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HAPPY – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Happiness and Being Happy CONTRIBUTION ANNOUNCEMENT

I have several poems published in the latest anthology from Collections of Poetry and Prose – HAPPY – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Happiness and Being Happy.

My poems are:

  • Just Me: A woman celebrates her individuality
  • I’ll Have So Much Fun: A woman vows to stay young and active no matter how old she is
  • My Secret Place: A woman lives an elaborate fantasy life inside her head where she is safe from all harm
  • Wings: A poem about being completely free
  • A Hopeful Soul: An alternative version of Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘hope is the thing with feathers’

This is the fourth time several of my poems have been published in anthologies released by them.

 

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A Shout Out To Collections of Prose & Poetry

Image result for SHOUT OUTI came back from a romantic break in Edinburgh celebrating my 11th anniversary to find some good news waiting in my in-box.

Three of my poems, A Trip Down The Champs-Elysées, Metro By Night and The Hunt For Galignani have been selected by Collections of Prose &n Poetry to feature in their upcoming anthology, TRAVEL – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Travels and TravellingThe book is due to be published on 13 October 2016.

Six of my poems were recently included in their collection LOVE – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loving and Being in Love.

It means a lot that these particular poems have been selected.

These are poems from my unpublished collection, Paris Stories, 2010 which contains poems about my experiences and impressions of a week-long holiday in Paris in 2010 with my partner for our 5th anniversary.

I’ve submitted the poems about twenty times to different publications and got no luck. I’d started to despair any of them would be published and had resigned myself to accepting the poems just didn’t work individually when I spotted the call for submissions of Collections of Poetry & Prose’s website.

I’m well chuffed by this and feel a burst of confidence so will probably send some other poems from the collection out.

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6 Poems Accepted For Love Anthology UPDATED

download (6)Six of my poems have been chosen to be published in the upcoming anthology, LOVE  – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loving and Being in Love published by Collections of Poetry & Prose.

The poems are:

  1. Naked
  2. Midnight Stroll By The Canal
  3. After Love
  4. Sparkage
  5. The Trouble With Love
  6. Is This Love?

The first draft of these poems were written at different times over the past few years.

Is This Love? is autobiographical and based on my relationship with an ex.

I’m really chuffed about this. I’ve had a few rejections recently which put me in a downer but this news has perked me right up.

To buy a copy:

  • ISBN 978-1532701726 for large format paperback (£9.99 or £13.99)
  • ASIN: B01HWDINB0 for a Kindle version (£3.99 or $5.99)
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That Summer In Paris

This poem was published in the anthology Crab Lines Off The Pier by Indigo Dreams Publishing in June 2010.

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THAT SUMMER IN PARIS

That summer in Paris
we got the Metro everywhere.
We stared wide-eyed at the beggars,
our feet ached from all the walking between stations,
we hopped on and off all over the city,
amazed at the price of the tickets,
wished transport was so cheap at home,
saw everything possible to see by Metro,
poured over station plans for hours
and dreaded returning to noisy traffic back home.

That summer in Paris
we fell in love with Parisian food.
We sampled Croque Monsieur in little bistros,
sipped Oysters and champagne overlooking the Seine,
ate ice creams as we strolled romantic Parisian streets,
giggled over the checked table clothes and posh waiters,
fed each other little bits of heavily laded baguettes,
and raved about our favourite sushi bar,
sampled every fancy desert, local wine
and ate for the sheer joy of food.

That summer in Paris
we did the ‘tourist thing’.
We toured the Louvre and oohed and aaghed over the Mona Lisa,
we crept through the Catacombs jumping at shadows,
we went to famous clubs and danced and drank,
we stopped at every hot spot in our guide,
stared in awe up at Notre Dame,
queued for hours to climb the Eiffel Tower,
visited tacky souvenir shops
and spent a day hunting for an English book-shop.

That summer in Paris
is the last time we were happy.
A holiday in the most romantic city in the world
couldn’t hide the fact we were imploding,
we loved the city more than each other,
Parisian Oysters turned me on more than you,
you got more excited about the bread than you did about me,
when the reality of being home finally sank in,
we started drifting apart, painfully parted
and I haven’t seen you in years.

Copyright © 2010 by Pamela Scott

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Not Fade Away

This poem was published in the The Strand Book of International Poets 2010 in April 2010.

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NOT FADE AWAY

Her ending wasn’t peaceful.
There wasn’t a final release
or easy death – for her.

I watched her wilt like a flower deprived of
water. She withered and dried up like a twig
as the sickness drained the moisture from her body.

Her bones become frail, brittle and easily broken.

Copyright © 2010 by Pamela Scott

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