river deltas hymn

trees hold up the sky
you’ve always known it was that way

by design

like candy rolled up into a tiny ball
sprinkled

with love, these shiny bits of

fall, brown and sandalwood colored delightfulness
befall us all

when we allow the love of childhood to enter the space
we’ve hidden inside

the flowers stamen, tall
and magnificent

a fragrance from the heavens cascading down in time
with the beating of our hearts

even when thin, and dreary

the tides

escape
the banks of the river deltas hymn
with the love we share in common within


I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love, prayers, hugs, and support you sent to my family and I over the past few days. Things have settled, and I now am back on WP. I will spend the next few days catching up on your beautiful poems and posts. Sending love and blessings to all of you.


I was elated to learn yesterday that the Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women anthology is now a #1 best seller. How amazing! Congratulations to Gabriela, Ingrid, Nick, and all of the wonderfully talented authors! You can pick up a copy here.

As a reminder, there is a launch party this morning at 7 am PST, where some of the authors will be reading their poems from the anthology. That is one hour from now, and you can tune in via YouTube here. Alas, I will not be in attendance this morning, yet send my love and best wishes to Gabriela, Ingrid, Nick, and all of the authors for a splendid event.


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


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The Seas Adoration, Published at Spillwords Press

I am excited to announce that my poem, The Seas Adoration, is now available at Spillwords Press. A big thank you to Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this piece, and for their continued support.

The Seas Adoration

sitting on the shore of lore, I nestle
into the salt and stone

vibrating all alone

while listening
to the wind whistle strawberry tunes

as birds carry blueberry hues
in a sky…

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


Photo by Jamaica1802, Pixabay


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petals and pearls

I take trips back and forth up the mountain
while relegating

the misery I feel, like a pin drop

of blood
after the storm stops

I watch

the sunrise
over my heart of flowers
atop

our bed of petals and pearls

made from
loves most tranquil and delicate fibers
surreal

stitched
in the early morning, and
weaved with the fabric of our present glory

these two hearts, believe

in all they see

especially when pain arises
with the most pressing need


Photo by InsaneArtist, Pixabay


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sky blue

I see love in you, and the sky blue

wishing upon a falling star
true

I wonder

about nature
and the love living inside my mind

though, this time
I relegate love to another line

of hope, as it lingers in the air
like mist carrying the sun
within its moist, and ever so toiled

breath, I dare

to challenge the moon, breaking apart
my heart

none

can prepare me for the agony
of life’s darkness
to me, each morning renewed

with starkness, so

I run, and run, and run, and, then

Stop.

and, wait at the end of the sun
where arises something new

as I reach out my hand toward you


Photo by cargirl2b, Pixabay


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the moonlit curve

fireflies sparkle like dust
reminding me of dancing chimes
lingering in the sun

they arise like a wildflower in
bloom

can you imagine the fear consumed?

walking into the waves
as they come in
we bask in a love that has never been

while the taste of your scent fills the room
and I hear you call

from the moon

whispering to me softly
I gather my nerves

and walk straight into the moonlit curve


Photo by Victoria_Borodinova, Pixabay


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