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will  you  hold  me,  please

wrap  your  body  around  mine

keep  me  safe  and  warm

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love  this  version  ~

“Hold Me,  Thrill Me,  Kiss Me”    She  &  Him

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originally  posted  17 February 2010
this is a poem i  first tweeted,  then posted  17 Feb. 2010,  just a few days after starting this blog.

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artwork ~   “Nude Couple Embracing”   Edward Burne-Jones
{ public domain }

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featured poets ~ Joy Ann Jones aka Hedgewitch @hedge_witch

featured  poets
at  my  heart’s  love  songs

{ originally  posted  April  2012 }

Joy Ann Jones
aka  Hedgewitch

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs and i decided 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  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:

Joy Ann Jones
aka  Hedgewitch

Joy Ann Jones  { aka Hedgewitch when she is roaming around the internet }   {@hedge_witch}   is an extraordinary poet whose words weave spells of enchantment and wonder on her blog Verse Escape.  Joy has two books of  poetry published with Shay Caroline Simmons and Kelli Simpson ~  Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn: three American women poets”   available   HERE  and   “Three-Note Howl:  The Wild Hunt”   available  HERE.   there are two wonderful interviews, one at Poets United   HERE   and one at imaginary garden with real toads   HERE.

 

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.  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

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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 hearts love songs

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· •Ꮿ• Ꮾ · sea of air · Ꮽ •Ꮿ• ·

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struggling

in this sea of  air

hoping desperately

not to drown

learning to swim against the tide

yearning to float to the top

or at the least

avoid sinking to the depths

sometimes

only managing

to gasp for one more breath

in this sea of  air

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inspired  in  part  by ~


“Sea of  Air”    Portugal.  The Man

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

Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant artist, ukiyo-e painter and print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which contain the prints The Great Wave and Fuji in Clear Weather. These prints are famous both in Japan and overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world. Hokusai’s artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art Nouveau style in Europe, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Hermann Obrist, all of whom have themes similar to Hokusai’s.

Hokusai began painting at the age of six, and by 18 he had been accepted into the Katsukawa Shunsho school, which honed his skills as a ukiyo-e artist, in which he specialized in wood-block prints and painting. After Shunsho’s death, Hokusai was expelled from the school by a rival, a humiliating experience which he later credited to his created development and artistic growth. This expulsion helped him break from the traditional ukiyo-e style of painting portraits of courtesans and actors, and begin painting landscapes and images of daily life. This change of subject was a breakthrough in both the ukiyo-e style as well as his career. He eventually broke from all other schools of painting and began teaching other students, over fifty in his lifetime.

Hokusai was a master of self-promotion. In 1804 he created a 600 foot painting of a Buddhist priest with a bucket of paint and a broom as a paint brush. There is also a story of how he won a painting competition in the court of the Shogun with a blue curve, a chicken with feet dipped in red paint, and in inventive and artistic explanation. At the age of 88, on his deathbed, it is said that he exclaimed that he needed only five more years of life, in order to become a real painter.

this is my submission to ~

Poetry Pantry #252    at    Poets United
this should have been  for Sumana Roy’s  prompt last Wednesday  Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Waves  and i  think that was at the back of  my mind,  especially in selecting the artwork.  unfortunately,  muse did not  pay a visit until Saturday night  but i  would like to thank Sumana  for the inspiration.

and thank you,  Mary!

Weekend Mini Challenge–Connect the Chimes    at   imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:  “…for whom the bell tolls”  from  ‘No Man Is An Island’ by John Donne
there were options given,  and i went with the original idea of  using repetition of  a phrase,  though i  think there is a connection to all human beings in our struggles to get through life.


thank you, Karin!

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featured poets ~ Kelli Simpson aka @Mama Zen

featured  poets
at  my  heart’s  love  songs

{ originally  posted  April  2012 }

Kelli Simpson
aka  Mama Zen

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs and i decided 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  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:

Kelli  Simpson
aka  Mama Zen

Kelli is better known in the poetry blogosphere as  Mama Zen.  she has two blogs,  the Zen of  Motherhood  and her poetry blog,   another damn poetry blog‘.  Kelli has two books of  poetry published with Shay Caroline Simmons and Joy Ann Jones  ~  Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn: three American women poets”  available   HERE  and  “Three-Note Howl:  The Wild Hunt”  available  HERE.  there are two wonderful interviews detailing her writing background,  including her earlier years as a singer/songwriter  HERE at  imaginary garden with real toads   and   HERE  at  Poets United.  twitter:  @MamaZen

the word that first comes to mind when describing Kelli’s writing is  exquisite {and sometimes joyfully raunchy!}  i love Kelli’s poetry and i’m sure you will, too.

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A Drinking Song”    by   Mama Zen

Right hand turns to salt.

Left hand turns to stone.

Right foot in the dragon’s mouth.

Left foot safe…..Read More

via   another damn poetry blog

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Bartholomew   by   Mama Zen

You gave me your blessing
and a promise of fair weather.
I gave you head
in an empty bathroom stall.

Bartholomew

May the saints preserve us
like little jars of pickles
stacked…..Read more

via  another damn poetry blog

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Deflowered   by   Mama Zen

Petals
fall
my shirt
he loves me
my bra
he loves…..Read More

via  another damn poetry blog

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Dreaming”    by   Mama Zen

Serotonin dreams,
sweet and strange.
Low dose reality.
High Freudian frolic.
And, you.

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Fragile words…..Read More

via  another damn poetry blog

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Dinner Wear   by   Mama Zen

Tonight, let’s dress for dinner.
I’ll wear resentment like an ugly sweater.
You can slip into your favorite sense of entitlement.
We’ll put on some Mahler,
throw the good…..Read More

via  the Zen of  Motherhood

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2012 featured poet at my hearts love songs

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• ৎ· look what you’ve done to me ·১ •

 

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quivering

breathless

desire  pulsing  through  my  veins

aching  with  a  need  that  consumes

ah,  my  Love…

look  what  you’ve  done  to  me

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another  poem  inspired  by  a  song  ~


“Love,  look  what  you’ve  done  to  me”    Boz Scaggs

artwork ~   “Poppies”   Katsushika  Hokusai
{  public  domain }

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