As Above So Below

Poetry & Spirituality

Art work by Hannah Hull

Ever experienced a profound moment in your life? It doesn’t necessarily have to be religious, but it does need to touch something transcendent, something bigger than the little self.  Send in poems that  touch the heart and move the soul. The more individual and personal the experience, the more unique it is, the more universal its appeal.

Make sure your poems are grounded in something tangible, bring metaphors alive. Let the reader touch the edges of the unknown.  It might be a profound moment in your life, a realisation, a moment of great import or something that uplifted your soul, or touched your heart deeply.

It might have roots in earth religions or Native American rituals.  It might be inspired by prayer.  It could be a moment experienced as deep reverence of nature / architecture / music.  It could be an empathic moment that transcends time / space / generations / societies / cultures.

  • Send 1-4 poems, no longer than 40 lines each.
  • Deadline 5th November. 
  • Attach all poems into one Word document.
  • Please ensure it does not contain any identifying features, such as your name.
  • Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Biog of no more than 75 words.
  • A short paragraph saying what inspired the poem(s).
  • Send to asabovesobelow714 [at] gmail [dot] com
Publication date: 21st December, in time for winter solstice.
I aim to get back to you within 4-6 weeks, if not sooner.
Previously published poems are accepted as long as they are credited, but preference given to unpublished work.
As Above So Below – from the Emerald Tablet by Hermes Trismegistus
I look forward to reading your work.
Bethany Rivers (Editor)