A balm upon an angry wound A quite impromptu hymn A whisper amongst shouting The silence of the din. A caress amongst the beatings A tear that grazes stone A single bird without a cage A mending of the bone. A sparkle in the velvet A well in barren land A lily in the valley… Continue reading Poetry: “A Sparkle in the Velvet”
Category: Poetry Books
Lit. and Life Update: Short story, Publishing plans, and the Year ahead
My autobiographical short story "A Lesson in the Fine Art of Living" went up last week. This week, I wanted to share a little about what has taken place regarding my work and life in general. I am in the process of training for a part-time at-home job that will bring in some much-needed income.… Continue reading Lit. and Life Update: Short story, Publishing plans, and the Year ahead
Lit. and Social Update, plus some love
I'm happy to say that the problems I have been dealing with for the past several months are being resolved. Updates have been posted to my new facebook page, and links have been revised. To other news - I have been busily trying to balance to fairly large writing projects. One will be released online,… Continue reading Lit. and Social Update, plus some love
Poetry: “Choosing Sides”
I awoke one day to find a cryptic lie had seized my mind. I awoke one day to see illusions claiming I was free. I awoke one day to feel the seven deadly, putrid seals. I awoke one day to think how near my soul came to the brink. I awoke one day to do… Continue reading Poetry: “Choosing Sides”
Lit. Update: Future Steps
It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn't stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it. As I already knew, "self-publishing" requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it's what I have to do… Continue reading Lit. Update: Future Steps
Poetry: “New Chances”
Seeds sprout Watered by new lessons learned Strengthened by apparent obstacles Leading to a kingdom of Virtue From The Ocean's Made For Swimming Copyright © 2021 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved. Image found online and does not appear in published work. No copyright violation intended.
Released: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming
My first poetry book, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, is officially available for purchase on Amazon! Click the link to see. E.W.
Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!
The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow - Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow. I've been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of… Continue reading Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!
Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!
I will cease to operate on My Poetic Side, as I no longer have time to manage that space. However, I do plan to stay on Medium for the foreseeable future. All other social media platforms remain in effect until further notice. Now for the big announcement: my first poetry book will be… Continue reading Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!
Lit. Update: Poetry proofs on the way!
I'm excited to announce I will be receiving the proof of my first poetry book in a few weeks. I have been hard at work making several necessary revisions and am so excited to have a bound copy of my work to hold in my hand. Stay tuned to hear my final decision! E.W.