The Green Man

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Green Man I See

By Virginia Carraway Stark

Green Man I see you peeping

In the woods while it was dark and

On the mossy carpet I was weeping

I see you watching from the burls

And your hair moving in the moss and twigs

Through the dappled air your presence is seeping

Green Man I feel you watching

When I come into the forest shadows

As I was a-climbing, fishing, catching

I saw your eyes appraising me and thinking

In your mind that moves like leaves and does

Each time we see each other I feel us meshing

Your eyes are full of sorrows for the things that are no more

Once your realm was every mountain and vallley

Where springtime came and greenbuds bloom

Now the world has shrunkens small and there is no room at all

But still you are never shrinking

Green Man is the size that Green Man is and there will never

Be another like you

Green Man I feel you feelings

I feel it too, the coolness of the air

The entry into the cathedral of your temple

And I can hear your heartbeat beating

I walk on feet that feel like flying as sunbeams

Bathed in green like shafts come stabbing

In your holy place I feel you, I feel me healing

Green Man I see you reaching

With the spring turned to summer

The Universe itself has you in His keeping

You feel no fear, you have no trepidations

Those are human was of talking

What is will be, at bud, blossom or harvest’s reaping.

– mixed media on paper, copyright 2014 Virginia Carraway Stark

You can watch Virginia Carraway Stark read her poem here:

Here is some information about The Green Man, the famed mysterious god of Northern Europe:

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Deep Notos: The South Wind

Deep Notos: The South Wind

by Virginia Carraway Stark

Here we go again,

My eerily prescient friend

Stirring up our passions and chasing

The horses and wild things

Who must run when they feel your crop

We all respond to the heat of your loins

Whipping flames into a fury

Chasing both across the fields and forest

Notos, Deep Notos,

We are lost in you now

We have forgotten the bite of winter

In the blast of your passionate kiss

How well you raise our passions

How you stir our hearts

You make our blood pump with fervor

That no other wind will know

I don’t care what they say

Your deep kisses bite harder

Than even Boreas’ ice cold lips

There is no warm hearth to escape you

Are you having fun?

Turning the ground into parched cakes

Turning all that was green to brown

Ready for your flames

Notos, I long for you

My Southern Lover

All winter long while Boreas taps at my windows

And howls at my gates

But once you’re here your passion

Overwhelms me, I am weak in front of you

You freckle me and wilt me like a crocus after spring

– mixed media on wood, Copyright 2009 Virginia Carraway Stark

You can watch Virginia Carraway Stark read her poem here:

Here is some information about Notos, the God of the South Wind:

http://www.theoi.com/Titan/AnemosNotos.html

Voices Heard

StarkLight Press would like to announce the beginning of a very special project, Voices Heard.

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This anthology will feature 100 authors who have suffered a violent crime- one for which they have not found justice. Each author will be given 3 pages in the anthology to arrange as they like: photos, artwork, poems, journal entries, essays, creative writing. In three pages, we invite these survivors of crime to explore and explain not just their experience, but the experience of not having been adequately heard by the world around them.

Please feel free to contact us at starklightdesk@gmail.com with a brief overview (200-1000 words) about why you would be a good fit for this anthology. The first 100 appropriate artists and writers will be chosen for this anthology, the proceeds of which go to anti-violence charities in North America.

We thank you in advance for your interest in this very special project, and invite you to share it with organizations and individuals for whom you think it would be useful.

– Tony Stark,

Publisher and CEO,

StarkLight Press.

 

In My Mind’s Eye Arrives

Here is Virginia Carraway Stark, talented author and poet, with our first poetry Anthology, “In My Mind’s Eye”, featuring poets from around the world.

This first foray into the world of poetry comes from Virginia’s online poetry group, Writing Challenge Fun, where poets and free-thinkers come together to share ideas, images and creativity together.

You can get your copy of the anthology at http://www.starklightpress.com/starklight-press-bookstore alone with the rest of our fine titles in ebook and print form.

Congratulations, Virginia, and thanks for all your positivity and support of this anthology!

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In My Mind’s Eye- A Poetry Anthology

StarkLight Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its first poetry anthology, entitled In My Mind’s Eye.

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This anthology features poetry from online writers’ groups chaired by Virginia Carraway Stark as well as a selection of poems from participants in the 24 Hour Poetry Marathon 2015.

Collected and compiled by StarkLight Press, this anthology will be available in perfect-bound and e copies November 1.

Featuring authors Ingrid Exner, Laura Callender, Virginia Carraway Stark, Monica McCawley, Hank Porter, Roxann Harvey, Jenn Spaulding, Jen M. Duell and more.

You can order your advance copies through StarkLight Press today!

– Tony Stark,

Publisher and CEO,

StarkLight Press

Poetry Marathon Anthology

StarkLight Press is pleased to publish a collection of poems from the intrepid, dedicated poets who took part in the 2015 24 Hour Poetry Marathon.

Several of the many participants have had their inspiring and impacting poems selected for the StarkLight Press Poetry Marathon Anthology. Read the creativity brought forth by an entire day of hourly poetry crafting and celebrate poetry on a deadline!

We are pleased to offer the Poetry Marathon Anthology in ebook and print format, available soon from StarkLight Press- The Center of the Media Galaxy.

– Tony Stark,

Publisher and CEO,

StarkLight Press.