Linen Frock

By Ceinwen Haydon I iron hard, steam with intent. I believe I’ve taken control, straightened it all out. How foolish. The creaseson the cloth still show, marked, by where I’ve been. My journey.  About the Author: Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and … Continue reading Linen Frock

Night Terrors

By A.D. Simmons My thoughts are eating at my spine tonight.                My nerves are unbranching everywhere. I ignore the monsters curled in sleep under My bed; but I say goodnight (softly) to The ones sculling beneath my brain’s membrane,Eddying through the red waters of my head. They’re troublesome you see. Like unwanted Children who … Continue reading Night Terrors

Highland Spring

We are thrilled to publish a poem written in response to our Twitter Challenge, #poeminatweet By Ceinwen E. C. Haydon Ice-wind weatherviolet clouds gather         precipitate snowstormsspiked crystalsspark awake a newborn deer drawn to milk     and later lush green grassbefore autumn’s bullet About the Author: Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, … Continue reading Highland Spring

Two Poems

By Robert Grant The Fens The first proper job was at the age of fourteen,Too old for any meagre paper round. I took the weekend work with the gangsOn the land. Picked up in an old van On a Saturday morning at six. We travelled, my few friends and I, Mile after mile, into the fieldsUntil, finally, we’d arrive … Continue reading Two Poems

Meditation Campbell Road

By David Dobson August 22nd back garden gazing into infinite night with Ibby high, transported to ever-expanding realm of Pleiades our guide through orange meteors as we drop breathless back beneath the whispering tree and up into top floor chamber of our house;  where Nag Champa red light smoke diffuses in sighs of ambient spirituality curling soporific out into the evening … Continue reading Meditation Campbell Road