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Horizon Lines Shift

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A big thank you to Three Line Poetry for including my poem in your publication. This journal always has amazing work from poets all around the world.  Keep up the great work! Check out my latest poem for free in Issue 46

If you are looking for a set of poems to add to your library, this volume can be purchased from the Prolific Press bookstore here: Issue 46

I am including a brief exploration of this tiny poem, to provide a little more insight into my creative process. Please read the poem before you continue with this post. I feel that it is important to experience art.

Horizon Lines Shift

The horizon has often been a focal point in both my writing and my photography, which is funny as the horizon is pointless. Yet there is just something awe inspiring about the way it wraps around our world. The first line of this poem represents a change as a shifting horizon usually means a change in perspective. Yet the next line shows that this change is not a good one as the subject of the poem appears to be in distress. The final line is used to demonstrate two things. First, it shows the finality of death, like the horizon which is unending. Secondly, it uses the word embrace to show that the subject has accepted their fate.

Thank you again to Prolific Press for all your continued support and thank you to those who inspire me to keep on writing.

-Zach Agnew

 

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The Silence Shatters

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A big to thank you to Haiku Journal for including my haiku in your publication. The Prolific Press team always puts together amazing collections of poetry.  Check out my latest poem for free in Issue 54

If you are looking for a set of poems to add to your library, this volume can be purchased from the Prolific Press bookstore here: Issue 54

Below is a little summary of the poem to give you a little bit more insight into my thought process.  Please read the poem before you continue with this post. I feel that it’s import to experience art.

The Silence Shatters

Haiku is one of the most beautiful forms of poetry out there. It is like a punch of imagery to the imagination. Its goal is to evoke emotion in a familiar and comfortable rhythm. The first line is used to set the tone and leave a question in the readers mind. The image of silence shattering is uncomfortable, because it offers many possibilities and directions. This is followed by revealing that it was the gulls who broke the silence, but at the same time they are breaking through the darkness of the night as they call forth the dawn. Both the coming light and sudden noise represent change and how it can both be predictable and sudden. Even though it can be jarring, it can also be comforting as we bath in the possibilities of a new day.

Thank you again to Prolific Press for all your continued support and thank you to those who inspire me to keep on writing.

Softly the Locust Hum

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Thank you Three Line Poetry for including my poem in your publication. The Prolific Press team continue to churn out excellent collections of poetry.  Keep up the amazing work. Check out my latest poem for free in Issue 45

If you are looking for a set of poems to add to your library, this volume can be purchased from the Prolific Press bookstore here: Issue 45

Below is a little summary of the poem and a bit about my intentions when writing it. Please read the poem before you continue with this post. I feel that it’s important to experience art.

Softly the Locust Hum

I have mentioned many times that I enjoy the limitations of creating three line poems. The intent is to create a strong visual image and evoke emotion within the reader with as few words as possible. The first line in the poem is supposed to fill the readers ear with the sound of tiny wings buzzing. It also foreshadows what is coming in the next two lines, while creating a sense of unease. Locust are often used as symbols of decay, hardship and punishment. That is why when these creatures go unheard and unnoticed, the devastation that is coming is even more foreboding. One of the ideas I was trying to express with this poem was the disconnect between humans and nature. The two have become so separate, that it becomes difficult to see the looming threat. Even if it provides ample warning.

Thank you again to Prolific Press for all your continued support and thank you to those who inspire me to keep on writing.

-Zach Agnew

New Poem – The Sun Teeters

Thank you Three Line Poetry for including my poem in your publication. The Prolific Press team spends many hours looking through poems and always manages to put together great journals. Keep up the amazing work. Check out my latest poem for free in Issue 44

If you are looking for a set of poems to add to your library, this volume can be purchased from the Prolific Press bookstore here: Issue 44

I have also decide to start talking a little bit more about the poems that get published. Just to provide a little more insight into the creative process. So please read the poem first! It is always important to experience any form of art with as little influence as possible.

The Sun Teeters

This may be a short poem, but for me it represents a couple different ideas. At its base, it is simply a poem about changing seasons and how our days shift around the solstices. Our days grow longer or shorter depending on the year. One of the main concepts to take away from this poem is our relationship to change. The sun teeters, as if it is hesitant to change, in my mind this is because it fears the coming of the long night. It has been growing in strength, but now it must give way to the next cycle. It also knows that it must continue, as that is its purpose.

Thank you again to Prolific Press for all your continued support and thank you to those who inspire me to keep on writing.

-Zach Agnew

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New Poem – Lines of Grey

Thank you Three Line Poetry for including my poem in your publication. As always, it is full of talented poets from around the wold. The Prolific Press team works hard to put together this journal and I appreciate all you guys do. Check out my latest poem for free in Issue 43 

If you are looking for a wonderful set of poems to add to your library, this volume can be purchased from the Prolific Press bookstore here: Issue 43

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New Poem – Crimson skies glow bright

Thank you Tanka Journal for including my poem in your collection. It is always fun to try writing in a different style of poetry as it challenges you to think differently about what you are writing. The tanka style originates in Japan and it was often used as a short form way to send a message that expresses romance, desire or gratitude. If you want to learn more about this style click here. Check out my latest poem for free in Issue 5

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New Poem – Flow of Time

Thank you Haiku Journal for including my poem in the 50th issue! It has been a wonderful journey so far and I can’t wait to see where the journal goes from here. Keep up the amazing work. Check out my poem in the latest issue: Issue 50

If you feel like supporting this journal, you can purchase the latest issue here: Issue 50

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