Poetry and Prose by #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and Jan/Feb 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month
Love won’t leave when love asks for more of it Love to love, stays For Love is a delicate yet strong dance Of push and pull A determined yet dual-minded commitment Of will and endurance A resolute giver yet receiver Of affection and affirmation An illogical yet survivalist twist Of with and without A choreographed yet tethered balance Of give and take A resolute yet discerning choice Of stay not stray Love won’t leave when love asks for more of it Love to love, stays
I sit in the quiet underneath the white oak watch the rain rolling from my left edging the sun towards my right Isn’t that what grief does to us chipping away the simple things we enjoy I remain sitting under the tangled arms unshaken, unmoved, undisturbed Here is my sanctuary and centre of gravity where we once hid from the world’s chaos and found each other locked gaze in awe
They bloom with vibes as grapes drive on vines, butterflies welcome their seasons in species, My blood celebrate me.
But, when blooms derail when transitions cut off maturity, and my blood betrays me, Can l announce to denounce ? Can any type fit in tighter than ‘A’? Denouncing it is denouncing self and soul denouncing it is denouncing my nature.
As healing rains fall with water and fire to take us higher, so do l prepare for the smooth, the rough and tough turns, even for the never hoped for, to be at peace with pains, For no other can hide my heartaches in smiles than myself, for Sorrow is a perfect Picture of Love in progress.
I’ve recently been reflecting more about how much of an honor it is to know that my book is in some of your homes, and in your hands. The feeling is one of deep gratitude and appreciation. A deep appreciation and gratitude for each of you. Thank you for always being here, for your support, and for your friendship.
I’ve also been reflecting upon the new reviews of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, which I’ve seen come up on Amazon and Goodreads. They are amazing. Here are the newest reviews.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Paula, Kathy, Sadje, and Melisa. I am touched and deeply honored by your beautiful words.
I will publish another post later this week with a few more beautiful reviews. Such an honor.
Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration
I am overjoyed with the response thus far to the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days collaborative invitation. Every poem I received has touched my heart.
If you’d like to be a part of this collaboration, submissions are currently open and will remain open through September 23. You can read thesubmission details here.
One last thing before we go.
About two months ago I was reading Off Center & Not Even, by Timothy Price, and there was this stunning image, which led the photos that day, you can see it here. I commented that I would love to have that image hanging on a wall in my house. Well, Tim responded with, what size would you like. I told him the size, and here is what it looks like hanging on my wall. I love it. Thank you again, Tim.