Wild Geese: A Poem by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on.Continue reading “Wild Geese: A Poem by Mary Oliver”

let us slumber

let us slumber in the moonlight of our mind where feathers drift with honeyed dreams in the quiver of breath before a dawn then sail upon what it is we may find let us slumber in the brewing of loons beneath camomile leaves and northern winds crawling let us make our own cocoon let usContinue reading “let us slumber”

a letter from eros

love is unconditionally true, as newborn eyes looking back at you love is quiet, on a rainy day when holding hands seems to braid colors into the gray love is patient, when voice is lost strength in understanding at every cost love is a fighter when battles concede finding equal footing, a tug of warContinue reading “a letter from eros”

benthos

beyond the shallows where your waves steep extracting the flavors of the sea in the rush of darkness, i bloom most silently into this garden of benthos, a blushing bride i become where you in most ardent steps nakedly roam clutching the tapestry of emeralds woven about my hair draping upon the coral of myContinue reading “benthos”

train rides

hitchhiking to these, my forgotten spaces thumbs up to the clouds waiting for the train to catch that wind the bell tolls silently so to those who listen to those with no fear of letting go i cradle my bag, my makeshift courage kit to wander now needlessly to where the leaves blow, where theyContinue reading “train rides”

Daffodils by William Wordsworth: A Spoken Word Poem

 William Wordsworth was an English romantic  poet who helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. His piece, Daffodils also known as I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, is a piece I adore. Won’t you go on the journey with me a I read, The Daffodils.

Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee: Spoken Word, Emily Bronte

I fell in love with the worlds the Bronte sisters painted in my youth. Emily Bronte however easily became a favorite with her poetry and I have found myself decades later still turning to her words on those days when inspiration fails me or simply to connect again with what I found a kindred soul.Continue reading “Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee: Spoken Word, Emily Bronte”

queen of the shades

minnows wading beneath the dance of the trees lending a choir to the air as earthen creatures stir but to catch a glimpse of she their maiden of the shade, their spring breathing persephone a narcissus sips from a nymph filled river bed unable to resist the breath of its perfume, she bows as itsContinue reading “queen of the shades”

Alone: Edgar Allan Poe -a spoken word poem

After starting my YouTube channel where I have begun reciting my poetry, I found it disheartening to discover not many videos exist of women reciting a favorite, Edgar Allan Poe. So I thought I’d like to give it a try. I have read him since I was thirteen years old but never have I daredContinue reading “Alone: Edgar Allan Poe -a spoken word poem”

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