Loose Words Letter #59
With Our Thoughts, We Make the World
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.
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.
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.
Selected Loose Words From Last Week
“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”
“to life’s important questions, break through
the rapture, become a traveler, arrive
and leave at the speed of my breathing.”
“But you smooth me over
With words sweet as wine
Some day I’ll sit with you
In a Parisian cafe”
“I’m just waiting, like a fool, like a woman.
I am older now.
But not wiser”
“grooves of blue notes
— motion bolts of song fabric —
in colour luxury
only dreamed of in this mood”