Frozen pizza in my oven.

Frozen pizza in my oven

And I know my husband

who is cooking it up for Us-

he loves me deeply.

And He and I have

our own little

Universe.

A place where I can just

be Me. Sitting here in bagging pj bottoms,

and there He is,

treating me like a Queen.

Such a sweet and wonderful man!

And in our little Universe everything

is (mostly) happiness and grand.

He makes an awesome King.

And our royal subjects

consist of Cats and Dogs.

They barely listen to Us,

but we adore them all.

And it’s only Thursday,

10:00 o’clock at night

but there’s frozen pizza in my

oven and I can tell

I am treated very well

by my handsome husband

everything here in our kingdom

is touched by Love.

Red Blood Moon

Red Blood Moon

full until

it becomes

eclipsed into the

Dawn’s morning light.

the light eats away

the darkness of the night.

It ushers in the morning with

secrets beyond our sight.

As the blood red moon

controls the oceans tides

and deep inside our own

liquified minds.

The tug and the pull

until after when

the moon sheds its thick

skin and sneaks

quietly away

vanishes without a whisper

without a word

this theif of our night

is never heard.

Felt yes, but heard never.

She creeps silently away

as her cloak turns the pages

of a beautiful new day.

“Red Bones: Poetry and Artwork.” Newly Released this week on 10/07/14, just $2.99.

My newest Poetry and Artist chapbook, “Red Bones: Poetry and Artwork.” was just released on Kindle two days ago. It is 68 pages long, with 33 poems and has original colored art images. I just got the paperback version in the mail today. It is a very nice collection. I hope people check it out on kindle.

If you like this blog, chances are good that you will also enjoy my books-all of which include original art images created by me.

To check it out please follow this link right here:

Don’t forget to click on search inside this book for a preview.

If you like what you see please consider buying my ebook. The ebook is only $2.99. It is more expensive for the paperback version-$16.99. However if you do buy a paperback version you can get the kindle version for just 99 cents. I really appreciate feedback, reviews or comments of any kind whether left on my blog or on my Amazon.com’s author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill/.

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Book Description

October 7, 2014
This is a collection of roughly 33 poems centering on the theme loosely based on the color Red. It also contains original artwork and is estimated at around 68 pages in length.Colors often invoke images and feelings. Imagery and emotions are the very fabric which poets create poetry. Color invites thought,form and concrete notions. I decided to focus on Red as it is one of my favorites. I can only hope my artwork along side my poetry can inspire or touch readers in a thoughtful focused way. Let’s explore the world of Red, its texture, it’s feelings, right down to its bones. This ebook does contain some mature content.

 

This collection includes some poetry I wrote dedicated to some of my friends: Nyama Reed Marsh-In search of a Tiara and Susan Byrne and Bernadette Grosebeck, Pain Visits Here. I also wrote a poem in memory of Robin Williams.

 

Kindle Promo Still ongoing”In Exile from Maxwell Park: poems.” by Emily Sturgill

FREE KINDLE E-Book: poetry & artwork.  This promotion started yesterday. It runs until 10/11/14.

Book Description

June 21, 2014
Random poetry and just a dashing of art &photography. But mostly, this is primarily a Poetry chapbook. It is roughly around 40-45 pages. It consists of poetry from my journals and some off my two blogs. It is a small and modest collection.
This was published last Summer 2014.  This is regularly priced at $2.99. But you can download it free right now. Just follow this LINK HERE:
For info on my other chapbooks please visit my Author page at Amazon.com -it is: http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Sturgill/e/B00B1GC5LY
The following is a review:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Maxwell Park: Poetry and Artwork Chapbook… July 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It’s very possible that your life in art.. your successful life in art.. might be a struggle from start to finish. ~ Sally Warner
If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation. ~ Albert CamusMaxwell Park is a historical landmark in Detroit MI, the surrounding areas feature older neighborhoods built around the turn of the last century. Many old stately Victorian era craftsman homes adorn some remaining neighborhoods in the Maxwell Park area. Many Detroiters abandoned their homes, caught in severe economic downturn, leaving large areas and blocks of ruin and blighted homes. Detroit was the first US city to file formal bankruptcy in July 2013. Sturgill-(ES) recalls walking to Maxwell Park from her high school, in a beginning poem of her chapbook: “In Exile From Maxwell Park: poems”.

