February (1893 Poem)

A #FlashbackFriday February Poem Share (plus background supporting the likely metaphorical nature of today’s poetry selection).


Gay lucidity,
Not yet sunshine, in the air;
Tingling secrets hidden everywhere,
Each at watch for each;
Sap within the hillside beech,
Not a leaf to see.

Katharine Harris Bradley & Edith Emma Cooper
(They, as Michael Field)

Katherine Harris Bradley and niece Edith Emma Cooper wrote poetry together, and their name Michael Field “was their way of declaring their inseparable oneness”.


Awareness: The Year 1893 in LGBT Rights

Washington, United States
Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment):

Responding to STATE v. PLACE, the Washington State Legislature adopted the common law definition of “crimes against nature” and established a penalty of “imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary for not less than ten nor more than fourteen years” upon conviction of sodomy.


List of American Films of the 1890s
American modernist poet Dorothy Parker born 1893

Poems & Poetic Prose

Featured photo via CC0 @Hippopx.


Growth Logic (Flashback Friday)

LifePoetic has a few more followers today than when I posted this poem several months ago, which makes this Flashback Friday a good day to [edit] share again. I changed the wording a little, took it off center—back to left alignment, and also incorporated the new version into a simple graphic image.

Admittedly, graphics aren’t where I put my energy most of the time, but I have taken some interest over the years in development of content for other projects.

Since I’ve begun posting here at LifePoetic blog, of course I’ve found new devotees to creativity who certainly take serious time with their graphic images in addition to their writing. They’ve inspired me to begin to put a little more effort into what I’m doing here for my readers. Subsequently, for Flashback Friday, I was motivated to go to the beginning (of the poems I have posted here at Lifepoetic.life) and did my tweaks.

Of course, my main desire is to present the short, motivational poem to more recent followers who haven’t yet seen it. However, to also make it a new experience for everyone makes the most sense.


Downfall may come, so why success? 
          Because deep down, surface embodies beginning   
             as it symbolized the end, having sunk

          It makes no sense, to stop at start.   

             Begin again. 

#FlashbackFriday – great excuse to go back and check again . . .

I appreciate everyone who stops in!
Thanks so much for visiting, and have a great weekend.