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Monsoon

Richard M. Ankers - Author



Life sustaining tears
Fall from predictable skies
So glad to be sad


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Parfum d’adolescence

Hortus Closus

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The piano is
In her island amid the
Atlantic ocean.

The violin tune flies to her,
It brings to the clover: love.

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Today’s the Day

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BLUE

Richard M. Ankers - Author

There is no view
Nor morning bright
No shining star
For guiding light
No silent kiss
From unknown soul
Pretending to
Repair the hole
That cut so deep
And bled so red
That played o’er
Inside my head
The day you left
For pastures new
And left me cold
And dead, and blue

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In Praise of Time

O at the Edges

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In Praise of Time

We marvel that so much
produces only
more of the same,

increased yet
diminished, no two
alike yet never

differing, earth to
soil, glacier to rain,
stardust to morning,

open, filled, wasted,
lost, killing, preserving,
making more, wanting.

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Why are there so many starving writers?

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Clean

leaf and twig

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the flock bathes
in clear waters and pools of sunlight
splash splash community bath

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If I were a book

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Endlessly Searching

Richard M. Ankers - Author

Does a wave seek shore
Does a sea seek an ocean
Or do they just seek

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The problem with reviews

Suffolk Scribblings

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I was having a Twitter chat yesterday with a good blogging friend about the recent controversy surrounding the author Kathleen Hale. Before you switch off, this post isn’t about the controversy itself (although if you want to know more, you can find a link to the original article here and an excellent response here) but a comment made during the discussion. We were talking about reviews in general and my friend said:

“As a reader and an observer of the self-publishing phenomenon: I don’t trust ratings of self-published authors.”

Unsurprisingly, the comment annoyed me, but as she explained her reasons it made me realise there is a problem with the review system, at least for new or first time authors (especially if they are self-published) of which we should all be aware.

Red Herrings

The issue is around the trustworthiness of reviews but not in the way you may think. I’ve read a lot…

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