Poetry Breakfast

Serving a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry book reviews to feed poets' and poetry lovers' souls.



the dreamer – A Poem by Ekta Somera

the dreamer
by Ekta Somera

the wind carried a rhyme
quite out of tune
and the butterflies followed
like wildflowers
draped from the clouds
the dreamer watched from afar
trapped in a jar of caterpillars

mocked for the way she dared
to fly before earning her wings
the caterpillars refused to believe
they could ever be as free
as petals surfing on the wind
trapped in a jar
the dreamer taught the others
how to conceive passionate credence
for who we are is far more important
than what we appear to be



About the Poet: Ekta Somera is a 19 year old writer with an incomparable imagination. Currently studying towards a Bachelor of Arts via the University of South Africa. She aspires to change the world by inspiring the youth through poetry and prose. Ekta Somera is involved in the upliftment of her local community through voluntary service at the library and involvement with the senior citizens.

“Only Poetry (Never) Lies” – Poetry Potluck and Inspiration Buffet 6/12/16

Inspiration Buffet – This week’s Inspiration Buffet features two poems by Maggie Koger that stir up many questions about the natural (or artificial) ingredients of poetry.


Fantastic Voyage
by Maggie Koger

Sky whispers blue and then
reddens–prefacing dark.

Wind whistles and roars
shattering calm updrafts.

Rainbow arches in spectrum
a smooth curvilinear bow.

Water steams, bubbles, boils
incited by fire.

Waves pound and stars blink.
None of this is imagined.

Verb folding inward
still as a held breath.



by Maggie Koger

Ice melts
Silt settles
Sand washes
Waves rise
++++++and fall
Fish leap
Terns dive
Sun flames
Clouds rally
++++++then drift
Only poetry (never) lies


Maggie Koger is a Media Specialist with a writing habit. She lives and works in Boise and celebrates Le Bois–the trees the city is named for. She has published poetry in Poet Lore, Avocet, Mused, WestWard Quarterly, Montucky, Blast Furnace, and Eternal Haunted Summer.

Photo by Adrian Kirby.


Poetry Potluck – The comment section is OPEN for you to share your thoughts and poems on the topic of today’s Inspiration Buffet. 

Really, we want to hear what you think.  We want to read your poem.  Every Sunday, everyone is welcome at the Poetry Breakfast table.  Don’t just stand outside sipping your coffee and looking in through the window.  Come inside and join the conversation.

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