OUR POETRY ARCHIVE
“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers.
Plant your own garden and
Decorate your own soul.”
This month, April 2017, is starting our third year in web publishing. Our Poetry Archive’s editorial team is extremely excited about the success and support from our readers, along with all the poets who have contributed to Our Poetry Archive. It is only through your support that OPA has grown throughout the years! Due to the pleasant amount of growth, Our Poetry Archive is extending our utmost thanks and appreciation to all of you! We could not have been successful without all of you!
Our Poetry Archive planted the seed of poetry within the minds of the world. Per the planting of seeds, Our Poetry Archive has grown a beautiful garden of international appreciation, for poets around the world. The decorated souls of this world, who have contributed to the growth of Our Poetry Archive, possess qualities that many have come to appreciate. We delight in the words of others; we feel the emotions of every poet who grace us with their words. Exquisite and fascinating representation of language from each continent has been represented. Through each individual’s discourse of thought, expressed in poems, we have found marvelous radiance shining from each corner of the world. Though each poet resides in various parts of the world, we have found amazing symmetry among all of us. This obvious exhibition of appreciation has formed a uniform setting for all poets to express their inner self, through their words. It is through the expression of thought and emotion that Our Poetry Archive has grown the way it has. I truly believe, from the depths of my soul, that the oneness of international appreciation of rhetoric, thought and emotion, has brought us all together in a state of appreciation for all cultures and ways of life. It brings us great joy, to have the opportunity, to publish in our web journal, the inspiration of each poet from around the world!
“The birds sing their song
The wind is their melody
The leaves clap their hands”
~Author Stacia Lynn Reynolds~
Our Poetry Archive sings the melody of thought and expression of every contributed word. We applaud you for your support and congratulate each individual poet, on your personal success as a writer. We also thank our readers, who support the numbers of Our Poetry Archive.
Last year we at Our Poetry Archive have taken the project to publish Continental Special Editions highlighting poetical traditions and individual talents of each continent in single volumes. We thought this would broaden the entire spectrum of literary traditions and heritages around the globe by publishing continental poets and poetess from every corner of the world. We have pursued this project, so readers of this blog may grasp the literary forms of poets from each continent, and find appreciation in each writer. In the October 2016 Edition, we featured poems from 48 European poets. In, December 2016, we have published the continental edition, which featured poets from North America, participated by more than fifty poets of that particular continent. Again our third Continental special edition has featured poems written by the poets with African origins. We are also pleased to announce that next May we’ll publish our fourth edition of Continental special item featuring poets with Asian origins.
This April we are starting our third year in web publishing featuring poetess Renee Drummond- Brown as the “Poet of the Month”, who resides in United States of America,! We encourage everyone to read her insightful words, found in her personal responses given, in our exclusive interview with her. She has also contributed five personal poems for all to read. We are also glad to present one hundred and eighty one poems of fifty poets from all over Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand in this edition. So readers may enjoy a variety of literary signatures and essence in this single volume of poetry collection.
Please take time and enjoy the talent Our Poetry Archive has added to the April 2017 General Edition. Those who would like to participate in our upcoming editions, please send three poems and a profile picture, along with the explicit confirmation, of your permission, for publication in OPA well before the 21st of every month. If you write in another language, please send your 3 poems both in English and your native language. Also, please specify, in the subject line of your email, which edition you are submitting to, to avoid any confusion, and to assure your poems are published in the correct edition. Finally, please state your country of origin, mother language, nationality, and where you reside. Thank you! Our Poetry Archive’s email address is: email@example.com. We look forward to receiving and reading your poems!
Author Stacia Lynn Reynolds, editor, sincerely thanks each poet and reader who is actively involved in this wonderful blog and continued support of Our Poetry Archive.
From The Editorial Desk