A new cover for my first collection of poems to be published to Kindle.

I decided to change the cover of my first poetry collection Scattered Fragments By Clare Collins. I used cover creator through Kdp Publishing, which is Amazon’s own Indie publishing facility. I think it looks far more professional and it’s free. Anyone can publish to Kindle through kdp publishing or CreateSpace.com another Amazon company. CreateSpace can print your book, it can be free if you go through the process yourself or you can pay for their services. Indie publishing can take up a lot of time when you go through the process without help, but if you need to do things on a shoe string this is the way to go. The only thing is I have discovered after being in print 

  for over a year publicity is the key to selling your book (s) and this is what I shall be looking at next. Particularly as poetry is something of a niche market. I will let you know how I get on!

Another poem from my free poetry book In a Dark Tower

Love is not stultifying
Love is not stultifying,

it does not strangle,

or hold you tightly.

It gives you freedom

to be you.

It is not fearful,

imprisoning,

or tells you what

you must do.

It gives you wings

it holds your heart

gently,

warmly,

does not squeeze

you

’til you’re his.

Real love lets you live.

A Poem from In a Dark Tower

A poem from my second collection of poems In a Dark Tower  by Clare Collins currently free on Kindle for the next five days.
I open my eyes…

I open my eyes

To another day,

Jet planes invade my senses,

Trains displace air

And plough

Relentlessly through time.

Afterwards,

After the senses

Have been brutalised

A stillness like a thick

blanket

Is only broken by

Various bird calls.

And I listen

Straining to hear

The air burning,

Burnt by the Rays

Of the morning sun,

Anything.

Behind the closed curtains

Where the light comes

It could be oblivion.

The second collection of poems In a Dark Tower

Free on Kindle at Amazon from Friday 13th November for five days. You can get the kindle app if you don’t have a kindle. This is a collection about being in the dark tower of depression, but there are chinks of light that sometimes stream in….