Loose Words Letter #55
Welcome to the weekly newsletter from Loose Words. These letters go out every Thursday and highlight many of our published poems from the past week. Do you even remember that we were on hiatus for several months? We don’t. It seems like we never left, now that we are back.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. — Robert Frost
Each week, we will post a few lines from each featured poem (all friend links so anyone can read them) to give you a preview of the full-length poem. We encourage you to read the whole version by clicking in and taking that minute. A one-minute read could change your day.
Each week we feature one of our contributing poets at Loose Words on our homepage and in this letter. This week it is Lark Morrigan. Lark is a poet, writer, explorer of paradoxes, and music lover. We have highlighted five of her most-read poems at Loose Words.
Collections are groupings of poems with an overall theme. You can find Collections on the homepage underneath the Featured Poems, Notes From the Editor, and Featured Poet sections.
Nature features 8 poems from 8 different poets from our archives. This section is a great way to get acquainted with multiple works around one theme, as well as to find poets you haven’t read before or ones you shouldn’t miss.
Some Loose Words From Last Week
“I was inside for so long
that the window became the world
and the world the window
and through it all, I saw darkness
even when it was light out”
“We can dream rain
flecking the ash,
breathing the land
with our last breath”
“the anorexic moon keeps drifting,
the rain has no home
and the mind plays with riddles,
when the soul
“I want to be the one
to look over you, under you
down upon you
I will place markers, and once inside,
you will feel my bridle fastening to you”
“I’m reminded it doesn’t matter. We are more
than someone else’s second place —
or so I tell myself when I cash out my cards.”
“Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.” — Allen Ginsberg
Don’t you need an outlet for what is known only in private? We do too.