Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,101 Points (London)

Linda Hepner Poems

161. Ancestral Voices 10/9/2006
162. Why Words 7/30/2007
163. Hummingbirds 3/22/2009
164. After The Boston Conference 12/1/2008
165. Stillness 3/8/2006
166. Roofers 5/2/2007
167. Auto-Sacrifice 9/14/2006
168. Getty Cell 9/17/2006
169. Asham 9/22/2006
170. Who Who 10/17/2007
171. Sheets 10/17/2007
172. Try To Love A British Pedant 1/13/2015
173. Nothing Yet 10/1/2017
174. Senses #1 5/7/2018
175. Let Us Be Clear About All Things 6/21/2018
176. The Peach 6/5/2016
177. I Love My Cat 3/28/2010
178. Don'T Look Back 3/7/2008
179. Creases Of His Mind 12/14/2007
180. World War Three 5/19/2006
181. One On The Richter Scale 5/24/2006
182. Metamorphosis 9/28/2006
183. Artistic License 5/5/2006
184. Asian Courtyards 9/17/2006
185. Saint Spider 4/26/2007
186. For You Are Green 9/9/2007
187. Bra-Less 7/25/2008
188. Penelope 1/21/2009
189. Flying In The Wind 9/27/2005
190. Two Tribes Laughing 6/23/2005
191. Next Stop, Stockholm! 11/10/2005
192. Time For Toenails 3/1/2006
193. Meta 2/26/2006
194. Kaddish 3/29/2006
195. Tsunami 12/26/2005
196. The Tattered Tallit 1/20/2006
197. Hagar 10/7/2005
198. Day Ache 9/5/2005
199. Ballad Of The Long-Ago Children 9/7/2005
200. 'It Is What It Is' 1/8/2006

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 ...

Read the full of Allium, Peeling Onions


It came back yesterday, the dream that’s real;

Though sleeping dreamless, waiting for the dawn,

It woke my thoughts, a sinking, last appeal

Rejected. Face the music, mourn.


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