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Keep The Heart Of A Child

Keep The Heart Of A Child

A humorous and serious collection of poems, prose and song lyrics by Lori R. Lopez, author of CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, AN ILL WIND BLOWS and more. Based on her "Poetic Reflections" column . . .
The Queen Of Hats

The Queen Of Hats

A collection of very unusual verse, ranging from wacky to dark to narrative. Lori R. Lopez writes her own way, whether poetry or prose. This book contains both . . .

Darkverse: The Series

Darkverse:  The Shadow Hours

Darkverse: The Shadow Hours

A rich gathering of poetry with a dismal twilight atmosphere, a brooding nature, an eerie tone . . . DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS encompasses such pieces written by Lori R. Lopez between 2009 and 2017 . . .

Poetic Reflections: The Column

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Keep The Heart Of A Child (Acoustic Version)

Keep The Heart Of A Child (Acoustic Version)

This is the first video performance of a song written in 1992 by Lori R. ...

Read:  once upon a monster moon

Read: once upon a monster moon

Under the city’s canals, amidst a secret web of conduits Hide many a wonder in the ...

Illustration:  Shadow Hours

Illustration: Shadow Hours

An illustration from DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS by Lori R. Lopez.

Cover Art:  Darkverse:  The Shadow Hours

Cover Art: Darkverse: The Shadow Hours

The cover artwork from DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS by Lori R. Lopez.

Keep The Heart Of A Child Author Reading

Keep The Heart Of A Child Author Reading

Fairy Fly Entertainment presents author-illustrator-poet Lori R. Lopez reading "The Dark Deep Woods" and "The ...

Poetic Reflections:  Thirteen-O-Clock!

Poetic Reflections: Thirteen-O-Clock!

Let’s be serious. (A very stern look.) Ha, fooled ya. Probably scared ...

Poetic Reflections:  Mothers

Poetic Reflections: Mothers

I was planning to call this “Blank”. I had even typed it up at ...

Poetic Reflections:  Horror Limericks

Poetic Reflections: Horror Limericks

Time, time, time. I think it’s time. Yes, that’s what it is. ...

The Famous Reclusive Hat Model: Queen Of Hats Book Trailer

The Famous Reclusive Hat Model: Queen Of Hats Book Trailer

Fairy Fly Entertainment presents a very different book trailer for the collection POETIC REFLECTIONS: THE ...

Lori R. Lopez Author Reading:  2014 O.C. Children’s Book Festival

Lori R. Lopez Author Reading: 2014 O.C. Children’s Book Festival

The very first public author reading by Lori R. Lopez, on the Teen/YA Stage at ...

Read:  Dark

Read: Dark

A black hole is etched in my soul Space has no end, no beginning It bounces to ...

Read:  birds of night

Read: birds of night

The birds of night flap broodful wings Against the pewter clouded mist Though sleep might claim most At ...

Read:  Eulogy

Read: Eulogy

There was something in the basement . . . A girl cowered in her bed at ...

Read:  city of angels

Read: city of angels

Halfway to the city of angels I may have lost my mind I think it fell out ...

Read:  screaming pumpkins

Read: screaming pumpkins

What if you woke And found yourself cursed — The clock ticking backward Your reflection unreversed? If the canary ...

Illustration:  The Artist

Illustration: The Artist

An illustration from THE QUEEN OF HATS by Lori R. Lopez.

Illustration:  Grotesque

Illustration: Grotesque

An illustration from THE QUEEN OF HATS poetry collection by Lori R. Lopez.

Cover Art:  The Queen Of Hats

Cover Art: The Queen Of Hats

The cover artwork from THE QUEEN OF HATS by Lori R. Lopez.

Poetic Reflections:  paranormities

Poetic Reflections: paranormities

Although I tend to be old-fashioned and behind the times in many ways, whether by ...

Poetic Reflections:  lake monsters

Poetic Reflections: lake monsters

Fishing about in my brainpool for a suitable title and theme of my next poetry ...

Poetic Reflections:  horror sisters

Poetic Reflections: horror sisters

’Tis that time of year, my dear, when it must be mentioned unmentionable things. ...

Poetic Reflections: havoc

Poetic Reflections: havoc

In life there are periods of calm punctuated by phases of unrest when things become ...

Poetic Reflections:  inspiration’s perspiration

Poetic Reflections: inspiration’s perspiration

Yes, you read correctly. This is about perspiration. But not just any perspiration. ...

Poetic Reflections:  bombilation

Poetic Reflections: bombilation

There is a lot of static in the world. The drone or buzz of ...

Poetic Reflections:  retrospect

Poetic Reflections: retrospect

If people could save all of the time in a bottle that they spend in ...

Illustration:  Portrait Of Poe

Illustration: Portrait Of Poe

An illustration from POETIC REFLECTIONS by Lori R. Lopez.

Poetic Reflections:  Poe-etic

Poetic Reflections: Poe-etic

Some days I think I’m turning into Poe. (I really think so.) The ...

Poetic Reflections:  the rise of the fall

Poetic Reflections: the rise of the fall

Some of my column intros actually make sense. And then there are those that ...

Poetic Reflections:  Holey cow!

Poetic Reflections: Holey cow!

What if, instead of holy, cows were holey? If the black spots on the ...

Poetic Reflections:  horror haiku too

Poetic Reflections: horror haiku too

Creating Horror Haiku was so much fun, I decided to take a second sojourn into ...

