Tag Archives: Tonya Lailey

The Guest Poetry Blog Series # 3 – Canadian Poet Tonya Lailey Features U.K. Poet Naomi Jaffa – Part Two of Two

Poem for Wednesday Oh, humpback of the week, yardstick of productivity, all to play for, seesaw pivot of possibility. Is your gaze holding mine for fractionally longer than necessary a sign of desire or disgust? Will we even make it to the weekend together? Sometimes, Wednesday. I wonder why I bother. But then again it’s […]

The Guest Poetry Blog Series #3 – Introducing the Third Contributor, Canadian Poet and Sommelier, Tonya Lailey – Part One of Two

The Cat Comes to Me —after Heather McHugh The future looks like death to me from here standing behind you, in the musty basement where the cat is cornered. You think on your feet, quickly engineer a noose from a sponge mop and silicone rope – medieval design, cheap modern materials. The cat protests wildly, […]

From May 2022, The La Romita 2020 Online Poetry Community’s Kaminsky Prompt Poems – Part Three

What something in me listens —after Ilya Kaminsky I try to hear the people breathing in parkades and the sound of talking over Molotov cocktails over making them and later the fhhhhhh shatter whoosh of the toss and the blaze in the street I don’t like to play the video footage the sound a peephole […]

My Poetry Retreat in Umbria a Week Away! But First: A Poem from Last Year by Tonya Lailey

Outrider her soul goes ahead to Umbria a slow traveller on horseback by boat in turns sends a note home after a few days don’t worry I’ve prepared a place for you there’s a hook for your coral necklace a bedside perch for your notebook a casement window open to a line for drying your […]