Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Bluin’ the Blues

The trumpet, a special gift when I turned sixteen, lies neglected (and only recently rescued from basement storage) in a corner of the family room. Never abandoned in any move, it claims a special spot in my heart, if not on my lips. Silence blares from its valves accusingly whenever I walk by.     Craig W. Steele resides in the countryside of northwestern Pennsylvania, not far from Lake Erie. […]

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Olenus to Lethaea

You asked love weightier than blithe indifference; I have attained—no more pursuit of giddily withheld affection. The keening flame is tempered, tamed. That bath is cold which might have boiled. For you I have abandoned friends and concubines, for you embraced this fate of clot and calcify (not to say impotence). I whisper in obdurate ears, kiss hard as marble lips, and so commence the sacrifice you will not sense. […]

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Our Prompts Section

We added a new section to the site today dedicated to prompts.  We will update the page regularly to help you keep your ideas flowing, and hopefully keep the submissions coming in! Melancholy Hyperbole is not a themed e-zine other than that we ask for poetry about longing.  Please don’t look to our prompts as mandatory ideas to choose from but merely as a tool we hope will be helpful […]

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Welcome To Our New E-Zine

Melancholy Hyperbole is a new poetry e-zine looking for poets both published and unpublished for our inaugural issue.  We are interested in poetry about longing.  This is a wide-open subject and can mean anything from unrequited lust to the loss of a pet.  Whatever the subject matter, it must not be boring or corny.  Send us your best work.  Put a new spin on something.  Most of all, please spread […]

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