Out Among The Frozen Pines – A Poem by Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

He can hear her in the wind Out among the frozen pines He is alone, riding the wind Along with his lonesome dreams Until the night greets the sun He drifts along this gathering of the vibes Listening... watching... waiting... For what he knows not In his darkness He says good bye to who he... Continue Reading →

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Changing Changes – A Poem by Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Everything changes Nothing stays the same Live for today Tomorrow may not come I'm standing on a ledge Looking down through the clouds Always changing Always different Wondering why When I wake up Everything is always the same ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved

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When The Hard Rains Come – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When the hard rains come I will be standing in the storm Waiting for the magic That only hard rains can bring Listening to the wind Inspired by the thunder Protected from the lightning By the shield that is my poetry Knowing that after the hard rains The calmness will follow And the magic of... Continue Reading →

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The Flowing Words – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Putting it all on paper Writing it down Watching As the words flow onto the page Letting them go where they want Words forming phrases Phrases forming images Working together Forming magical poetry Word after word Thought after thought Letting my heart guide my pen Creating dreams Banishing fears Keeping it readable Keeping it real... Continue Reading →

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The Magnitude Of Poetry

“Poetry is dead” So some writers say But listen closely please To what I'm about to say Poetry is ever written, everlasting It will be around long after the doubters Poetry is the view from the highest mountain That makes us dizzy from the height It's the beating of our hearts And the tapping of... Continue Reading →

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Halloween Hauntings: A Month Of October Prompts In One Day

Thanks once again to Michelle from Putting My Feet In The Dirt for her list of daily prompts for the month of October. Please visit her site for her October list of daily prompts. Halloween Hauntings I've never liked Halloween. All those screaming children yelling “Trick or Treat”! So I would put a small wooden... Continue Reading →

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End of the Road – A Poem by Walt Page On Vita Brevis

I am honored that another of my poems was published today on Vita Brevis, The Modern Poetry Magazine. My thanks to Brian Geiger, Editor!

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Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine Submit PoemSubmitted by Walt Page — The Tennessee Poet

When there’s nothing left to say
You won’t find it here
Come the dawn the damage is done
And nothing is the same
The dark of you
On your darkest days
Holds no power over me
I am sick of it all
But stronger than death
Time waits for no one
So it’s the end of a good thing
My pictures of home
Are only broken pieces
The kings of the sea
Are sitting up drinking
While the Devil’s lullaby
Carries them on their highway to the sun
I now feel nothing
I’m open to all
All my tears have been cried
On this loneliest road
The devil with angel eyes
Is drowning with me
My escape has been perfect
From everything good

About the Poet

Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet, is a romantic old rock drummer, musician, USAF veteran and an…

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A Month Of September Prompts In One Day

Thanks once again to Michelle from Putting My Feet In The Dirt for her list of daily prompts for the month of September. Please visit her site for her September list of daily prompts. The Adventures Of Wandering Walt, The Tennessee Poet The day began with A touch of perfect. The beautiful September sunrise brought... Continue Reading →

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Tears in the Rain

I am honored to have another of my poems published today in Vita Brevis! Thanks to Brian Geiger, Editor.

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CaptureSubmitted by Walt Page: The Tennesee Poet

Softly falling rain
Trickles down your face

The bright glow of lightning
Lights a summer night

The soft moans of the wind through the leaves
The sky is shedding tears

Raindrops splashing all around you
Puddles everywhere

The beauty of a summer storm
Surrounds you with renewal

If you look closely you can see
Tears in the rain

The storm passes quickly
The air is sweet

The memories of yesterday
Become the hopes of tomorrow

The sadness will pass
Like tears in the rain

About the Poet

I’m just a romantic old rock & roll drummer, US Air Force veteran, and open heart surgery survivor, living the country life in Tennessee and writing my thoughts on love, life, music, and whatever comes to mind. Owner of two horses and 8 rescue dogs

Painting: Morning on the Seine in the Rain – Claude Monet

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A beautiful creature This magnificent beast Roaming alone Through the forests Of the night Walking slowly Through the falling snow Stopping to look up Howling at the full moon His howl is loud Pure Like nothing ever heard His snow-covered body Sleek and strong The last of his name Winterwolf Alone But he keeps going... Continue Reading →

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More Approachable Poetry Magazines

More Approachable Poetry Magazines from our friend Brian Geiger, Editor of Vita Brevis, The Modern Poetry Magazine!

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See the whole index here.

Seeing that most mainstream publications have a (much) lower acceptance rate than Ivy League colleges, I’ve been compiling an index of approachable poetry magazines to give emerging poets a chance at getting their work out in the world.

Every week, Vita Brevis adds more entries to the ever-growing index of approachable poetry magazines. You should check it out — It’s well worth a bookmark! If you enjoy these posts, you might enjoy some articles I’ve written, too.

*UPDATE: I’ve added some helpful notes on almost every publication on the index such as “WordPress Powerhouse”, “Post-Modern”, “Traditional”, “Pays Poets”, “Niche” etc. This should help you navigate the growing list!

Here’s what I found this week:

A List of Approachable Poetry Magazines:


Acceptance Rate: 50-60%
+ Professional
Character (published on each solstice and equinox)
Guidelines: Click Here

Down in the Dirt

Acceptance Rate:…

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New Song! -I Am Words

A poet’s poem by Vivian Zems at Smell The Coffee!

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I wrote this poem a few weeks ago when trying to answer the question: “Who am I?”. Well, it stuck with me…so I made a tune of it and got someone to sing it. 🙂

I hope you like it!

I am words

arranged in patterns of the universe

I am letters

jigsawed according to the beat of my heart

I am ink

sometimes cool and sometimes flaming

I am stories and poems

to excite you

to provoke you

to inspire you

to challenge you

to look inside yourself

and find out who you are too

©Vivian Zems

Real Toads– The Tuesday Platform

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