Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,101 Points (London)

Linda Hepner Poems

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

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!
    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

Electra

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.

11.24.05

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