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Literary Yard is an e-journal that aims at widening literary horizons by identifying and featuring the best literary works awaiting publication. The idea is to tender budding as well as established authors a constructive platform which helps them to reach out to a mass audience. An ever-increasing repository of quality, critical articles, poems, short fiction, literary essays and reviews, Literary Yard has won recognition and honors from reputed platforms. Recently Literary Yard has been ranked among the top 100 best Literary blogs on the planet.
2023-11-29 16:42
By: Linda Barrett I. “Dudley’s Stella. I know what you’re talking about,” The e-mail read. Mirabella Reid gazed at it, sitting back in her office chair. Only… Read More
2023-11-29 16:35
By: K.E. Semmel Twenty years ago, during my aborted attempt to get an MFA in creative writing, I submitted a story for a workshop. It was about a middle-aged man who witnesses t… Read More
2023-11-29 13:10
By Michael Lee Johnson Ghost I Am Here is a private hut staring at me, twigs & branches over the top— naked & alone. I respond to an old 60s doo-wopsong:&nbsp&hell…Read More
2023-11-23 16:54
By: Suchoon Mo so long agoin that small townso far awaya young man was playing a violinaloneSarasate’s Gypsy AirZegeunerweisenin that small house so long agoa raging civil wa… Read More
2023-11-23 16:47
By: Carl Papa Palmer The ringing interrupts watching the football game.Both phone and remote sit on the couch beside me,I grab one blindly, hit a button and my TV turns off. Findin… Read More
2023-11-20 11:05
By: Ann Christine Tabaka  Empty NightsTimeHopeInnocenceEmptyAbout the poet Empty Nights whispers in the darkall that is left of our lovereaching out for youyou are no longer th… Read More
2023-11-20 10:57
By Domonique Onefirst night in Europe. kind Bordeaux breezea vista of the city . .feet firmly planted feeling like stonesTears fell from my eyes and down my cheeksbut there was no cathart… Read More
2023-11-17 13:56
By: Pawel Markiewicz Like sparkles of dreamery – fantasy,born from hundreds thoughts and from memories,you compass the world of mythology.Here and there plenty of effusions… Read More
2023-11-17 13:50
By: James Aitchison You were bornas a shellcontaining youreternal self.By stripping awaythe debris thus far gatheredin your journey,you will be released fromearthly bondsand be reborn… Read More
2023-11-06 09:41
By: Aaron Moon Throughout the many years photography has evolved, with many new techniques and tools used to take photographs, photographers all share one goal. The use of photography is… Read More
2023-10-28 17:54
By John Paul Lama A life for a life. Rex Solomon Alacran and Alicia Sylvia Pastoral Alacran were twenty-eight year old newlyweds. But love was not why they were driving to Rex’s… Read More
2023-10-24 16:44
By: James Aitchison Man, look into yourselffor your answers and thesoft words of your soul.Can you have a morewonderful companion?Eternity has set downthe blows you will face,the weat… Read More
2023-10-24 15:24
By: Jim Bates His father loved sports cars driving fastIn the end he had a white Porsche spiderLike James Dean was driving when he diedHis dad liked to take his son up into the mounta… Read More
2023-10-24 04:50
By: Soo Yeon (Stephanie) Suh Social media, the forbidden fruit that corrupts people? Social media refers to an open online platform that shares personal thoughts, opinions, experience… Read More
2023-10-23 12:39
By: Claudia Wysocky Stargazing LoveGolden Sunrise, Dark MemoriesHappiness on Our HorizonThe lost little boy Stargazing Love Love is a fissure in the universe;It eats at the fabr… Read More
2023-10-23 12:31
By: Jeff Lewis The Last Sparrow As days become shorterand shadows grow long,the verdant tone of Summeryields to the palette of Fall.A sparrow appears on the grassdampened by frost… Read More
2023-10-23 12:24
By John RC Potter SchadenfreudeSometimesSundayPazar Günü Schadenfreude By John RC PotterDefinition: “Finding joy in someone’s misfortune” This is a Ge… Read More
