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featured poets ~ Beez Laine @beezknez + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month
April 2015
{ originally posted April 2012 }

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Beez  Laine
aka  @beezknez

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs  and,  in April,  {inter}National Poetry Month.   i thought it would be fitting to rerun the 2012 featured poet series  which spotlights sixty of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the five 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  (and probably into May)  to reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.

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 the celebration ~  enjoy!

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featured poet:

Beez  Laine
aka  @beezknez

i met  Beezknez   on  twitter  {  @beezknez  }  about five years ago.  she lives in  Australia where she writes and tweets extraordinary poetry,  and is one of  the nicest people you will ever meet ~  i  call her my sweet little honey bee.  Beez  is a woman who lives life fully and is the human version of  “joie de vivre.”  Beez has two blogs:  In The Hive   and   In The Bloom.

in her own words  ~

“Poetry~human rights~animal rights~my Rights~your rights everyones writes right write”

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Dream .. I Am…     by   Beezknez

Touched by the misty mornings light
kisses whispered across my blue eyes
with surprise I am looking out of myself
looking down at me in my dream

I am the sky
looking now into my eyes
white clouds drift on by
An extraordinary…..Read More

via  In The Hive

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A Strange Affair ~ Depression    by   Beezknez

The kiss
of promise
to always be
the quiet of me
Loneliness
like cold death
Oh Jealous Lover
it has always been you

The sadness of a cross
lays like
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via   In The Bloom

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Full Bloom   by   Beezknez

the fragility of rose
full bloom
her fall from the crown
leaves
tiny droplets
of blood red petals
spread
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via  In The Bloom

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Finding Grace in a landslide   by   Beezknez

Around her landslide of age
Falls a tangled mass of wild flower and vine
where ravens wings shadowed her light
nesting in the black holes of her eyes
‘There is a saying isn’t there ~ she thinks
about something beautiful happening
as one leaves life for death
She looks back to her reflecti…..Read more

via  In The Bloom

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Ode To The Fallen Stars  (the social outcasts)    by   Beezknez

the best part of the fall is the getting back up in life.
N we can

 

Live life each day till it makes you breathless
Fly with all your arms n legs … Let your whole being feel every breath of breeze Jump
your body with the mind thought of a feather n skip rope with the wind
N don’t let yourself be blinkered by those in a race
Trust your own thoughts Your instinct n allow your own voice to see your words and
embrace them. These are your songs like no others.
You don’t need gang mind mentality to see your voice speaks.
You only need Love n the only blinkers you ever need in this life is Trust.
If those in your life are honest In their love you don’t need to see them catch you If you fall
The trust will see you through the falls throughout your life.
Love n Trust r the best friends you could ever have.

 

I You Me Us Them
seem like…..Read More


via  In The Hive

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2012 featured poet series at my heart’s love songs

all copyright remains with the authors

blue sky image  ~  “Appearance of  sky…”   Mohammed Tawsif Salam
{ creative commons license }

rose image  ~  “Small Red Rose”   Libera
{  public domain }

stars image  ~  “SVG exact five-armed star filled”   Pumbaa80
{  public domain }

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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/May 1,  2015.

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featured poets ~ Becca Givens + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month
April 2015
{ originally posted April 2012 }

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Becca Givens

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs  and,  in April,  {inter}National Poetry Month.   i thought it would be fitting to rerun the 2012 featured poet series  which spotlights sixty of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the five 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  (and probably into May)  to reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.

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 the celebration ~  enjoy!

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featured poet:

Becca Givens

Becca Givens   is a woman on her spiritual path,  a poet,  an artist,  an animal communicator.  she loves photography,  cooking,  animals,  tea,  quotes,  writing haiku,  painting  { you can purchase sets of notecards decorated with her beautiful watercolors by  clicking HERE .}  Becca was voted the most  “Cheerful Challenger”  at The Haiku Challenge at Few Miles,  a title which was very well deserved ~ she is one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet.  she shares her poetry,  artwork,  photographs,  recipes,  poetry forms  { i’ve learned of many forms from Becca}  and more on her blog    On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea  and here is but a very small sample ~

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Sunset Hues”    by   Becca Givens

Melting sunset hues

Delivering relie…..Read More

via   On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

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Nostalgic Memories  by   Becca Givens

Illuminating

Sweet nostalgic memories

Power of the…..Read More

 via   On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

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Lost – Can you see me?   by   Becca Givens

Pitch dark woods,

emit daunting

sounds and movements

raising all h…..Read More


via  On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

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and a special treat!  one of  Becca’s  yummy recipes!

Pecan Pie Muffins    by    Becca Givens

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans (I used 1 ½ cups)
  • ⅔ cups Softened Butter
  • 2 whole Eggs Beaten
  • …..Read More


via  On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

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2012 featured poet at my heart’s love songs

all copyright remains with the authors

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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/May 1,  2015.

