Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points (London)

Linda Hepner Poems

161. Daniella At The Art Store 7/27/2005
162. Ancestral Voices 10/9/2006
163. Why Words 7/30/2007
164. Hummingbirds 3/22/2009
165. After The Boston Conference 12/1/2008
166. Auto-Sacrifice 9/14/2006
167. Getty Cell 9/17/2006
168. Asham 9/22/2006
169. Stillness 3/8/2006
170. Try To Love A British Pedant 1/13/2015
171. Nothing Yet 10/1/2017
172. Senses #1 5/7/2018
173. The Peach 6/5/2016
174. Who Who 10/17/2007
175. Sheets 10/17/2007
176. Let Us Be Clear About All Things 6/21/2018
177. Roofers 5/2/2007
178. I Wanna Go Home 2/3/2012
179. Don'T Look Back 3/7/2008
180. Creases Of His Mind 12/14/2007
181. World War Three 5/19/2006
182. One On The Richter Scale 5/24/2006
183. Metamorphosis 9/28/2006
184. Artistic License 5/5/2006
185. Asian Courtyards 9/17/2006
186. For You Are Green 9/9/2007
187. Saint Spider 4/26/2007
188. Bra-Less 7/25/2008
189. Penelope 1/21/2009
190. Flying In The Wind 9/27/2005
191. Two Tribes Laughing 6/23/2005
192. Next Stop, Stockholm! 11/10/2005
193. Time For Toenails 3/1/2006
194. Meta 2/26/2006
195. Kaddish 3/29/2006
196. Tsunami 12/26/2005
197. The Tattered Tallit 1/20/2006
198. Hagar 10/7/2005
199. Day Ache 9/5/2005
200. Ballad Of The Long-Ago Children 9/7/2005

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!
    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 ...

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Into the fountain I dive
And bump my head.
Into the ocean you dive
Over your head.

Dazed I wait for the stars to clear, and then
I see with clarity atomic air
In all its particles of where and when
Until into millennia and there

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