Soar

To all my peeps… some of my poetry and art for the new year! Happy New Year! May 2021 lift us to new heights! To soar! May 2021 lift you out of depleted soil.To soar. To soar in sun.Free. Free in sheer air,Where you dream. Dream.Not despair,Not dread.Not drown in storm.May you rise. Rise.Rise! Collage... Continue Reading →

Blue Baby

My Ekphrastic poem, “Blue Baby”, written in response to the painting “A Woman Holding a Balance” by Johannes Vermeer, has been published by Vita Brevis. Thank you, Brian Geiger! https://vitabrevisliterature.com/poems/poetry-by-barbara-leonhard/ It’s interesting that this poem was published on Father’s Day considering the theme I propose. What is she weighing? Is it really the pearls? Check... Continue Reading →

Sunday Best: phantom

My poem “Dark Apostle” ranked top of three best chosen for this past week’s challenge, Phantom. My sister, Martha Harris, created the digital image, “The Devil’s in the Details”. Thank you FREE VERSE REVOLUTION! (UPDATE: This poem is archived - the link no longer works - because FREE VERSE REVOLUTION has a new literary magazine.... Continue Reading →

Dark Apostle

Rising shadows of flames, dressed in deep void, I arrive to burn the bramble of your complacent life. You hide inside this clay façade, live for self in idle pleasure, slumber in this carcass of addiction and desire.   I hold you down as you writhe in agony, thrive on your muffled screams. You smolder... Continue Reading →

A Rocky Start

Sapling, you shoot roots in the shallow bucket engorged with sharp bits of seed hulls left by the squirrels, picked at by cardinals.   Your tender, slender stem, elongated spine, extends from cracked dirt in a clay flower pot, the old home of an expired aloe vera plant. Can your trunk   lengthen and thicken... Continue Reading →

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