Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points (London)

Linda Hepner Poems

201. Ballad Of The Long-Ago Children 9/7/2005
202. 'It Is What It Is' 1/8/2006
203. A Terrible Splendor 12/25/2006
204. Welcomed 2/17/2006
205. Air We Breathe 1/24/2006
206. Tinnitus 5/19/2006
207. Farewell, A Sonnet 2/26/2006
208. Dinah's Diary, Day 1 12/15/2005
209. Air, Water, Fire 6/8/2006
210. Maidens 2/16/2006
211. Restaurant Scene 12/21/2005
212. New Mouse 5/25/2006
213. Sunday Morning, Los Angeles 3/19/2006
214. Tell Me Your Dream Again 3/24/2006
215. A Basket Of Fruit 3/7/2006
216. Adjustment.... Acceptance.... 11/10/2005
217. Sylvia 10/11/2005
218. Moonlight 5/26/2005
219. Today Is The Day Of Finding 1/23/2006
220. How Do I Know Your Heart? 4/11/2006
221. For God's Sake Leave 12/21/2005
222. A Hot Shower, Not 1/6/2006
223. Omen 6/11/2006
224. 'When We Are Old And Grey...' 5/4/2016
225. Friends Depart 1/24/2006
226. Batter My Heart 5/14/2006
227. Spring Temple 6/1/2006
228. Two Sheets 1/2/2006
229. Midnight Blueberries 5/26/2005
230. The Ballad Of Nirak And Molasba 5/26/2005
231. Lady Macbeth 5/30/2005
232. Desert Ditty 7/18/2005
233. Bard 11/9/2005
234. Ahhhh! 12/14/2005
235. Happy New Year 5766 10/3/2005
236. Making Memories 11/24/2005
237. Trigger Happy 7/27/2005
238. Crows, Five Months After 9.11, Reread One Month After 7.7. 6/3/2005
239. Twins 7/30/2006
240. Babel, A Sonnet 1/22/2006

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 ...

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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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