Monday Poetry

Usually I post my own poems on Monday… Though I have featured other poets. Today I am adding another layer to the possibility of Monday poetry….. A discussion of what poetry is. For me, it is part of who and what I am.

Poetry is something different to each person. It is I think often misunderstood. I have lost count of how many times people have said that they didn’t like poetry… The different forms of poetry so often are lost to time. Poetry is a broad umbrella. Songs and raps, these are both forms of poetry. They require a skill to write that not all poets possess.

A friend and I were having a conversation about some beautiful songs that she had written. Because they were not yet sung, she had been told that they were just poems… Which is both true and not true. I am a poet, but I cannot write songs. It takes a special ability to be able to write lyrics.

I write mostly free verse. I can do other types of poetry. Haiku, sonnets, slam poetry, etc… I am capable of writing other styles. I every now and then challenge myself to write in a structure that I am not used to.

Poetry is a personal form of expression. Every poet does their writing different. Some like my friend Michael who does the Haiku a Day, prefer the structure of a rigid poetry form. Some like me love the lawless freedom of free verse. There are so many versions of verse that you can write however you are most comfortable.

Not everyone is meant to write poetry, but poetry is not meant to be only for the elite. Even bad poetry is worth having in a world of so much suffering. So share with me your poetry! Let me read your soul.


©2020 Patricia Harris

Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme,

be in meter,  or keep certain time.
It doesn’t have to be flowery,
filled with love,  flowers and cheer.
The only thing that is for sure
Is poetry is a place for your heart
from which to outpour…


Poetry does not have to be shared
it can be written and then hid,
Shoved away into a drawer,
Given a time to mellow like wine.
Growing much finer given time.

Poetry can be shared,
spoken proudly and displayed.
Given to everyone in the light of day.
Put it on public display
Shout it out,
It’s all okay.

January Links

Books I was involved in Editing /publishing:

Under the Mists:
(www.books2read.com/underthemists)

Faery Footprints
(www.books2read.com/faeryfootprints)

My main links :
Come see me on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/pattimouse)

my author page on Amazon
(https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Harris/e/B012U5ZRD2)

My Coffee House Writer’s articles: http://coffeehousewriters.com/author/pattimouse/


My storenvy store
(https://www.storenvy.com/stores/1172892-serenity-studios-ooak)



My books:

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A Pocketful of Poetry
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<Mobi>
http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009XG5FKW/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1448293762&amp;sr=1-5

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1515266451/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1521488269&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Pocketful+of+poetry+by+Patricia+Harris

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/mVB1np

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Creative Juices
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<Mobi>
https://tinyurl.com/ydgqoept

<Paperback>
https://tinyurl.com/y9s5xrom

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/3J8AKK

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word play
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<Mobi>
http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B0196XVPTQ/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_kin_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451694

<Paperback> http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1519794983/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

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Sacks of Wit
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<Mobi>
http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-wit-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B010RXNR8G/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451694114&amp;sr=1-1

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1516894332?ref_=pe_870760_150889320

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bWzaKM

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Pip the Pup
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<Mobi>
http://www.amazon.com/Pip-Pup-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009KS4U4U/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_4_twi_kin_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451694114&amp;sr=1-4

<Paperback>
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516920694/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451694114&amp;sr=1-4

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Bedtime Tales I:
The Teddy Bear Picnic
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZK88NS

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1530569826/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.dQbCbA64VKQZ

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4G8PJL

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Tales-Princess-Lost-2/dp/1539455718/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=1478895558&amp;sr=8-1

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Life Drops
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGIK8G6

<Paperback >
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1537116029/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XaQbCb8RW37V0

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/4DlaNP

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Wayward Dreams
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTTIJEP

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540672093/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_F9PbCb9HN4RFH

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/m2vjer

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Prompted Prose
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<Mobi>
https://tinyurl.com/mqua3so

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544735499/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_V6PbCb62Z237E

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/boZzGv

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Dream Webs
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074CT1865

