Owl by K.Morris

Owl by K.Morris

I have lain awake listening for the owl’s cry.
A note that chills
Then does die.

One day
This bird of prey
Will carry my soul away,
Or so the supersticious say.

Mice hide
While I, in my pride
The owl’s erie cry
Signifies that I will die.

The bird has no interest in me
So why can I not be free
Of his cry
That to my window nigh
does rise, then, as suddenly, die?


Kevin Morris was born in Liverpool on 6 January 1969.
After having obtained a BA (hons) in history and politics and a MA in Political theory, from University College Swansea, he moved to London where he now lives and works.
Kevin blogs at newauthoronline.com. For details of his published works please see the “About” page on newauthoronline.com.

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Why Do You Write?

Why do you write?


I get a lot of mixed reactions when I say I’m a writer and I actually find it really hard to say it. I’m not sure if I find it so hard to say, because I myself don’t really believe that I am a writer or I’m worried about speaking about my manuscript.

When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’

I want to say, ‘A great many things.’ Because it’s true. I don’t feel like I’m limited to one particular thing. I feel like my answer defines me, but I don’t want to be defined by my career or work choices. I am a writer, I am a university student, I am a mum, I am an childhood educator, but yet I am so much more than that.

Are you published and why do you like writing is a question I get all the time.

I’m not published, but I will be and why I write, well, there is a great many reasons why I write.

Starlight Blogger Award

starlight-blogger-awardThank you to Michael, at Michaels Origins  for the Starlight Blogger Award. I’m truly honoured to receive this award. The Starlight Award, is given to 6 of your favourite bloggers, the bloggers that truly touch your heart and soul with their words.
To know I’m among the bloggers that Michael thought of when he nominated this award, is just so lovely and inspiring. As an aspiring writer to know that my words, are in some way, touching and moving people, well I couldn’t ask for more!
I love Michael’s site and feel the same way, I would like to nominate him back? Can I do that?
So if you aren’t already following Michael’s Origins, head over and check it out!

Nominations Rules:
Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.
Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
Answer the 3 questions given to you.
Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.
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My 3 questions to answer:
1. What are some of the things you like to do that make you happy (besides writing)? Getting out in the sunshine, swimming, walking, bike riding, horse riding, reading, and coffee, shopping, summer holidays, and spending time with family.
2. Are you a fan of Weird Al’s “Word Crimes”? To be honest, I had never heard of Weird Al’s Word Crimes before, but just watch a video of it and thought it was pretty cool. So perhaps a fan in the making?
3. Are you a Sun Goddess/God or do you pal around with the Abominable Snowman? Defiantly a sun goddess! I love summer! Which is great because I live on the Gold Coast, in Australia. It’s pretty much warm all year round!

Nominees: Okay so I found this really hard to choose.  My list could be a lot longer. There are so many wonderful blogs out there!

Oh and clearly I can’t count, because there is way more than six blogs below…

No pressure to participate, I know some of you don’t accept awards.  I just want the following bloggers to know I think they incredible and  so inspiring and talented, and I admire you greatly!






This Mortal Flesh





Questions for Nominees:

  1. What inspires you?
  2. Who do you admire?
  3. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?