‘Imagine’ Published at Free Verse Revolution!

I loved this month’s writing prompt, illusion, over at Free Verse Revolution, so I was thrilled when my poem, Imagine, was accepted for publication! Many thanks to the editor, Kristiana, for taking this piece.

My writing journey began with photo prompts. I wrote fairytales and myths. Even now, when writer’s block seizes me, nothing helps put my pen back to the paper more then a creative challenge to write something in response to a picture, or a phrase, or simply one word. 

I love writing in response to something because it is just that: a response. Sometimes what I write is directly inspired by an image or word, but sometimes the connection between the prompt and the writing is more elusive, yet it is still what I felt upon seeing the prompt.

So, without further ado, I invite you to read Imagine, my latest response.

If you look down 

Into a 

Goblet filled with red wine

You will find your teeth 

Have turned the pearly white

Of fey skin and the

Backs of mermaid’s mirrors.

Yet gunshots ring in the white wine

Where your eyes flirt with angel’s trumpet

And there is blood on the

Rim of your cup slowly



Revealing your sins

Lying stark on a bed or roses

At the bottom of a wishing well

Where fairies cannot fly.

Touch the surface and it

Ripples and

Your fear scurries away

Riding astride a swan as a

Streak of black in its feathers.

Please do feel free to share your beautiful thoughts with me!

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

35 thoughts on “‘Imagine’ Published at Free Verse Revolution!

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  1. Even though I commented on the more recent post, congratulations on getting another poem published at Free Verse! It is great when you have people who are more than happy to work with you and getting your work out there. These are the gems. Sometimes, writer’s block can take the most out of us but that’s why we need to take a break sometimes to replenish our creativity. Hahaha I like this! Red wine gives a reflection. Keep it up!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  2. Congratulations on getting another poem published! I love how you have interpreted the picture and had a whole verse inspired by it. I can imagine this being read out on stage during a performance.

    Aimsy xoxo

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  3. so awesome that you were published! It’s always nice to see peoples work going further and your hard work being rewarded in this way (: I can see why, your poem was great and I loved how a simple prompt can be taken in so many different ways by different writers!

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  4. Whooooop, congrats on getting your poem published! I didn’t know you started out writing fairy tales and myths, they’re some of my absolute favourite things to read. I adore the “gunshots ring in the white wine” phrase, but the whole poem is WONDERFUL, Jaya 🙂 Lisa

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  5. The publication picture looks stunning, your use of words in the poem makes the mind wander, then you read it again to get an in-depth meaning. It’s amazing what you write, congratulations on getting your work published

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