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The Meaning of Life Chapbook by Kim Bond The Meaning of Life Chapbook by July 18, 2018 2,660 words Read a sample
The Meaning of Life Chapbook by Kim Bond examines our purpose in life and hindrances to living out our potential. Readers will enjoy a range of Christian poetry with themes like anxiety, fear, and worry. Be inspired to to reach out for peace, love, and wholeness. Poems include "Ashes," "The Pinnacle of Life," "Nefarious But True," and many more.
Unquiet Minds by Catherine Micqu Unquiet Minds by July 16, 2018 10,100 words Sample 20%
Explosions of emotions written by an unquiet mind. A collection of poems written over the course of the last 6 years.
Mis suicidas predecesores by Headless Starfish Mis suicidas predecesores by July 16, 2018 830 words Read a sample
Poemas sobre cuatro artistas y su relación con el suicidio y la autora.
Haikus oscuros by Luis Bermer Haikus oscuros by July 15, 2018 6,980 words Read a sample
Recopilación de la obra poética de Luis Bermer. El libro está compuesto por cuatrocientos diez haikus, tres poemas y dos relatos, uno de ellos -"La flor de diamante"- inédito y exclusivo para esta edición. Una invitación a viajar al destino más fascinante que puedas concebir: Tu propio interior.
Shakespearean Sex Sonnets by E K Shakespearean Sex Sonnets by July 14, 2018 2,970 words Sample 10%
In the form of twenty-five Shakespearean sonnets, the poet explores the fetishized subjects of spanking, female-domination, exhibitionism, falling in love with the wrong person and quite a few other subjects in-between. Shakespearean Sex Sonnets: bringing back the form to its somewhat saucy origins.
Tropica by Erik Ash Tropica by July 14, 2018 2,620 words Read a sample
A short chapbook of poetry written during a trip across Florida.
گیسوی عشق - پیمان بهره مند - Gisooye Eshgh by A. Paymon Bahremand گیسوی عشق - پیمان بهره مند - Gisooye Eshgh by July 13, 2018 4,860 words Read a sample
این کتاب مجموعه ای ست از شعرهای عاشقانه. شعرهایی که از چشمه ی جوشان و دلنواز عشق سرچشمه گرفته اند... یا عشق میان عاشق و معشوق، یا عشق میان دو دوست و دو انسان، و یا عشق به زندگی و ذاتِ خوبی های جهان هستی. (A collection of love poems by A. Paymon Bahremand in Farsi / Persian)
We Are Stardust by Peter Turner We Are Stardust by July 13, 2018 5,100 words Sample 10%
A short collection of poems by Peter Turner, author of the Rick-O'Neil-Ted Troutman Adventure series.
Haikus: Alma y estaciones by Lucia Fernández Sandoval Haikus: Alma y estaciones by July 12, 2018 530 words Sample 20%
Un libro de haikus con ilustraciones nacidas desde el alma de la autora.
UnAnswered Prayers - Sold My Soul by Kennie Kayoz UnAnswered Prayers - Sold My Soul by July 11, 2018 1,890 words Read a sample
The third book in the UnAnswered Prayers saga has came to light, since writing them I've gone through many ups and downs in my life. Learning many things over the recent years. However as much as I tried to stay away from the darker writing it's sucked me in once again. After the release of Dare 2, it drained me mentally and made me feel depressed in the process.
Dear Soul by MAQIB Dear Soul by July 10, 2018 6,560 words Sample 75%
Dear Soul is written in a way that tries to confront the ego and take the reader on a spiritual journey of thinking. Living your life on trust, without a plan. On a worthwhile pursuit of the divine. Ultimately, this is a whimsical, formatted book of poetry that I want the reader to enjoy.
Words With Dark Coffee by Michael Neal Morris Words With Dark Coffee by July 10, 2018 290 words Sample 20%
A twist on the tradition of the ekphrasis, where a writer responds to another work of art, this collection of micropoems have been written about photographs he has taken.
El Diario de una Chica Ansiosa by STEPHANY VIVAS El Diario de una Chica Ansiosa by July 09, 2018 4,260 words Read a sample
El diario de una chica ansiosa es la mente de alguien con ansiedad y se muestra con palabras. Pensamientos tristes, felices y el amor, todo en un libro lleno de tantos sentimientos como el alma. Angustia y dolor, amor y odio, todo en un libro de poemas e historias simple y fácil de leer.
The Bloom & the Blight (A Collection) by C.M. Blackwood The Bloom & the Blight (A Collection) by July 08, 2018 11,060 words Read a sample
This is an 11,000-word collection of short fiction, sketches and poetry, some of it written when I was as young as fourteen. Basically, this little volume is just an open window peering into what lives inside me: all my own particular demons, angels, fears and hopes.
Come On Mama, Kill Me! by Serkan Engin Come On Mama, Kill Me! by July 07, 2018 6,110 words Read a sample
Selection of imagist socialist poems of Laz-Turk poet Serkan Engin in English.
