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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reflections on Poetry


 Poetry, beautiful poetry! I have been enjoying reading and writing poetry for a long time now. I  did not keep my first collection of poetry, unfortunately. I wish I had them just to read over, so I could get a feel for what I was feeling at the time. For me, poetry is about feeling the energy of the moment. Being present.
     I like the honesty of bold poetry, the realness it holds. It captures you and resonates with you in its simplicity. Then again, the meaning of each poem can be, and rightly so, interpreted differently be each individual that reads it. I like that personalization, too.
     I am still looking for a home for my second book of poetry, Echoes of Moonlight.
I am hopeful. I am determined. My dream is alive, however stressed and tested!
     I have some new poetry for you today. I hope you enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing my writing!


It was in the garden
surrounded by an early mist
that I  first felt a sense of mystery,
of awe at nature's raw
overwhelming beauty;
the essence of eternity breathed through the plants
through red and white and green;
I was silenced by the moment of love
permeating the chilly dawn.
Wisdom had greeted me that morning.


Do the words come because of the tears,
or do the tears come because of the words?
I sit alone in silence attempting to write
yet I pause, feeling frozen, in suspension.
Every moment has led to this moment
and my vision leads me now
to uncharted waters.
Nothing left but to choose my words
and my vision, carefully.
We create , I create, with the speaking
and writing
of words.

Life is beautiful. Savor it. Today.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Poetry and Wisdom


    I have been writing poetry again  and will probably be shopping for another journal. I like to write
my poetry by hand and then type it later, putting it where it needs to go.

    I have been thinking about wisdom lately, and how I named my cat Sophia Dawn, for the dawn of wisdom. What does wisdom mean to me? It means listening to your  highest self, your spiritual true self. It means choosing life-affirming thoughts and actions. It means choosing love.

     I never thought of myself as one who makes rash moves, one who leaps without thinking. But since last year I have taken such unlike-me actions that it makes me wonder, did I make a wise choice? Was I acting from a place of being guided by wisdom? I guess you might say I reflect on things a bit! Lol.
     Anyway, nearly two years ago I brought home my new kitten. I knew just what to name her. Sophia Dawn, for the dawn of wisdom. I was really seeking answers to some personal questions at the time.  I love my cat! Even if she has ruined a couch and some woodwork!

Below I have a poem about wisdom. I hope you enjoy. Oh, and a picture of Sophia, too.


Wisdom speaks and we do not listen
Wisdom cries and our response is to ignore
Wisdom breathes into us; like a gentle breeze it washes over everything at one.
After our resistance stops
acceptance dawns within us
understanding and knowing grow
changing the heart of  the one who allows it
a place to be.

From Sophia and I: Thank you!  Happy reading!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Writing Events and More


Hello! How are things going this spring so far for you?
Can you believe it is April?
How much spring cleaning is planned or done? I need to get started!
I also need to keep track of my writing projects.
I am submitting my poetry book and have spent time on  
and I have been slowly  adding poems  to a growing collection for another book.
I do not have a title for this book of poems.  The one I am sending out is titled
Echoes of Moonlight. 
I hope to have a home for it soon!

     Until then, may I share my first poetry book with you?
It is titled Sing to me of words, and it is not only my first book of poetry, it is my first book. I self-published it while still working full-time.
It is a book of devotional-style poems. Uplifting and soul-searching.  if you like spiritual poetry, then try my poems! I am to inspire with my words.

Check out a gift from my  heart. Poetry is meant to touch the soul!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Poetry of Now

Welcome to a few more poems! I am very excited to be in
many places with my poetry... on FB groups, here, and at 
 Also, I am working on another collection of poems. It might be another chapbook. I
will keep you posted!


A quiet acceptance I do not want to fight
any  longer;
when the rages wash over me
I am brought to the reality of my knees
touching the earth.
Acceptance gives me peace
cools the embers of the flames
that consume me and enables me
to stage my rising.


a quiet inspiration grows
blossoms into the rarest of flowers
in the garden of my heart
where my dream resides

Thanks for enjoying a moment of poetry with me. I plan to gather some reading inspiration at the library soon. What do you read for inspiration?