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‘As Slow as Starlight’ now published in Frozen Wavelets

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that my poem ‘As Slow as Starlight‘ has been published in Issue 7 of the excellent magazine, Frozen Wavelets.

Thank you Steph Bianchini for taking my poem.

The issue is available online at:

My poem in Hedgehog Press Anthology

I’m delighted to announce that a poem of mine is to be published in an anthology from Hedgehog Press . The title of this anthology is The Song of the Hedgehog. You can pre-order here:

Pre-Order: – “The Song of the Hedgehog” – Various Artists – The Hedgehog Poetry Press (hedgehogpress.co.uk)

Thank you Mark, for taking my poem, which is written from the point of view of a hedgehog looking for love……

The title , Hedgehogs, be not seen , is from Shakespeare.

Science and Science Fiction poetry: Alien Evening

Moonlight  has banished an ocean of stars,
pouring  molten bronze across the ocean
where limpid waves stroke a pebbled shore.
A harsh breeze crashes across our equipment
as if breaking on a reef
Distant creatures call evenings end,
sharp disembodied sentinels of the night.
We lock ourselves in and wait.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Alien evening’ was first published by Frozen Wavelets December 2019 issue 1  :https://frozenwavelets.com/issue-1-toc/

Mondays are Science and SF Mondays!

A poem each week which either has a science theme or is Science Fiction…..

Science and Science Fiction poetry: Reprobate Creature

The digital whale will still call through the waters
but now is linked in to the world wide wet
streaming her songs to land bound followers
and the digital dolphin has claimed the podcast
as her own, working with the other
members of her pod

Meanwhile, the digital octopus
undercover of the more famous mammals
has taken residence in your inner ear
whispers her incandescent mantras
and solutions to all your woes
direct to your subconscious
makes you her willing slave
will own the planet tomorrow

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Reprobate Creature’ was first published in The Last Leaves  Issue 1:

https://www.lastleavesmag.com/last-leaves-issues

Mondays are Science and SF Mondays!

A poem each week which either has a science theme or is Science Fiction…..

Science and Science Fiction poetry: Rain

He sleeps on while I awake
to hear rain on the roof
lie snug listening to a
long familiar sound
pattering, gathering strength
and force until
it pounds
and the roof resounds.

Gasping with sudden
shattering realisation
I grab for the breathers,
the suits,
scream for the children.
It does not rain
here on Mars.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Rain’ was first published in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Associations print journal Star*Line  42.2     http://sfpoetry.com/sl/issues/starline42.2.html

Mondays are Science and SF Mondays!

A poem each week which either has a science theme or is Science Fiction…..

Other recently published poems……

Oh dear, I was remiss. But keeping up with things has been difficult after Covid….

My poem, In shape no bigger than an Agate Stone, was published by Eternal Haunted Summer on the summer Solstice:

AND……

another poem, The Mourning of the Children, was published in the excellent Ink Drinkers Poetry, Issue 6:

Poem in Silver Blade Magazine

Because I was fighting off the lingering aftereffects of a bad bout of Covid-19, I neglected to tell you all that my poem, Wild Calling Moon, was published by Silver Blade in their Spring 2002 issue:

Yes, the audio version is me. I’m not sure that will do that again – I don’t like hearing myself read my poems!

Yes, I’m still fighting off the lingering aftereffects of Covid-19. I thought they were clearing away after a holiday in the Netherlands, but this week is pretty bad.

Science and Science Fiction poetry: Green

Green rumbles rambles rolls and ripples
in all its shades and hues
rustles murmurs sways and drifts
floats on and under the waters of both
chill chalk stream and ocean
surfaces the land
spawns and augments tall trees
defines jungles, swamps, farmland
cools and shades, feeds and shelters
sparkled with daisies
strewn with buttercups
cut red with poppy wounds

Green is waste light reflected back from leaves
by the quantum machine of photosynthesis
that powers all life

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Green’ was first published in the Environs issue of Snakeskin:  http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/snake264.html

Mondays are Science and SF Mondays!

A poem each week which either has a science theme or is Science Fiction….

Science and Science Fiction poetry: The Shape of Rain

I am a rain drop.

Imagine raindrops
you see tears
but clouds do not cry.
Over England they excrete
ice crystals that melt
drop and tumble
balling, falling.
Surface tension
marries colliding drops
yet divorce is common.
Plummeting, flattening
rain discs hit the London pavement
lose their identity
in puddles and pools.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond

The Shape of Rain was first published at  https://fourthandsycamore.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/the-poetry-of-kim-whysall-hammond/

Mondays are Science and SF Mondays! A poem each week which either has a science theme or is Science Fiction…..

Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

I am delighted to tell you that I have poems in Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women – an anthology which is currently one of the best selling new releases on Amazon USA.

These poems testify both to the challenges that women face in our society, and to our power to overcome them.

Many thanks to Gabriela (our editor) and to Ingrid (our publisher) for this wonderful anthology.