Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,101 Points (London)

Linda Hepner Poems

1. Tashlich 10/10/2005
2. Kicking, A Poem For Pregnancy #1 5/30/2005
3. Celtic Runes 3/5/2006
4. Untold 5/14/2006
5. Brent River Bride 6/6/2006
6. Standing In The Shower 12/26/2005
7. When You Lie 12/29/2005
8. Dinah In Egypt 1/5/2006
9. Attic Garden 2/25/2006
10. Many Rooms With Many Views 7/31/2005
11. In The Calm 9/5/2005
12. Rhinestones 9/26/2005
13. Emails 10/2/2005
14. Rachel At Gal-Eid 12/13/2005
15. Mother Of Millions 12/16/2005
16. Rebekkah 12/21/2005
17. Lower Your Guard 5/30/2005
18. Is 5/30/2005
19. And Much Cattle 5/26/2005
20. Doubt 7/18/2005
21. Keep Flowing 8/31/2006
22. Forty Years In The Forest 8/31/2006
23. Ariadne 9/19/2006
24. Fallen 11/9/2007
25. Jam Tomorrow 12/2/2007
26. Flecked With Brown 2/10/2008
27. Mørtensen, Erick By Name 2/26/2008
28. Clerihew 1 8/1/2008
29. Talisman - A Prose Poem 8/7/2008
30. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow 8/18/2008
31. Transparent Talk 8/21/2008
32. Los Angeles 11/11/2008
33. Queen Isabella Of Boston 12/1/2008
34. Escalator 12/18/2008
35. Damn That Tree 1/1/2009
36. I'D Rather Be A Geisha 3/14/2008
37. Do Svidniya, Pal - A Song 4/17/2008
38. Taurus You Are 6/11/2008
39. Obsession 7/17/2008
40. Jasmine's Hair 1/29/2009

Comments about Linda Hepner

  • Susan Pearl (2/13/2017 5:49:00 AM)

    If you haven't yet discovered the poems by Linda Hepner, then you are missing out on one of the most erudite writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her poetry is thought-provoking and highly intelligent. It is baffling that publishing houses have not noticed this extremely talented and and inspiring writer.

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  • Anna Russell (1/18/2007 4:07:00 PM)

    Linda's intelligence, strength and understanding of her craft all shine from every line. Her poetry is always a delight, and there's something in there for everyone. I demand that you read her!
    Hugs
    Anna xxx

  • Gina Onyemaechi (4/30/2006 10:54:00 AM)

    Linda is a born poet. She metaphors, rhythms and rhymes with elegance, power, and above all, apparent ease! Her work is rich, sophisticated, and highly entertaining. See this for yourself for example in 'Babel, a Sonnet' (word power that will knock your socks off) , 'A Tale of Two Dominions' (rich, imagey, and visual) , 'Tsunami' (a beautifully painted picture of nature and the horror that it inflicted in this devastating catastrophe) and 'Desert Ditty' (a catchy song of hope and determination) .
    I come to Linda's work both for entertainment and for inspiration. Linda tells me that she has no publishing ambition. I feel this is a shame since in my view, her sublime writing deserves to be enjoyed by a far greater audience than that offered by Poem Hunter alone.
    In sum, I feel honoured to know both Linda and her poetry. Her writing is never a let-down.

Best Poem of Linda Hepner

Allium, Peeling Onions

Peeling onions with my naked nails
Oh how close I come to paring off my parchment skin
And on it I shall write: if all else fails
This you shall send to those I’ve harbored, allies, foe and kin:

Come here and read, my cold and heedless peers,
That I, constrained by expectations, image, hunger, need,
Have found beneath the skin a well of tears
And with serrated slicing into stinging flesh I’ve freed

The piercing fragrance live between each petal,
Layered bodies, one upon the other, sinew, bone,
Bleached by salt and sweat to pearly metal;
The ...

Read the full of Allium, Peeling Onions

Bard

Call me bardesque
but not grotesque
even when I distort
call me bardette
but not vedette
even though I really really
truly desire
to be caught
to be captured
to be raptured
to be lit, consumed
by fire.

10.24.05

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