The Nzuri Journal: Two Poems

Two Poems

The Nzuri Journal is an online literary arts journal based in Orange County, California.

Nzuri (meaning beautiful/fine in Swahili) is purposed to promote artistic, creative and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of the Umoja community.

Issue 2, Volume 2 of the Nzuri Journal is out now and features a fresh and invigorating blend of poetry and prose from all parts of this globe, including Afterglow and Apposto, two new poems by J H Martin.

Issue 2, Volume 2 of the Nzuri Journal can be read and shared for free here.

 

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Spring Quartet II

Spring Quartet

II

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases new work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe, including, Spring Quartet; a quartet of new poems by J H Martin, the second of which you can read for free here.

 

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Spring Quartet I

Spring Quartet

I

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases new work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe, including, Spring Quartet; a quartet of new poems by J H Martin, the first of which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Window Steam

Window Steam

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases new work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe, including, Window Steam, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Brickplight: Three Poems

Three Poems

Brickplight is a quarterly poetry journal that exists to promote the exploration of unique identities through daring poetry.

We seek poets who revel in undermining conventional thinking by giving voice to what conformity would have us bury and forget—the fact that we are diverse, feeling, and thoughtful beings, completely singular in character, circumstance, and in our possible modes of expression, and so invaluable to each other as gateways to creative discovery.

Published every three months, Volume 2 Issue 3 of Brickplight is out now and features poetry from Eric BurgoyneSam KasparKatrina KayeLaurinda LindCameron MorseRobert L. PenickDarrell PetskaMahta RiaziMinoti Vaishnav, and Patricia Walsh, as well as three new poems by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: New Coat

New Coat

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases new work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe, including, New Coat, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Record

Record

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases new work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe, including, Record, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: On the Bench

On the Bench

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases new work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe, including, On the Bench, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Bare Concrete Blue

 

Come on now son
Let’s beat away time
With the soles of these boots
And sing us a song
To shake off the dust

For how many years
Can these months truly last?

For all of these memories
And all of their longing
To feel what they once felt
Are no more than bare trees
To this cold winter blue

For now
The ancient has gone
And the new quickly fades
No matter how many things
We may like to
Construct from this world

So let us just walk then
You – my shadow – and me
Through these concrete dream streets
And these phantom filled crowds

For any hope is not here
But beyond that clear frosted sky

In those palaces of silver
In that river of gold

 

© J H Martin

Bare Concrete Blue was first published in Rue Scribe; an online journal of small literature. The poem comes from 八詩 ; a short collection of eight poems by J H Martin, which you can read and download for free here

Immortal Green

 

My world is drunk
With memory

But behind
The dank green
Of its fallen leaves

The heart always sobers

With no roof up above
And no love down below
These thoughts are but stars
To leave to their wheel

Walking onwards alone
I laugh at nothing

Eternity circles

Cleave yonder from blue

 

© J H Martin

Immortal Green was first published in Rue Scribe; an online journal of small literature. The poem comes from 八詩 ; a short collection of eight poems by J H Martin, which you can read and download for free here

Free Library of the Internet Void: Two Poems

Two Poems

Free Library of the Internet Void is a group of dedicated “librarians, researchers, cretins, and cronies”, who scour the internet for fiction, poetry and art to add to their ever growing library.

Their latest collection – Until Further Notice – is out now and features art by Lauren Buchanan, fiction by Bethan Dee, poetry by Natasha Deonarain, RC deWinter, and two new poems, The Black Watch, and, Mon Coeur, by J H Martin.

You can read Collection XVIII of the Free Library for free here.

Despite what our superiors once suggested, we do not believe our proximity to this endless, howling abyss has had any negative effects on our collective psyches…

If you’re out there, we hear you.

 

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Lock-In

Lock-In

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including, Lock-In, a poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Forward – Rewind

Forward – Rewind

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including Forward – Rewind, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Hotel Reflection

Hotel Reflection

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including Hotel Reflection, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Nowhere Bound

Nowhere Bound

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including Nowhere Bound, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Bebop (The Bird Sutra)

Bebop (The Bird Sutra)

A new version of a long poem by J H Martin, inspired by Charlie Parker, which in its previous incarnation received an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize competition, judged by Michael McClure, and part of the 4th Annual Jazz and Beat Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation, Davis, California.

Remastered using the very latest in first-thought technology, the new 2020 incarnation of Bebop (The Bird Sutra) is available to read/download for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Until the Spring

Until the Spring

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including Until the Spring, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: An Ancient Song

An Ancient Song

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including An Ancient Song, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

八詩 (8 Poems)

八詩  (8 Poems)

八詩 (8 poems) is a digital pamphlet of eight new poems by J H Martin.

Inspired by tales of the Eight Immortals (八仙), this short collection is in itself a journey of the spirit. Dream-like in essence but grounded by nature, the eight poems in this digital collection vibrate with an energy that is both universal and personal, as they weave their interconnected paths through this world and others. 

Available now for free, you can read/download a PDF copy of the collection here.

Mad Swirl: Sans Frontières

 

Sans Frontières 

This mad swirlin’ creative outlet is a place to showcase the many diverse artists in this big, blue, beat-utiful world of ours and to get this madness into as many heads as possible.

Mad Swirl is an on-line creative outlet featuring a constantly swirled and updated collection of art, poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, including Sans Frontières; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Nzuri: 過海

過海

Nzuri is a new online literary arts journal based in Orange County, California.

Nzuri (meaning beautiful/ fine in Swahili) is purposed to promote artistic, creative and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of the Umoja community.

Featuring a fresh blend of poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, the first edition of Nzuri is now online, including, 過海; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Nzuri: 老婆

老婆

Nzuri is a new online literary arts journal based in Orange County, California.

Nzuri (meaning beautiful/ fine in Swahili) is purposed to promote artistic, creative and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of the Umoja community.

Featuring a fresh blend of poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, the first edition of Nzuri is now online, including, 老婆; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Mad Swirl: Drink Tea

Drink Tea

This mad swirlin’ creative outlet is a place to showcase the many diverse artists in this big, blue, beat-utiful world of ours and to get this madness into as many heads as possible.

Mad Swirl is an on-line creative outlet featuring a constantly swirled and updated collection of art, poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, including Drink Tea; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.