encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ the men

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

marvelous  men  poets
{ some of  them anyway ~
more to come }

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!

{ in alphabetical order by first name }

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featured poet:

Chris  Galford

Chris Galford  is a writer,  reviewer,  photographer,  journalist,  and amateur philosopher from the American MidWest recently transplanted to Colorado.   Chris has two blogs:   The Waking Den,  which features poetry,  fiction  &  photography;  and  Galford Photography.   his first novel,  titled The Hollow March,  was published December 2011 ~  click  HERE   for more information about the novel and formats/locations to purchase it,  including a  Kindle version.   Chris currently works as a freelance  journalist and photographer.
Twitter:  @Aurinth

all of  Chris’  poetry is superb,  but my favorite is his haiku ~ he is a true master of  the form.  Chris has been very kind to me in his insightful comments at my blog,  and i hope he knows how much  i’ve appreciated it.  in his own words ~

“I am a graduate of  Michigan State University (Go Spartans!),  and one of the many fresh,  starving masses of grads with a BA in Journalism…  I have been writing since I was little,  and my greatest pleasure in life would be to spend my years as an author and a poet,  creativity my only guide and only boundary.  In the meantime,  writing is my escape,  and my blog,  the host for my work.”

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Experience    by   Chris G.

I See

I Rise

I Learn

I Know Life

Bu…..Read More

via  THE WAKING DEN

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One more night”    by   Chris G.

Jacob’s Dream Adam Elsheimer

Child wakes

the deep dark drink

Eternity

lost somewhere between

the closet and the sheets,

mother’s cries…..Read More

via  THE WAKING DEN

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Sleepless  #Haiku    by   Chris G.

Sleepless night.

Soft sweat…..Read More

via  THE WAKING DEN

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featured poet:

Vinay Ravindranath
aka   Leo,  the Amateur Poet

Leo is unique in my world ~  i met him when he wrote a review of  my blog in 2010.   i like him,  not because he was so kind in the review  { okay,  that may be part of  why i  first liked him }  but because he is a nice man who has always encouraged me in my writing,  and an excellent  poet and writer…  i don’t understand how he came by the name  “Amateur Poet”  as that is sooooo far from the truth.  you can find him on facebook  HERE.   Leo  has a writing blog  I  Rhyme Without Reason  and  hosts  a haiku meme blog  Haiku Heights  { prompts every Saturday }  where every April  he hosts  The Heights of  Haiku Challenge  { 30 days of  prompts for  haiku/senryu }  and  a  prose meme  blog  Thursday Tales  { prompts every Thursday.}   i love the quote he has at  I  Rhyme Without Reason  ~

“I  write for the same reason I  breathe ~  because if  I didn’t,  I would die.”
~  Isaak Asimov

a little about  Leo in his own words ~

“… I rhyme without reason,  coz my love for writing is unconditional.  To me,  writing is an art that I’m trying to perfect.  I’ve been blogging since November 2006 and it wasn’t my first choice actually,  blogging…  I was brought to this beautiful world by a friend,  and I’ve not looked back since.”

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on heart’s papers”    by   Leo

forgive my broken feet,
for they are dead tired;
dancing with the ghosts
gathered from my past,
around me like a hoop.
painful my life, topples;
hit by a thousand tears,
I wish to…..Read More

via  I  Rhyme Without Reason

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Blinded emotions…   by   Leo

All walls, but one,
seem broken now;

In velvet clouds,
black – like kohl
that lined her eyes,
floats a
…..Read More

via  I  Rhyme Without Reason

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Two Ways..   by   Leo

A glass half drunk, a glass half full
Two ways to look at life, my friend
Which way is right, which way doth pull?
A glass half drunk, a glass half full
Does one lead wrong, on eyes put wool?
From life steal
…..Read More

via  I  Rhyme Without Reason

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featured poet:

Raziel Moore
aka Monocle

Monocle  { @_Monocle_ } is an extremely  talented writer of  poetry,  prose and erotica,  as well as an amazing artist and photographer.  you can find links to Monocle’s  books, anthologies and associated blogs  HERE  { adult themes }.  he posts short poetry to his site  Microlensing  and is one of the founders of    The Erotic Writer   {be forewarned that the site contains explicit erotica.}   i love Monocle’s writing.  please click on  “read more”  below to read the poems in their entirety or visit his site at  Microlensing   { some poems are adult-oriented but the ones below are simply stunning. }

in his twitter profile,  this is what Monocle says about himself  ~

“I am the little devil on your shoulder,  stroking your neck with my tail,  whispering obscenities into your ear,  and looking down your blouse.”

