. which then inspired this collection

Love Ballads Written in Moon Dust

Your weekly fix of romantic poetry written in the beautiful mindset of miss Luna Lynn. She is the dreamer in me, and I invite you to find the dreamer inside of yourself. A series of love ballads based in a cosmic wonderland, that will allow your mind to get lost in a fantastical world of starlight dreams.

Put a little moon dust in your Monday's! ;)

The Art of Ascendance

Meditative collections of experience.

Heartbreak, healing, A new feeling.

It can be impeccably difficult to break the mold. This collection is my knowledge of perserverance through adversity using the means of creativity.

I love you.

You should love yourself too. 

Into the Shadows

These are stories from those who live in the shadows. We've all played in the shadows, balancing our loyalty between the darkness and the light. Some finally choose a side, while others remain torn between the two, constantly wandering through life, in search of solace. 

Betweens

Too often we think of our lives as timelines, in terms of the dots along the way that represent highlights and low points.  This poetry collecton explores the moments in between, the small moments that connect everything and show us what and who we are.

Blissful Sorrow

Living with Depression involves a multitude of emotions just wanting to be felt. It is the art of living between the light and shadows.

Words can be deep and catastrophic, but they can also bring light to a sensitive and serious subject. 

These poems dwell in the darker crevices of the mind. Where good and bad collide.

There is more to depression than crippling sadness. It's a mixture of joy, elation, anger, love and everything in between. 

Updated every Wednesday.

All Of Me

The total’s more than the sum of its parts

with numerous scars and broken hearts

the good and the bad,

the happy and sad,

the whole and the damaged,

the pain and the ravaged

on a journey to repair me at last

from the ruin of others long past

a puzzle most incomplete

can you put together all of me?

 

All of Me is a collection of short verse, haiku and tanka poems. Recurring themes are love, relationships, loss, pain and a little bit of inspiration. Selected poems from this series, and my series on Wattpad "Bits and Pieces", as well as previously unpublished poems, are available on Amazon, Nook, Lulu, and iBooks as "All of Me: A Collection of Short Verse."

Truth

A collection of my poems. 

I'm not gonna try to win you over here with big shiny words, or some unreal comparison. This is my poetry, not a used car. Truth, plain and simple is my thoughts and feelings reflected however they may be, into words. Fictitious or not these poems are about my life and what's a part of it. 

The title says it all, this is just my truth.

 

(cover art drawn and made by yours truly) 

Raine's poetry & songs

A few of my poems, and a couple of songs. 

The Arrows On The Clock Are Pointing At Me

Image splattered, FEEL poems... Imagine, it's late, the ceiling fan turns and turns and turns, the moon is kissing the sun, the apple trees are picking their fruit, desire is strung from the telephone wires, long goodbyes and eager hellos replay in the mind, the stars are honey dripping and innocent as the spirit, the light coming through the sliding doors looks like everything known about being alive, the arrows on the clock are pointing at you, at me and these are the poems...

The Mutable Heart

Through nature and nurture, break-ups and love - A heart that is moved to words.

This series will explore the themes of desire, loss, confusion, joy, and many others with poetry that has a soft spot for rhyme and often lyrical in style.

Of Dragons, Trolls, and Fairytales

Albert Einstein wrote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world..."

S. Thomas Summers, with poetry, teaches his reader how to access the imaginary world; he teaches us all to grasp the unseen magic that dwells within each of our shadows and the light that shines within the dark places between trees. Summers teaches us the importance of dragons and trolls and reminds us to walk through the world as children once again. 

Eclipse

What happens when a person strays away from faith? Is repentance enough to wipe the slate clean, if you keep making the same mistakes?

When temptation lurks in every corner, redemption can seem too far out of reach, even after God extends his helping hand. So, how can one overcome the desire to be eclipesed by darkness?

This is a glimpse of a Christian's "walk of faith" and the struggle to win the tug of war between free will and conviction.

Venus Fly Trap

The moment, the image is captured...

Venus Fly Trap is a Channillo series featuring traditional and non traditional haikus by published poet Daniel J. Flore III.

This Side of Triumph

"And the stars ran like battlements

Against the day’s shipwrecked men

Who beat their eyes with love and promise

Of a time they could drown in the rain."

.

Poetry and musings on where and when we are and how we can find a future to live in.

MAKE POETRY GREAT AGAIN!

It's understood that people hate poetry. A lot. But why? How do we bring them back to see poetry's power?

Too wordy, too easy to get lost, what was the point? That's what people say.