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divine poems ~ classical poetry (inter)national poetry month April 2015 + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month
April 2015

encore  presentation

2012  featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Divine Poems
by classic poets

i thought i might include a post of  classical poetry  by famous poets of  the past,  though i must admit that i much prefer  “modern”  poetry…  with the exception of  the final poem,  which is my favorite of  all poems.

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No Man is an Island

John Donne
1624

No man is an island entire of  itself;
every man is a piece of  the continent, a part of  the main;
if  a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less,
as well as if  a promontory were,
as well as a manor of  thy friends or of  thine own were;
any man’s death diminishes me,  because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.

this is actually just a portion of  a longer piece by John Donne  “Devotions upon Emergent Occasions”  which is a series of reflections that were written as Donne recovered from a serious illness.  the work consists of twenty-three parts  (‘devotions’) describing each stage of the sickness.  each part is further divided into a Meditation,  an Expostulation,  and a Prayer.  this piece is  Meditation XVII,  perhaps the best-known part of the work and forms part of Devotion XVII.

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“I want” — it pleaded — All its life

Emily Dickinson

“I want” — it pleaded — All its life —
I want — was chief  it said
When Skill entreated it — the last —
And when so newly dead —

I could not deem it late — to hear
That single — steadfast sigh —
The lips had placed as with a “Please”
Toward Eternity —      

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Bright Star

John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art —
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors —
No — yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever — or else swoon to death.

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A Woman’s Shortcomings

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

She has laughed as softly as if she sighed,
She has counted six, and over,
Of a purse well filled, and a heart well tried –
Oh, each a worthy lover!
They “give her time”;  for her soul must slip
Where the world has set the grooving;
She will lie to none with her fair red lip:
But love seeks truer loving.

She trembles her fan in a sweetness dumb,
As her thoughts were beyond recalling;
With a glance for one, and a glance for some,
From her eyelids rising and falling;
Speaks common words with a blushful air,
Hears bold words, unreproving;
But her silence says – what she never will swear –
And love seeks better loving.

Go, lady! lean to the night-guitar,
And drop a smile to the bringer;
Then smile as sweetly, when he is far,
At the voice of an in-door singer.
Bask tenderly beneath tender eyes;
Glance lightly, on their removing;
And join new vows to old perjuries –
But dare not call it loving!

Unless you can think, when the song is done,
No other is soft in the rhythm;
Unless you can feel, when left by One,
That all men else go with him;
Unless you can know, when unpraised by his breath,
That your beauty itself wants proving;
Unless you can swear “For life, for death!” –
Oh, fear to call it loving!

Unless you can muse in a crowd all day
On the absent face that fixed you;
Unless you can love, as the angels may,
With the breadth of heaven betwixt you;
Unless you can dream that his faith is fast,
Through behoving and unbehoving;
Unless you can die when the dream is past –
Oh, never call it loving!

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Come, Walk With Me

Emily Brontë

Come, walk with me,
There’s only thee
To bless my spirit now –
We used to love on winter nights
To wander through the snow;
Can we not woo back old delights?
The clouds rush dark and wild
They fleck with shade our mountain heights
The same as long ago
And on the horizon rest at last
In looming masses piled;
While moonbeams flash and fly so fast
We scarce can say they smiled –

Come walk with me, come walk with me;
We were not once so few
But Death has stolen our company
As sunshine steals the dew –
He took them one by one and we
Are left the only two;
So closer would my feelings twine
Because they have no stay but thine –

‘Nay call me not – it may not be
Is human love so true?
Can Friendship’s flower droop on for years
And then revive anew?
No, though the soil be wet with tears,
How fair soe’er it grew
The vital sap once perished
Will never flow again
And surer than that dwelling dread,
The narrow dungeon of the dead
Time parts the hearts of men -‘

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this is my favorite poem of  all time ~

First Fig

Edna St. Vincent Millay
1916

My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends –

It gives a lovely light!

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   { 2012 featured poets encore presentation }

{ all of  the above works are in the public domain }

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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/May 1,  2015.

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(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2015 things to do, daily prompts + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2015

fun things to do this month

it’s not too late if  you are interested in doing something to celebrate National Poetry Month.  there are a couple of  activities listed below which would have required earlier registration to participate “officially” but you can still join in just for the fun of  it.  there are poetry prompts and giveaways which you can still enter to win.

here are the resources i found:

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30 Ways to Celebrate at Poets.org

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets  in 1996 to enhance and bring attention to the craft and art of poetic expression.  You might wish to read their  “30 Ways to Celebrate.

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NaPoWriMo.net

National Poetry Writing Month is being celebrated at  NaPoWriMo.net  with daily prompts  ~ click  HERE  to go to their site.

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Poets.org ~ Poem In Your Pocket Day
30 April 2012

click  HERE   to get all of  the information about Poem In Your Pocket Day ~ you can literally write a poem on a piece of  paper and put it in your pocket;  write a poem on your cell phone;  tweet a poem using the hashtag #pocketpoem;  text a poem ~ the idea is to share a poem throughout the day ~ it doesn’t even have to be one YOU wrote ~ you can use a favorite poem by someone else.