GOLDENER TEE by slobodan becarevic GOLDENER TEE by July 07, 2018 560 words
LIEBESPOESIE EINES GEISTESKRANKEN
Tigers in the Tall Grass, Panthers in the Street by Ryan Quinn Flanagan Tigers in the Tall Grass, Panthers in the Street by July 06, 2018 43,200 words Sample 20%
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Our Poetry Archive, Setu, Literary Yard, and The Oklahoma Review.
Soaring Under the Grey Dawn by Gary Hawkes Soaring Under the Grey Dawn by July 06, 2018 7,120 words Sample 25%
Some quick poems and thoughts to help process the times
GOLDEN TEA by slobodan becarevic GOLDEN TEA by July 06, 2018 610 words
love poetry of mummified patients ( schioiphrenia ). poetry for all people wich says how it is diffucult to not love
Emotional Rollercoaster: Young Adulthood by Jennifer A. Whitaker Emotional Rollercoaster: Young Adulthood by July 06, 2018 3,630 words Sample 15%
Take a ride on the emotional roller coaster of youth. Go in the mind, and see just what teenagers think, how they feel, what is it that make "old people stupid." Rather you are a family member trying to understand a teenager to college age young adult, or you are one, Emotional Rollercoaster: Young Adulthood will bring enlightenment on the reality around. Come jump on for the ride of a lifetime!
Unfall by Julien Kaiser Unfall by July 03, 2018 10 words Read a sample
Poetry, Germany.
3 Humans in a Forest by Ho 3 Humans in a Forest by July 01, 2018 3,170 words Sample 30%
28 individual prose poems about 3 humans in a forest.The elaboration of the minute and random, sometimes absurd, to ultra coherence, whether it’s about equating nose hair with insect leg, or thinking about sea shells while waiting for an ant to come out of a snail’s shell, each is an attempt by the writer to captivate readers with the exuberance of imagining.
A collection of smile by Apoorva Chadha A collection of smile by June 30, 2018 980 words Read a sample
A collection of smile is a poem book with some of beautiful poems about love, happiness, inspiration written by Apoorva Chadha. Take a break from today's busy life sit in a corner with a cup coffee and curl up yourself with this book to feel the beauty of your heart and feeling more positive.
Lawn Party by Charles Hibbard Lawn Party by June 30, 2018 2,330 words Read a sample
Twenty-three more poems about human life, love, death, and the natural world.
Even In Darkness: A Book Of Haikus by John-Philip Penny Even In Darkness: A Book Of Haikus by June 30, 2018 1,950 words Read a sample
This book makes use of the traditional form of the Japanese haiku, but does not limit itself to the contemplation of nature. It explores love, and loss, despair, beauty, and temptation. It is the eastern poetic tradition, blended with a western sensibility.
Around the World in 20 Poems: A Chapbook by ValkyrieKerry Kelly Around the World in 20 Poems: A Chapbook by June 28, 2018 2,070 words Read a sample
The beauty of travel, heritage and culture encapsulated by 20 poems that take the reader on a spiritual journey of landscapes and monuments.
Dark Matter: A Brief Chapbook of Poetry by ValkyrieKerry Kelly Dark Matter: A Brief Chapbook of Poetry by June 28, 2018 3,790 words Read a sample
This chapbook examines the darkest emotions and aspects of human nature. Valkyriekerry shows the light in the darkness, the rays in the storm and demonstrates how the creative world can offer hope to those struggling with DEEP feelings; Dark, Emotional, Empathic and Pleasurable, by acknowledging the shadows openly and expressively whilst examining the grim side of our basic instincts.
Don't Judge This Book By It's Cover - Looking for the perfect word by Anthony James Day Don't Judge This Book By It's Cover - Looking for the perfect word by June 25, 2018 25,410 words Read a sample
Don't Judge This Book By It's Cover - Looking for the perfect word is the third book of poetry written by Anthony James Day, and the second released posthumously. Continuing the themes from Anthony's other works, topics covered include love, hate, belief and death.
In T[I'M] by Theodora Oniceanu In T[I'M] by June 25, 2018 3,610 words Sample 20%
Is a journey back home a real journey if you haven't really left home? A traveler left home without knowing, in their try of initiating an exploration taking place in a fantastic way, giving birth to forms of literature easy to dance your eye upon. How much of a present we are when we live in both the past we seek to learn from and the future shaping in our mind as we struggle to shape the 'now'?
Different Times by Mu Pi Chan Different Times by June 25, 2018 4,780 words Read a sample
A selection of poems written between 1977 and 2012, which is NOT to be distributed through APPLE.
One time love songs by Julio Carlos One time love songs by June 25, 2018 12,530 words Read a sample
This a collection of poems about several women, dedications to them and expressions of appreciation in the several forms that one can, ranging from tender to bitter to angry to deliberate sensual and sexual words. It's an intense read, full of unique pleasures throughout. The poem on the cover will describe it better.
The Gemini by Julio Carlos The Gemini by June 25, 2018 7,470 words Read a sample
This is a compilation of almost 300 poems that explain the feelings, experiences, thoughts and consequences of loving truly and deeply, and how simple acts, or lack of them, change a person and how can they bring a down a person to near mental collapse. The poem on the cover will explain it better.