Equally poignant and humorous while tackling today's subjects, Make Poetry Great Again needs your vote to build a wall between you and your disdain for poetry!

Coffee and Criticisms

A look into gender roles, resistance and the journey so far-over a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

Breakfast Thoughts

A short poem, meant to be read in the morning first thing, as a way of slowing down, recalibrating, meditating, and becoming present to the adventure and offerings each day grants you.

Poems on beauty, love, profundity, and nature.

Chew slowly and allow time to digest.

TUNNEL VISION

Tunnel Vision is a series of short stories & poetry designed to bring you into the life of a woman named Gloria, as she experiences motherhood. In the first story you are brought into a crisis Gloria is experiencing with her adolescent daughter, Mariel.

However, as the series moves on you will see her experience the birth of her daughter and the context within which she views herself in her own family as a crisis of awareness surfaces while she assists a gentleman who is having a heart attack in a subway in NYC  on Mother's Day.

Her child in crisis, reminds Gloria of her daughter's birth as both events serve to challenge and enhance Gloria's desire for continual psychic (of-the-mind) integration. Becoming conscious of the ways in which parenting remains a catalyst for her own devlopment Gloria challenges former assumptions of normalcy which in turn elevates a sense of social responsibility through an increasing sensitivity to those around her and herSelf in relation to them.

In the last segment, you will discover Gloria's appreciation of her own daughter's growth as the series ends with a poem she had written for Mariel on her nineteenth birthday. 

There are several themes throughout Tunnel Vision:

1. Exposure to integration may not ensure psychic-

    integration.

2. A parents view of the world we inhabit is often  

     shaped by the ways in which soociety views our

     children.

3. Our styles of parenting may expand and con-

     tract according to trends which may or may

     not serve us or our children.

3. Parental love requires discernment.

4. Some abilities we are born with some must

     develop over time.

Food for Thought:

5.  What skills do you consider necessary as a

      parent?

6. How has racism and parenting shaped you and

    your view of the world you inhabit?

 

 

 

88th Street: From then to Now

88th Street: From then to Now is a poetry collection that chronicles life through Aaron’s eyes as he drops out of college, spends his nights in graveyards, falls in and out of love with every girl that smiles at him and ultimately comes to the conclusion that life is chaos but chaos is fuel for creativity.

The journey he tells was often not neat or concise: the girls left, his nephew almost died, he almost drowned in a cave, and the jobs never paid enough.  However, his poetry is concise and neat but only when viewed through the lens of the chaos that created the lines.

Poems of War

War, a constant ongoing onslaught that is all too familiar to people and always seems to be relevant. These poems are meant to show the upsides, downsides and overall essence that is...War.

For Nights Asunder

 

“History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.”

 

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

For Nights Asunder is a pristine portrait. Armed with the intensity of self introspection, For Nights Asunder is simply a poetic discourse between the human heart and the journey we must all travel.  It is a collection of poetry that seeks to explore the complexity of Blood lines, family routes and personal transcendence.

 

Little silver microphone

Pull up a seat. Maybe close your eyes. Poetry was originally intended to be read aloud. In Little silver microphone poet Daniel J. Flore III recites his orginal work as a series for Channillo. Gathered from recordings made at his poetry readings in front of live audiences and privately from his home, Little silver microphone is poetry as an intimate, easily accesible experience.

Monster on the 7th

Monster on the 7th is a collection of poetry that was gathered up from my memories as a child into my adulthood.

Growing up there was my mother and father, my brother and myself along with vodka and valium, dead cats, razor blades, psych wards, and a picnic basket full of emotional problems for the four of us.

In this collection I touch on everthing from Anxiety and Depression, Love, Death, Religion and Addiction.

Whether some of these memories are dark, funny, sad or disturbing, they are the stories that shaped my life and made me who I am today.

(Nothing here is fabricated) Enjoy...

Descent

descent

noun |de·scent| \di-ˈsent\

 

Definition of descent

1 : the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality.

2 : an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling.

 

 

Secrets, lies, tragedy, and abandonment are just a few woes that tear families apart. While some can withstand the most egregious of sins, others crumble at the foundation at the mere sign of adversitiy. No family is perfect, but that doesn't stop some from putting on a facade. 

No Love Truer: A Chapbook of Christian Poetry

This series of Christian-themed poetry - to be released every Monday until completion - is meant to uplift you at the beginning of each week.  It is my sincere hope that you enjoy it.  Thank you for stopping by!