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imaginary garden with real toads

the garden is providing a daily poetry prompt throughout the month of  April 2015  HERE.  you can link in your (new) poem to the day’s prompt and also visit others to see how they interpreted the prompt.  this is a wonderful site with several prompts,  features and  “open”  poetry days all year round.

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Savvy Verse and Wit

Serena M. Agusto-Cox  at  Savvy Verse and Wit  is hosting her annual National Poetry Month Celebration and Blog Tour.  this year’s theme is  The Search for New Perspective.  in her words:  “I’d love to have guests talk about how poetry changed their perspective about something,  even if it is just one poem,  or how you think poetry can change perspective to not only reach more readers but leave a lasting impression.”   add your related blog post URL  any time during April  and visit others who have linked in to see their posts.  since i always add anything new i find during the month,  i’m taking a cue from one of  those bloggers to put a  link to this post in the sidebar of this blog ( click 2015 Poetry Month image at the top of the left sidebar. )

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A to Z  April Challenge 2015

while not strictly a poetry challenge,  {poets have participated in the past and they welcome poets}  for 26 of  the 30 days in April,  this challenge is to write a blog post  {or poem}  with the subject beginning with a letter of  the alphabet  { from A to Z } which allows you for Sundays off  and the freedom to select your own subject/topic.  click  HERE  to get the info about signing up and find the schedule of  what letters are scheduled for which dates.  pick up their header as a badge (at the top of  THIS PAGE );  a banner badge  (at the bottom of  THIS PAGE );  or  individual badges for each post  HERE  ~  just right-click and “save image as” to download to your computer.

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

provides a daily haiku/senryu prompt all year round.  you can find the prompt list for April 2015  HERE,  as well as a badge if  you wish.  go to their main page  HERE  for the detailed daily prompt.

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The Miss Rumphius Effect

for National Poetry Month 2015,  Tricia Stohr-Hunt  at  The Miss Rumphius Effect  is focusing on poetry forms throughout the month including examples.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about a variety of  poetry forms.

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Enter the Big Poetry Giveaway at 25 blogs!

the giveaway is being curated this year by  Kelli Russell Agodon, the founder of  the BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY,  at her blog  Book of  Kells  HERE.  i will be giving away two books of  poetry as will she and many other bloggers…   anywhere in the world.  go  HERE  to find links to each of  the bloggers who will be hosting individual giveaways  { scroll down the page }   and  HERE  for the  my heart’s love songs  giveaway.  you may enter once at each blog.

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Daily Post at WordPress

daily prompts are provided year-round by the Daily Post at WordPress   HERE.

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don’t  forget to check back to see what’s been added by clicking on the link to this post in the sidebar of this blog in the 2015 Poetry Month image at the top of the left sidebar.

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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

Savv

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2015.

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featured poet ~ Heather Feaga @wordblender + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month
April 2015
{ originally posted April 2012 }

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Heather Feaga
@wordblender

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs  and,  in April,  {inter}National Poetry Month.   i thought it would be fitting to rerun the 2012 featured poet series  which spotlights sixty of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the five 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  (and probably into May)  to reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.

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 the celebration ~  enjoy!

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featured poet:  Heather Feaga
@wordblender

Heather Feaga  is a poet and artist i met on twitter  { @wordblender }  and whose micropoetry tweets will take your breath away.   in her own words,  from her poetry blog,  Cross-leaved Heather‘   ~  “Heather is one of the Bach flower remedies – heather:  need for company,  talks about self,  and concentrates on own problems” and from her art blog,   Heather Feaga – Accidental Artist‘  ~  “As an artist,  my objective is to put myself into my art,  hoping to be political,  emotional and expressive while ultimately working for well-informed simplicity….”  Heather’s work is included in an anthology:   Inspiration Speaks  Volume I.  Heather’s work is stunning.  it is my pleasure to share some of  her poetry and artwork with you here ~

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moving on    by   Heather

Moving on
Worthy of equals
I should be still
Like stone or the Sun
Doing what I do in my own brilliant light
Or my own dense ha…..Read More


via  Cross-leaved Heather

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salamander    by   Heather


via  Heather Feaga ~ Accidental Artist

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tumbled   by   Heather

She

Butterflies

Take flight

Beneath

This

Crus…..Read More

via  Cross-leaved Heather

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wire bracelet   by   Heather

via  Heather Feaga ~ Accidental Artist

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seasons”   by Heather

Never to write of Love again

Feeding its will to multiple

A disease spread across a field of Spring

The nefarious shadows in cold endless night

The tips of the earth on sl…..Read More

via  Cross-leaved Heather

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Birth of  Venus IV    by   Heather


via  Heather Feaga ~ Accidental Artist

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anyway”   by   Heather

I love you

She said

Under her breath

Heavy with the longing

Of water for dry la…..Read More

via  Cross-leaved Heather

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Penis Envy    by   Heather

via  Heather Feaga ~ Accidental Artist

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2012 featured poet series at my heart’s love songs

all copyright remains with the author/artist

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dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2015.

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