Contribution to The Weekly Smile: “Plant Sitting” #weeklysmile


This week has been a little hectic as I try to balance life a little more. I was very pleased to announce the forth-coming short story to my author site, though. Still, it's a little nerve-wracking when you are about to release something you're worked so hard on. This week, my mother and I took... Continue Reading →

Poetry: “Choosing Sides”


One of the poems chosen for the book.

The Whiteraven Net

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.

Image found online and does not appear in poetry book. No copyright violation intended.

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Lit. Update: Future Steps


New literary update.

The Whiteraven Net

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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