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Howling at the Moon and Other Cosmos Poetry News

Howling at the Moon and Other Cosmos Poetry News
  Good news Cosmos Fans! I am continuing to get published. Foliate Oak Literary Magazine will publish my poem, 'Fake Things" in their next edition. Plethora will publish October Falling Rain in their next edition. I also have just published my first Instagram poems, follow me on Instagram as I intend to create a lot more now that I know how to do it. And then I will create Pinterest postings, Tumblr postings, YouTube postings etc. Advice on how to work with these platforms would be greatly appreciated. One day soon my work will appear across the entire Cosmos which is fitting since I am the Cosmos, you dig? You can check it all on my blog, https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com. I’ve just updated it with lots of fresh content, including audio versions of the poems posted below. Check it out!.
here is the poem, Fake Things. Check it out.
  Fake Things
  We live in a world Of fake things
  Fake Products Fake News Fake Calls Fake Politics Fake Sports Fake Business Fake Leaders Fake People Fake friends Fake sincerity
  Surrounded 24/7 By all the fake things How can anything real exist?
Is it all nothing but fake things Designed to deceive us all?   note:  will be published in Foliate Oak Review.  I just updated my blog, the world according to cosmos with a lot of fresh content.  Go to https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com to check it out
And here is October Falling Rain which will be published in Plethora magazine.
The falling rain Of late October Fills me with essential dread
As I rush about And end up here Wherever here is
  The rain outside Seems like the tears of god
  As I sit Crying over my beer
Thinking of lost love And failed dreams
Wondering What went wrong? And what I can set right
And the rain falls And the night darkens
The rain is falling All over this man’s world
And the rain falls And I sit
Drinking my lonesome drink Lost in dreams
Dreaming of what Could never be
Thinking dark thoughts And so, I sit And dream the night away
note:  will be published in Plethora. I just updated my blog, the world according to cosmos with a lot of fresh content.  Go to https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com to check it out   Final reminder. Plethora is also sponsoring a romantic poetry contest.  The due date if February 10th!    Here's my entry   The Story of How We Met
Note: This is a true story. For further details see Dreams and the Unexplainable– a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, published in September 2017,   It all began in Berkeley, California In the springtime of 1974 One fateful afternoon I was sleeping in my high school Physics class.
I looked up and saw a tall, beautiful Asian woman standing there looking at me.
  She was the most beautiful women in the universe to me I screamed out, who are you?   She disappeared as if she was beamed away from my dream.   I knew that someday I would meet the girl In the dream   Little did I know I would have to wait until 1982   Starting that month I began having the same dream Month and month and month. Always the same.   She was saying something in a strange language. Then one day   I had the dream and knew that she was in Korea.   So, I chose to go to Korea In the Peace Corps,
Somehow knowing That I would meet her there. One day
A year after the Peace Corps ended A month before I planned to leave to return to the U.S. for graduate school   That morning early in the morning I had the last of these dreams. This time I understood her.   She said, “Don’t worry. We’ll meet soon.”   That evening As I was getting off the bus
To go to my class I saw getting off the bus The girl in my dream.   It was she! I was speechless.   I did not know what to do. Over the course of the evening   I ran into her several times. Finally, I was introduced to her.   I muttered some lame excuse About wanting to find a Korean tutor and got her number.   The next day she came to the gate Of my base where I was teaching ESL to Koreans   She said that she had to speak with me. I told to wait in the library for about an hour,   and I would cancel class and meet her then.   We went out for coffee. She told me that she was madly  in love with me And simply had to have me.   I told her I felt the same way. I proposed five days later, And got married one month later.   Does she believe this story? She claims she does not believe it Because it is impossible to be true.   But I know that there are other worlds and other times.   In a past life we must have been together somehow. And our love was so strong That it crossed over the barrier of time and space She found me in 1974, But it took until 1982 For us to actually meet.   And it has been 36 years Since we met in the physical sphere Or 45 years since the dream began   And I still recall the dream And meeting her   I had no choice When I met her We were fated to be together
  Until the end of this lifetime And the next and the next   Finally, in honor of the Blood Moon, here is my Howling at the Moon poem, a subset of my lunatic poems which I have just posted on my blog site.   Just an Unhinged Lunatic Howling at The Moon   On a moonlit late night I sat in a bar Drinking drams of demented, fermented dream dew   Just an unhinged lunatic Dreaming of howling at the full moon Watching the world walk by Looking at all the fine looking babes
Walking by the street Thinking wild, erotic thoughts Of endless wild libertine passions   When into the bar Walked the most beautiful women In the Universe   So wild, so free So wonderfully alive I did not know what to do   As this vision of delight Sauntered through the bar   In a skin-tight leather pants Looked so fine That my eyeballs hurt   And finally, I had to say something So, I gathered up my manly courage And walked up to her
And she looked at me And instantly bewitched my soul With a devilish grin
I lost all reason And became a raving lunatic   Unhinged lunatic Howling at the moon Foaming at the mouth   A wild, free werewolf Howling at the lunatic light Of the full Moon   Howling at The Moon   I stood outside Between the trees In a field   On the outside of town Beneath the lunatic rays Of the blood red full moon   The lunatic lights of the moon Casts a wild primeval glow On me
The hormonal chemicals are unleashed The wild beast within Escapes it chain
And I howl with delight A werewolf Free at last
To run amuck Free of its civilized restrains Throwing off its clothes   Stripping naked Running wild Naked and free   A wild man Enjoying his freedom   Lunatic Howling at the Moon
  As I sit Under the lunatic light of the full moon Of the blood-red lights of the moon
  Full of wild passions The lustful beast stirs again And starts running and running Howling at the moon
Riding into the new dawn On a demented Harley Davis cycle With two naked babes on his back   Riding into the sun 90 miles per second At the speed of thought
He disappears into the lunatic light Of the full moon And I wake up Alone in my bed   Saying, man, that was quite a night I better not go there again   The wild beast Laughs  He has heard that before   And I join The beast In howling at the Moon   The End    

