encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ @gennepher and @beachanny {Gay Reiser Cannon}

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

Gay Reiser Cannon

and gennepher

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 three 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:

gennepher

i met Jenny on twitter over three years ago.   { @gennepher }  if  you don’t already follow her,  you’ll want to because she tweets stunning micropoetry.  she says in her bio  “creative person,  enjoying life’s journey,  the travel is important,  not the journey’s end.”  Jenny lives in Wales, U.K.  and is an amazing poet,  photographer and artist.  so multi-talented that it takes four blogs to showcase her creativity.  i recommend that you take the time to browse around each of  her blogs.  enjoy these snippets from each site  ~

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haiku and poetry”    by    gennepher

the child danced

a song without words

…..Read More

via   gennepher

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A walk through my overgrown garden (and finding surprises…)    by   gennepher
{ wait until you see Jenny’s magical garden! }

It was a hot and sunny day…

I sat indoors and watched the flowers…

This bee hung on the flowers all day…..Read More

via  gennepher’s meandering

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poetry, haiku and haiga by gennepher   by   gennepher

her

neighbour’s

behaviour…..Read More

via   gennepher’s haiga

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Bleach Paintings    by   gennepher

 ink and bleach

…..Read More

via   gennepher’s art

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featured poet:

Gay Reiser Cannon

Gay Reiser Cannon  { @beachanny }  is a phenomenal poet who i first met through One Stop Poetry.  she is a writer,  reader,  photographer,  artist,  musician,  collector,  lover of learning,  lover of children,  mother,  grandmother,  graduate of colleges but mostly of life.  she is published in many small magazines and anthologies  { ‘The Presence of Poets, Vol. II’  recently published by Willow Tree Press;  ‘What is Inspiration? (Thoughts on Life)’  an anthology published by Amazon especially for Kindle;  and an upcoming anthology called ‘Glass Warriors’  edited by Ankur Choudhury being done for charity. }  Gay has two poetry blogs:  Beachanny By The Sea  and   Beachanny’s Texas.   she was a moderator on the Shorty Award Winning poetry site  One Stop Poetry.  Gay has served as one of the moderators of   dVerse ~ Poets Pub  and hosted articles there on  FormForAll  which explore different poetry forms.

here,  then,  are some samples of  Gay’s amazing poetry ~

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The Quest”    by   Gay Reiser Cannon

When clouds play counter
To sky, then tree-leaves
And shadows magnify
Our torn down dreams.
We unravel our imagination
Into thin-strung transparencies;
We test our mind’s intentions
Through bitter interwoven schemes.

We search the vast…..Read More

via  Beachanny By The Sea

artwork by  Gay Reiser Cannon

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Autumn’s Beach Song   by   Gay Reiser Cannon

The North wind swears and autumn rains fall.
Strangers gone, the locals walk the beach alone.
Markers out to heed a coming squall;
on the shore a broken shell crushed by a stone.

A heart lies beating in the sand
rejected by her one true love.
I leave it where he aban…..Read More


via  Beachanny By The Sea

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Luminous Cows    by   Gay Reiser Cannon

The Cow With Parasol by Marc Chagall

You could see cows then in Montmartre
when lights called the world to Paris.
Young hearts came, consumed with their art,
their sight defined Her as heiress.

When lights called the world to Paris,
they found their ideas in cafés;
their sight defined Her as heiress
through canvas, bru…..Read More

 via  Beachanny’s Texas

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OFF BROADWAY    by   Gay Reiser Cannon

The days of Studio 54 were over and Brooke
Shields has stopped playing Sally Bowles in
New York City where we wait for that
little blond chic in a cheerleader uniform
that ditzy girl who moved from Brazil to
Alabama seeking unusual relationships in a club
where Russians mix drinks with Californians
the dust in the back was still coated with coke
when a seagull flew over cherry blossom trees
outside & inside it set up a clamour while the
club dj licks her finger and promises to give good sleep to all
Some man in the corner is lecturing about texts
while the dancers on the flo…..Read More


via  Beachanny’s Texas

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

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2 responses to “encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ @gennepher and @beachanny {Gay Reiser Cannon}

  1. Dani – my life is now full of moving and other difficulties. I’m on hiatus from d’Verse for a while as I’ve locked away my muse and struggle with lifting, carrying and throwing things away. I just saw this notice and want to thank you once again for your great generosity in acknowledging my poetry along with your own fine work and that of gennepher’s. I appreciate all your kind words and am gratified in the choices you highlighted. They are among my favorite poems. Many thanks to you and to your readers. I hope to be back writing soon!

    • i knew you are moving and taking time away, but there are so many truly amazing poems on both your blogs to keep us reading until you get back. good luck with everything. thank you, Gay, for allowing me to include you in the featured poets series and for your encouragement over the years! ♥

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