Whisper it Loudly

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Wow! Good news! For the second time in my life, I’ve had a poem accepted for publication. Well, four actually.

Whispers and Echoes, an online journal celebrating short writing and poems, have accepted the four poems I submitted at the beginning of June. These will go out over the next few weeks; the first TODAY!!!

For Sophia

I discarded riches, discarded clothes
Discarded flesh from off my bones …

See Whispers and Echoes for the full poem

For Sophia was written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #103 *Vulnerable* and posted on crimsonprose 30th April 2019

Whispers and Echoes is chiefly edited by Sammi Cox, well-known and loved for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompts where she punishes us with impossible targets, and thus pushes us through the gates of inspiration.

Whispers and Echoes publish flash-fiction of up to 100 words, and poems up to 10 lines (excluding blanks); see here to submit.

Earlier issues of Whispers and Echoes can be seen on the Dreaming Spirit website.

BTW, that first poem I had accepted? It was in a publication called Motorcycle Mechanics. Yea, well, a 15-year-old girl, and such a macho magazine, my unsolicited poem was bound to be published (we were just into the Women’s Lib years)

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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42 Responses to Whisper it Loudly

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    How wonderful! I want to know when the publication is live so I can read them all.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yay. So happy for you.
    Congrats 🎊🎊🎊

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Congratulations Crispin 🙂

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  4. Well done! And the poem is great!

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  5. EntangledDesigns says:

    Woah! 😮😃😃 Absolutely wonderful news, Crispina!! Congratulations!🥳🥳🥳🥳 Your work is amazing and I love it.

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  6. CONGRATS CRISPINA!!!!!! 😀 ❤

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  7. Dale says:

    Woot! Fantabulous, Crispina! And I particularly loved this poem so I understand it being accepted.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you, Dale. I submitted four (all accepted, the rest to follow) With all those I picked I bore in mind the words *Whispers and Echoes*, and *Dreaming Spirit*, and thus didn’t submit my silly stuff.


  8. Huzzah and Hurrah!

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  9. It’s such a beautiful poem, Crispina, and I’m so pleased you submitted it. It’s set the standard for all that follows 🙂

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you, Sammi. I’m knocked out by how many remarks. And to think, it’s to set the standard. That poem was written from a deeper part of me than my heart or soul.

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      • “That poem was written from a deeper part of me than my heart or soul.” – Now you’re turning your comments into beautiful poetry! Effortless!
        And all the praise you’ve received for the poem is muchly deserved 🙂

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      • crimsonprose says:

        It still stuns me to silence.
        Why are we taught how to cope with failure and complaints and stuff, but not how to handle praise and compliments? Face to face, I’ll bow my head, but online …? All I can do is say thank you.

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  10. Joy Pixley says:

    Congratulations, how wonderful! And the poem is lovely. I especially appreciate the rhythm – -it’s a poem that begs to be read aloud.

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  11. Lynn Love says:

    Huge congrats, Crispina! Though I’m astonished this is your first publication since school – have you been hiding your talent for poetry under a bushel? Hopefully, the first of many. Well done

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  12. Chris Hall says:

    Congrats! Well-deserved. 🙂


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