featured poet ~ “J”

(inter)national poetry month
April 2012

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

“J”

to celebrate {inter}national poetry month,  i am pleased to be featuring some of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the past two and a half years to meet this amazing group of  people through twitter and their blogs.  not only are they writers who excite and enchant and entrance their readers,  they are,  one and all,  nice people who are supportive of  everyone in our online poetry community.  the “age of  technology”  has,  in fact,  facilitated the spread of  the ARTS! ~  poetry,  photography,  art,  prose,  music…   i have friends i have yet to meet face-to-face from all around the world.  day or night,  you can visit their blogs and be transported to another time or place or frame of  mind with just a few clicks of  a mouse.  i find it thrilling!  and i believe you will find it equally thrilling to discover their words.

i will be putting up these posts throughout the month of  April to reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.  in order to include as many poets as possible,  most posts will contain the work of  several poets,  with a short introduction to each one and a small sampling of their poetry.  i am participating in the  Blogging from A to Z Challenge April 2012  by featuring the poets in alphabetical order by first name MOST of  the time ~ there will be a few other groupings,  as well.

just click on the  “Read More”  links on each poem to be taken to a new tab or window to read the rest of  the poem on the author’s blog.  if  you enjoy what you read,  please leave a comment on their blog to let them know.  { you don’t have to say you saw them here. }  i am truly honored that these wonderful people agreed to be featured on my blog ~  my gratitude to them all.

and thank you for coming to our celebration ~  enjoy!

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featured poet:

Joanne Marie Firth  aka  @JoanneMFirth

Joanne Marie Firth  { @JoanneMFirth }  is my best friend.  we met on twitter toward the end of  2010.  she lives across the country,  we’ve never been face-to-face  {yet}  but she is like a sister to me.  i have the utmost respect for Joanne as a woman,  mother,  human being….  poet,  writer,  photographer,  artist.  she has been writing since she was young and her talent is at a level far beyond the reach of  most.  when you go to her blog,  don’t miss her additional page of   Haiku…a few less words than usual.   enjoy her words and images  ~

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The Edge Of  My Dreams”    by   Joanne Marie Firth

Disjointed scenarios

Crashing  waves

Falling asunder

Until wakefulness saves

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Eyes barely open…..Read More

via   Words just words

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How Far Is It?   by  Joanne Marie Firth

How far is it?

from

Elation to exasperation

from

Hope to craving

from

Desire to disgust

How far is it?

from…..Read More


via  Words just words

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Fruition   by  Joanne Marie Firth

Today is the day. Three months of waiting, watching…..Read More

via  Words just words

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Renewal    by  Joanne Marie Firth

From the beginning

tangled and jarred

answers before questions

future plans scarred

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Reality captured

what I was on the run from…..Read More

via   Words just words

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HAIKU   by  Joanne Marie Firth

In my quiet heart

resides echos of laughter

…..Read More

via  HAIKU…  A FEW LESS WORDS THAN USUAL

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featured poet:

June O’Reilly  aka  @LunaJune

June O’Reilly  { @LunaJune }  is an amazing woman,  poet and celestial force.  her smile and her energy light the world and warm the hearts of  all around her,  whether in the same room,  across the ocean or in the virtual world.   i felt a strong connection with June from the first time i saw a tweet of  hers.  i am grateful that we have become friends ~ just thinking about her brings a smile to my face.  she feels like a sister… sometimes she feels like another me.  her life force adds more to the universe than any other woman i’ve ever met.  her poetry is magical.  even the comments she leaves on others’  sites are wonderful  {often more powerful than the original post.}   i adore Junie and i am in awe of  her words and photographs.  i know you will be touched by the love that is Luna ~

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Love… a four letter word…”    by  Luna

Love colourful like us

Love only vibrates

Love only is

Love is a wave

just photons of light

love loves…..Read More


via  LUNAJUNE’S  POSTEROUS

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Be The …..   by  Luna

be the rain that flows upon me

be the flower I stop to smell

be the wind that blows through me

be the wonder that stops my mind

reach my soul…..Read More

 via  Moon Wanderings

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life reaches   by  Luna

Life

reaches up

seeking the wa…..Read More

via   ON MY WAY TO… YOU!

