Lies by Linda Stevenson

Painting by Linda Stevenson
Painting by Linda Stevenson

Lies

Susan Sontag said:
ordinary language
is an accretion of lies.
I say: most poetry
is ordinary language
and is therefore also
an accretion of lies.
What I search for:
extraordinary phrases
telling it,
expounding
ordinary truths,
revealing
diamonds.

Linda Stevenson is a poet/painter living in Melbourne Australia. Linda considers her poetry as part of her life; it has been a life-long habit, from childhood through to adolescence, adulthood and now into mature older age. In recent years her poems have been published in literature magazines in Australia, UK, USA and Canada. A chapbook “The Tipping Point” was also published in 2015.

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