Chemopoetry

A cancer diagnosis at age 21 brought me to an appreciation for reading and writing poetry. Chemotherapy and survival produced a poetry within me of my symptoms and of their erosion of me.

Written during treatment, edited in remission.

Of Elegance and Quintessence

Poems from my most recent book focusing on societal issues and the beauty behind the darkest corners.

Aspirations & Inspirations

Inspiration comes to me in many forms. I tend to be drawn to the darker side of fiction, whether I'm looking at movies, story ideas, or books. These poems have been inspired by life, by film and anything in between. I can't always explain where they come from. I just write them.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



"You fill your eyes to their laurel brims

With the beauty that seeps from the cracks

Of the world, broken

Like shattered pottery."

Minute portraits of ordinary life - mere moments in time - that concentrate on the notion that broken things are beautiful.


Winner of the 2016 Channillo...View Series



poems that offer glimpses into lives, into minds and hearts, into moments

picture walking down the road and glancing into windows, or driving and glancing out, each look offering a snapshot of the scene you've seen

might be good, might be bad, might be nonsense.. but it will be something

 View Series


“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.” -Jack Gilbert

 View Series


Our city streets contain a multitude of objects that people have left behind, lost, or abandoned—a single tap dancing shoe, a lost lipstick lid, a forgotten mug. These wayward items represent our untold stories, our lost moments stolen by time and place. This poetry collection is a linked series that focuses on those objects that we fail to notice as we walk our sidewalks and travel down our...View Series


Music inspires creativity and creation.

 

Feedback:

Emily Vieweg, in her chapbook collection Conversations with Beethoven and Bach, evokes an image of the poet who, deeply entrenched in the complexities of 21st century life as a mother, reaches across time to link with wit and grace her experiences with classical musicality. In her vignettes, so much turns on a single...View Series



 Whether we await good news, or expect to be disappointed, our character is revealed through our actions while we are being forced to wait. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and the exploration of the human condition. In between the big moments, nestled in the pauses and the quiet, lives the chaos where our lives are truly being lived.

 View Series


Somewhere in the wake of all that craziness we call life and living, there lingers on a sweet aftertaste that makes it all worthwhile. Sand in My Parfait is a series of poetic musings on parenting and other forms of slow death.

Every poem in this series takes a humorous jab at life as we know it.

WARNING: 
Many poems...View Series



trees like paintbrushes
dipped in yellow, red, orange
left on end to dry

 

this collection celebrates nature, in every aspect.. come see the world with me..

 

*cover painted by kathie nooms saxby, inspired by my haiku, above.. which then inspired this collection

 View Series


Your weekly fix of romantic poetry written in the beautiful mindset of miss Luna Lynn. She is the dreamer in me, and I invite you to find the dreamer inside of yourself. A series of love ballads based in a cosmic wonderland, that will allow your mind to get lost in a fantastical world of starlight dreams.

Put a little moon dust in your Monday's! ;)

 View Series


Meditative collections of experience.

Heartbreak, healing, A new feeling.

It can be impeccably difficult to break the mold. This collection is my knowledge of perserverance through adversity using the means of creativity.

I love you.

You should love yourself too. 

 View Series


These are stories from those who live in the shadows. We've all played in the shadows, balancing our loyalty between the darkness and the light. Some finally choose a side, while others remain torn between the two, constantly wandering through life, in search of solace. 

 View Series


Too often we think of our lives as timelines, in terms of the dots along the way that represent highlights and low points.  This poetry collecton explores the moments in between, the small moments that connect everything and show us what and who we are.

 View Series


Living with Depression involves a multitude of emotions just wanting to be felt. It is the art of living between the light and shadows.

Words can be deep and catastrophic, but they can also bring light to a sensitive and serious subject. 

These poems dwell in the darker crevices of the mind. Where good and bad collide.

There is more to depression than crippling sadness....View Series



The total’s more than the sum of its parts

with numerous scars and broken hearts

the good and the bad,

the happy and sad,

the whole and the damaged,

the pain and the ravaged

on a journey to repair me at last

from the ruin of others long past

a puzzle most incomplete

can you put together all of me?

 

All...View Series



A collection of my poems. 

I'm not gonna try to win you over here with big shiny words, or some unreal comparison. This is my poetry, not a used car. Truth, plain and simple is my thoughts and feelings reflected however they may be, into words. Fictitious or not these poems are about my life and what's a part of it. 

The title...View Series



A few of my poems, and a couple of songs. 

