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Daily Verse

Week 1 June 2023


By Reid Hepworth  1st June 2023

Hoopoe Bird


with the light…

i remember

when you had eyes 

only for me


with the tide…


gravitational pull

to find my own way

Image by Waldemar

The Stone Amen
By Bruce McRae 2nd June 2023

Image by Annie Spratt



A grave is a book

no one has read,

the author anonymous,

its language dead.

You might say a grave is a story

a ghost has written.




A grave is an empty room,

an orphanage torn down,

the ruins of a nursery.

It's the foundation of a factory

whose industry is bankrupt.


City of the Dead


A grave is a fallen tower,

a palace overcome,

a diaspora of harried citizenry.

From its walls you once could see

a sunrise on another planet.

It was like an amber egg

being quietly broken open.


Snow Angels


I rather believe

a grave is a monastery

abandoned by God and Time.

A few drunken angels remain,

the last prayer possible reverberating

off its earthen walls.

A headstone is a stone amen.




She said, wearily,

a grave is a hole in a life.

It's death's house

and quiet interlude between                                        

two universes colliding.

It's where we keep the spare eternities

no longer necessary to our cause.


Dead in the Water


A grave is the colour of beetles

or what a serpent is thinking.

It's dusk under thirty feet of water.

A black candle melted down.

A nail in the devil's flooring.

A grave is a rainbow's skeleton.

A ladder up and down a soul.

A pocketful of needles,

a grave is a baby singularity.

It's where an armada of shadows

crosses an infinite sea.

Poet of the Week

Bruce McRae

Week May  28th 2023
June 2nd, 2023


Biographies of Poets

Reid Hepworth lives in a tiny town on Vancouver Island, BC, where she plays tiny ukulele and writes tiny poetry.  She is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has been published internationally.

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with poems published in hundreds of magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. The winner of the 2020 Libretto prize and author of four poetry collections and seven chapbooks, his poems have been performed and broadcast globally.

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