Submissions OPEN – Nature Poetry and Art

Hi there poets, artists and photographers! Want to be a part of an amazing anthology project and see your work published alongside other amazing people? Raw Earth Ink has opened submissions for the next poetry and art collection: Creation and the Cosmos: A Poetic Anthology Inspired by Nature. Here are the rules. Description: a collection […]

The Cycle of Life part I

The first note of awareness wasn’t a quick sharp thing. It was a greying at the edges of deep black. A slow brightening. A stretching. And then you were. There had been violence to your creation. There was all around you essence of something else. You pulled in and absorbed it. You realized now that […]

Creating Art

Just for fun, here’s some fun art projects I’ve been working on. No reason other than the act of creation. Hope you enjoy…. 5-minute pencil sketch exercise tara caribou | ©2020 How about you? Are you creating art?

Night Owl

There’s an owl that lives on my property and he’s out there hoo-hoot-hooing all night long and I wish that for a night or two I could become an owl myself and sit in higher branches than he and see exactly what he sees. I wonder if his beautifully haunting call strikes terror in the […]

To The One Who Loves Me

You are the light in my eyes. The love of my life. The reason I am happy. You are the breath in my lungs. The blood in my veins. My every waking thought. You are the spark of my passion. The reality to my fantasy. The one who holds my heart. tara caribou | ©2020 […]

Fields Under a Blue, Blue Sky

Foot on the fence post Looking out on the land The sky seems bluer these days She told me she loved me With her dying last breath Seventeen years, today Back when I was young and alive Stars and dreams on the horizon Me and Molly kept on without her Sunsets never look the same […]

Get Those Submissions In!

Short story writers, you’ve got just a few weeks left to get your first draft in for The Shadows of Blackout Island. 15 August is the deadline for first drafts. What do I mean by first draft? I mean have your story about 75% done. Send it in, unfinished (or finished, if you’re that far!) […]

Stockholm

your teeth tore at my throat as my legs wrapped around your waist gripped you tight they were covered in half-healed crescent-moons themselves amongst a backdrop of purple bruises my screams silenced became moans and whimpers lifting your snarling face to mine your eyes shone like black discs and I bit your soft lips ‘tween […]

Blurry Shadows of Vultures Road

Near-sighted and full of contradictions Walking with swollen and indifferent eyes Fistful of indecisions, pocketful of directions Hold me close Iike your scatterbrained lies Hide me like your exponential excuses Dress me in your long-winded fabrications Wrap me up in your pretty dirty honey I’ve memorized your pale footsteps I’ve seen your skeletons in your […]

No Impact

Engulfed in the fury of forest fire intent Insulted, you fear me; my force inspires lament Descent to the flames you wage war and char Conventional games your aim’s poor not far Reaching beseeching me to douse your mistake Bleaching decreasing thee to mouse fed to snake In the wake of your destruction; your function […]

Comet

stars sail across the sky as they fly by I snatch their tails a trail of glitter left behind and my hair a comet’s tail it’s bitter cold but the lights are so clear from up here I wonder why I didn’t grab hold sooner tara caribou | ©2020