Poetic Reflections:  horror haiku

Poetic Reflections: horror haiku

There is an art to brevity. For once I shall strive to be brief, ...

Poetic Reflections:  night howls

Poetic Reflections: night howls

We’ve all heard them. Banshee yodels in the dark. Sometimes rattling the windows. ...

Poetic Reflections:  never a dull moment

Poetic Reflections: never a dull moment

Life is full of contrasts and paradoxes, things that add up and things that don’t. ...

Poetic Reflections:  stark raving mad

Poetic Reflections: stark raving mad

Is there a level at which one can be considered “stark raving mad”? Some ...

Poetic Reflections:  horror she wrote

Poetic Reflections: horror she wrote

“It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and ...

Poetic Reflections:  envious

Poetic Reflections: envious

In a movie I just watched, one woman cut off the face of a younger ...

Poetic Reflections:  being off

Poetic Reflections: being off

This time of year there is much talk of Seasons and Greetings and Winter and ...

Poetic Reflections:  the little things

Poetic Reflections: the little things

We have all heard it said that “the little things” mean a lot, “the little ...

Poetic Reflections:  chocolate-covered eyes

Poetic Reflections: chocolate-covered eyes

When presented a box of bonbons, has it ever crossed your mind that the center ...

Poetic Reflections:  serendipitous

Poetic Reflections: serendipitous

What if you are minding your own business and a curious stranger passes you by, ...

Poetic Reflections:  blue moon

Poetic Reflections: blue moon

A moonlit night is oft described as silvery, defined by a pale sickle or floating ...

Poetic Reflections:  imperfect

Poetic Reflections: imperfect

Let me state unequivocally that if you were hoping to read something perfect, sorry, not ...

Poetic Reflections:  reverie

Poetic Reflections: reverie

Have you ever dreamed while standing up? How about while standing down? And ...

Poetic Reflections:  Nothing!

Poetic Reflections: Nothing!

That is the answer. So what is the question? What’s on my mind? ...

Poetic Reflections:  thoughtlessness

Poetic Reflections: thoughtlessness

Have you ever had to walk around without a thought in your skull? How ...

Poetic Reflections:  happy endings

Poetic Reflections: happy endings

Reality check: Life is not a fairytale in case you weren’t aware, and it ...

Poetic Reflections:  intricacies

Poetic Reflections: intricacies

Shivering at my desk from cold that cannot be warmed by four sweaters, one of ...

Poetic Reflections:  the years

Poetic Reflections: the years

Being an optimist (except when my paranoid paradoxic pessimistic side kicks in), I am starting ...

Poetic Reflections:  yuleogy

Poetic Reflections: yuleogy

What, it’s December already? Wasn’t it just Halloween? Oh yes, every day is ...

Poetic Reflections:  tanks

Poetic Reflections: tanks

I meant to write about “thanks”. And the opposite. How ungrateful we humans ...

Poetic Reflections:  gothic

Poetic Reflections: gothic

Oh yes, I am treading there. Creeping down the woebegone highways and byways of ...

Poetic Reflections:  the root of all fear

Poetic Reflections: the root of all fear

Fear is a dreadful topic. Even for an author who occasionally dips her pen ...

Poetic Reflections:  hatitude

Poetic Reflections: hatitude

Finally, a discussion on one of my favoritest topics: Hats! There are all ...

Poetic Reflections:  scrambled

Poetic Reflections: scrambled

I’m sure you must be wondering what I mean by the title up there. ...

Poetic Reflections:  unstructured

Poetic Reflections: unstructured

i waited all month for this column to zap me with a bolt of inspiration ...

Poetic Reflections:  thirteen

Poetic Reflections: thirteen

So here I am, having been struck over the head by Inspiration (as well as ...

Poetic Reflections:  treedom

Poetic Reflections: treedom

This is my twelfth and final poetry column. I shall miss these monthly maunderings. ...

Poetic Reflections:  bewary very

Poetic Reflections: bewary very

So what is there to be very wary of? I’ll tell you. Come ...

Poetic Reflections:  m’friend

Poetic Reflections: m’friend

I’m writing this poem on the birthday of a friend. She knows who she ...

Poetic Reflections:  trust

Poetic Reflections: trust

There are lighter topics I could choose, yet I find myself able only to speak ...

Poetic Reflections:  bon-mottery

Poetic Reflections: bon-mottery

I have managed to avoid most addictions along my journey, yet I must confess here ...

Poetic Reflections:  preposterosities

Poetic Reflections: preposterosities

The mood strikes to write in a peculiar manner. To speak of that which ...

Poetic Reflections:  hallowing

Poetic Reflections: hallowing

Did I spell it wrong, as in "Halloween"? Or "Hollowing", as to carve a ...

Poetic Reflections:  the silent resonance of regret

Poetic Reflections: the silent resonance of regret

Another month, another poem. When all is said and done, as I look back ...

Poetic Reflections:  existentialism

Poetic Reflections: existentialism

Well, what about it? you might ask. I'm getting to that; hang onto your ...

Poetic Reflections:  punderances

Poetic Reflections: punderances

Like the question about a tree falling in the forest, I wanted to see if ...

Poetic Reflections:  nonsense and stuff

Poetic Reflections: nonsense and stuff

'Tis another month and I must keep the promise to myself of writing a new ...

Poetic Reflections:  ode to a poem

Poetic Reflections: ode to a poem

No matter what anyone may say, it is our belief that Poetry is not dead. ...

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