featured poets ~ Hannah Gosselin

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

the  60th  featured poet in  2012!

Hannah  Gosselin

i have been pleased to feature some of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i’ve been so 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.

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!

this is the final post planned  for the 2012 featured poet series
you can click on the  “featured poets”  tab at the top of  the page for links to everyone featured in 2011 & 2012

please leave a comment to let me know if  you would like to see the series again in 2013

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featured poet:

Hannah  Gosselin

i met Hannah Gosselin in the poetry blogosphere and was immediately impressed with her poetry and photography.  at her blog  Metaphors and Smiles,  Hannah  has a page talking about haiku,  haiku key,  which is full of  great information.    Hannah is one of  forty poets in the book   ‘Prompted,  an International Collection of  Poems’  HERE.  you can find out more about Hannah in interviews at  imaginary garden with real toads  HEREPoets United  HERE  and  POETIC BLOOMINGS  HERE.

in her own words ~

“I  am perpetually inspired by love shared with my husband and two young sons and am awestruck by beauty in nature.  I enjoy indulging in heart-work:  writing,  dance and visual arts.”

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Graceful  Maple   by   Hannah Gosselin

Peering through crimson canopy,

eyes struggle seeking the source;

bark-ridge…..Read More

via  Metaphors and Smiles

photograph by Hannah Gosselin
©All Rights Reserved

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Two Jue Ju’s with English Flair for You…

Anticipation   by   Hannah Gosselin

As a bloom unfurled and hungering,

she extends her slender neck;

exposing…..Read More

via  Metaphors and Smiles

photograph by Hannah Gosselin  ©All Rights Reserved

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Not an Atypical Poem”    by   Hannah Gosselin

Lower me to the raging of river,

float me atop waters current;

a swiftly-slipping origami boat,

perching on the lip…

of the next swirling eddy.

*

Trace the skies of my pattern

as I…..Read More

via   Metaphors and Smiles

photograph by Hannah Gosselin  ©All Rights Reserved

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Truth Hurts?”    by   Hannah Gosselin

It’s always the guttural grounds,

grounds, they’re mired and thick,

thick-lipped your tongue slips

slips spilling words you’ll regret.

Regret is tangible, heavy in the air

air that…..Read More

via  Metaphors and Smiles

photograph by Hannah Gosselin  ©All Rights Reserved

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~FOR THE SEEING~   by   Hannah Gosselin

The Mason jar full of broken shards…

its translucent-jagged pieces haunt me,

their aching-angles are dangerous

they shine so brightly, deceptively.

This vessel is hidden in plain sight

beneath our…..Read More

via  Metaphors and Smiles

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A handful of haiku for the Sunday Toads Challenge ~

Stumbling for Forget-Me-Nots   by   Hannah Gosselin

slow rooted toes tremble

in awe…..Read More

Proud  Poppy   by   Hannah Gosselin

blinded by fair papery petals

worth in…..Read More

via  Metaphors and Smiles

photographs by Hannah Gosselin  ©All Rights Reserved

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

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24 Comments

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24 responses to “featured poets ~ Hannah Gosselin

  1. Thank you the amazing poetry. She is a outstanding Poet.

  2. I always enjoy her offerings when I our paths cross … thank you for an excellent selection. xoxo

  3. Hannah is amazing. Thank you for featuring her work.

  4. Oh my goodness!!! I’m a space-case!!! I’ve been meaning to get over here and I keep forgetting…lame excuse right??!! I know!

    Wow…dani!! I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be featured here…what a beautiful post you’ve created….I’m honored, truly honored!! And to think you’ve done this for 60 other poets!! Dani…that’s is astounding…what an awesome gesture and intentional way to promote poetry and its peeps.

    You’re inspiring, dani. Thank you so much for taking the time to hand-pick these poems and spend time thinking of others the way you do. So kind of you. Hearts and hugs to you!!

  5. Reblogged this on Metaphors and Smiles and commented:
    dani, author of “my heart’s love songs,” has been so generous to me…she’s featured me in her featured poets section of her blog!! I’m the 60th author in the two years that she’s been doing this. Imagine, that’s a lot of people to be reaching out to all for the sake of promoting poetry and the peeps behind the poetry!! Wow…am I humbled? Yes. Am I inspired? Yes, indeed. Thank you, SO much dani for all that you do!! :)

  6. Hannah is a wonderful person and poet. It is just great to see this selection of her poetry featured on your site, Dani.

    • thank you, Kerry! ♥ i was honored to feature all of you and humbled by the number of excellent poets who agreed to participate. there’s a page with all of the links to each individual poet from 2012 and 2011.

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