ES often writes of her family life in her poetry. “Rust” illustrates what is left of an unspecified father-daughter relationship, “Mother” is filled with a sadness and longing. (ES mother passed away in 2000). “Childhood”: various thoughts, impressions, cookies her mother promised to bake. More lines follows of ES painful physical health issues: “My Body Weeps”, “Endometriosis is an Endless Sea”. The unmistakable depth of her Bipolar mood disorder is further clarified: “Welcome to my thought dungeon”, “Room full of Blues”. The thought summarizing a song: “Music” also entrapment of anxiety, “ugly memoir”, out of mind, “she’s trapped in a poets song”. ES also records a loving poetry tribute to her husband: “Poem #14″ and “Our First Date”. “Anniversary Flowers” is a nicely done commemorative photo.
A Trail of Apache Tears: This is a poem ES blogged and read online, I really loved this beautiful, stunning, meaningful tribute to the Native American Spirit. Many of these poems have been previously published, as some of the artwork.

Favorite Art works include: Untitled Watercolor #1 ~ Portrait of Dean ~ Self Portrait #2 ~ Untitled (framed) Star Drawing ~ Portrait/Black Cat (June 2014) ~
ES is a prolific artist, poet/author, blogger, photographer, book reviewer, and advocate for the mentally ill. ES is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit MI and holds a M.Ed. in art education and therapy. She lives outside Detroit with her husband and pet family.
Many thanks to Amazon for the Kindle promotional eBook copy for review.

Free Kindle Promo started today! “In exile from Maxwell Park: poems.”

FREE KINDLE E-Book: poetry & artwork.  This promotion started today. It runs until 10/11/14.

Book Description

June 21, 2014
Random poetry and just a dashing of art &photography. But mostly, this is primarily a Poetry chapbook. It is roughly around 40-45 pages. It consists of poetry from my journals and some off my two blogs. It is a small and modest collection.
This was published last Summer 2014.  This is regularly priced at $2.99. But you can download it free right now. Just follow this LINK HERE:
For info on my other chapbooks please visit my Author page at Amazon.com -it is: http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Sturgill/e/B00B1GC5LY
The following is a review:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Maxwell Park: Poetry and Artwork Chapbook… July 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It’s very possible that your life in art.. your successful life in art.. might be a struggle from start to finish. ~ Sally Warner
If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation. ~ Albert Camus

Maxwell Park is a historical landmark in Detroit MI, the surrounding areas feature older neighborhoods built around the turn of the last century. Many old stately Victorian era craftsman homes adorn some remaining neighborhoods in the Maxwell Park area. Many Detroiters abandoned their homes, caught in severe economic downturn, leaving large areas and blocks of ruin and blighted homes. Detroit was the first US city to file formal bankruptcy in July 2013. Sturgill-(ES) recalls walking to Maxwell Park from her high school, in a beginning poem of her chapbook: “In Exile From Maxwell Park: poems”.

ES often writes of her family life in her poetry. “Rust” illustrates what is left of an unspecified father-daughter relationship, “Mother” is filled with a sadness and longing. (ES mother passed away in 2000). “Childhood”: various thoughts, impressions, cookies her mother promised to bake. More lines follows of ES painful physical health issues: “My Body Weeps”, “Endometriosis is an Endless Sea”. The unmistakable depth of her Bipolar mood disorder is further clarified: “Welcome to my thought dungeon”, “Room full of Blues”. The thought summarizing a song: “Music” also entrapment of anxiety, “ugly memoir”, out of mind, “she’s trapped in a poets song”. ES also records a loving poetry tribute to her husband: “Poem #14″ and “Our First Date”. “Anniversary Flowers” is a nicely done commemorative photo.
A Trail of Apache Tears: This is a poem ES blogged and read online, I really loved this beautiful, stunning, meaningful tribute to the Native American Spirit. Many of these poems have been previously published, as some of the artwork.

Favorite Art works include: Untitled Watercolor #1 ~ Portrait of Dean ~ Self Portrait #2 ~ Untitled (framed) Star Drawing ~ Portrait/Black Cat (June 2014) ~
ES is a prolific artist, poet/author, blogger, photographer, book reviewer, and advocate for the mentally ill. ES is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit MI and holds a M.Ed. in art education and therapy. She lives outside Detroit with her husband and pet family.
Many thanks to Amazon for the Kindle promotional eBook copy for review.

New Release Now Available on kindle: “Red Bones: poetry and Artwork.”

My latest poetry and artist chapbook is now available off of http://www.amazon.com.

HERE  is a link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTMG460?ref_=pe_870760_118561140

Book Description

October 7, 2014
This is a collection of roughly 33 poems centering on the theme loosely based on the color Red. It also contains original artwork and is estimated at around 68 pages in length.Colors often invoke images and feelings. Imagery and emotions are the very fabric which poets create poetry. Color invites thought,form and concrete notions. I decided to focus on Red as it is one of my favorites. I can only hope my artwork along side my poetry can inspire or touch readers in a thoughtful focused way. Let’s explore the world of Red, its texture, it’s feelings, right down to its bones. This ebook does contain some mature content.
Please feel free to use the “Look inside the Book.” feature to see if some of the poetry/content appeals to you. $2.99 on Kindle. There is also a paperback version available for $16.99, 8.5×11, white pages with colored images, 68 pages. Available off both Amazon.com and http://www.createspacestore.com : here is that link:  https://www.createspace.com/5013532
Comments and Feedback or reviews are always highly encouraged and very welcomed.
Thank you, my wordpress readers! Without your encouragement and support as readers, I doubt I would even keep writing at all! Sincerely, Emily Sturgill
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Reduced E-books: Kindle deals in the UK!!!

