Poetry: “Choosing Sides”
One of the poems chosen for the book.
I awoke one day to find
a cryptic lie had seized my mind.
I awoke one day to see
illusions claiming I was free.
I awoke one day to feel
the seven deadly, putrid seals.
I awoke one day to think
how near my soul came to the brink.
I awoke one day to do
what pride had begged me never to.
I awoke one day to dare
reject the darkened powers of air.
I awoke one day to know
the true … “above is so below”.
I awoke one day to stand
among the few meek of the land.
From The Ocean’s Made For Swimming Copyright © 2021 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved.
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Lit. Update: Future Steps
New literary update.
It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn’t stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it.
As I already knew, “self-publishing” requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it’s what I have to do for now. At least I’ve accomplished one of my major life goals and can continue to build on it. It’s wonderful to be able to look back on the progress I’ve made, not just in writing but in life.
Now comes the constant effort needed to balance these new parts of my daily life. Plus, I’m renewing my efforts to get a part-time job to support my financial needs. For those readers who are also hoping to publish their work in some form, I highly advise that you get and maintain a day job. Don’t…
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Update: “Challenging Reality and Poetry Excerpts”
Happy New Year to everyone joining my on this journey! I hope you took the time to reconnect with family in whatever way possible, and that you maintain the bonds of love and friendship not only this year but into the future, as well. I'm happy to announce that a new installment of the mini... Continue Reading →
Released: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming
My first poetry book, The Ocean’s Made For Swimming, is officially available for purchase on Amazon! Click the link to see.
Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!
It comes tomorrow!
The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean’s Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow – Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow.
I’ve been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of my online platforms. Links to my new Amazon Author Page are being updated and can be found on my “about author” page here on T.W.N.They will also be posted to my personal blog, Superlative Deviation.
Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, and have a wonderful New Year!