News and a Disney Poem!

Hello, everyone! I mostly post poetry but occasionally I have poetry related news. Next Thursday, July 16th, I will participate in an author fair and sign books at The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6-8 pm. I will be giving out these:


Pretty cool, right? It should be a lot of fun. For more information, follow the Facebook event.

In other news, I had two poems published in a fantastic online journal, Across the Margin. Be sure and check it out here.

And now, as promised, poetry inspired by the music of Disney.

Kiss the Girl

swoon, you sigh
the moon ain’t heavy,
baby, when you wish
on stars a thousand
years is worth the wait.

© Ben Ditmars 2015



Famous Quotes Reimagined

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all love is created equal.” – Thomas Jefferson

“To love is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it’s that love will not be contained. Love breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously… I’m simply saying that love finds a way.” – Ian Malcolm

“We shall go on to the end, we shall love in France, we shall love on the seas and oceans, we shall love with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our love, whatever the cost may be, we shall love on the beaches, we shall love on the landing grounds, we shall love in the fields and in the streets, we shall love in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill