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Poem of the Week: Surfacing
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Poem of the Week: Surfacing

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 the final stanza from “Surfacing” Down by that river bank I weep for how we went off course: those harsh, embittered words you said the love they slapped to loss. And my strange need to dive too deep, the blood and breath I gave to…

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This Month's Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Doing Dreams
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Doing Dreams

It’s time to release this month’s exclusive poem for Patrons: Doing Dreams I hope you enjoy it. Till next time, may your life be filled with poetry! xOrna Doing Dreams This is the season  of your pain.  We watch, helpless to help  as you’re taken,  and thrust through the veil  of yesterday’s thorns  back to the time  when the scourge was planted.  Read more on Patreon!

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Creative Writing: Indie Poetry Please! Podcast, Inspirational Poetry

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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Allowing Now: The Book and the Poem
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

Allowing Now: The Book and the Poem

I’ve been working on my mindfulness poem “Allowing Now” for a number of years and it’s finally finished. I’ve also been revising some of the poems in that collection.

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Poem for Patrons: Soaring
Creative Writing: Inspirational Poetry

This Month’s Exclusive Poem for Patrons: Soaring

This month’s exclusive poem for patrons is a Christmas poem “Soaring”, inspired by the Chrismas lights on Picadilly, London. SOARING In darkening afternoons damp air that tastes of sleet and wind, we dodge between the honk of taxis, buses, cars and other people, as from work to shops and back again we go, to and fro, intent on lists of food and clothes and gifts and then… Read more on Patreon!

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digital publishing for poets at the London Book Fair
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London Book Fair Poetry Reading & Q&A

Are you attending the 2019 London Book Fair?   I’m thrilled to have been invited to read from Keepers at the London Book Fair, and to lead a Q&A about digital publishing for poets. Especially when it led The Bookseller to put me and Ian McEwan (one of my all-time heroes and writing masters) in the same sentence. Squee! If you’re going to be anywhere near London on March 12, 13, & 14, 2019, do join us, at the Olympia London Exhibition & Showcase, Kensington [Stand 1F46 in Writer’s Block, near the AUTHOR HQ]. ALLi launched at the London Book Fair…

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Inspirational Poetry: Writer At Work
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Sunday Inspirational Poetry: Writer At Work

Sunday is poetry day on the blog, and also on my Patreon Page. So welcome to this week’s inspirational poetry: Writer At Work, one specially for the writers among you. I wrote this poem some years ago but revised it slightly for Keepers, my latest collection. I hope you enjoy it. I sit, and hold a space, and wait, and wait again until some true words rise, wake up to take their place upon the page. I curtsey to them spin them round then up, then down to see some new thoughts turn. Then comes the time to let them lie, put…

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