The Frosting

Poetry as Promised – Winter Issue

I’m very pleased to have had my poem The Frosting published in the latest addition of Poetry as Promised.

The December/January issue is brimmed full of poetry and short prose covering all aspects of the cold season. I hope you get a chance to read it as it’s a beautifully crafted magazine.

Please find the magazine here” Poetry as Promised


Thank you for reading

Richard

Richard M. Ankers

Author of The Eternals Series and Britannia Unleashed

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Night is…

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Photo by Payton Tuttle on Unsplash

Night is but the blinking of an eye that chooses not to open


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity

Crumbling

Published Poetry

I’m delighted to have my poem ‘Crumbling‘ published today at the wonderful Ephemeral Elegies.

A big thank you to editor Tiffany Renee Harmon for showing faith in my work.

When a magazine is subtitled ‘The Poetry of Emotion’ you know it’s going to be good. All the works displayed there make for a fantastic read, so please do take a look.

Again, I hope you enjoy ‘Crumbling‘.


Thanks for reading

Richard

Richard M. Ankers – Author

Like Butterflies


we flit through life

from one pretty moment to the next

like butterflies

never settling for the perfect bloom


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity

Husk

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Image courtesy Leandra Rieger on Unsplash.com


this cavernous sprawl seeks fulfilment,

a splash of something in the gloom,

no reflection in a cardboard puddle

but something solid, something whole,


then the emptiness shall lick parched lips,

ponder on what it was, is, will become,

and this husk shall gasp an asphyxiation,

as if having swallowed the perfect dream.


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity

From

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Image courtesy Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash.com

From the depths of darkness springs a fountain of perfect night

bereft of stars and moon and dust, 

where empty dreams pour forth in wayward moments 

as shadows and onyx dusks. 

This was whence she came from. 

This was the once home of Death.

She wore her hair long about slim shoulders, 

like raven epaulettes burnished to a glasslike night. 

Porcelain skin adorned by the ultramarine

jewels that were her eyes,

she brought with her only the abyss,

her wants and her fears,

as she hauled herself from the Beneath

and tiptoed away into a world of frosting breaths.

She’d never seen anything sparkle.

How Death wept at the beauty of it all.

to be continued. . .


Thank you for reading
Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity

Elsewhere

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Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

Dispersing in increments
An atom at a time
I dislocate, relocate, allocate
Myself elsewhere


Thank you for reading
Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity