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Loose Words Letter #59

With Our Thoughts, We Make the World

Photo by Rebe Pascual on Unsplash

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. Loose Words is a poetry publication brought to you by Assemblage to capture disconnected thoughts and let them find their form.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” — Buddha

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 whole. We encourage you to read the full version by clicking in and taking that minute. A one-minute read could change your day.

Featured Poet

Each week we feature one of our contributing poets at Loose Words on our homepage and in this letter. This week it is Sydney J. Shipp. Sydney is a published poet expressing in words, the universal feelings inspired by her experience of life.

Featured Poet: Sydney J. Shipp


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.

Love 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.

Love features loose words from Wild Flower, Gail Walter, Simran Kankas, Jonathan Greene, Harley King, Aspen Blue, Venessa Yeh, and Priyanka Srivastava.

Collection: Love

Selected Loose Words From Last Week

Live Ground Wire by Sydney J. Shipp

“I know what it’s like
to feel alive inside a cedar box,
a live ground wire
pushing up daisies to stand
perpendicular to what remains”

How the Land Moves by Trapper Markelz

“to life’s important questions, break through
the rapture, become a traveler, arrive
and leave at the speed of my breathing.”

Parisian Cafe by Victoria Antonelli

“But you smooth me over
With words sweet as wine

Some day I’ll sit with you
In a Parisian cafe”

Younger, Stupider by Madeleine Anne Bognar

“I’m just waiting, like a fool, like a woman.
I am older now.
But not wiser”

Blue Notes by Jessica Lee McMillan

“grooves of blue notes
— motion bolts of song fabric —
in colour luxury
only dreamed of in this mood”

A Highlight from the Past

Bleed yourself into everything by Florence Wanjiku

“Let the color of your skin
drip into the earth
let it be what makes
it fertile
Let it be the water for the roots
and the sap for the trees”

Photo by Pavel Kalenik on Unsplash

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

What are you thinking about now?



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Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene


Father, poet, writer, real estate investor/team leader, certified life coach, sociable introvert. Curating a meaningful life. IG: trustgreene | trustgreene.com