daffodil dreams

from the tips of my fingers
to the tops of my toes

a flower sits
in repose

calling to me
dejected and forlorn

I compose

and listen to the words whispered

speaking to me of daffodil dreams
and peeks sanguine

in the distance
they seem

like a memory

of another time
when the love you brought to me

was something altogether different
than this fractured reverie

Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay

#poetry, #contemplation, #despair, #found, #hope, #life, #lost, #love, #poem, #reflection, #romance

Spillwords Author of the Month Update, and rhythm and sound

Spillwords Press, NYC

I am elated and honored to share with you that I was voted as the Spillwords Press Author of the Month of January and February!

I am deeply grateful to Dagmara K and the entire team at Spillwords for supporting my work; and deeply grateful to each of you for being here, supporting me, and being such wonderful friends. It is because of each of you that I am here today. You inspire me, and I appreciate each of you very much. Thank you!

rhythm and sound
walking along the ground, I stumbled,
and fell

happenings like this
tout a specific

and sound, like walking amongst the

what confused me most then,
was not knowing —

is derived from

took quite a few more stumbles, and

among the trees,
the leaves,

all of the misery

to notice, the hand was always there, even
when on the

I was already found…

#poetry, #clarity, #community, #confusion, #found, #healing, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #spillwords-press, #thank-you

and… love… is seen. An Honorable Mention

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose, by Gabriela Marie Milton

As you may know, the the winners of the Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose Poetry Contest were announced earlier this week. I would like to congratulate the winners, Virginia Mateias, Ingrid Wilson, Eric Daniel Clarke, D. Wallace Peach, and Timothy Price. If you’ve not had the opportunity to read their poems, I invite you to read them at, The Winners of The Poetry Contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose. The poems are lovely.

I am humbled to have been named as an honorable mention in the contest, alongside Joni Caggiano, Cindy Georgakas, Karima Hoisan, and Carrie Yang. I admire all of these talented poets, and am, again, honored to be named among them. A BIG thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton for creating and hosting this lovely contest.

Here is the beginning of the poem I entered into the contest.

and… love… is seen.

is not the end
this story may commence
like petals on a flowers recompense

as love breaks the moon in two
I’m reminded of you
tranquility among stormy seas
the key


I would be honored if you would visit Gabriela’s site, Short Prose, and read the rest of my poem, and the poems of the other honorable mentions. Thank you!

#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #found, #honorable-mention, #life, #lost, #love, #nature, #poem, #reflection, #womansplendor-and-sorrow-poetry-contest