A Change Of Season
You, as our header says, “turn toward me, your lips move, wanting to speak.” After experience comes expression, comes story. It’s you trying to be coherent in a somewhat random world. You trying to process experience. Everything that is experienced and spoken is a process, remains in your consciousness, which you try to solidify by speaking about. Form is your consciousness wanting to speak. Poems are our spiritual selves speaking.
In speaking, poems are ways of falling in love with the world, of discovery and re-discovery, an enactment and a reenactment of the world, or the worlds we imagine ourselves in, in a never-ending process. The world you write about is a multifarious thing. It changes according to light or dark, at different moments. It becomes infinite just as poetry is, while we remain finite. It’s all about perception isn’t it? Our point of view changes depending on who we are at a certain point in time. Our selves are perhaps seasons. A reflection.
We invite your submissions to Winter/Spring 2023. Perhaps the seasons will serve as tropes in your writing. As the seasons change, so do your experiences, your perception, and your voice. With every year that passes, how does the world reach out to you? How do you receive the world with your senses? How do you, with your voice, reach out to the world?
Your musings are welcome here.
Read our submission guidelines here. Kindly follow those guidelines before submitting, part of your careful attention to details. Please check back on our site to see if your poem has been selected. We will not be sending out any rejection letters.
Submissions period: September 2022 to February 2023. Selected poems will be posted here on this site as well as on this site and compiled into a PDF release in March 2023.