encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Beez Laine aka @beezknez & Gayle Walters Rose aka BODHIROSE

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012  featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Beez Laine
aka  @beezknez

Gayle Walters Rose
aka  Bodhirose

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 two 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 }

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featured poet:

Beez  Laine
aka  @beezknez

i met  Beezknez   on  twitter  {  @beezknez  }  well over two years ago.  she lives in  Australia where she writes and tweets extraordinary poetry,  and is one of  the nicest people you will ever meet ~  i  call her my sweet little honey bee.  { Beez also has the twitter account   @beezpoetry  just for poetry. }   Beez  is a woman who lives life fully and is the human version of  “joie de vivre.”  Beez lives in Australia and has two blogs:  In The Hive   and   In The Bloom.

in her own words  ~

“Poetry~human rights~animal rights~my Rights~your rights everyones writes right write”

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Where Love Will Grow”     by   beezknez

The scars of love

scattered seeds in the cracks of  concrete

I Tread Tread TREAD

FOOL

of not truths

how many of you and me

have hurt…..Read More

via   In The Hive

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A Strange Affair ~ Depression”    by   beezknez

The kiss
of promise
to always be
the quiet of me
Loneliness
like cold death
Oh Jealous Lover
it has always been you

The sadness of a cross
lays like
…..Read More

via   In The Bloom

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Full Bloom   by   beezknez

the fragility of rose
full bloom
her fall from the crown
leaves
tiny droplets
of blood red petals
spread
…..Read More

via  In The Bloom

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lost and found – the distance   by   beezknez

I held her hands
and filed the cracks
where her nails had chipped
like china
her  fingers bonsai
with a curl of gold band
and absently she played
a quiet love of…..Read more

via  In The Hive

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featured poet:

Gayle  Walters  Rose
aka  BODHIROSE

Gayle Walters Rose  aka  bodhirose  is  a woman,  mother,  poet,  writer,  blogger  who loves nature, bird watching,  gardening,  many different types of music — and writing and reading,  of  course.  Gayle has been a guest host of  Form-For-All at  dVerse ~ Poets Pub  HERE.   if  you would like to know more about her,  there are links to several interviews of  Gayle  HERE.

the meaning of  her name  bodhirose,  in her own words ~

“The word  ‘bodhi’  comes from both ancient Sanskrit and Pali languages and means awakening, insight, understanding and sometimes is described as meaning enlightenment.   I’m a student of many spiritual teachings and consider myself to be on a path to “awakening”  — the word Bodhi leapt to mind when choosing a name and I added Rose to it — my last name,  and Bodhirose was born.”

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A  Walk  in  Haiku”   by   BODHIROSE

The harsh, chilling freeze
Slowly warms into the spring’s
First hint of dewdrops
Left unfrozen upon the
Daffodil and rose.     (Tanka) 

Peacock’s tail lightly
brushes the tall courtyard wall–
disturbing ants’ march

tranquil, green anole
basks on warm, idle…..Read More

via  Bodhirose’s  Blog

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Vigilant  –  A  Haibun”    by   BODHIROSE

It’s subtle but I immediately sense the telltale tightening throughout my body.  It quickly moves to hyper vigilance.  I look down at my hands and find them clutched together as if seeking sanctuary with the other from the impending increase in tension.  My heart rate quickens…there’s slight dizziness, nausea–which only serves to ratchet up the anxiety.  There’s never a turning back from this…it has to run its course, reach its peak and take me unwilling on an alarming provocation of harrowing fear and panic.

I search my mind; what…..Read More

via  Bodhirose’s  Blog

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Oh  Wonder   by   BODHIROSE

Oh wonder, the minute hummingbird
Deft, dainty, quickness personified
High-pitched whirring has me lured
Oh wonder, the…..Read More

via  Bodhirose’s  Blog

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Such  Good  Taste   by   BODHIROSE

Lemony sour
makes my
mouth pucker
as well as
yogurt, plain
unadulterated.

I enjoy
bitter
…..Read More

via  Bodhirose’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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my heart’s love songs

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3 responses to “encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Beez Laine aka @beezknez & Gayle Walters Rose aka BODHIROSE

  1. My goodness, Dani…you are the most generous of people. Again, I am so honored by you…thank you so much. And here I am suffering from a cold (even though mild) and feeling even more disconnected from blogging lately and I find this lovely presentation. You are the best…what a sweet heart!
    Hugs,
    Gayle xoxo

  2. It’s been almost exactly two years ago that you honored me with your sharing of my work and here I come to find you’ve done it again…thank you, Dani! And my poor blog is all but a ghost town these days… I’m afraid I’m still not writing much but haven’t given up that one day the bug will bite me again and I’ll start up again. I do miss my interactions with all the wonderful friends I made back when I was more forthcoming in my writing…like YOU! :)

    If you ever want to chat, please do contact me at bodhirose@yahoo.com. Or if you’re on Facebook, we could connect on there. Love and hugs…
    Gayle ~

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