Griever by Julio Carlos Griever by June 25, 2018 11,700 words Read a sample
This is a personal collection that reflects deep, dark and complex thoughts and emotions of a depressed and logic mind. The poems range from light to dark texts that speak to the reader in a mind-opening fashion. I think that the cover explains it better than anyone ever will.
My Hidden Muse by Maria Morisot My Hidden Muse by June 24, 2018 1,270 words Read a sample
A book of poetry by Maria Morisot
RSVP by Maria Morisot RSVP by June 24, 2018 2,470 words Read a sample
A book of poetry by Maria Morisot
Cadence by Eduard Joseph Cadence by June 21, 2018 3,650 words Read a sample
A collection of poems to celebrate a decade of writing.
It Was Funny On Paper Poems A E Miller Wrote Before The Internet by Anthony Miller It Was Funny On Paper Poems A E Miller Wrote Before The Internet by June 20, 2018 11,980 words Read a sample
Poems and nonsense orginally published in previously published in ENVOI, IOTA, THE JOURNAL, KRAX, ORBIS and VIZ and ranted about the lower echelons of the London comedy circuit 1992-2005 by Anthony Edmund Miller
An AMERICAN POEM in PARIS by RJ Williams An AMERICAN POEM in PARIS by June 17, 2018 2,670 words Read a sample
The eBook An AMERICAN POEM in PARIS is a bi-lingual poetry book in FRENCH and ENGLISH, 12 poems total by writer/artist RJ Williams.
كتيّب العشاق by Ibrahim Yassine كتيّب العشاق by June 17, 2018 2,170 words Read a sample
يحتوي هذا الكتاب على مئة صفحة من النصوص الوجدانية القصيرة التي تتمحور حول الحب و العاطفة و المرأة
More Songs Of Other Lands by Linda Marshall More Songs Of Other Lands by June 16, 2018 11,520 words Read a sample
A selection of poems translated from German, French, Turkish, Russian and Romanes.
Mutasd meg arcodat by Dorottya Csink Mutasd meg arcodat by June 16, 2018 7,280 words
Csink Dorottya Mutasd meg arcodat c. verseskötete 82 költeményt tartalmaz
Treasures of Life by Samuel German Treasures of Life by June 16, 2018 8,300 words Read a sample
"Treasures of Life" is a collection of 60 poems written by Samuel German. These poems answer the question: "If you could call one thing in life a 'treasure' what would it be?"
Deep Blue Tide by Maria Morisot Deep Blue Tide by June 15, 2018 9,600 words Read a sample
A resurgent title by Maria Morisot, coming from the clouds of interoperative truths; spent on days of copious vomiting of language.
Moon Landing Hoax Or Real by Sha'Ra On WindWalker Moon Landing Hoax Or Real by June 15, 2018 8,360 words Read a sample
These books contain a form of free verse poetry, opinions based on observation, and some humour and imagination, engaging the heart as well as the mind. A critical look at many current issues intriguing and plaguing man.
Poems of Longing and Hope by Crystal Crawford Poems of Longing and Hope by June 14, 2018 4,110 words Read a sample
There is a beauty in sadness, for it is the darkness without which you cannot appreciate the light. In my mid-20's, I went through a period of extreme pain and sadness. I faced one heartbreak after another, until I felt I would burst or fall to pieces. During that time, poetry was one of the few things that helped keep me together.
Assaulting World Leaders With Palm Branches by Maria Morisot Assaulting World Leaders With Palm Branches by June 14, 2018 1,310 words Read a sample
Assaulting World Leaders With Palm Branches is the culmination of 20 years spent in isolation and bound in chains with only sticks and glue to keep her company.
Tyrannical Fury by Charlie Chitty Tyrannical Fury by June 14, 2018 4,170 words Read a sample
A third edition of fifty poems in addition to the title poem, bound together in a premium collection available for free. (Codenamed: Wrath.)
Infinity Message For/To All by Soso Soso Infinity Message For/To All by June 12, 2018 4,810 words Read a sample
The following minor contemplations are some parts of infinitism message calling on you and all; towards genuine boundless wholeness and enlightened transformation. Please read and imbibe and contemplate - on - whichever way you may or wish.
In The Wake Of A Whisper by Sha'Ra On WindWalker In The Wake Of A Whisper by June 12, 2018 6,620 words Read a sample
These books contain a form of free verse poetry, opinions based on observation, and some humour and imagination, engaging the heart as well as the mind. A critical look at many current issues intriguing and plaguing man.
Cuando Era Yo by Jesus Roberto Torriani Vargas Cuando Era Yo by June 11, 2018 1,820 words Read a sample
18 poemas escritos en los años del crecimiento emocional, humano...en los tiempos del primer amor, cuando la mirada, la sonrisa y la palabra cálida invaden nuestros días y nuestras noches...En resumen, manifestaciones, en blanco y negro, de aciertos, errores, amores, deseos, proyecciones y todo lo que ocurre en aquellos años...