You can read them right here!
Something agitated has quieted within me.
Life can rip you up
and leave you with ribbons that don’t
the right way.
But there is no right,
I don’t think.
They just ache to be together.
So I let the ribbons fall down
wherever they wanted to.
Then the churning turmoil
soothed and cooled.
This is my final poetry installment for this series. I will definitely have more to come in the future! Also, a third poem entitled “Chiseled” has been published in In Parentheses Magazine, which can bought here https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1812064
Sunburst stretches over the mountain tops
To enliven the sleepy land.
Sunflowers pop open to greet the clouds
And to tower over the field.
Sunbathers nourish the body
With vitamins and fresh air.
Sunbaked earth cracks open
To receive the rain that is promised to arrive.
Sunset cools over to give permission
That all may rest.
Are you trying to find your way?
Here’s what I’ve learned.
Listen for the secrets
Whispered through the trees,
For they lead to paths of life;
But do not listen to the secrets of spiders
Because they are full of venom
Crows squawk exaggerated tales,
But don’t dismiss them,
Because nuggets of truth are buried inside.
You might find a clue
Under the moss-slick rocks.
Overturn a few,
But there are no guarantees
So don’t waste too much time with them.
Finally, the frogs will sing for you
Just when you are about to give up.
Follow their tune home.
I’ll see you there.
Hello everyone! I have pre-order information on my first published poem, “Hush.” My poem is featured in the Charlotte Poetry Review and can be ordered here: https://www.localgemspoetrypress.com/north-carolina-bards-charlotte-preorders.html?fbclid=IwAR3W3C-dRI3unuY2F5ay2B6zcCXMwoJNIYIpTjfN5XKGNAKWO5Ug1PcVJMc
Please enjoy this poem for free!
FRESH BAKED BREAD
Humming and kneading,
Rocking and sighing,
Rising and waiting.
I sift my discontent in the flour,
I pound my pain into the dough,
I sit silently,
And let the baking heat flash over me.
Then everything cools.
I butter the bread
And I’m well fed.
With a full stomach,
And plenty leftover,
I am soothed.
Great news! I have proofed my poems for the NC Bards anthology and the Bards Against Hunger chapbook, and they will be available soon. I will be sure to post links here if you’re interested in purchasing them. There is a lot of great work from other poets in these collections, so you would be getting diverse poetry from numerous talents. Also, the proceeds from Bards Against Hunger go to local food banks in North Carolina.
I don’t usually do “love poems” because very few people can pull them off without being sappy. But it’s mine and my husband’s 7th wedding anniversary today, so I’m giving it a go.
Here is this week’s poem:
Your sacred soul
And my holy heart
Breathe defiant life
In this bitter, brittle tundra.
Our hands interweave to hold
A warmth that shames
The ice that creeps away
To hidden corners.
Nothing dare touch us
In our infinite divine.
I have been writing poetry since I was a little girl. I won prizes for my poetry and did public readings of them. I didn’t write as much in college and in grad school. But last year I started writing poetry again, and this year I started submitting poems to be published.
I want to get my poems out there to be read, and I have two poems being published soon! Both by NC Bards, one in an anthology and one in a chapbook. When those are available I will post links to them.
As I gain experience in my poetry publishing, I want to share some on my blog too. So I have decided to write poems to share on here each week. I mean, who is going to read my poetry unless I go ahead and share my art with everyone?
Here’s the first one for you to enjoy:
Eve Out of Eden: A Haiku
Yes, I ate the fruit.
But who are you to judge me?
This was not your choice.