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Introducing GNOSIS - A Poetry Journal™

Published weekly GNOSIS - A Poetry Journal™ offers a unique opportunity for poets to showcase their work to a global audience. In addition to specific sections devoted to free verse, haiku, tanka and the new emerging field of poetography, the journal also provides a selection of helpful resources and news and event listings from around the web. In addition, the journal provides a means for you to promote and market your publications.

Please see past issues to decide if submitting your work to GNOSIS for publication consideration might be something that you would like to pursue. To access previously published issues, please click on the links below:



Contributing to GNOSIS is easy.

  1. Set up a free account at the DYSTENIUM Online Community at http://dystenium.com
  2. Post your poem or information to your DYSTENIUM member blog. Please post only one poem or item of information per blog entry.

Your material then becomes eligible for inclusion in GNOSIS. Only content contributed to http://dystenium.com under the terms of the DYSTENIUM Online Community Terms of Service are eligible for inclusion in GNOSIS.

Questions? Please drop us a line at: administrator@gnosisonline.net

In the meanwhile, best wishes to you for all of your writing and publishing endeavors!

All best,

Don Odom

Editor, GNOSIS - A Poetry Journal™

For those reading GNOSIS for the first time, a short recap on how GNOSIS works. The way it works is GNOSIS scans http://dystenium.com for fresh quality content and - after editorial review - publishes an issue when the criteria of quality and quantity are met. Only content contributed to http://dystenium.com under the terms of the DYSTENIUM Online Community Terms of Service are eligible for inclusion in GNOSIS.
Would you like to submit a poem or poems to GNOSIS?
It's easy! If you are not a member of the DYSTENIUM Online Community, please open a free account and post your material for publication consideration to your member blog. Perhaps you have information about a forthcoming book or an upcoming event about poetry that you would like to share. Post it to your member blog and let the DYSTENIUM Online Community help you promote your work. Questions? Please write to: administrator@gnosisonline.net  For the latest issue of GNOSIS click here.


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Comment by Kapardeli Eftichia on November 26, 2016 at 3:35pm

spring gentle rain

Through the thin shadow
the small cloud
a sudden peaceful, humble
spring gentle rain
irrigates the soil


From music and
frantic dance
the most
small forgotten
grass awakening
are delivered, thirstily


In this hugging the
full of smells
Sun lowers
smiling again winner
the calcined stones
the rain thousands of kisses
he had left


Comment by Kapardeli Eftichia on November 23, 2016 at 3:42pm

At flapping wings


Three angels with excess


on one virgin dome

a simplistic church



Flowers measure


on stone slits


The people grow

in loneliness

hungry for love


The deserted streets

Hold the calcined

sun of summer

birds waiting



In the long journey

promise roots stretching

at flapping wings

in the cities of the world

colors awaken to light



Comment by Terry Cooper on November 14, 2015 at 7:21am

Hi Folks I find myself a sporadic visitor to all online sites that I maintain an interest in, many are more committed than I.

I enjoy other interests that call upon my time, that is all there is to it. I would like to share this latest addition to my body of poetry with you all, to see what response if any it commands.

Footprints in the snow


Folklore created, throughout the passage of my life.

Things my family remember, in their dreams on my demise.

Will be superseded, as they gain folklore of their own.

Within a generation, I may be forgotten, but not alone.


Such is life’s progression; something we must all accept.

A bitter pill to swallow, for a star with comet tail effect.

Antics concocted, to amuse those far and wide,

will soon be antiquated, forgotten, set aside.


There is something comforting, in knowledge of our decay.

Not only of our bodies, but of life’s progression way.

Good and bad will disappear, until entirely hidden.

Unless of course notoriety, blights one’s disposition.


The final judgement, is it final, it may follow us around?

Throughout our time on Earth, Heaven and the great surround.

It is exciting, isn’t it, not knowing what will be,

Maintaining a simple belief, in a great eternity.


Is it just recycling, on a grand expansive scale?

Do we intermingle, within the heavenly comet trail?

Gradually progressing, whether wanting to or not.

Gaining enlightenment, until we finally know the lot?


I see logical influences, that confront us day to day.

Undeniable insights, appearing along our way.

We interpret them so differently, depending upon our fears.

Some optimistic, others doubting good exists, alongside the severe.

In all honesty, I do not know, how could I hope to claim,

I am in possession of knowledge, only the departed could attain.

Those with claims of gospel, on the good side or the other,

Cannot be counted in reality, as a truly honest brother.


Comment by Ashraful Musaddeq on March 7, 2015 at 8:16am


Comment by Ken W Simpson on February 15, 2015 at 11:27pm

I just did. I'm trying to submit.

Comment by Ken W Simpson on February 15, 2015 at 11:26pm

I'm trying to submit

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