I have a correction to mention, I had noted previously that my poetry and artist chapbook called “Yesterday’s flowers and other things.” would be on sale as a kindle countdown deal from 10/05/14-10/12/14 for 99 cents, in the USA store. That was incorrect that sale is for my UK readers only-sorry!

So that means I have two kindle countdown deals starting today in Amazon.com’s UK store.

The first being “Yesterday’s Flowers and other things” and the second is “Art before Words.”Volume One.

HERE are links for UK readers:

 

99 cent Deals Starting Today: one Poetry and Artist chapbook is on sale!

Starting today, one of my poetry and artist chapbooks is reduced to just 99 cents. This sale runs until 10/12/14.

The ebook is called,”Dreamcatcher and other poems.” by Emily Sturgill, 2013.

Book Description

February 12, 2013
This is a roughly 29 page chapbook which contains both art work and poetry by the Author. This contains more recent poems done in the last eight weeks, aside from the ones she posts on her blog, “Sex in the kitchen Sink” on wordpress,com There are 2 poems which are reproduced from her blog, “The root canal that never happened.” and “Senseless” Everything else is new work. As a poetess, Mrs, Sturgill attempts to give a voice to feelings many feel are better left unsaid.There is a blending of her original artwork as well.
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There are also 3 Reviews on Amazon.com of this book. HERE is a link to buy your very own copy for just 99 cents:

Black coffee, The Blues and I:

Black coffee, The Blues & I:

An essay by Emily H. Sturgill

So my husband and I were driving in our car the other day. We were listening to a mix of music I had burned off my computer onto a CD-R. At some point one of my various “favorite” blues songs came on. I wish I could tell you which one but I cannot, there’s way too many. Anyways, my husband looked at me and asked me with a semi-serious voice,”Did I marry an old black man?” I had to laugh and admit “yes.” I tried to explain my love of the Blues.

It’s kinda like why some people love Country music, except for me its The Blues. They may tell sad songs or tales of hardship or woe, but the music itself-it just makes me feel happy. It makes me feel like jumping and dancing. I don’t really know why. Most people who love The Blues like the very famous or classic singer-songwriters. But I’m different for some reason, my favorite is John Lee Hooker.

I really cannot explain it. My favorite song by far is,”Boom Boom Boom.”

Here is a you tube link:

To find out more about him check out these two links HERE:

http://www.johnleehooker.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lee_Hooker

He is definitely a acquired taste. And I might have written about him before on here. This morning as I was drinking my black coffee and checking my email-I got a link from http://www.amazon.com on $5 blues albulms. Sure enough, they had one from him.

I had heard and actually had downloaded some of these songs before.But surprisingly, when I clicked to listen to the tracks, they sounded like different versions of the songs I already have. I might just buy this. I know my husband will let me because he knows I gotta a serious thing for Johnny lee hooker. It is interesting to me too, that he briefly lived in Detroit Mi and even sung some songs about it. Like “The motor city is burning.” is about the famous riots here back in the 1960s-well before I was born-but still, I feel some sort of strange kinship.

I don’t know. The Blues is not for everybody. But I thought I would share my love of the blues with you, as I finish my black coffee because my inner black guy, told me too!

Upcoming New Release:Update Available soon!Red Bones…!!

My most recent poetry and artist chapbook is already out on paperback but will be released on the kindle this coming Tuesday. It is called “Red Bones.” with a subtitle of Poetry and Artwork. It is my 18 or 19th? publication.

Here is a link to the paperback:  https://www.createspace.com/5013532   (Please Scroll below for Kindle Link & info:)

List Price: $16.99
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color on White paper
68 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1502473684 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1502473682
BISAC: Poetry / Women Authors

This is a collection of roughly 33 poems centering on the theme loosely based on the color Red. Colors often invoke images and feelings. Imagery and emotions are the very fabric which poets create poetry. Color invites thought,form and concrete notions. I decided to focus on Red as it is one of my favorites. I can only hope my artwork along side my poetry can inspire or touch readers in a thoughtful focused way. Let’s explore the world of Red, its texture, it’s feelings, right down to its bones.

It is available as a pre-order off kindle right now, but it will be available to download starting this Tuesday 10/07/14. In either case the kindle price is quite reasonable at just $2.99