Marina Mallhotra & Carl Scharwath remind us that the little thing of coming together with artistic talents can make a big impact! They created this awesome poem and photograph combination that builds on itself to feel the full story. Take a look!
Inside a thick blanket An artificial haven I think, reflects My situation Am I really alive? Is this a meaningful existence? Where is my soul? Where is my body? I look for it here and there I wish to convince myself That I am one With myself in ideas and, directions The sun melts blankets of snow The wind takes cover Positioning itself Leaves, trees and flowers That dare themselves “It’s my time now” they utter Then I ask myself Is it my time too? And if it is, if it really is? My time…. now Will I be able to keep pace With the swift streams of life That reject cultures, and civilizations Then once again I am left behind by them In spring…….
The bee buzzing of A well-lit life A flagrant smile Harnesses the light The fluorescent hanging lamp obviates the need To see As it glowers back at me The hallucinogenic halogen bulb wires my mind To feel A fake incandescent soul Made of bricks and hard lumps Walking the surface easily Giddy A hand stretch leads the way to the inside The soul is damp to the touch But brick by brick The heart was built.
Photography by: Carl Scharwath
Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography (His photography was featured on the cover of 6 literary journals.) Two poetry books ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press).and ‘Abandoned’ (ScarsTv) have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine, a competitive runner and 2nd degree black- belt in Taekwondo.
Poetry by:Shanti HarjaniWilliams
A lawyer by training, my full time job is being Mummy to my three amazing kids Ryan 17, Abby 14 and Shane 9. While home alone in the days, I would find the urge to write and began posting faith testimonies on Facebook on my personal page. This led to my prose writing also surrounding my Christian faith. Now I write in prose and poetry daily on my page as well as on other poetry sites. The areas I write on are faith, self awareness and growth, romance and world issues. I live and breathe my poetry and most of my work reflects my own daily experiences and life generally. I have been posting my poetry on my Facebook page for about 4 years.