Her Hands

Illustration by Rafal Olbinski

Her hands like two slim angels folded in grace under her chin, she could take down buildings with those hands, so strong. Instead she opens the eyes of my palms, one at a time, they flutter into openness beneath her hands. She pulls wings into being at my ankles and leaves the rest of my surprised body thrumming with new open-ended connections, to not just myself but the universe as well. I am a quill, feathered and dipped in blackest ink and I am my own script overflowing, always unscrolling, sheet. I let her read the part where she comes in, where the letters lift off of the page to float, ephemeral and carrying the most beautiful ghosts, even at the moment they were scribed. — Annette Marie Smith

Special promotion

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Amazon’s sitewide book deal is back, and this time around, you can save 25% on any physical book they sell, with a maximum discount of $10.
A one-time use rule applies, so choose your book carefully. I have two to recommend! 😉

They are:
1) TELL THE BEES, by Annette Marie Smith, a collection of love/lust poems published by Lucky Horseshoe Publishing.
2) THE REAL REASON THE QUEEN HATED SNOW, by Annette Marie Hyder, a collection of poems, short stories and mythos miscellany published by Twilight Times Books.

[25% off any physical book sold by Amazon, with promo code 25OFFBOOK]

Author Copies!

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TELL THE BEES is a collection of love/lust poems by Annette Marie Smith and published by Lucky Horseshoe Publishing.

A collection of love and lust poems that collectively ‘tell the bees’ of the birth, consummation and deaths of loves/lusts: a bouquet of flowers wrapped in the proverbial-saying-ribbon, “He who would gather the honey must bear the sting of the bees.” Kindle, $4.99. Paperback, $16.99. Click here.


A last minute stocking stuffer?

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So excited that this is now available in both print and Kindle! Click on the amazon link and you can see the front AND back. Go Tell the Bees

“Let the poetry of Annette Marie Smith brighten up your holiday season!”

I would love to get this book as a Xmas present, Holiday present, Happy New Year present, Birthday present, or even a Hey, I Was Just Thinking of You present! Does it matter that I am the author of this book, the poet who penned the lines in it and have a, some would say, vested interest in this book? No! I am just keeping it real and letting you know that this book, full of beautiful love/lust poems, is available IN PRINT now! The artwork is stunning and the whole, artistic cover and literary contents, comes highly recommended by me.

Sample poem:
It’s the full Cold Moon tonight.
She is fat with the satisfaction of her cold light.
She is fecund with frosty happiness.
The clouds are slips of lace, mere lingerie,
and the night watches transfixed as she lets them drift away.
She pulls the night in closer,
as if he is the tide at her command.
And in a way he is, this lover of hers
who is always with her –
and stirs her darker side.
The moan that she rouses in him
is the true origin
of the first wolf’s howl
and in this way too they are always paired.
Longing made manifest
in the soul song of one of earth’s best creatures
is their gift to each other–
that and their child
that they both dote on
known as Lunacy.
The light and the dark and the passion make
a beautiful sorcery. — From “Tell the Bees” by Annette Marie Smith