 View Series


Image splattered, FEEL poems... Imagine, it's late, the ceiling fan turns and turns and turns, the moon is kissing the sun, the apple trees are picking their fruit, desire is strung from the telephone wires, long goodbyes and eager hellos replay in the mind, the stars are honey dripping and innocent as the spirit, the light coming through the sliding doors looks like everything known about being alive,...View Series


Through nature and nurture, break-ups and love - A heart that is moved to words.

This series will explore the themes of desire, loss, confusion, joy, and many others with poetry that has a soft spot for rhyme and often lyrical in style.

 View Series


Albert Einstein wrote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world..."

S. Thomas Summers, with poetry, teaches his reader how to access the imaginary world; he teaches us all to grasp the unseen magic that dwells within each of our shadows and the light that shines within the dark places between...View Series



What happens when a person strays away from faith? Is repentance enough to wipe the slate clean, if you keep making the same mistakes?

When temptation lurks in every corner, redemption can seem too far out of reach, even after God extends his helping hand. So, how can one overcome the desire to be eclipesed by darkness?

This is a glimpse of a Christian's "walk of faith"...View Series



The moment, the image is captured...

Venus Fly Trap is a Channillo series featuring traditional and non traditional haikus by published poet Daniel J. Flore III.

 View Series


"And the stars ran like battlements

Against the day’s shipwrecked men

Who beat their eyes with love and promise

Of a time they could drown in the rain."

.

Poetry and musings on where and when we are and how we can find a future to live in.

 View Series


It's understood that people hate poetry. A lot. But why? How do we bring them back to see poetry's power?

Too wordy, too easy to get lost, what was the point? That's what people say.

Equally poignant and humorous while tackling today's subjects, Make Poetry Great Again needs your vote to build a wall between you and your disdain for poetry!

 View Series


A look into gender roles, resistance and the journey so far-over a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

 View Series


A short poem, meant to be read in the morning first thing, as a way of slowing down, recalibrating, meditating, and becoming present to the adventure and offerings each day grants you.

Poems on beauty, love, profundity, and nature.

Chew slowly and allow time to digest.

 View Series


Tunnel Vision is a series of short stories & poetry designed to bring you into the life of a woman named Gloria, as she experiences motherhood. In the first story you are brought into a crisis Gloria is experiencing with her adolescent daughter, Mariel.

However, as the series moves on you will see her experience the birth of her daughter and the context within...View Series



88th Street: From then to Now is a poetry collection that chronicles life through Aaron’s eyes as he drops out of college, spends his nights in graveyards, falls in and out of love with every girl that smiles at him and ultimately comes to the conclusion that life is chaos but chaos is fuel for creativity.

The journey he tells was often not neat or concise: the girls left, his nephew...View Series



War, a constant ongoing onslaught that is all too familiar to people and always seems to be relevant. These poems are meant to show the upsides, downsides and overall essence that is...War.

 View Series


 

“History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.”

 

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

For Nights Asunder is a pristine portrait. Armed with the intensity of self introspection, For Nights Asunder is simply a poetic discourse between the human heart and the journey we must all travel.  It is a collection...View Series



Pull up a seat. Maybe close your eyes. Poetry was originally intended to be read aloud. In Little silver microphone poet Daniel J. Flore III recites his orginal work as a series for Channillo. Gathered from recordings made at his poetry readings in front of live audiences and privately from his home, Little silver microphone...View Series


Monster on the 7th is a collection of poetry that was gathered up from my memories as a child into my adulthood.

Growing up there was my mother and father, my brother and myself along with vodka and valium, dead cats, razor blades, psych wards, and a picnic basket full of emotional problems for the four of us.

In this collection I touch on everthing...View Series



descent

noun |de·scent| \di-ˈsent\

 

Definition of descent

1 : the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality.

2 : an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling.

 

 

Secrets, lies, tragedy, and abandonment are just a few woes that tear families...View Series



This series of Christian-themed poetry - to be released every Monday until completion - is meant to uplift you at the beginning of each week.  It is my sincere hope that you enjoy it.  Thank you for stopping by!

 View Series


A cancer diagnosis at age 21 brought me to an appreciation for reading and writing poetry. Chemotherapy and survival produced a poetry within me of my symptoms and of their erosion of me.

Written during treatment, edited in remission.

 View Series


Poems from my most recent book focusing on societal issues and the beauty behind the darkest corners.

 View Series


Inspiration comes to me in many forms. I tend to be drawn to the darker side of fiction, whether I'm looking at movies, story ideas, or books. These poems have been inspired by life, by film and anything in between. I can't always explain where they come from. I just write them.

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.