My love poem “Paperweight” appears in ‘The Germ’

The Germ, Volume One, Issue One Including my love poem “Paperweight” Available now – get yours today! http://germ-magazine.com/issues.html — Also, please check out my book, “Songs you can’t dance to” available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Book reviews: “Songs you can’t dance to”

Here are a few lines form review of my book of love poems and flash fiction: “With ‘Songs you can’t dance to’ Steven Harz begins to explore the key components of the human experience.” “There is comfort in reading ‘Songs You Can’t Dance To’. I challenge anyone to read this gem and not connect toContinue reading “Book reviews: “Songs you can’t dance to””

10 second love story: “Stick figure you”

I needed you to be perfect being my very last chance so I stood at the workbench goggled and gloved and crafted you from leftover lumber and half-bent nails piled in the corner that I’d used and given up upon in the failed creation of love jigsaw and mallet nicked knuckles and pounded thumb IContinue reading “10 second love story: “Stick figure you””

Another 5-star review for “Songs you can’t dance to”

Why not some poetry for Valentine’s Day??? Another 5-star review for “Songs you can’t dance to”: a must read for lovers of poetry and readers of all kinds for that matter Thanks!!!

Poem: Heraclitus

When we sat side by side and row by row watching sideways rain beat the side of the building at the far end of campus our professor taught us that the weeping philosopher suggested you can’t enter the same river twice and this must be true because I swim in you daily disrobed with despairContinue reading “Poem: Heraclitus”

Another 5 star review of “Songs you can’t dance to”

Another 5 star review of “Songs you can’t dance to” Another 5 star review of “Songs you can’t dance to” “I’ve enjoyed reading “Songs You Can’t Dance To” by Steven Harz immensely. It is a book for lovers and losers. A book celebrating young love while remembering times of lost love. There is a storyContinue reading “Another 5 star review of “Songs you can’t dance to””

Book trailer for “Blessed”

Book trailer for “Blessed” Book trailer for “Blessed” “Blessed” is from my book of poetry and short fiction titled “Songs you can’t dance to” (Now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)

Another nice review of “Songs you can’t dance to”

Another nice review of “Songs you can’t dance to” “Thoroughly enjoyed all the poems and short stories. Steven let me feel his pain and enjoy his humor! I found myself remembering when I was young and in love. Wonderful memories!” Thanks for such nice words!!! (to get to the book on Amazon click the link.Continue reading “Another nice review of “Songs you can’t dance to””

10 second love story: “Tie-dyed tomorrow”

Deep in a well called yesterday your love letters to me water damaged and smelling like the year before last are attached with twigs to the mossy stone wall attempting to dry while the damp fairy tale’s blue ink separates on the pages surrounding me with a tie-dyed tomorrow absent of us for now SoContinue reading “10 second love story: “Tie-dyed tomorrow””

Backroad Love Story: “Charting a path”

Each night I press my ear to your empty pillow as if it were a seashell, conch or nautilus and while your voice used to echo each night that we were forever and anchored and true your pillow now only provides me with the deafening silence of distant waves from a now vacant shore whereContinue reading “Backroad Love Story: “Charting a path””

Poem: “Franklin’s kite”

Like I suppose Columbus held while he sailed the ocean blue, I try to rediscover you with a brass compass. Like I’ve seen Gandhi wear, while nonviolently battling the Brits, I battle old photos through clear round gold frames. Like I learned da Vinci designed, in between the helicopter and scuba gear, on my wallContinue reading “Poem: “Franklin’s kite””

Poem: “Hallowed ground”

To much of the world hallowed ground is a grotto under a church in oh little town. To others it’s a sacred monolith in Mecca or along the banks of the river Ganges. Some feel it’s the killing fields of Gettysburg or where their hearts are buried South Dakota. And others find hallowed two holesContinue reading “Poem: “Hallowed ground””

Poem: “Songs you can’t dance to”

Title piece from my book of poetry and short fiction – available on Amazon and B&N by searching ‘steven harz’ — The cloud that covers me when I trace the curve of your back The blindness that overcomes me when I see the back of your knee The hangover I fight through on the morning after weContinue reading “Poem: “Songs you can’t dance to””

10 second love story: “Two senses”

From my book of poetry and short fiction titled “Song’s you can’t dance to” – now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. — While you were here (and were mine) my mind was deaf and blind (or numb) and everything you said and did was silent and invisible But now that you are goneContinue reading “10 second love story: “Two senses””

Poem: “Unknown battle”

My written words are in an unknown battle with your unspoken thoughts and since neither are audible or discernible to the other or to us the fight will silently rage into the darkness until we are deafened by the peace that could have been — if you liked this please check out my book ofContinue reading “Poem: “Unknown battle””

Poem: Written History

There is a box in your basement or attic (or in last week’s trash) overfilled with letters that I’d written too you and about us and these memories and poems and prayers are one half of our written history. Beneath my bed is a similar box filled with your writing and lip prints and smellsContinue reading “Poem: Written History”

Excerpt from, “A dent and the other half of a smile”

(This story, in its entirety, is contained in my book of poetry and short fiction titled, “Songs you can’t dance to” – available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble by searching ‘steven harz’) — He doesn’t recall how they’d actually met – Sunday school or second grade or summers at the swim club – all he rememberedContinue reading “Excerpt from, “A dent and the other half of a smile””