2023-10-19 16:45
By: Karen O’Leary a year trappedin a healthcaresystem—a moneygrabbing empire where patientsmake appointmentsfor consults theydon’t qualify for??? hope dashedwe… Read More
2023-10-18 05:42
By William T. Hathaway The waves of war are rising again around the fragile ship of our civilization, threatening to sink it to the depths of barbarism and radioactive megadeath. The… Read More
2023-10-17 04:08
By: Stephen Grant COLORS OF THE SKY Let’s look at the sky, its corners and depth, upside downand sideways. Then let’s describe its colour. Blue seemstoo obvious and doe… Read More
2023-10-16 11:55
By: Carl Papa Palmer not a text, instant message,face book postor forwarded email an actual letterin a stamped envelopeaddressed to medelivered by my mailmanopened immediately y… Read More
2023-10-13 15:09
By: Don Tassone Bill Frazier was always drawn to news.  By the time he was eight, he was reading his parents’ newspaper, the World-Herald, all the way through.  It was… Read More
2023-10-13 15:04
By Karen Lee Stradford Guest of Honor We hasten to the lobby,Coats hang on armswaiting to get checked in.A hostess directs us to the ballroom,large purple and goldlatex balloons sw… Read More
2023-10-13 14:53
By: Pardee Lowe, Jr. DA CAPOPoetry in MotionAffirmation Before the MirrorI’m Just Me DA CAPO When I was youngAnd poems were strangeI ventured to inquireHow, poet, do words upo… Read More
2023-10-12 05:04
By: Bruce Levine Cool crisp autumn airInvigorating the soulNature’s golden days Glories yet unknownHidden in happy momentsFall retains its joy Cooler days surroundNow empt… Read More
‘A Timepiece’ And Other Poems
2023-10-09 07:52
By: Ray Whitaker A TIMEPIECEKARENAFTERWARDSBEAUTIFUL GIRL [for my grand-daughters] A TIMEPIECE I ask myself-it is a question thatI wake up with if we all go together,and the past… Read More
2023-10-07 16:03
By Mary Bone Haunted LoveLighthouse by the SeaMint Julip Tea Haunted Love Our eyes met across a crowded room.You had smoky azure tints with a gleam,reminding me of a blustery sk… Read More
2023-10-07 04:07
By: Lorraine Caputo NEW YEAR DELAYEDDREAMING WITH HORMIGAS VOLADORESCOUNTING THE WORLD NEW YEAR DELAYED After yet-another-all-day rain, the Old Man Years cannot be set aflame. They… Read More
2023-10-04 17:02
By: Kindaka Jamal Sanders To Grieve and to LoveTHE POWER OF BEING TWOTOP OF THE LOVE CHAINI HAVE BECOME LOVEBegoniasPussyBLACK MADONNAMERMAID MARMALADE To Grieve and to Love To… Read More
2023-10-03 05:02
By Vanaja Malathy The enchanting Denver city in the US that I have come to stay in, has beautiful parks. In spring and summer, it’s a treat to walk in these parks. My daily routine… Read More
2023-10-02 16:42
By: Brian Michael Barbeito  Songs of Love and Mourning, 4:07 on the Clock, Kaleidoscope Travel Observations  Princess America and the Desert Wind The bus goes through the… Read More
Fall Awakening
2023-10-02 16:29
By: Bruce Levine The lethargy of summer lessensAs fall breezes begin to arriveSubtle changesMarking off days on the calendarYet roses bloom and trees stay greenA lovely timeFilled wit… Read More
2023-09-25 15:46
By: KJ Hannah Greenberg Zindzi peeled, washed, and then diced four onions. She added them to a pan. Thereafter, she washed and diced three tomatoes and added those vegetables, too. As… Read More
2023-09-22 13:52
By: Brenton Booth Ignis FatuusThe Time of Their LivesThe Beautiful PeopleLast ChanceSouth of Heaven Ignis Fatuus What a special periodit was. Living in aminiscule apartmentin the re… Read More
2023-09-17 11:14
By: Aurora Skye MaskVisionShapeshifterGhosts Mask Your broken childhood was litteredby the shadows of monsters, unleashedto a chorus of screams. There liesyour father, below him you… Read More
2023-09-16 16:37
By Daniel Pratt Part OnePart TwoPart ThreePart FourPart FivePart SixPart SevenPart EightAuthor Bio Part One Alpha’s nose quivered as the acrid scent of disease in his prey rus… Read More
2023-09-16 16:14