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Happiness    by  Luna

I am Love
  bask in my glow

I am Happiness
  come play in my joy

I am…..Read More


via  Moon Wanderings

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Accepting Love    by  Luna

Letting go of the complications

that I can not change.
Holding on to the love
that is changing me.
Remembering that love
has no watch.
Giving back,
all that I hav…..Read More

via  Connections

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June’s Blogs ~

Moon Wanderings

LUNAJUNE’S POSTEROUS

Connections

ON MY WAY TO…. YOU!

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featured poet:

Joy Ann Jones  aka  @hedgewitch

Joy Ann Jones  {aka hedgewitch when she is roaming around the internet}  { @hedgewitch }   is an extraordinary poet whose words weave spells of enchantment and wonder on her blog  Verse Escape.   in her own words,  she is a  “Graduate of Satan’s Reform School for Wayward Girls.  Doctorate in Verbosity from STFU.”  don’t let that fool you though  ~  Joy is a very kind and generous soul.  granted,  with a razor-sharp wit.  {smile}  oh,  and she grows things…   beautiful gardeny things.  here is a sample of  the poems she grows  ~

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Incubus II”    by   Joy Ann Jones/hedgewitch

Tonight the incubus is in
a vile mood.
His pouts are puffs of sulphur
huffed on my walls,
leaving a yellow palled
skin of ill will;
his tail jerks and…..Read More

 via  Verse Escape   (c) Joy Ann Jones. Joy blogs as hedgewitch at Verse Escape

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Vessel   by  Joy Ann Jones/hedgewitch

When the moon
is winking
like the Grey Sisters’ eye
passed from housetop
to housetop, glassy bright
and wide as a fawn’s
I feel your touch
the wind in the night
cool on fever’s summer,
you who can kiss with…..Read More


via  Verse Escape  (c) Joy Ann Jones. Joy blogs as hedgewitch at Verse Escape

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Ritual    by  Joy Ann Jones/hedgewitch

The drum is beating low
but constant like Leviathon’s heart
far up in the moonless basin
filled with the ocean of  night.
 
The flame flares with the ghosts of grasses
born on the banshee’s wind.
The bent man circles in his animal mask
rustling soft the rattle of bone.
 
In this black of smoke and flicker
his chant is a shine, his words…..Read More

via  Verse Escape  (c) Joy Ann Jones. Joy blogs as hedgewitch at Verse Escape

artwork ~ Figure de pleureuse. Musée du Louvre
Pourrait être Isis pleurant Osiris  {in the public domain}
18th Dynasty Terracotta sculpture; thought to be Isis mourning Osiris

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Faerie Tales    by  Joy Ann Jones/hedgewitch

Once upon a time
a nightingale
pressed her breast upon a thorn
trilled her last liquid song
to stain for a fool
one perfect rose red.

Once upon a time
a mermaid renounced her tail…..Read More

via  Verse Escape  (c) Joy Ann Jones. Joy blogs as hedgewitch at Verse Escape

artwork ~  Clonfert mermaid from Clonfert Cathedral, Clonfert, County Galway, Ireland
Trounce under the Creative Commons License

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Raven and Stone    by  Joy Ann Jones/hedgewitch

Artists: J. Gould and E. Gould; Lithographer: E. Gould

The raven holds
a found brightness in his claw
that his sharp beak
will never crack
yet he eyes it with
the very speaking soul
of possession,
one hunger set aside
while another feeds…..Read More


via  Verse Escape  (c) Joy Ann Jones. Joy blogs as hedgewitch at Verse Escape

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

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i would have loved to have included more poets,  but it just wasn’t possible in the amount of  time which i can devote to my blog right now.  there are many, many more poets who are far better writers than i,  and i sincerely hope no one is offended that i did not ask them to participate.  these are the poets i  “know”  and felt comfortable approaching.  maybe you and i can get better acquainted before next year?  {smile}  thank you for your visit!  ♥  dani

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4 Comments

Filed under A to Z April Challenge 2012, featured poet, guest post, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poet, poetry, Post-A-Day2012, Post-A-Week2012

4 responses to “featured poet ~ “J”

  1. To paraphrase the Waylon Jennings song, “If we all wrote like we wanted to, we’d all sound like Joy Jones”! What a pleasure to see my BFF featured here at my Sista Poet’s place, and the choice of poems is stellar.

  2. hedgewitch

    Thanks, dani, for this kind feature of some of my work . I very much enjoyed reading your other ‘J’ poets as well. Truly, without the community we build here online, we’re like flowers that bloom in some far alpine meadow that no one sees–thanks for taking everyone on a hike through those blooming fields.

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