jakecaller

jakecaller

 

DM du Jour

Some festive 'fun'... https://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2018/12/26/phil-wood-shieling/ cheers Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Three Drops From A Cauldron

I have one appearing here https://issuu.com/threedropsfromacauldron/docs/three_drops_from_a_cauldron_-_issue_010d9b2c314081/42 all the best Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Poetry Pacific (2)

I have two poems appearing here...   http://poetrypacific.blogspot.com/2018/11/2-poems-by-phil-wood.html   all the best   Phil    

badger11

badger11

 

Snakeskin

I have one appearing here... http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0HO1-_9GMiKAFwI2KgvNhxGWpFy_LwzcEX3RjIU93bolzD6ffF95yDeQo Thank you to Tony for his feedback on this write cheers Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Nitrogen House

For this time of year...I have one appearing here http://nitrogenhouse.com/special-issue-halloween/ all the best Phil  

badger11

badger11

 

Poetry Shed (1)

I have one appearing here... https://abegailmorley.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/phil-wood-the-curators-confession/ all the best Phil

badger11

badger11

 

The Lampeter Review

I have one appearing here...

https://issuu.com/lampeter-review/docs/tlr_issue_16/116

There is a full screen option on the page for those that find the print difficult to read.

Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Three Drops From A Cauldron

I have one appearing here... https://issuu.com/threedropsfromacauldron/docs/three_drops_from_a_cauldron_-_issue_012af7ad22a2d4/42 best Phil  

badger11

badger11

 

Jellyfish Whispers

I have a couple appearing here... http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/2018/06/two-poems-from-phil-wood.html all the best Phil  

badger11

badger11

 

London Grip

I have one appearing here: http://londongrip.co.uk/2018/05/london-grip-new-poetry-summer-2018/#p_wood all the best Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Nine Muses Poetry

I have three poems appearing here: https://ninemusespoetry.com/2018/05/21/three-poems-by-phil-wood/ all the best Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Recusant and Militant Thistles

I have some poems appearing here - http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/phil-wood-new-poems/4594242984 http://militantthistles.moonfruit.com/phil-wood-poem/4594243013 cheers Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Autumn Sky Daily

I have one appearing here: https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/2018/03/08/sea-wall-by-phil-wood/ best Phil

badger11

badger11

 

The story so far

I thought I'd keep a record of where my poems have appeared in publications: IST - A Child's Tale - published 05.12.13
       -  Cardigan Bay (crustacean) -  published - 14.05.16 Ink Sweat and Tears
         - family man - published 091217 Open Mouse - 7.30 - published 05.06.13
               Pearl - published 31.01.14
               Cairn -  published 20.02.15
               Surf - published 20.11.15
               Dry Stone  - published 18.10.16
              Oils, Cafe (Castell Harlech) - published 17.05.17
               that sound across the estuary; cove publised 270218  Cove London Grip - Ghost Dance -published summer 2013
                         Portents - published winter 2014 London Grip
                         A Man of Science -  published 02.09.16
                         London Grip -  Picnic With Megan At the Quarry - published sep 2017 4+20 - andy - published (mag has ceased) Message in a Bottle - canoe, blood blade - published
                               -I like the ending of walks - published
                                - A Fisherman No More - published
                                -Sitting On The Platform Opposite; His Last Supper - published
                                - Headland - Published Sein und werden - Les Deux Magots - published  
                        - The Mohune Arms - published
                        - Tales from A Hypnotist - published
                        - The Thief's Statement Lampeter Review - Mary Magdalene published    Lampeter Review
                            - Pirate Dreams, The Pastor's Diary, After The Age of Reason - published Lampeter Review
                 