By: Jim Bates The last week in JanuaryRolling rural farmlandNighttime deep and stillStars floating in a cosmic hazeHe stands in wonderThe old farmhouse a dream come trueEscape from th… Read More
2023-09-14 13:25
By: Rimli Bhattacharya The lyrics wouldn’t leave my head. The case was similar with my daughter as well. Upon returning home we tuned in to the famous YouTube our savior and res… Read More
2023-09-14 13:12
By: Georgios Karagiannis Steve and his brother Bill walked down the narrow dirt road, towards the river. It was still dark outside and cold, but they didn’t mind. They snuck out… Read More
2023-09-14 12:48
By: Don Kingfisher Campbell Instant CrushHuntington MeridianSimile CitySunset Instant Crush stepin your shoeson a sidewalkant take your sandalin your hand and smasha spider perch… Read More
2023-09-13 11:51
By: Dr. Ernest Williamson III Without the RedFor Lady Canada Before she laid with me under the sun,we dreamt awake our dine. Rapt.Together. Penning to die Lady Septemberin Red Octo… Read More
2023-09-12 05:26
By: Priyanshi Agarwal On the face it brought a bright beamThinking about them in a daydreamTaking out time even when you are busyTalking to them sometimes made you sillyStomach had bu… Read More
2023-09-11 16:03
By: KJ Hannah Greenberg Sideways MovementsPhenotypic DiversityThe Individual’s Perspective Sideways Movements To shy, to surreptitiously slide from moment to momentCould bring… Read More
2023-09-10 09:38
By: Joan McNerney ImagineThis EveningSpring BathBirthday Present Imagine Imagine to be a birdslicing air with wings. Up up over that horizonsoaring through cloudsaway from solemn… Read More
2023-09-10 09:27
By: Wayne F. Burke J C PennyMy brother sucks his thumb.Emily DickinsonOn the RoofI Can’t Stand Their VoicesHaiku J C Penny “Keep your hands to yourselves,” Grandma… Read More
2023-09-07 16:49
By: Pramod Rastogi Walking up a mountainous pathI saw you bathingUnder a cascade not too highIn its languid flow.Draped in white linenYou stood, eyes closed,Arms held above the forehe… Read More
2023-09-07 06:27
By: Karlie Taylor On the night before I graduated from college, I could not sleep because I was thinking about Jesus, not in the deep, philosophical kind of way, but the human kind of… Read More
2023-09-07 06:11
By: Heidi Wong It was summer last year when I noticed crocheted clothing was trendy among my generation. I was mesmerized by the sight of colorful, soft yarn and the way that it was m… Read More
2023-09-04 18:28
By: Dennis Williams           Love Trail As the sun peeps beyond the haze, two lovers set foot for the deep cool woodland, just us, just tw… Read More
2023-09-04 18:18
By: Carl Papa Palmer Ceremonial cults of self-martyred widowscommemorating grief with daily pilgrimagegladly bearing the burden of grave site visitsas purported auditors assessing eac… Read More
2023-09-04 01:41
By: KJ Hannah Greenberg Envisaging Vacation Book closed, newspaper folded, partners nod, envisaging vacation.No fancy doormen, elegant eateries, else extensive tours grow intoEleme… Read More
2023-09-01 17:22
By: Ann Christine Tabaka A Game of SeasonsI Wanted to SingWhere Have the Years Gone?A Miracle in the MakingAbout Ann Christine Tabaka A Game of Seasons The snow fell. Icey winds ble… Read More
2023-09-01 09:41
By: James Aitchison See life,not with earthly eyes,but through the eternal eyes ofa soul seeking its source.See lifethat provides nothing more rewarding thanknowledge of the self.Seek… Read More
2023-09-01 09:34
By: Tom Ball People told me I was an alien and not from Earth. Until recently humans didn’t use most of their brain. But, us aliens, helped humans to utilize their whole brain a… Read More
2023-09-01 09:25
By: Jim Bates Fall was her favorite seasonShe walked woodland trailsCollecting leaves and weeds and grassesSmiling and happy. Sometimes she’d take him alongHolding his tiny… Read More
2023-08-31 16:50
By: Sujon Ganguly Chapter 1 Sunday afternoons were a sanctuary of tranquillity for Anjan. As the sun cast a warm glow through the curtains, he relished the simple pleasure of takin… Read More
What’s In A Name?
