OLN #210 Breaking for holidays


The Anthology is now ready for ordering by Amazon.

In Europe:
In the US. 

Living across the pond does ensure

Isolation, a sense of being alone

Forgotten at times and not considered

The intellectual equal of those with whom you rub
literary shoulders from time to time.

So here I am in the anthology,

Page 105 so I see, a whole page is flattering indeed.

What wonderful assembly of writers

From all walks of life, in every shape and form.

I am somewhat embarrassed to be in the same room

As I never consider myself a poet of any substance.

I’m grateful nowadays to have studied Wordsworth

More grateful I am not like him.

Our response to language is contextual

We come at it from our own perspectives

That much I have learned and for that I’m respectful.

I have ordered my copies, they should arrive in the new year;

Determined that in my next life I might come back as a mailing agent.

But to all lucky to be included, congratulations,

I look forward to reading your words,

I will grow from them, learn from your perspective

Appreciate your skill and ability to shape our beautiful language.

Merry Christmas to you all,

Best wishes for 2018, may you continue to shape your words

With wisdom, exploration, and feelings of love.


Written for: https://dversepoets.com/2017/12/14/oln-210-breaking-for-holidays/

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27 Responses to OLN #210 Breaking for holidays

  1. Thank you Michael… and I always love when you pass the bar… I do remember the many times our roads have crossed. Too bad the shipping takes longer across the pond.

  2. kanzensakura says:

    Merry Christmas to you and a happy new year! I too am tickled to be in the anthology. I do not write long poems so my impact is much less.

  3. A lovely write Michael and I look forward to turning to page 105 when my copy arrives. Merry Christmas to you too and a very happy, creative and inspiring 2018 :o)

  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    …and a Merry Christmas to you across the pond! How wonderful we can connect here as if the pond doesn’t exist! Blessings on you and yours this holiday season.

  5. scotthastiepoet says:

    Nice of you to have done this for everyone today Michael – I will certainly be looking for your page too…

  6. Grace says:

    So lovely to “see you” at the pub tonight Michael ~ Isn’t it amazing we can be connected, even though we are half a world away, smiles!

    Hope you and your family will have a blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays ~

  7. Trådløs says:

    I love to study other poets and learn from them, then finding the own style
    I love that poetry crosses borders very easily, even without a passport

  8. sanaarizvi says:

    Great write 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and a happy new year!❤️

  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    Merry Christmas and best wishes!

  10. Merry Christmas to you, Michael!

  11. mhmp77 says:

    Merry Christmas to you all,
    Best wishes for 2018, may you continue to shape your words
    With wisdom, exploration, and feelings of love.

    Merry Christmas to you too Michael. Best wishes for 2018!


  12. hypercryptical says:

    Merry Christmas Michael.
    Anna :o]

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