Orna Ross
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Posts in this category are about my own creative writing: my novels, my poetry, and the f-r-e-e-writing on which they rest.

Poem of the Week: Where Are You?
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Poem of the Week: Where Are You?

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Each Sunday, here on the blog I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.  If you’re on Instagram, let’s follow each other. You’ll find my account Orna Ross.poetry here. And now for the poem.  This week’s poem is called, “Where Are You?” Where are you? The splendor of creation awaits. Beauty veiled, she dallies, playing with the wings of birds passing, swaying her hips with the wind, wanting to dance, to bring you music from planets and clouds. Read the rest on Patreon!

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Poem of the Week: Passing on
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Poem of the Week: Passing On

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Each Sunday, here on the blog I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.  If you’re on Instagram, let’s follow each other. You’ll find my account Orna Ross.poetry here. And now for the poem.  This week’s #micropoem is a stanza from a longer #poem, “Passing On”. And if you find you need to cry I ask that when you do, you cry with all the others passing through, beside you, along the street of need.   Read more poetry on Patreon!

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Indie Poetry Please! Call for Submissions July 2020
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Indie Poetry Please! Call for Submissions July 2020

Indie Poetry Please! Call for Submissions July 2020 For information about Indie Poetry Please! go here. We’re now taking submissions for the July edition of Indie Poetry Please! Here’s how to enter your poetry. Indie Poetry Please!  Registration Registration is a dual process, by email and on Patreon. EMAIL sign up: Use this form to register your interest in appearing on the show. Follow on PATREON:  Follow my Patreon page here. This is where the poems are submitted. Following is free and instructions on how to follow are here) Once followed, you will also receive details about each month’s show…

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New Format for Indie Poetry Please!

“Indie Poetry Please!”, my indie poetry showcase,  is now going to be available on IGTV live, every Monday evening at 9pm, starting this Monday coming, June 1st.

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poem for patrons: full flight
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Full Flight

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Full Flight I was going to post a different poem for the exclusive this month but then this one arrived. Though I was thinking of a dear friend as I wrote, I think it’s born out of lockdown too. How are you coping with lockdown? I have to admit, my online life is keeping me going. I was part of a panel discussion for US National Poetry Month this week and will feature three wonderful indie poets I got to know there in the next podcast… along with some of the great submissions on…

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International Poetry Circle
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

International Poetry Circle

I wanted to tell you about a fantastic social media initiative that is also a great example of the kinds of things that are being born out of the creative conditions created by the lockdown. Tara Skurtu, wonderful poet and writer had the idea for The International Poetry Circle in March. She wanted to create a place to bring poets, poetry readers and poetry lovers together as we headed into sheltering, cocooning, quarantining and socially isolating ourselves. “People often turn to poetry in tough times,” she said, “so I’m starting Poetry Circle—a growing thread of people reading their poems and…

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poem for patrons: on reaching 60: happenings
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: On Reaching 60: Happenings

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: On Reaching 60: Happenings I’m posting this after a long day of strange celebrations of my big birthday. Unable to physically get together with family or friends, I spent the day on my phone and yet again, found myself so very grateful that we live in this time of online connection. All my poetry is exclusive to my patrons for 90 days. On Reaching 60: Happenings  “*it happens”, the philosopher said. And who can disagree? And as soon as *it happens we give *it the third degree. (Which, indeed, is how we  came to have…

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This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Flare

This month’s exclusive poem for patrons: Flare.  The trees in London are grey and bare at the moment. Just outside my study window there is one that flares to an astonishing shade of yellow in autumn. Looking at how it is now, and wondering over the miracle of being able to see it so differently in my mind’s eye, gave me this poem. All my poetry is exclusive to my patrons for 90 days. Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Flare There are times in autumn when no matter how hurried or worried our days we can be arrested by the colour…

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