encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ i am woman

Clytie by Louis Welden Hawkins

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012
  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

wonderful  women  poets

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.

this post is all about women poets ~ there are so many astounding women poets today.  these are just a few {and there are more to come right through April 30th.}  each woman has her own unique voice yet there is a commonality among them ~ they are able to pull us in and take us on journeys we would not imagine on our own.  i love the words of  each and every one of  them and i  think you will,  too.

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:

Diana  Lee  Matisz

i met Diana on twitter  { @Diana605 } and fell in love with her “motto” ~  ‘Live, Laugh, Love’  ~ that just about says it all,  doesn’t it?  her interests are music,  reading,  photography,  cooking,  travel,  art,  wine,  writing.  Diana shares her poetry and photography on two blogs   DIANA’S WORDS   and   LIFE THROUGH BLUE EYES.  if you fall in love with her photographs,  you’re in luck as she has two online shops ~  Red Bubble  for her photographs  and at  CafePress  for a variety of  products incorporating her photography.

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Spread Thin”    by    Diana Lee

these fragile days

of beguiling wine

and fickle ros…..Read More

 via  LIFE THROUGH BLUE EYES

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Be My Steve McQueen    by   Diana Lee

It’s a simple request, really.
I’m looking for the King of Cool.
One with steel blue eyes behind tinted Persol frames
eyes that say everything I want to hear
l
eave nothing to the imagination.
He won’t say much
but wh…..Read More

via   DIANA’S WORDS

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The Carney Man   by   Diana Lee

Seated on a city bench sipping lemonade
lost in clamor of squealing children and
mechanical skeletons kissing summer skies

a body settled down beside me and
out the corner of an eye I saw
blue bandanna, holey
…..Read More

via  DIANA’S WORDS

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featured poet:

Mary  Kling

i met Mary through one of  the blogs she writes prompts for,  the wonderful   Poetry Jam.   you can also find her at   imaginary garden with real toads.   Mary has co-authored two novels,  been published in two anthologies,  and has two books of  poetry ~  ‘Just As I Am‘  can be found  HERE   and  ‘In the Corner of  My Eye‘  can be found  HERE.  Mary lives with her three dogs and says this on her blog,  In The Corner of  My Eye  ~  “Raise a glass,  make a toast,  know I’m not far away.  As you look for me out of the corner of your eye or find me in your dreams,  picture me with a smile and happy,  know that we will meet again.”  i like that… knowing that we will meet again.

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Without Me”    by    Mary

Without me the world would go on

with nary a beat skipped even before

I was laid in the ground. Tears shed,

a sermon said, a meal perhaps

where people co…..Read More

via  In the Corner of My Eye

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My Song for Today   by   Mary

When I had no happiness,
the sunrise was my joy.
When I had no time,
I threw away my watch.

When I had no friends,
I walked with
…..Read More

via  In the Corner of My Eye

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Untitled    by   Mary

If I pen a story of my life
I will title it Untitled.

Simply that,
nothing more.

I will join…..Read More

via  In the Corner of My Eye

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featured poet:

Ella  Wilson

Ella Wilson is a green thumbed poet transplanted to the south.  Ella was dared to write a poem by  Sherry Blue Sky.   she is also a talented photographer and creates beautiful multimedia art and loves to sew.  life has a way of taking one down many paths.  She has two blogs:  Ella’s Edge   and   Ella’s Font.  Ella is a military spouse trying to find beauty in the ordinary.

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I’ve got the Music in me”    by   Ella

Music is a garment we choose to wear
sometimes a windswept cloak
its destination unknown
lingering
like twilight
it’s movement sways
among
shadows of the past
and
now…..Read More

via  Ella’s Edge

artwork ~  Kuhn Martin aka ~dante-mk

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The Geisha Ghost   by   Ella

Journey of steeped memories
wake me
echoes from my past
arrive in one sip
tiny leaves in a ball

placed in…..Read More

via  Ella’s Font

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Catching Up in the Garden    by   Ella

Snow’s pledge is fragile
eyes of gold nodding in day’s ease
violet sunset refle…..Read More

via  Ella’s Edge

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featured poet:

Amber  Decker

Amber Decker is a poet,  writer and artist from West Virginia.  she was a featured poet  at  Chantarelle’s Notebook,  a  Poet of the Week  on  Poetry Superhighway,  and she was the winner of the  2008 Wedding Guide España poetry contest.  her latest book,  Lost Girls,  is available on Amazon in both  print  and  kindle  formats,  and her e-book,  His Persephone,  will be available for free download for 24 hours on May 1st through the  Poetry Superhighway Great Poetry E-book Free-For-All.  her first book of poetry,  Sweet Relish,  is available on  Amazon.   Amber has been published at   many online sites  from 2004 through 2012.

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Reasons    by   Amber Decker

I had to go and fall in love with a perfect man again.

My ideals never coincide with reality.

The room exhales.

There are too many…..Read More

via  Rough Verse

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Cold Front  by   Amber Decker

if you speak to me
of the forest
i will listen.
every lover could forget me,
but i know the trees would remember.
bend dow…..Read More

via  Rough Verse

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featured poet:

Lynda  Goldstein

i only recently discovered  Lynda Goldstein‘s  blog  Lynda Grace An Hour Away  { i found it through NaBloPoMo } and the post she had linked to was an absolutely stunning poem that brought me to tears.  she has graciously allowed me to share it with you here.

{ Lynda also sells absolutely stunning vintage jewelry on eBay  HERE  ~  i bought a ring for my granddaughter that i almost kept for myself,  it was so gorgeous! }

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Why I Must
 Stay, That Is

by   lyndagrace

My sign is Cancer,  I like to stay
  inside my shell, that is.
I wonder why I can’t go away
  away from home, that is.
 
I seem to always want to go
  back, that is.
By that I mean that I don’t like to stay
  away, that is.
 
Once it was too scary
  to be away, that is.
I had to stay
for my mother, sister and brother, that is…..Read More

via  Lynda Grace An Hour Away

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