featured poet ~ “A”

(inter)national poetry month
April 2012

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

“A”   Ainsley Allmark

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!



featured poet:     Ainsley Allmark

Ainsley Allmark  { @DolphinDancer }  is an amazing writer of  prose and poetry, as well as a stunning photographer.  he lives on the western point of Cornwall in the United Kingdom ~ as he describes it,  he is  “living in a wonderful part of the world…  ‘twixt sea and magical circle on the moor…”   he is so prolific that he has multiple  “Dolphin”  blogs.  he tends toward short poetry forms,  but his longer poems are wonderful ~ especially the romantic ones.  in his own words,  Ainsley is  “a spiritual explorer, collector of random things.”

enjoy a small taste of  his talent  ~


Camelia    by    Ainsley Allmark



Cam…..Read More

via   DolphinDancer’s twitpic photo stream


Webs and Dreams    by   Ainsley Allmark

A web of words
About our lives
To trap our dreams
So we could
Live th…..Read More

via   Dolphin Muse   which is my favorite of  all of  Ainsley’s blogs because it is where he posts his breathtaking love poems,  as well as other poetry and prose.


Patiently   by   Ainsley Allmark

She heard my whisper

with bated b…..Read More

via  Dolphin Visions


Fanfare”    by    Ainsley Allmark


The arrival of

The S…..Read More

via    dolphindancer’s posterous


03:33   by   Ainsley Allmark

Time ~ three : thirty three

Blackbird si…..Read More

via  Dolphin Ainsley


Perspective    by   Ainsley Allmark

Am I looking


Or a…..Read More

via   dolphinmoon


Tantalus    by   Ainsley Allmark

She stood
Vision of her beauty
Just out of reach
Taste of her nectar
Within my lips
On my tongue

Night visions she conju…..Read More

via  Dolphin Muse


Ainsley’s additional blogs:

Dolphin’s Muse  ~  poetry

DOLPHIN DANCER  ~ miscellaneous musings

DOLPHIN EXPLORER  ~ miscellaneous musings and photographs


2012 featured poet series at my heart’s love songs

all copyright remains with the authors


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

12 responses to “featured poet ~ “A”

  1. Thank you dani ♥ for this honour ~ I really appreciate it ♥

  2. Grinz. (says nothin’)

  3. What a wonderful idea to do to celebrate Poetry Month! I enjoyed Ainsley’s photography and poetry! Never encountered him anywhere before. Happy April!

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  5. Beautiful choice — thank you for sharing, Dani! Sending you many spring blessings filled with love, healing and light. ♥

  6. Great idea! I almost thought of doing something like that…but being part of two poetry blogs…I thought I would offend someone. I love that you are doing this! Well Done…Great A pick..off to visit~

    • thank you, ella! ♥ i actually did this last April, too, and it is such a treat for me to be able to feature other poets. i appreciate your visit!

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