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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Writing poetry

Good day to you!




Thank you for stopping by and being a part of my writing world. That's where my heart is lately. Anyway, I have some new poetry for you. I hope you like it!


Updates : I have been submitting my poems to so many places! I have a notebook to keep track. No, it's not digital! It probably should be, but I like the natural feel of handwriting my poems first before I post them or put them in a document. Guess I am just old-fashioned that way. Oh well!
My full-length book of poems I hope to find a publishing home for soon. That is a dream that I have. Wish me luck!


Below are some poems just for you, not for submission to any poetry contests or part of my growing collection for yet another book. I hope you like!


Take time to smell the flowers (not just roses!) this week.
Life is precious. And beauty is everywhere.








Dreams


Leaves
whisper softly
when they fall
Love
lies gently
upon an open heart
but dreams -
oh, dreams -
Dreams
crack open loudly
when abandoned;
Refusing to be ignored
they make a mess
demand attention
and then
take hold of you
all of you
until you
no longer
exist










Sun


The sun shines
when I look at you
even on a cloudy day;
the radiance of your smile
nourishes my soul like sunlight
does the plant
and water does the seed.
Truly there is no darkness
when you are near.
I wonder
where does your source of
radiance
come from?


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hi!
I am excited to announce that I have been nominated for the
Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Cori van de Stege, author of the blog http://www.51stories.com
It has been a source of joy and encouragement during this time in my writing life to receive this nomination. I am honored and touched. It is a heartfelt goal of mine to inspire through my writing.
Thank you, dear Cori, for the nomination.
 
 
 
Here is my list of inspiring blogs. I nominate the following for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award :

1. http://www.debcoman.com  This is a place of motivation and uplifting energy. By Deb Coman.
2. Http://www.soulwiseliving.com This blog has a beautiful message and format. Awesomeness from  Lara Clark!
3. Http://www.transformationgoddess.com by Shannon Vanderleek is rich with resources! Be inspired!
4. Http://www.cherigamble.com This is a place for advice, tips, humor and encouragement. Sweet!
5. Http://www.cordeliacallsitquits.com A place of searching, questioning, growing. Fabulous.
6. http://www.peggynolan.com. This is a great place of inner strength, faith, openness. Terrific.
7. Http://www.katemcolby.wordpress.com So much advice and inspiration. Wow.
8. Http://www.shawnbird.com I love poetry and really enjoy reading the work here by Shawn Bird. Lovely.
9. http://www.ryanlanz.com  I find motivation, encouragement and information. Perfect.
10. Http://www.healthnutgirl.com Rachel Kiefer does a great job inspiring us to be healthy!
11. Http://www.happywholesomelife.com  Here Nadia Shana Krauss inspires in more ways than one!
12. Http://www.sheilacallaham.com Really enjoy motivation and encouragement here.
13. Http://www.thewritelife.com.au  Such a beautiful place. Newly discovered jewel. Be inspired!


14. Http://mindfulpathways.com.  It's all about wellness! Great stuff from Janet Nestor!
15. Http://www.sweetgrassinthewind.wordpress.com I love the poetry and encouragement here! Thank you, Cynthia Sharp!




Ok, so I guess I need to list those 5 things that are part of the award guidelines. Here goes!
1. Thank the person who nominated you and thank them, linking to their blog.
2. Display the award on your blog in your blog entry.
3. List the guidelines top be followed.
4. List 7 things about yourself that no one else knows.
5. Nominate 15 other terrific bloggers!







Now for seven things about me you didn't know.





1. I love to cook. I enjoy cooking shows and get excited by kitchen gadgets.
2. I have often read more than one book at a time.
3. I sing in the car. When I am alone.
4. I am 4 Ft 6. Thus the tinypoet name for here and twitter.
5. I have Turner Syndrome.
6. I had open heart surgery at age 3.
7. These last few things influence my life and my writing.





Well, that about sums it up.
Thanks for being a apart of my journey.
Stay inspired. See the beauty that is all around.
Be Love and Be Well.


See you soon with more poetry!



Thursday, March 19, 2015

New poems, and what is coming soon







Good day and thank you for stopping by! Just a little more poetry today, this time courtesy of picmonkey and vacation pictures.


I have been excited to start on putting together poetry for a new series on Http://channillo.com  It is up and coming, not even available yet. I will let you know when it is ready and I hope you will join me there!








 
 
 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fresh Poetry, Quiet Musings








Poetry !!


This is a post all about poetry. I have written some new poetry and have been submitting some to some contests and magazines (Yay!), but these poems belong here. I have been feeling reflective and contemplative as of late and poetry is MY outlet! What's your outlet?








Moments








Moments go by; it is the love that remains
eternal and constant
Words linger and fade; it is the love that remains
constant and eternal
Hope shines a light upon our dreams before they fall
it is the love that remains
giving meaning to moments
weight to words
direction to our dreams;
When the winds of time sweep away your tears
you remember
only love remains














Mystery










Dive into the mystery with me
we shall untold wonders see
of magic and creation, eternal energy;
When the question arises, how to be free
simply say Watch. Do nothing. Only Be.
Immersed in the moment, you and I become we
separate entities, we merge and create a unified humanity.
This ocean of oneness flows through us all equally
no longer me, you, he, or she.
This is the mystery.








Thank you for reading my poetry! Stay inspired! Happy reading!




Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Tiny Poet... that's me.










Hi! Thank you for being here. Welcome!
I will start with a question.


Why am I the tiny poet?
Because I am tiny. 4"6' to be exact.
     Being my size has presented me with all kinds of  challenges to overcome. Most of them mental, to be sure. Physically, I will always have to adapt. You don't want to see me climbing around in my kitchen to get the pasta on the top shelf-- scary!
     I started writing when I was young, and I started with poetry. I love poetry.

     For me , poetry is a way to express my feelings, my emotional response to life.
Writing clears my head, purifies my mind. I write to feel better, to vent. To dream.To emote. Poetry is soothing, invigorating, moving. It creates and defines a world of rich emotion.
    Saying that I am a tiny poet as opposed to someone else, lol) is my way of both embracing my uniqueness and love of words. It is a proclamation of my true self.
     On that note, here are a few poems for today.
Happy writing and reading!








Tiny Poet


she was and is
a poet-
always will be;
it's in her,
the feelings
overwhelming
longing to be expressed;
life is
messy
hard
confusing
cold,
so she used words
to understand
to change
to accept
the things she wants to change
and the things she cannot;
she uses words
like a grace-given superpower
to handle, express
create
life.












She Went




She went forward
trusting
unclear and yet
sure of her safety;
thoughts of the future
she was told
would create her reality,
so why did fear
sit upon her chest like a dragon
breathing fire and ice?
Something inside her wouldn't quit
refused to feel defeat
so she conquered her oppressor
slaying doubt and fear;
in smoky ruins it lay around her
and once again she went forward
toward her destiny
trusting
all was as it should be.