poplar seed, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, poplar seed, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

poplar seed

the apple orchard
lives along the shadows
of a love that lingers

sometimes in the gallows

of a destiny told to me
once upon a story made…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by habunman, Pixabay


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pain and promise

I stir the pain and promise
of another day

living amongst the calmest tides, and
between thin wispy clouds

I await

the love within this shroud
knowing the pain delivered is filled with gold
hues

and ambiguity among truths
birthed

within the mountains cold

and dark, living inside me a mark
filled with the void of time

sung from my fingertips, to the
mountain tops

I slip

into a reverie and cannot exist
a moment longer

than is needed

I withdraw
and await the heeded, love

I hope

to carry me into the gates of my beloved
where love’s already been seeded


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


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A Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women Event on June 4, A Spillwords Nomination, and A Poem: the me, in you

Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

When I learned last month that Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women was open to submissions from all sexes, I chose to submit two poems written specifically for this wonderful collection.

I am honored to announce that my two poems were accepted. I’m also excited to inform you about a WIH event on June 4.

From the Editor, Gabriela Marie Milton:

On Saturday June 4, at 9 am CT – 10 am ET (USA) join me and Ingrid on Twitter Space for a lively discussion and updates on our anthology Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women. By saving and clicking on the link below you can listen to the discussion even if you do not have a Twitter account. Please share the link with those you think may be interested. I can’t wait to talk to those of you who can attend.

https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1lDxLLreevkxm

That is 7 am PT (USA) for those on the west coast.  I will be there and hope to see you there too.

Spillwords Press, May Publication of the Month Nomination

I am also honored to announce that my poem, Hidden Inside, was nominated for May Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press. Whereas all of the poems I write have deep meaning to me, this poem is deeper than most.

As some of you know, there was a time when I was disconnected from my intention and all of the gifts that the connection to one’s heart entails.

It’s been a long time since that time, yet emotions still arise from that part of my life, as it was traumatic and very difficult.

It makes the nomination for my poem, Hidden Inside, more profound for me.

I would be honored if you would go here and vote. Voting closes on 5/29. Thank you!

A Poem: the me, in you

splashes of lilac dance across the sky
in tune with my heart denied

as aspects of you

hide
under the suffering moon

and, as it all takes root

I dance across tree limbs
looking for a commonplace to loom

in my quest
to understand the me, in you


Photo by Prawny, Pixabay


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helios of pain, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, helios of pain, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

helios of pain

birds fly through the sky
as in my heart, our love always resides

flittering
and mistaking a beat or two
for a remedy made of oranges that are blue…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by ractapopulous, Pixabay


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