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foci”    by   Monocle

We hold in our minds
entire universes
that can on
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via  Microlensing

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halfway  by   Monocle

Halfway to eclipse

the…..Read More

via  Microlensing

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soft-focus  by   Monocle

The soft-focus of faith
blurs the world’s sharp edges
but doesn’t
…..Read More

via   Microlensing

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an extra treat….     a photograph which needs no words  ~

penumbral moon  by   Monocle

via  Microlensing

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featured poet:

Richard Cody

Richard Cody  is a writer of poetry and fiction,  widely published in the small press arena.  you can find him on facebook  HERE.  in recent years all of his work has been influenced by Eastern forms of poetry such as haiku and tanka.   since 2002 Richard has maintained the blog,  Notes From a Life in Progress,  now mainly a haiku journal.  he has a blog,  Blue Dog Journal  which is  “an open ended narrative about life in a small town on the border of  California and possibility”  plus  Universal  Radio!  where  “you will find transcriptions of the fictions,  fragments  and fantasies he has received from all across the dial”  and  Richard’s  flickr  photostream  HERE.   Richard  is the author of  The Top Floor,  The Jewel in the MomentDarker Corners,  and  This is Not My Heart  –  all available at  Richard Cody – Poetry and Fiction  and on  Amazon  HERERichard  has always been very kind and supportive of  my writing.  { thank you,  Richard! }  in his own words ~

“Writer,  photographer,  doodler,  and chaser of  The Muse.”

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After the rain”   by   Richard Cody

After the rain

each blade…..Read More

via  Notes From a Life in Progress

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It is late.    by   Richard Cody

It is late.

It is late, I say,
And I don’t mean the time of day.

Though darkness is visible as I write,
And the windows rattle in their panes
As they do only at night.

It is late beyond the ability
of any clock to
…..Read More

via  Notes From a Life in Progress

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three    by  Richard Cody

I loved a girl wild and free
who loved in return but not just me.
“You suit me best,” she said
“On a Tuesday in my bed.”

She loved six other men
and then

I loved a girl…..Read More

via  Notes From a Life in Progress

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featured poet:

Sean  Vessey
aka   knight’s heart

i met  Sean Vessey  { @Seanotd }  on twitter,  as seems the case with so many of the poets i know.  he writes poetry and prose.  Sean tweets poetry,  as many poets do,  but he takes it one step further  …actually several steps further…    he live tweets poetry  “duets”  with other poets on a level that is unsurpassed.  to see reprints of  a few of  these amazing poetry collaborations,  visit his blog   KNIGHT OF THE HEART  {KNIGHTSHEART}  or  Shân Ellis’  blog  MUSINGS AND SMATTERINGS  { @Awdures }   or  Leslie Moon’s  blog   Moondustwriter’s Blog  { @moondustwriter }.   in his own words ~

“Funny. Poet Man. Hoosier. Survivor. Loves: my daughters, funny kids, dogs, games, cats, beaches, books, movies & moonlight walks with my lady. Wolf confined to night.”

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My Choice”   by   Sean Vessey

My choices

I love all of you

Only…..Read More

via  KNIGHT OF THE HEART  (KNIGHTSHEART)

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I Rise”   by   Sean Vessey

Filled with desire  (life)  of its own
I rise
Escaping out of darkness
I rise
Floating on fresh
current

…..Read More

via  KNIGHT OF THE HEART  (KNIGHTSHEART)

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Last Dance”   by   Sean Vessey

Can you walk away
from love
Say I am not worthy
of such a heart
Let the mists of time
hide your pain

Can you take any
ch
…..Read More

via  KNIGHT OF THE HEART  (KNIGHTSHEART)

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featured poet:

Saravana Kumar Murugan
aka  Someone is Special  ( SiS )

Saravana Kumar Murugan  { @FewMiles }  writes under the pen name  Someone is Special  (SiS).  i met him mid-February 2011 at his blog,  Few Miles  where he writes poetry and prose.  he is incredibly supportive of  other poets  { including me,  which i greatly appreciate. }   SiS works as a software engineer and lives in London,  United Kingdom although his roots are from India.  in his own words ~

Writing is my passion, and I am born in this world to express my dreams, I do so as poems and prose. I do prefer poetry as it helps me to rhyme what I love to, and attain peace.”

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! Wishes ! ”    by   Someone is Special

{ As a human being… }

O my beautiful God!
Give me the world
With no trace of war
Give me the country
With no
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via   Few Miles

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True Love Never Ends”   by   Someone is Special

The bridge is not so long
I can come to you along
The cold is killing you and me
I can give y…..Read More

via   Few Miles

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Happy Friendship Day   by   Someone is Special

God must have known that
We need a gentle tap on our back
when we feel down;
We need a hug to comfort us
when we feel lonely;
We need a word of praise
when we win;
We need a hand to brush away our tear
when we are sad;

To share little things in life
with some special
…..Read More

via   Few Miles

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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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2 responses to “encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ the men

  1. Thanks, Dani, for featuring me and all these talented people (both genders)!

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