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NY Literary Magazine’s “ECHOES” Anthology – Collection of Modern Poems with Deep Meaning

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The NY Literary Magazine thanks all the talented poets for submitting their poems to us! After reading through hundreds of poetry submissions, we have published a selection of the finest contemporary poems in our latest poetry anthology titled “Echoes”.

“Echoes” is a poetry collection featuring today’s most remarkable, modern poetry by both new and award-winning poets of all ages and nationalities.
In this poetry magazine, you’ll find deep meaningful poems about life and living, sincere poems about thoughts and feelings, dark & sad poetry, as well as an inspirational poem; along with complimentary striking paintings.

This poetry book is available as a print magazine and as a free-to-read digital magazine. Download and read for free

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NY Literary Magazine “Winds of Time” Contemporary Poetry Anthology

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We thank everyone for their poetry submissions!
The NY Literary Magazine’s “Winds of Time” poetry Anthology is now available in print, and as a free digital magazine on Amazon Kindle, Scribd, Issuu etc.

The “Winds of Time” Anthology features a selection of outstanding, modern poems by both emerging and internationally recognized, remarkable, award-winning poets from around the world.

In this poetry magazine you’ll find expressive love poems; a delightfully explicit

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The Womb Connect by Puja Bhakoo

My Womb was Your Home,
My Breath, Your Cue
My Flesh created
The Flesh that’s You

Soft like a Petal,
Gentle as a Feather
Fresh as The Early
Morning Dew

In my Arms,
You Grew each Day
In Your Birth,
I was Born Anew

Winds of Change
Gently blew
Years melted,
Seasons flew

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A Christmas Card by Laura Rahill

I remember
a simpler time
when dad would come in
and we could smell the fresh icy air
of a day working in the yard
draped around him still
like the cloak of fatherhood

When the burn of the cold
still pricked our cheeks
as we giggled and slurped up
hot soup, strained of course
with spongy white batch
all prepared specially to thaw out
our snowman building bodies
and Christmas lights flickered
across our steamed windows
as the blue-black night pulled itself over
like a vale sprinkled with glitter

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The Storm Inside by Brea Viragh

A storm outside
Darkening the sky
Stealing the light
Shaking the soul and body
With rambunctious bolts of searing energy.
Let the rain come
And let the thunder roar.

Let the wind take my breath
So that I may no longer speak your name.

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Sister Blue by Brenda Davis Harsham

Brother new, sister blue, I miss you.
Both lost at age four. Pain is evermore.

Is it wrong that I still long to belong?
To share every care and touch your hair?

To pillow fight, fly a kite, hold me tight,
whisper secrets in the dark, swing in the park?

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Her First Time – Erotic Poem by Deva Shore

Like magnets drawn together,
slowly, barely touching, warm breath over flesh.
His prolonging became unbearable,
her will weakening, her resolve diminishing.

Slowly, shyly, she opened herself a fraction to him.
He leaned in gently, caring, considerate at first,
not wanting to alarm or frighten, this her first time.

Then he became more insistent, more passionate.
She returned his ardor as he slipped in further,
wrestling together, slipping and sliding,
unrelenting, until she could stand no more.

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Fever by Louisa Heno

I’ve got a fever inside ready to break out
I’m angry at my thoughts and all my self-doubt
I’m angry at the people who doubted me, too
But that’s a tiny flame, it can barely reach through
The tunnels and chasms I’ve built around me
But it’s burning, I feel it, and I’m hopeful you’ll see
It well overboard in a simple, brave act
And I would be free
And there’d be no regret

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A Christmas Poem by Tony Sciarini

A Christmas Poem

A brilliant star that wrote his name
O’er constellations bright
Led restive men to seek his fame
And gather in his light

And come they did on sacred space
To learn a sacred theme
For what was writ upon his face
Fulfilled their sacred dream

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Free to Enter Poetry Contest with Cash Prizes by the New York Foundation for the Arts

If you’re a gifted poet or nonfiction writer living in the state of New York, enter the 2016-2017 poetry grant by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
This poetry contest is free to enter and you may win cash prizes.

