Monday, December 5, 2011

Poem of the Week

Down South

two islands in the middle of
the swamp


mud on the rocks
not over ice

square dancing with
a heron
palm trees
fiddling moonlight

lunar tides.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Poem of the Week

Non-Policed Life

Nondescript life
rows and rows of houses spanning the entire city block
red white blue
all with flawless lush green leaves
white picket fences
and a small doghouse off to the side of the yard.

Beyond the city block lay
the one sole house that looked different from all the others
a castle in the Victorian house style
four turrets
elaborately carved frame around the porch
four stories high
pale blue in color.

The one man who lived there
reputed to be a magician
not the stage variety either
had only one sole housemate
some say it is his granddaughter
others say it is a very young wife
who has no family of her own.

As quietly as they lived surrounded by trees
flowering bushes and the biggest garden in the city
nobody ever saw them in town much
yet the unusual couple were happy together
not burdened by the worries other families in the city seemed to have
mortgages children keeping up with Joneses.

Perfectly happy with what they had
each other
no fighting yelling or screaming
a lifestyle well suited to them
with no one to interfere
tell them what to do or how to do it

no policing meant peace and happiness.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Poem of the Week

Seurat in Spring

{ – libretto singing cat

! --M'appari tut'amor –}

Von Flotow doesn't hear any meows

the light, airy romp through the spring garden
French daintiness
avec biftek et pomme de terre des frites
Post-Impressionism of Seurat hanging above a wall
encased by a heavily gilded frame

a bowl of fruit on the table in front of a majestic
velvet covered chair

her royal Persian furry highness approves
the emerald tiara placed upon her head
which matches her gem encrusted collar.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Three Poems Published in Nap

Greetings fans! Three poems of mine have been published in the 1.4 Issue of Nap Poetry Magazine. The titles of my poems are: "Enter This One", "Saloon Bar", and "Limbo of Hippocampus." A gargantuan thank you to all of my supporters and to editor Chad Redden for publishing my work!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Poems published in Blue and Yellow Dog

I would like to thank Raymond Farr for publishing my poems in the Fall 2011 issue of Blue and Yellow Dog:

No Glass Ceiling
Headstrong Butterfly
Nights in Darkness

I hope all my readers enjoy these poems, and as usual, a huge, huge thank you to everyone who has read my poetry since late 2006 and enjoyed it.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Issue 6 of Exercise Bowler is now live online!

A huge thank you to all contributors to the Issue 6 edition of Exercise Bowler which is live online and can be read here:

Enjoy everyone! I am still accepting submissions for Issue 7 due out this winter season!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"When Lizards Talk" in Silver Blade Summer 2011 Issue 11

Greetings everyone!

I am very happy to announce that my poem "When Lizards Talk" has been published in the Summer 2011 Issue 11 of Silver Blade. Thank you John Mannone and everyone at Silver Blade for publishing my work!

Silver Blade

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Poem of the Week

It's Not Morning Yet

One white ibis
one black ibis
opposite sides of the pond
grove of jasmine trees
on the island
hid well the egrets
as they slept
against the moonlit sky
meteorites teasing them
as if it were morning.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Poem of the Week

My Prince Has Arrived

Slowly climbing the stairs to the red velvet covered throne
jewel encrusted fingers firmly placed on the right armrest
laying claim to rule over the vast territory you used to visit
before you arrived yesterday totally unexpectedly giving me
a false name then slipping a scroll of paper into my hands
ink made from buckthorn berries created the identity of who
you really were.

It must have been the purple cloak, tunic, and red hat that
made your physique so imposing, ready to conquer the most
coveted treasure in the world: my heart.

Copyright 2011. Julie Kovacs

Friday, July 8, 2011

Exercise Bowler now listed in

Greetings everyone!

Exercise Bowler is now listed at! A very big thank you goes out to Nicole Foor, the Managing Editor of NewPages. Thank you Nicole!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Poem of the Week

When Armadillos and Ibises Lounge....

Thunder in the distance
over the dense swamps and palm trees
a family of armadillos huddles together
in a nest overlooking
the rapids.

Last year one armadillo fell out onto a rock below
got carried downstream
and landed on a beach
when his family finally found him

he was sitting under an umbrella
wearing sunglasses and listening to
Elvis Presley on the radio
while an alligator swam in the lake
and a flock of white ibises
roasted marshmallows over an open campfire.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Poem published in Moria

Greetings my supporters!

I would like to report that another poem of mine has been published in the latest issue of Moria titled "No Shangri-La" and can be read at the following link:

Thank you everyone and thank you, Bill Allegrezza, for publishing my work!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Poem publication in Children Churches and Daddies

Greetings Julie Kovacs supporters!

A poem of mine has just been published in the June 2011 issue of Children Churches and Daddies! My poem is titled "The Bishop Is In" and can be read at the following link:

Thank you everyone! Enjoy the poem!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Issue #5 of Exercise Bowler is now out!

Issue #5 of Exercise Bowler can now be viewed at the following link:

A big, big thank you to everyone who contributed to this issue!

