Promise of Light

Welcome to a Vortex of Creativity

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King, "Strength of Love," 1963

Flowers & Vortexes, Creative Magazine

Photograph by Dave Brooks

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Hello: writers, poets, and artists of all kind,
dwellers of soul, dimensions of mind. Welcome.

I can see that you’ve decided to join us
for a poetic experience of sights and sounds:
Read some poetry or prose. Perhaps an academic
essay suits your fancy. Watch a video.

Listen to a poetry reading, or a song.

Gaze at the photographs and artwork.

Submit your own work to
Flowers & Vortexes . . . and possibly be published.

So. Have fun. Look around. Scroll down. And visit the links

on this page, and to your right.

Promise of Light's Featured Poet:

Simon Perchik

 Promise of Light Quotations:David Starr Jordan

Wisdom is knowing what to do next,
skill is knowing how to do it,
and virtue is doing it.





Flowers & Vortexes Spotlight:

Gulls by Xristi Megas

Bent-winged gulls
unmirrored in the froth-frosted
that surge, climax,
recede to uncertain

Gray, soiled autumn
sky with
rolling clouds.
Gray, soiled autumn
sea with
rising waves,
The glinting spheres
make no

The unseen gulls
deep in the ocean's deep
the true fliers,
and those that
only a reflection.



Mary A Bongat-Libby writes with a voice of warmth and comfort.
And, as she knows, we are proud to have her onboard here at the site.

Her two forums Mary’s Hideaway and Angel Speak
contain but are not limited to romantic and erotic poetry and prose.

help me always
to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind
when others speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.

Cherokee Prayer

_______The Age of Reason_______


"My own mind is my own church." ~ Thomas Paine

Aristotle (384 B.C. - 322 B.C.)

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.


Our intent, as a publisher, is to publish nothing but poetry and prose,
artwork and photographs of the highest quality and literary standards.

If it takes the reader, the observer, on a journey, touches their soul,
activates their sympathetic nervous systems, transports them to another
place all while listening to the sounds of the rain, or to no sound at all, and
the hum of the world fades into its background, this is what we intend to publish.

In other words, give us work that’s going to affect us emotionally, work thick
with metaphor, or is simply said in beautiful way, or makes us see something
in a beautiful way, or makes us see in another completely different way that
we’ve never seen before. Makes us see it. Make us feel it.

Send only your best work.

Here at the site we intend to provide words, images, and sounds
to entice our readers, to enhance their experience in every sense,
to educate, to encourage emotional growth, spirituality, enlightenment,
or just some form of a heightened awareness in which love is the guide.


Questions, Comments, Concerns:

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