2023-08-30 08:25
By: Khemendra Kumar The eclipse lasted for an hour before rainstorms, thunder, and lightning struck in unison as never seen before. Many villagers thought that someone had infuriated… Read More
2023-08-29 10:06
By John Paul Lama             It all began with a careless act.           &nbsp&hell…Read More
2023-08-29 09:56
By: D A Angelo HouseflySpam, spam, spam Ukraine Housefly A man accidentally swallowed a fly and didn’t turn into one. A fruit machine of quantum mechanics pulled its arm… Read More
2023-08-29 09:49
By: Bruce Levine I never thought I was very smart. When it came to gray matter, I always felt that I was rather deficient. In addition to that sense of deficiency I believed that there&rs&hell…Read More
2023-08-29 09:45
By: Bruce Levine Life often takesTwists and turnsProfusion of desiresOr goals yet definedPassions arousedBy inflated egosPretentious praiseUnwanted and under-fedSuccesses dismantledLi… Read More
2023-08-29 06:00
By: KJ Hannah Greenberg Virtue SignalingTerroirFashioning Double Reeds Virtue Signaling Publicly expressing opinions to demonstrate sagacious character is awfully fraudulent,A mocke… Read More
2023-08-28 17:07
By: J. B. Fite  The CallPoor Vlad’s BluesQuestionsODESAKerson The Call Who calls to me in the morningAnd bids me then rise and followJust as the new day is dawning?Sl… Read More
2023-08-27 13:06
By Marieke Steiner It’s dark out with just a fingernail of moon and no real streetlights on over the backcountry roads the night I decide to put Chase, my ex-girlfriend’s… Read More
2023-08-27 12:55
By: John Kucera  GlaciersThornsCohabitationHarborLost to PainPoet bio: Glaciers The shovel, striking a root, thunkedAll the way down to my moist heart. An acolyte, I knelt t… Read More
2023-08-27 12:47
By: Puneet Kumar  It is SummerWhen You Come HomeWhen You Are AngryTo Feel SpoiledYour Eyes Unexpectedly It is Summer It is summerThe sun is roughI am on the streetFull of sweat… Read More
2023-08-27 04:46
By: Karen O’Leary I rest in tranquility,Meshed in peace.My heart embracesExternal paradise.Robins and bluebirds’Songs serenade me,Each slow step,Dancing with grace. Ima… Read More
2023-08-25 11:27
By: Don Tassone I have a story I’ve never told anyone.  I thought I’d take it to my grave, but dying changes the way you think.      In the tim… Read More
2023-08-24 16:35
By: Claudia Kessel Lullaby to a FawnThe Farm: Slivers of MemoryI Have Loved You Lullaby to a Fawn We found you curled beneath the windowpanein the corner, between the brick… Read More
2023-08-24 15:55
By: Srinaath Perangur IncarcerationPictureImmigration FormThe Promise Incarceration I have known who they aresince I was littleI’ve seen himlike this. Reading theEconomist. Hi… Read More
2023-08-23 17:05
By: Jodi Nathanson I have read and re-read The Great Gatsby so many times that I can recite its lyrical and descriptive passages from memory. My first encounter with this classic of t… Read More
What The Dickens, Miss Havisham!
2023-08-22 16:58
By: James Aitchison One of literature’s great mysteries concerns Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.  Did the real Miss Havisham live in Sydney, Australia?  And if so… Read More
A Mark On My Face: Bindi
2023-08-21 16:40
By Vanaja Malathy An AI-generated image of a woman with a Bindi on her forehead “There’s a mark on your face.”  I was on my walk in a beautiful park in Denv… Read More
2023-08-21 13:42
By: Rachel Chitofu Because in the past, you fell in love with the wrong woman,when I show you the scar of my heart’s sparked love for you,you mistake its burning intensity for infid… Read More
2023-08-21 12:32
By: Brian Michael Barbeito it was a long day. sometimes the rains arrived out of nowhere and other times the impossibly hot sun that also blinded us. I was sitting beside the ta… Read More
2023-08-21 10:32
By: Michael Craig DebbyLiving AnguishLife Ever After Debby No diamond in the rough.This woman so exquisitely cut.Set within her, a heart of gold.One that tarnish shall never dull.A… Read More
2023-08-20 12:08
By: Jacob Keating EggsStained glass clarityHaig pitA sort of friction Eggs Under soft sun you make eggs in the morning.It’s distressing me how little you look at the pan.Wrapp… Read More
2023-08-20 11:53
By: Leena Adhvaryu A doorisaboundary.Itcanbeclosed;itshuts off.Butitcanbeanentrancetoo,athresholdtocross,a pathtobegin,towalk togetheroralone Read More
2023-08-19 15:43
By: Bruce Levine Seasonal rotationSpring through winterThe calendar cyclesBirth to deathTime chasesThrough the universeAs planets trace circlesAround the sunRevolutions and evolutionsCasc… Read More
‘Across Time’ And Other Poems
2023-08-19 15:35
By John RC Potter Across TimeStand TallThe Cyclone Across Time Across the reflections of time, I see you.I bite my lip, murmur your name, and remember.The memories come back so rapi… Read More

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