encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Victoria Ceretto-Slotto @VCerettoSlotto

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto

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

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto
@VCerettoSlotto

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto  { @VCerettoSlotto }  is a writer of  poetry and prose,  including two novels ~ her latest novel,  “Winter is Past” can be purchased at a number of  locations ~  click  HERE  to read more about it  and  click  HERE  for a list of  where to find it.  having spent twenty-eight years as a nun,  Victoria left the convent but continued to work as a nurse in the field of  death and dying. Victoria,  herself,  received the gift of  a kidney from a friend.  her work is inspired by spirituality,  her experiences with end-of-life issues  and nature.  Victoria enjoys the creative life,  living in the desert with her husband and two canine kids.  click  HERE  to read more about Victoria.

she  is  an amazing  poet,  as well as supportive of  other writers.  enjoy your time at her blog…

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Timekeepers”    by   Victoria C. Slotto

Tucked in a corner,
half-hidden by the family Bible,
the outstretched arms of
an ancient Timekeeper
reach toward the North,
announce twelve-oh-two,
as they have for a decade.

On the…..Read More

via  liv2write2day’s  Blog

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The First Time    by   Victoria C. Slotto

The first time that I witnessed birth,
saw the crowning of the head,
that shock of thick black hair,
heard the melded cries of mother
and her son…
..Read More


via  liv2write2day’s  Blog

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And I Will Die   by   Victoria C. Slotto

On that morning

birds will shatter stillness

chant their purty, purty, purty

languish in th…..Read More

via  liv2write2day’s  Blog

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Addiction    by   Victoria C. Slotto

Alone, I settle in to nurse the night,
to venerate these saints I should despise.
Bow down before these gods who leach my spirit,
accept the chalice filled with certain death.
I hide the truth from those concerned I’m lost;
prevarication’s now my way of life.

Within my room, I hide, consuming…..Read More

via  liv2write2day’s  Blog

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Film Noir”    by   Victoria C. Slotto

Radiance cuts through
a haze of smoke.
The room is full of bad guys.
Heads turn when you walk in.
Evil disrobes
…..Read More


via  liv2write2day’s  Blog

*image via Grumbler %-| under creative commons license

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Virginia  Tech    by   Victoria C. Slotto

The night before,
did he try to tell someone?
Say it to some stranger in a bar
who couldn’t…..
Read More


via  liv2write2day’s  Blog

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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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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

National Poetry Month April 2013 Badge

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2 responses to “encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Victoria Ceretto-Slotto @VCerettoSlotto

  1. Dani, what a surprise. Thank you!

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