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NY Literary Magazine “Winds of Time” Contemporary Poetry Anthology

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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 Art by Olivia Mock

The way you brush my body with your hand
sends a bolt of lightning through my veins so
powerful even Zeus could not withstand.

Longing to feel the pleasure of your blow
as I hold the rod of your love. My dear,
I know our roots will not go much deeper.
For now, like atoms, I want you as near.

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One Summer, One Lifetime by Leslie Anne

You pick up a stone along a path
to carve into the shape of your heart
Your eyes sparkle under a moonlit sky
Or is it just my imagination?
You offer it to me with thousands of promises
and I take it, no questions asked

Sweet words slip from your lips
but it tastes bitter on my tongue
You wrap me in a tight embrace
and I choke on the crisp night air

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Awake at Night by Palma Mingozzi

How many chills
Spent in a restless night
They come and go
Between turns in light-stars
in the shaded dark

And how many thoughts on my mind
Papers thrown out in a basket and
How much nonsense exists in a sigh

How primitive is
Man at first rising in the early morning light
Celestine is the color of the sky today
And she smiles at the scent of coffee
Poured in a ceramic brown cup that steams vaporously

Today I am no longer attracted by the
Chasing after of a dream
For those who want it
They can go and get it

Today I am alone with my thoughts
In my silence
I have no worries
I am convinced that life is sincere
That death is accepted

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Missing Him by Henrike Forschler

Missing him is like tasting the ocean
without tasting any salt
-less bitter-
but not the ocean anymore

Leaving after work in the morning light
makes forgetting all but easy
-painful reminders-
Of what we used to be.

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Life by Will Neill

Life is like a flower
that starts out from a seed
it needs some love to make it grow
and help it to succeed

It becomes a tiny sapling
that plants its little roots
then from the stems
buds soon grow
with leaves and little shoots

As time goes by a petal forms
that’s just how nature grows
before too long that little bud
evolves into a rose

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Farewell – Sad Love Poem by Soodabeh Saeidnia

My hands sense nothing,
when I long to touch you
My arms, deprived of your curves
My eyes, blind to see your borders

I can’t hold you anymore
as the sun is a kidnapper,
a tormentor, who tears you apart

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Worlds Later by Laura Rahill

Driving around the roads
my hand in his
the crunch of the gravel
under the wet tire

in your dad’s quarry
the damp thick of the air
in which two hearts lingered
suspended there
for a few tragic years
one higher than the other
before they came undone
plummeting and shattering

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“Ashes of a Dead Love” Poem by Joy S. J. Edwards

The ashes of a dead love dominate my days,
My thoughts are still your thoughts,
My dreams governed by your ways,
My head is filled with idle notions,
I’m still going through the motions,

Yet despair permeates the air,
It clings to my clothes,
Sits in your empty chair.

My emotions raw,
My devotion not required anymore,
For you have found a new love,
A younger version of me,
A man whose belly burns with fire,
Not a solid, dependable soul like me.

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The NY Literary Magazine’s latest love poetry anthology “SPARKS” is now available to read on all Amazon Kindle devices.
Poetry lovers can also read our digital love poetry magazine for free on Issuu.

SPARKS is a collection of best love poems written in 2016 by modern, talented poets from around the world.

The NY Literary Magazine publishes a distinguished selection of outstanding, contemporary poetry and short stories. We’re currently accepting poetry submissions

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Lithium Barbie Doll by Jason Cueto

She’s a razor-sharp dish
Wrapped in a kiss
Things appear so fine
It won’t be long before
You see something wrong
Those voices in her head at night…

She’ll bring you in
To her den of sin
Steal your soul for the night
The sun’s going down
Time’s running out
Better buckle your belt
For this roller-coaster ride

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Walls by Patricia Cunningham

You broke me down.

You stalked my walls and found them wanting.
Then you, with exquisite ease,
undermined them.

Complicit I bade the watchmen wait,
For a signal of your purpose.
But you so carefully and quietly,
began picking and removing, unpacking and exposing,
unwinding and reclaiming all,
that you could posses.

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Leading Talent & Literary Agency GERSH is seeking Assistant to Talent Agent

If you’re dreaming of working as a talent or literary agent, here’s your chance to gain valuable experience working at one of the leading talent & literary agencies in the world.
Gersh is hiring a

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Bleed by Emily Marie

I am going to sit here
And just bleed
Just bleed
Until there’s no more bleeding to be done

I am going to hurt
I am going to hurt real bad
Until every single bone in my body is broken

I am going to scream
Scream until I lose my voice
Or scream until I lose my mind

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Screenwriting Competition by the Oscars is Now Accepting Feature Film Script Submissions!

One of the most prestigious screenwriting competitions in 2017 is now accepting feature film script submissions! The Academy Nicholl Fellowship is an international screenwriting contest run by the Oscars. This screenwriting contest accepts all genre feature films.

About the Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

The Oscars screenwriting contest is one of the most important contests of the year.
Many past Academy Nicholl winners have gone on to have incredibly successful careers after winning this screenwriting contest.
Winners have gotten

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On Loving a Boy by E. J. Schoenborn

One of the things I regret the most
is going back to my place at three A.M. after Pride Fest
lying on the mattress next to him,
this boy who said he felt comfortable around me,
his voice, a string of lights lining the bed,
and this is when I remembered I loved him,
my body a finger on a hairpin trigger,
worried something would go off if he even touched me,
but we both passed out,
And I was finally able to sleep for an entire night,
this boy, the night light in my bedroom,
a tense, tight calm.

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Sleeping on the Moon by Hazel MacMahon

You were the moon in the depths of the night and
I was the constellation you had spent your life
Raking the heavy, patterned sky for,
We both emitted the light
Needed to save one another,

I wanted to capture a moment of our time together,
Maybe a faint chuckle of yours,
Or a single teardrop that traced your cheek when
You said you must go home now
And I must seek a new adventure,

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Published! NY Literary Magazine “SPARKS” Love Poetry Anthology

We are excited to present you with the latest poetry anthology by the NY Literary Magazine.

Our “SPARKS” poetry magazine features a selection of outstanding, heartfelt love poems and sad, heartbreak poetry by talented poets of all ages. Enjoy reading passionate, steamy love poems; a gay poem about an impossible love; sad heartbreak poems about lost love; and an inspirational

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We thank everyone for their poetry submissions to our “FLAMES” erotic poetry contest! This international poetry competition is now closed. We received 749 sexy poem submissions which our Editors now are eagerly reading through.

Winners will be announced on June 1st and published in our FLAMES poetry magazine on August 1st.

Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of upcoming poem competitions!

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Walk With Me Again by David B. Pincus

Walk with me again across the grassy field
Holding my hand in your innocence as we chatter
Another spring day bright with the sun and youth
All we seem to care about is being together.

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Spacing in, act 1: clairvoyance – Poem by Dorina Li

during her first steps
she cannot see through her eyes on the wings
thus she cleans her inner lens from magnifying –
with every other step she listens to her soles

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