About the New York Foundation for Arts

For the past 31 years, NYFA has been supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. Each year, NYFA provides over $650,000 in cash grants to individuals pursuing artistic excellence in all forms, as well as a variety of artist-in-residence opportunities.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are

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Fire by Beatrice Preti

in burning dreams the walls collapse
a fire-fall of glass and ash
the room is filled with soot and smoke
my thorax burns I gasp and choke
I can’t escape it’s all around
I try to scream but there’s no sound
the red-gold flames creep everywhere
and my eyes open
but
there’s nothing there

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Sweet Chianti Lips by Fran Marie

She whispers softly
over sips of Chianti
in sunlight shadows
and he believes her
silver lined promises

He closes his eyes
wanting her words
to be true, yet he knew
she was only
being true to herself

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Interview with Helen Harper Author of The Highland Magic Series

Best-Selling Indie author Helen Harper talks about her writing career, her self-publishing secrets and how she started writing her series of Urban Fantasy books.

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My God Loves Me by Debra S. Joseph

My god loves me and I truly know it,
for if he did not love me,
I would not have been where I am today.

He loves me every second of my life,
He cares for, he watches over me,
He guides me from evil,
and protects me from danger,
My Lord truly loves me and I know it.

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Sad December Moon by Marjon van Bruggen

December evening;
long, grey spirals of dusk
skirr in.
The moon hangs
out of its socket,
dripping.

The lovers don´t touch,
final lies freeze their breath,
a brittle, vertical icicle.

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Don’t Shoot by Rutendo C C

Don’t shoot,
he calls out yet you pull the trigger regardlessly.
What bothers you more is his skin,
not how you live heartlessly.

Don’t shoot,
she cries out knowing her precious child did nothing wrong.
Now you can add him to the list of
lives prematurely gone.

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When I’m old and lonely by Tina Marie Winslow

Will you find me, when I’m old?
Even if I’ve sagged and wrinkled
would you find me beautiful when I laughed?
Could you possibly recognize what will
be me in so many years, or will you pass me
by? Even if I do not recognize myself?

Will we ever even speak again, like we used
to, like good friends should? Or will a nose be
turned and no words spoken as we walk back out
of each other’s lives. I sometimes wish I knew,
so that the time I waste wondering is not in vain.

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Published! NY Literary Magazine’s “AWAKE” Contemporary Poetry Anthology

We are excited to announce the publication of our latest poetry magazine! The NY Literary Magazine’s “AWAKE” anthology contains a selection of outstanding, modern poetry by both emerging and award-winning poets from around the world. Enjoy reading deep meaningful poems, poetic thoughts and memories, sad poems about

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The Only Picture that Survived the Fire by Shawna Mayer

Like hope in Pandora’s box,
I wondered if I was spared or
punished by it.

See three smiling cousins,
around age eight,
spattered with mud, after
an afternoon spent playing
in the sodden, low spot in the yard

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My December by Katie Lynn

My moving hand writes on and on,
No matter what I say,
I cannot bring him to erase,
That cold December day.

The day was sad and wearisome,
It chilled me to my core,
I’d known that something would go wrong,
Though I could not be sure.

I’d felt so tired and lonely, still,
My heart had ached for him,
Beneath the Christmas trim.

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Have I Given You A Season?

Have I Given You A Season?

Dedicated to: Aseel Kawash

Have I ever mentioned
The hot chocolate you invented?
Thick and a little sugary
Poured into the wrong cups
By the scatter of our weekly magazines

Have I ever told you
I’ve forgotten the orange-redness
Of my hair when I was younger?
I wish I’d chosen dye more wisely
Yet your drawings of me
Of the smile I attempted horribly
And the fiery, red curls
Made me feel less foolish

I always believed time would cease
At the blissful age of sixteen

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TEARS – Best Dark & Sad Poetry Contest by the NY Literary Magazine

Enter your dark and sad poetry into our free-to-enter international poetry competition!
Poets of any age and nationality are welcome to submit their deep, dark poems to the NY Literary Magazine’s contest.

We’re searching for outstanding dark poems including sad poems about death; mournful, deep poems about loss; depressing poems on any subject; sad poems about memories, experiences, lost loved ones; and general emotional, stirring sad poetry.

Read for free our poetry magazines to understand what style poetry we like best and publish.

TEARS Poetry Contest Guidelines

Contest Start date:

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