The Ramingo’s Porch – “Remembering The Ocean” & “After October” (a tribute poem to Felino A. Soriano) by Marianne Szlyk


Remembering the Ocean 


I remember the ocean when it
cleansed me, leaving only mussel shells,
stones, seaweed clinging to my legs,

smooth lozenges of opaque brown glass,
like salty versions of Grandma’s cough drops.
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The Ramingo’s Porch #1 – Here’s The Beginning of Our Great Journey


Rolling the trumpets and ringing the drums! The first issue of The Ramingo’s Porch is ready to reach your hands. I’m very proud of this issue that is the beginning of an amazing journey. But now it’s time to give honor and glory to our authors… Continua a leggere

Resurrection of A Sunflower – “Van Gogh’s Stairway” by the poet Marianne Szlyk

Resurrection of a Sunflower Copertina

After Catfish McDaris, also the poet Marianne Szlyk – one of the contributors of the anthology “Resurrection of A Sunflower” (Pski’s Porch) – sent us a poem that can be considered as a post scriptum of her published poems. Here’s to you “Van Gogh’s Stairway”… Continua a leggere

I Dream of Empathy – Trees And Human Balance As A Gate To Find A Better World


I had the pleasure to read – and now I have the pleasure to review – “I Dream of Empathy – and other poems in first, second and third person” by Marianne Szlyk. It’s a little book, 46 pages only, that is able to keep you sitting in your armchair considering nature and the things that are around you as much as a heavy philosophical essay. Continua a leggere

Il nostro giorno di passaggio – Un’antologia di Ingrid Hall e Franco Esposito

ODP new cover

Oggi vi proponiamo la lettura dell’antologia intitolata Our Day of Passing – An Anthology of Short Stories, Poems and Essays compilata da Ingrid Hall e Franco Esposito e con la curatela di Ingrid Hall, Carmilla Voiez e Joanne Armstrong. Il tema principale della raccolta è quello più antico che l’uomo abbia mai affrontato: la morte. L’antologia, infatti, si apre ai lettori con questa domanda “Avete una macabra fascinazione per la vita dopo la morte?

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