encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Shân Ellis @Awdures

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

Shân Ellis
aka RepressedSoul  @Awdures

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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Shân Ellis

aka  RepressedSoul   @Awdures

The 2011 Poet Laureate Of The Blogosphere®

Shân Ellis aka RepressedSoul  { @Awdures }  is one of the best poets i know,  stretching her poetry skills to include free verse,  tanka,  triolets,  sonnets,  pantoum,  ballads,  duets with other poets and probably other forms i don’t even know about.  Shân is a published author and poet,  working toward becoming a full-time journalist and writer;  raising two children in the U.K.   see her Amazon.co.uk author page HERE   or you can purchase the kindle versions on Amazon.com  of  her poetry chapbook,  ‘A moment of  clarity’  HERE  and the poetry anthology   ‘Seducing the Myth’  HERE.   she also writes prose and erotica at  AFTER DARKNESS FALLS.  please take the time to look through her archives at her blog,   Musings and Smatterings   for some really stunning works. here are a few of her poems to give you a tiny taste.

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Id”    by   Shân Ellis

Closed the door of self

disappeared into luscious

delicious darkness

where I was no longer classified by colour

intelligence, conformity or creed.

Mirrored walls pleaded innocence

or igno…..Read More

via  ..musings and smatterings..

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the still    by   Shân Ellis

Dawn here, is different
somehow still,
stretching slowly awake
beneath a cloak of frozen fog
tinged with sea salt
and fertile earth.

An alternate reality
where I struggle…..Read More

 via  ..musings and smatterings..

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Regrets    by   Shân Ellis

Carrying this burden upon bare skin,
naked apathy swallows whole
any ingenuity a new direction holds.
Burning chains, invisible and inconceivable
to the world encompassing, buried secrets
so deep, their ink tattoo marred
in pale serenity
…..Read More

via  ..musings and smatterings..

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Fragile   by   Shân Ellis

In willow whisps
searching eternally
for remnants of something solid.

Crumbled burnished
like autumn leaves through my fingers
returning
…..Read More

via  ..musings and smatterings..

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Help”    by   Shân Ellis

Here it comes
an instantaneous release
all the tears that won’t fall
undecibelled screams will remain
just that
amass in that one rose bud

drip

draw

another pa…..Read More

via  ..musings and smatterings..

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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,  2013.

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my heart’s love songs

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