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1974051064

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/38rNMZ

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Literary Drops
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P4Q88K

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P4Q88K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_v2PbCb8ME3028

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/md0eWy

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Word Petals
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078W69TRH

<Paperback >
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983671029

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

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Soul’s Door
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BD4HS4F

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980536155?ref_=pe_870760_150889320

<Everything Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/47ZpYE

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Music for the soul
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CSRTLW4

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980990573/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KgKwBbF0F9934

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bQ9o9w

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Poetry Kisses
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FXXBBNX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kbKwBb5718E54

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717918581/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ObKwBbE57D724

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/47Zpx8

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Temporal Verse
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<Everwhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/4jDOR2

<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4QFSK7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_IcSUBbR3R36WC

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1386556556/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Fs2UBb8RTBX47

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Soul Drops
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<Mobi>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWWJMSK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_UpK3CbCM739D2

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1731159471/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Q7k6Bb1FX5SJS

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/m0g5QY
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Spilled Verse
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<mobi> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXLYKQP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d7GqCbCJRMQ2X

<paperback> https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794353003/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_krXqCb4AFYYK4

<Everywhere Else>
https://books2read.com/u/3LGr6X
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Dream Drips
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<Mobi> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RVCCP82/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_knK3Cb4YPT96N

<paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098837096/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_RnK3Cb82E1QEC

<Everywhere Else>
https://books2read.com/u/4Nan7N
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Ink Splashes
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Mobi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TKWHFYV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_H2RgDb8WN3M8Y

Everywhere else:

books2read.com/u/bzWEPZ

Paperback : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1076805507/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_s2RgDb5VKF7J3

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Whispers of the Muse https://books2read.com/u/baWGr6

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Inspiration Without a Home
https://books2read.com/u/m2rRVG

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Dylan and the Pet zombie

Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/1654411841/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pNTdEbPNSES3X

Ebooks
Www.books2read.com/dylanpetzombie
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Beauty’s Tears
Www.Books2read.com/beautystears
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Serena’s books-

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The Death Of Neverland

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VTCKZ3H

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1729360181/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_StH1Bb9MJD9M5

Draft to digital – https://www.books2read.com/u/mVB5p5

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Rust, Gore, and the Junkyard Zombie

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B7J5FSS

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980471320

Draft 2 digital – https://www.books2read.com/u/47ZAa7

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Under the Mists (a multiple author anthology)-
https://www.books2read.com/underthemists

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Faery Footprints (a multiple author anthology)-
https://www.books2read.com/faeryfootprints

💥💥Book Birthday : Beauty’s Tears ðŸ’¥ðŸ’¥

So I actually published this a few days ago. The paperback edition is still not available… I’ll be fussing about that shortly. But the link for the ebook version is here. So I figured that I would let you have that until I can get the paperback live for you.

Thursday Tea Party

Well, well, what have we here? Our last tea party for all of this year! Gracious, this year has been one filled with growth… And strange adventures. I certainly have many planned for 2020.

Faery Footprints, the next anthology from Fae Corps Publishing, is due to be released on January 6. I will have a link for the preorder by Monday.

The submissions deadline for Through the Sunshine, a light fae anthology by Fae Corps Publishing, is January 30. It will be released around June/July 2020.

Beauty’s Tears, having been set aside so I could do layout for Faery Footprints, is about to go into layout. I am planning a release around the first of February.

The illutrations for Dylan and the Pet Zombie are nearly done. Once they are completed, I will be doing layout for it and announcing that release date.

Serena is still working with Kingdoms of Sin and Life, Guilt, and Undeath. She is hoping to finish one if not both in 2020.

I am still working with Coffee House Writers. I have been accepted to attempt a place in their anthology. I also am planning to submit to a couple of others in the upcoming year.

I personally still have to finish Attack on Shoe Mountain, and of course the poetry volumes. There is so much writing that I have to finish. So I plan to be busy.

Of course I will be updating you as I know more! This year should be a busy one.