Poetry Book Wednesday – Ink & Ice

This week’s Poetry Book Wednesday feature is Ink & Ice. It is the third book in the “A to Z” poetry books as well as my eight published book. Ink & Ice was published on June 11, 2013. Several of its poems can be read through https://words-scribbled.com/books/ink-ice/.

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Where the ink travels, I follow. Follow through realms of dreams, demons, music, thought, and demigods. Stringing verses together in order to find a way home when the ice melts.

Ink & Ice is available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ink-Ice-N-L-Riviezzo/dp/1490364161 Kindle – $2.99 and Paperback – $9.99. The other 21 of my currently published poetry books and numerous chapbooks can also be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/default/e/B00AOVY2K4/

Poetry Wednesday: Sunset

Sunset

walking as the sun set
sour buildings surrounding
no doors in sight
along crumbling sidewalks
making music as they fall apart
under my letters dropped
breadcrumbs to keep my path

walking as the sun set
river of asphalt to keep me warm
my nature mangled
trapped between dusk and dawn
along crumbling mud
shouting obscenities as it washed away
under my ink flow
bleed from wounds I slashed

walking as the sun set
left to find new
far from the burning buildings
fled from when I decided
done with this journey

walking as the sun set

Last Days for March’s Free Kindle Download – Ink & Ice

inkicecoverTomorrow is the last day that the Kindle version of Ink & Ice will be free to download. I hope you will download, read, enjoy, and review.

March’s Free Kindle Download – Ink & Ice

inkicecoverStarting today, the Kindle version of Ink & Ice will be free to download. This promotion will last through the 17th. I hope you will download, read, enjoy, and review.

Poetry Wednesday: The Wolves

The Wolves

seven days until the wolves come for me
slights and sins against me
drag me down the mountain
away from the arms of my beloved

seven days until the wolves come for me
may the angels open their arms
save me from myself

seven days until the wolves come for me
my beloved betrayed me
once more giving me away

seven days until the wolves come for me
I caused no true folly
for which I will be punish

seven days until the wolves come for me
so I must kill my beloved
for his murderous ways

seven days until the wolves come for me
run I must and hope they see the truth

seven days until the wolves come from me
lost in the forests
trying to find distant higher ground
proclaiming my innocence
with every snag, every stumble

seven days until the wolves come from me
when they should have come for him
traded me to pay for his crimes
meant not enough to him

seven days until the wolves come for me
after I seek revenge upon my beloved
for his treasonous heart

seven days until the wolves come for me
and find my beloved’s corpse instead

Day 14 of CampNaNoWriMo, July 2013 Edition

Camp NaNoWriMo is almost halfway through and I do not have as much as I would like to have done. I ended up adjusting my final word count from 25000 to 20000 because 25000 became highly unrealistic at the rate I was going. The bulk of my current word count, 9762, is free writing which is unlikely to result in useful product later on. The poetry counts stand at sixteen for Xenium & Xyris, fifteen for Zephyr & Zinc (two of which will end up in Russian Hymns), four for Elysian & Ether, and seven for Nightmares & Nevermore for a total of forty-two. Normally, by this stage, I would have closer to sixty or so but I will take what I can get.

I spent much of the last week out of the house writing even though I had promised myself to stay home, write, and save money. Sadly, I kept waking up in the early morning hours with the desperately dire need to get the hell out of the house immediately. Needless to say, sleep has not been my friend either. I cannot remember the last time I had a decent night sleep or a fulfilling dream. I suppose this is why my poetry count is lagging and I have yet to touch any of the novels. Hard to be inspired when the mind and imagination are running on fumes. I hope this coming week is better. I cannot afford to keep fleeing the house and there is much I need to do there beyond writing. I wish I could figure out why I keep waking up with this dire intent so I could rectify the situation, should it be fixable.

Maybe one of these days I will finally get all my pieces together and be more productive than I am or than I pretend to be.

And many thanks to the 492 people who entered into the giveaway for Ink & Ice. I was delighted to see so many people interested in getting a paperback copy of 100 of the poems I wrote with such love and intent.

Ink & Ice Giveaway – Final Days!

I am giving away one signed paperback copy of Ink & Ice over at Goodreads. The giveaway ends July 13, 2013. You can preview 10 of the 100 poems over at the book’s information page here at words-scribbled.com

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Ink & Ice by N.L. Riviezzo

Ink & Ice

by N.L. Riviezzo

Giveaway ends July 13, 2013.

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