Literary Yard

Search for meaning


By: Leila A. Fortier

silenced thought

Into a pool of silenced
Thought from the source of our
Ephemeral memories~ Something in
The way our lips lingered and merged in
Trails of whispered testimony~ Wet breath
Tasting like the portal of heaven~ Where we
Listened with our eyes and saw through our
Silences~ Infinity was the stretch of your
Hand reaching~ Your eyes that had
Swallowed my transparency~
The definition of our
‘Always’- never

~Eternal evaporation~


Leila A. Fortier is a poet, artist, and photographer currently residing in Okinawa, Japan. She is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society; pursuing her BFA in creative writing through Southern New Hampshire University. Her sculpted poetry is often accompanied by her own multi-medium forms of art, photography, and spoken performance. The symbolic representation of inner dialog and fluid continuum of her thought processes is demonstrated by her signature use of italics and the tilde. Selections of her work have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and German in a growing effort to foster cultural diversity and understanding through the voice of poetry. With over one hundred publishing credits, her work in all its mediums has been featured in a vast array of publications both in print and online. Her forthcoming second book of poetry, Numinous is scheduled to be published by Saint Julian Press in the autumn of 2014. A complete listing of her published works can be found at:


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