Sunday, April 1, 2018



Sometimes a journey is found in a single step;
one forward motion. Other times life’s journey
consists of many paths until a destination is reached.
All through life, one step may be all that is needed,
while difficult paths require determination;
pushing one foot in front of the other.
These are the stages of life…
And this, is the life of a poet.


April 1, 2018, is the third-year anniversary of Our Poetry Archive’s online publication!!! Myself, along with the Editorial Desk, are pleased and blessed with the outpouring of poetic beauty over the last three years. The continued support of this literary online journal has allowed great success in the Poetic community! Thank you! This fourth-year anniversary has also blessed the expansion of Our Poetry Archive; we are excited to introduce two additional members to the editorial desk: Aprilia Zank of Germany, and Leyla Isik of Turkey!!! On behalf of Our Poetry Archive, along with all the supporters of OPA, we welcome you, Aprilia and Leyla, with open hearts and minds, to Our Poetry Archive! The extension of the Editorial Desk, along with the evolution of Our Poetry Archive is astounding! Thank you all, poets and readers alike, for your support. Without your contribution, Our Poetry Archive would not have grown the way it has over the last four years. My utmost thanks to you, reaches out to every poet, reader, and supporter of Our Poetry Archive. This online journal is also a personal dream of mine, expanding years beyond memory. It has always been my intense passion to witness respect and appreciation of others through expressed thought. The expression of inner emotion, the tapestry of cultures, ethnics groups, language and race, have come together to share their personal penned words, along with respecting others who contribute, overwhelms me tremendously. I am truly humbled to be a part of Our Poetry Archive…

“The pursuit of peace lies within the soul of each individual. Reach down, deep within, and pull from within, all that will make the world sing; in perfect harmony.”
~ Stacia Lynn Reynolds~

Our Poetry Archive sings the melody of thought and expression of every contributed word. We applaud you for your support and congratulate each individual poet on your personal success as a writer. We also thank our readers, who support the numbers of Our Poetry Archive.

The Editorial Desk is also excited to introduce April 2018’s Poet of the Month Tarana Turan Rehimli of Azerbaijan. We remain obliged to her for her kind support.

Please take your valued time and enjoy the talent Our Poetry Archive has added to the April 2018 General Edition. We are also introducing fifteen new poets and poetess from different part sof the world representing diverse literary traditions and cultural heritage. With this note we would also like to thank poet Agron Shele who has invited ten new poets and poetess himself. Those who would like to participate in our upcoming editions, please send at least three poems and a profile picture, along with the explicit confirmation, of your permission, for the publication of your copyrighted materials in OPA well before the 20th of every month. If you write in another language, please send your 3 poems both in English and your native language. Also, please specify, in the subject line of your email, which edition you are submitting to, to avoid any confusion, and to assure your poems are published in the correct edition.

Wallace Huey said, “To walk the spiritual path is to continually step out into the unknown.” That being stated, Our Poetry Archive is proud to extend an open invitation to our Upcoming Anthology: BEYOND BORDERS. We will be greatly obliged if every poet will contribute to this Anthology. Last Date of Submission is 20th MAY 2018


1) Every submission should be of at least  of 3 poems

2) Number of poems can be up to 10

3) No line limits for the poems.

4) The English version of the poems might be followed by the original version (Only in Latin/Roman script)

5) The Anthology will be published only over the internet. No Hard Copy will be published.

6) A short Bio  around 300 words is necessary,

7) Current Profile picture is mandatory! We cannot publish any poems without the poet’s profile picture.

8) An explicit confirmation of poet’s permission to publish his/her copyrighted materials in    OPA is also mandatory

9) .PDF file will not be accepted.

10) All the poems along with the Author’s short BIO and the explicit confirmation of poet’s permission should be send only in one MS-WORD file.

11) Copyright will remain only with the poets.

NOTE: the email address for the Anthology ‘BEYOND BORDERS’ is: only. For the monthly issues the address is

We look forward to receiving and reading your poems! The continued support of this literary online journal goes BEYOND BORDERS! 
Thank you
Stacia Lynn Reynolds. (Editor)

From The Editorial Desk



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