Excerpt (Poetry) : “There Is a Sweet Hereafter”


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It is what you make of it.

The images of mind.

It is the limits of your soul

In boundless space and time.

It is the darkness or the light.

The strangeness and the learning.

The opportunities you missed,

Distracted on the journey…

The hearts you healed, the hearts you broke.

The lightness and the weight.

The smaller beings you trample on,

Or who adorn your plate.

It is what you make of it,

The soul behind the laughter.

So bear in mind from time to time –

There is a sweet Hereafter.

Poetry Copyright © 2018 – 2023 by Ena Whiteraven   All rights reserved.

Revised poem (excerpt). Complete version will appear in my new poetry book.

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Excerpt (Poetry): “The Purest Generation”


First excerpt of revised poetry selected to appear in my new book has been posted to T.W.N. Check it out!

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…The stone wall and the canon

Met them with a fearful ROAR!

They blew a kiss and whispered Love –

The canon was no more.



The stone wall raised its thorns

As they silently approached –

To them it was a gateway

And blossoming vines encroached…



Impostors are these archons?

I have no doubt they know

The purest generation,

That their hearts as white as snow.



Poetry Copyright © 2018 – 2023 by Ena Whiteraven   All rights reserved.

Revised poem (excerpt). Complete version will appear in my new poetry book.

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Announcement / Lit. Update: “Excerpts and New Platforms!”


Update from T.W.N.!

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The latest draft of my first poetry book is complete! I am slowly going through a list of possible agents and publishing options.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be revising T.W.N. a little more. Older content will be removed and new excerpts will debut! For now, I’ll use the artwork that has been on this site before; but know that when the book is released, any images included will probably be different. As I’ve always stated, no copyright violation is intended with the artwork I do share. These are simply pieces I admire and feel compliment the mood and theme of each poem.

I have also created accounts on two new platforms where I’ll also share some excerpts and special posts unique to those platforms. The first is Medium, and the second is My Poetic Side (also powered by WordPress). You can find the links on my “About”…

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Personal Post: “Because I’m Here, Too”


  The managers of our complex have never been very good at caring for the property. Those of us living here have often complained about the lack of attention they pay to the needs of residents.   Recently, we noticed the cleaners who are supposed to spruce up the outer hall of our building hadn't... Continue Reading →

Blog Update, Content, and Future Surprise


  Several new entries have been added to the Cruelty-Free Life page. For those who don't know, this is the page where I post a list of companies I have personal experience with that make environmentally-friendly products that are vegan and cruelty-free. I've added an entry for affordable cleaning supplies and one for footwear, too!... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s the Grateful Five


Today I give thanks to the Heavens for: life lessons that bring new ideas and inspirationsnew realizations had through shadow workthe baby birds who come to eat at the feeder outsidekind neighbors the shade of my favorite trees

Lit. Update: Cozy Mystery Novel


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  I’m pleased to announce the submission process has begun! I’m awaiting replies from a couple of agents, while also searching for others to query. I’m taking my time and being very careful, asking as many probing questions as possible. It’s the best way to avoid scams that target new authors.

  For anyone looking to find a professional with good credentials to submit your work to – regardless of genre – I highly recommend using the resources of the A.A.R. or another such organization that verifies legitimacy and ethics. It means nothing if an agent themselves is also a writer or has successfully placed a lot of other authors with good publishers. These days, there are a number of people in the industry who take advantage of first-time writers. Agents who are honest and serious about their profession take the time to gain and maintain membership in A.A.R. This…

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