Centrifugal Eye - Digs - published
                        - Tintagel castle    published  
                        - Laugharne/Playing At Being Dylan - publishedcentrifugal eye
                        - Living - The Centrifugal Eye - published
                    (mag has ceased) Streetcake - The end of - published
                 - Ablutions - published
                - The Blank Page published
                - Many Things Are Writings - published
                - Love (overflowing bin image) - published
                - after - pub dec 2017 The Recusant - Street Theatre - published
                       - Accidents happen at Sainsbury's -  published
                      - Pnuemoconiosis - published
                      -  Dowd's Wharf - published                    
                     - Aberfan - published
                     -  Rainy Days - published
                     - Elysium - published 100318 published
                     - Paying for our Heritage - published 100318 Paying for our Heritage Militant Thistles - Food bank - 100318   Food Bank The Stare's Nest :     Aung San Suu Kyi   - published
                                Cardiff 2015 - Published
                                Calabria, Border Guard  - published 080616
Poet and Geek - Her Diary - published
                          The Last Drop Edinburgh - published  
                          Taormina    - published
                          Throw Back  - published
                          (mag has ceased) The Screech Owl - The Rambler -published
                               Muse - published
                               Waiting for Daffodils - published
                               (mag has ceased) The Angry Manifesto - bread - published
                                 - rented - published
Three Drops from a Cauldron - The Moor - published
                                           - Pilgrim -  published
                                           - Twmbarlwm, Incubus - Published
                                            - Prayer - Published
                                           -  Drama Lessons - Published
                                           -  Lycanthrope - published
                                           - Lost Garden - published June 2017
                                           - bed time - published September September 2017
                                            - on becoming a ghost DM du Jour -  Incubus -  Published Dead Snakes - Apple Pie, Walk  - Published
                     - A Heart Tells All; Ennui; The Taste Of Fresh Strawberries - published
                     - Tonight, Vermeer, Sleep - published
                     (mag has ceased) Jellyfish Whispers - The Fisherman's Wife, Dolphins (short version), A Gull Lost In Rain - Published A Kind of Hurricane Press:  Pippin - published The Black Sheep Journal -  Trecco Bay - published (mag has ceased) Clear Poetry - Shropshire,  My Neighbour's House is for Sale, Ghost Story - published
                    - Scribe, Last Orders, Debt  published 15/12/16 (mag has ceased)
Dactyl Zine - Mahogany - published (mag has ceased) For Take Ten (Fat Damsel) - Roundabout - published
For Take Ten (Fat Damsel) -  Believe (nighthawks) - published Land of Pometoes (Fat Damsel) - The Families of the Fishermen (mag has ceased) Autumn Sky - The Retirement of the Lighthouse Keeper - published Autumn Sky Daily Autumn Sky - Sea Wall - publised 080318 Autumn Sky Daily NOON - short poems -  bedtime story - published NOON POETRY Napalm and Novocain -  After he leaves for work - published 230716 (mag has ceased) Nuggets and Nutshells - Beaked thieves; Nail; Her Morning Goodbye - published 010517nutshells and nuggets allegro poetry - a school teacher retires - published 010518

badger11

badger11

 

Allegro

I have one appearing in this edition. Mine is called A School Cleaner Retires

http://www.allegropoetry.org/p/issue-16-march-2018.html best Phil  

badger11

badger11

 

The Open Mouse

https://theopenmouse.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/phil-wood-two-poems-2/   I have two appearing - thanks for all the encouragement best Phil

badger11

badger11

 

Streetcake

I have one appearing here... http://www.streetcakemagazine.com/uploads/2/4/7/1/24713274/streetcake_issue_55.pdf

badger11

badger11

 

London Grip

I have one appearing here... http://londongrip.co.uk/2017/09/london-grip-new-poetry-autumn-2017/#wood all the best Phil  

badger11

badger11

 

Shoes

.            Abandoned dark streets .       The homeless in cold shelter .             No shoes on their feet    

Terry L shuff

Terry L shuff

 

Morning Gossimer

Here amoung the pines                                      Morning dew on gossimer.                                             .  Stay here a time

Terry L shuff

Terry L shuff

 

Her Diary

The pages so old,                                        To fragile for hands to touch.                                               Her thoughts ....Keep Safe.

Terry L shuff

Terry L shuff

 

Fireflies

Picture lawn at Dusk,                                               Fire flies soon  Awaken.                                                   Look !  The lighted. Throng.

Terry L shuff

Terry L shuff

 

Moods, Colors

The full moons white light,                                 Hues blue, gray on passing clouds,                                  Moods also change colors.

Terry L shuff

Terry L shuff

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