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You are the wave
That washed me
Into your sea
Taking me away
Into your Love
Showing me
What you are

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You are the Love
That makes me grow
You are the one
I have waited for
Through…..Read More

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“Wave After Wave”   IONA

my good friend,  Ainsley Allmark,  has graciously allowed me to reblog his poem  “Wave”  ~ a poem which is really a love song and one of  his best.  you can find his poetry  at his main blog   Dolphin Muse   or poetry  { and photographs } at any of  the other  ‘Dolphin’   blogs in the blogroll at the bottom of  this page.  i would like to thank Ainsley for agreeing to let me share his beautiful poem with you.

artwork ~   “Femenine Wave”    Katsushika Hokusai
{  public domain }

guest post by Ainsley Allmark

posted by dani  30 June 2014

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One Moon via Ainsley Allmark @DolphinDancer

One Moon

by  Ainsley Allmark
aka  @DolphinDancer

She played
Stirred the waters
Into a gentle whirlpool

One Moon showed
A secret face
Never seen
Except by her Lover


One Moon kissed
My….READ MORE

via  Dolphin Muse


Beethoven’s   “Moonlight  Sonata”

my gratitude to Ainsley Allmark  for allowing  me to re-blog  his poem  “One Moon”  today.  i hope it is the beginning  of  another series.  you will  find much of  Ainsley’s poetry  from  2012  at his main blog  ‘Dolphin Muse‘ and  Ainsley’s small stones from the January 2012 Mindful Writing Challenge can be found at  ‘Dolphin Ainsley‘.   you will  find links to the rest of  Ainsley’s Dolphin blogs,  including  ‘Dolphin Visions‘  which contains some of  his gorgeous photography as well as poetry,  in the blogroll at the bottom of  this page.

artwork   ~   “Autumn  flowers in  front of  full moon”    Hiroshige
{ public domain }

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encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ ladynimue @nimue_

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore  presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

Nimue

aka  ladynimue

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.

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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Nimue
aka  ladynimue

i remember when i met ladynimue   {  @nimue_  }  on twitter in 2010.  she is one of  the sweetest young women you could ever meet who has a love for words and writing poetry at her blogs  Pages from my mind   and  Word-possessed lady.   Nimue also has a  flickr photostream HERE.

in her own words ~

“Reader,  Poet(ess),  moody,  musical,  smiling,  frowning,  chatterbox,  musing,  loving,  living,  dreaming …”

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A little while”   by   ladynimue

A little while,
more my love,
he whispers in my dreams
A little while
is all I need,
before this dream…..Read More

via   Pages from my mind

photograph by  Nimue   ©All Rights Reserved    at her flickr photostream

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I Retreat    by   ladynimue

I let silence grow
on all my thoughts,
taking seed from nowhere
and spreading here and there..

I let words keep quiet
sit bound and tight
ready to spring when asked
to make for me a new mask.

I realize…..Read More

via  Pages from my mind

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she : my poetry”   by   ladynimue

Once she slept,
undisturbed,
uncalled,
unknown.

the echo to my voice
subdued by time
waiting for
one spark.

*His words lit the fire
paved the way
in 41 steps
she won.

Proudly she cheered
my every word
each tiny mark
of my mind.

…..Read More

via  Pages from my mind

photograph by Nimue  ©All Rights Reserved   at her flickr photostream

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Born Again ?    by   Nimue

Its just perception

if idea…..Read More

via  Word-possessed lady

photograph by Nimue  ©All Rights Reserved  at her flickr photostream

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Absence”   by   Nimue

He has been absent
for long;
the doorknob gone cold,
the mats heavy and dull
awaiting his footsteps
that led more to her
than to the house in all.
she has been waiting
so long;
the rec…..Read More

via  Word-possessed lady

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My muse”    by   Nimue

a leap here and there
across reality, she stretched
her dusk colored wings

a dark shadow today
she…..Read More

via  Word-possessed lady

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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30,  2013.

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

National Poetry Month April 2013 Badge

all copyright remains with the authors

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encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Ranee Dillon @RaneeDillon

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore  presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

Ranee Dillon

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.

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:

 Ranee  Dillon

i met Ranee Dillon on twitter  { @RaneeDillon }.  she is amazing at  “live”  tweeting poetry,  especially duets with other poets.   it’s captivating to watch as the poetry unfolds in the twitter stream.  she is a writer of  both prose and poetry which you can find on her  blog  RANEE DILLON.    her first book  ‘The Binding of  Twelve:  Ring Binder’  is due out soon ~ you can find information  HERE

in her own words ~

“I love my family and writing.  Most days you can find me sitting with a notebook writing stories,  poetry,  or even sketching.”

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Just a little love”   by    Ranee Dillon

Sun or rain

it’s all the same

when you’ve chosen to live

in-between

Full head, clear heart

you’ll never start

down…..Read More

via   RANEE DILLON

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Sighted    by   Ranee Dillon

Never lost
never found
the ground still
firm beneath her feet
She meets the scars
agile stars, unformed
adorned with nightfall

Never became
never become
the…..Read More

via   RANEE DILLON

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Cigarettes & Salt Water”   by   Ranee Dillon

Five cigarettes
She’ll numb the pain
the salt-water drips
down broken chains

Four notes pass
She’ll sing along
in wind…..Read More

via   RANEE DILLON

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Taken to Wing    by   Ranee Dillon

When the world finds me

I will be in darkness

search through despair

needle thin and blade edge sharp

with a care reserved for the most sacred

And when at last you stumble across

the tattered…..Read More

via   RANEE DILLON

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Dreamers”   by   Ranee Dillon

To all the tightrope walkers
Who dance on silver strings
Chasing pretty dreams
Without a safety net

To all the travel bound
Those journeymen
With bags in hand
Searching for new roads

To all the lovers
Who float…..Read More

via   RANEE DILLON

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Love Me Tomorrow”    by   Ranee Dillon

Love me tomorrow; when the wind shifts and the stench of past romances no longer follows us as we walk. They haunt in gusts, forcing the memories back; each smell, every touch assaulting the senses. Its grasp so tight I struggle to pull in breaths that sting with loss. The pain real to the taste, it sits bittered on my tongue, rooted so deep I’ve yet to remove them all.

So, love me tomorrow; let time lift the scars…..Read More

via   RANEE DILLON

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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30,  2013.

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

National Poetry Month April 2013 Badge

all copyright remains with the authors

2 Comments

Filed under featured poet, guest post, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poet, poetry, Post-A-Day2013, Post-A-Week2013, redux

encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Hannah Gosselin

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore  presentation
2012  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!

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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.

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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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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30,  2013.

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

National Poetry Month April 2013 Badge

all copyright remains with the authors

4 Comments

Filed under featured poet, guest post, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poet, poetry, Post-A-Day2013, Post-A-Week2013, redux