J. K.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Poem of the Week

Bicycle Spokes

Ten sharp bicycle spokes gripped in his hand
a bundle ready to drop into the dartboard of life on the ground
at the northern axis of the planet
polar bears ran to avoid getting struck

One spoke pierced hunger
One spoke pierced fear
One spoke pierced loneliness

Two spoked penetrated invasion of privacy
and destruction

The other five spokes penetrated the ills of war,
disease, deceit, pain, and betrayal.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Monday, May 2, 2011

"Inobtrusive" Published in Nether!

My second published poem for the month of May 2011 is "Inobtrusive" and appears in Nether, a literary journal based in India. A huge thank you to all of my supporters!

Nether Fortnight 8

"Nullipara" published in Children Churches and Daddies

I would like to announce my most recent poetry publication, "Nullipara", in the May 2011 issue of Children Churches and Daddies. Enjoy everyone!

Children Churches and Daddies

Monday, April 25, 2011

Poem of the Week

It Is True

It is true

what the mirror says
every morning when you wake up

It is true
what your best friend said about that
old French movie with Olga Valery

shining on siren little noted
perhaps not noted enough

but it is desirable for some people to live
to a ripe old age
so long as your paradise has been created by you

even when knocks on the door go unanswered
not so much as a glimpse of your lover is seen
another time and place no longer static

but fused into eternity by the blood
that once swam over my weary heart
bringing it back to life.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Poem of the Week

Helios and the Doves

Helios standing on the edge of the world
waiting for the queen of the moon Diana to arrive
wears her deerskin dress and quiver of bow and arrows.

The green grass smelled of jasmine as Pan blew on his pipes in Arcadia.
One more maenad left behind from her sisters
danced and laughed through the cypress and pine trees
towering into the sky.

The only birds that flew past her
were doves
graceful and lithe as Helios reached out to
hold them in his golden light.

Copyright Julie Kovacs 2011

3 Upcoming poetry publications this year

I would like to mention that my poetry will be appearing in three different upcoming publications:

Nether Magazine


Blue and Yellow Dog

As each publication comes out, they will be posted, so check back soon and a big, big, gargantuan thank you to all of my supporters!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Poem of the Week

Fabric Dragonfly

Running into
not far away from
that old friend
you longed to see but were not allowed to
familiar in appearance
soft to touch silky shimmering gossamer
that could adorn your waist
and float around the ballroom floor on Saturday night.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Poem of the Week

Daytime Revelry

Bouncing back and forth
across the highway
waiting for a ride
a ride to anywhere
where there are hamburgers, hotdogs and French fries
ice cream for dessert.

It might be the beach
in the mountains
or in the green desert
surrounded by Saguaro cacti in full bloom
or a waterfall in the park
where the wood sprites join us in
daytime revelry.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Monday, March 7, 2011

Exercise Bowler now accepting submissions for Issue #6!

I am very pleased to announce that Exercise Bowler has made it through an entire year's worth of publications (yeay!) and that I am now accepting poetry submissions for Issue #6 to come out in September 2011! Please read the type of poetry that has been published in previous issues at:

Issue #4 can be viewed at:

A big, big thank you to everyone who submitted and who has made this poetry e-zine possible!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Exercise Bowler still accepting submissions for Issue #5

Exercise Bowler is still accepting poetry submissions for its Summer 2011 Issue #5! Please read the guidelines at the following link before submitting! Thank you!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Poem of the Week

Porcelain Chinese Figures

The glass case of elaborate
porcelain Chinese figures
displayed no pretentiousness.
The slender figure in a pink cheongsam
served tea to her master
the emperor who was previously
entertained by five seagulls
dancing on a jasmine bush
laughed as one of his court cats
to catch them.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Poem of the Week

Early Spring

A snake snuggles between the marigold and lobelia plants
in the rectangular garden box in the backyard.

A mother duck with her newly hatched babies
swim towards the center of the lake.

One fish is seen jumping in the distance
in and out of the water
executing stunts like an Olympic swimmer.

Two beams of sunlight dance with each other
on the surface of the water
faint whispers in the background
heard from dragonflies
taking a siesta on the black rock
under the ancient pine tree.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

Friday, January 14, 2011

Poem of the Week

Sandhill Crane Restaurant

Three sandhill cranes walked along the lake
discussing how many bugs each one could find for lunch
until one of them spoke up
and said there was a great Italian restaurant downtown
where they can get something decent
to fill their bellies
in the cold winter weather.

The other two birds nodded their heads
and flew off
chatting loudly enough
to wake the neighbors
arrived on the green
in the center of town,
looking eager for some hot food
which was better than bugs and tastier.

Walking inside the restaurant
the host showed them their seats
where they ordered spaghetti with
pesto sauce not too spicy but just right.

Both the food and service was excellent enough
for the birds to return again
their graceful presence
delighting the customers
and having no qualms about encouraging their
friends to stop by and have lunch with them.

Once the birds finished eating they paid the bill
in golden eggs and left,
knowing the restaurant owner would mistake
the eggs for magical ones
instead of chocolate covered Easter eggs.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs. All rights reserved.