encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Sherry Blue Sky

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore  presentation
2012  featured poets

at my heart’s love songs

Sherry Blue Sky

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!

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featured poet:

Sherry  Blue  Sky

i met Sherry Blue Sky online at sites like  Poets United  and  imaginary gardens with real toads.  in addition to being a stunning poet,  she is a memoirist and writer of  prose as well as a photographer.   her interests include books,  music,  films,  the environment/political activism,  nature,  dogs,  photography,  humanity,  Africa,  social justice.  you can find her on Facebook  HERE  and at her blog  STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky.   Sherry has been interviewed at  Poets United  HERE  and  imaginary garden with real toads HERE.   has been published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul,’  ‘Writing the West Coast: In Love With Place,’  Annell Livingston’s ‘Red Shoes Project,’  the ‘Poet’s United Anthology’  and  ‘Risking For Change: Stories of Ordinary People.’

in her own words ~

“I am a poet,  memoirist,  star dreamer,  living on Vancouver Island on the beautiful West Coast of Canada.  I have been writing since I was a child.  Poetry is my first love.  I have had a love affair with the ocean and nature all my life,  and am happiest surrounded by the wilderness.”

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LOVER OF THE SKY   by   Sherry Blue Sky

I am a lover of the blue sky.
Perfect clouds
like a dream sail by;
of a green walk in the wild wood;
of tall trees dripping on me
where I stood;
of mist rising up
where the river bends;
of the small sweet song
of a striped-headed wren.

I am a lover…..Read More

via  STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky

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IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SACRED   by   Sherry Blue Sky

I am Hanging Garden Tree,
my thick trunk hosting
an abundance of life forms,
diverse and vital;
garlanded with root and vine,
with fern and flower,
a universe
within my leafy bower.

I am home to Sky Creatures,
all the…..Read More

via  STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky

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Half  the Sky”    by   Sherry Blue Sky

Even when their voices are silenced,
their lives oppressed,

their bodies…..Read More

via   STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky

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Hymn of  Praise”    by   Sherry Blue Sky

Wind whispers
through the canopy
like lake ripples
through the trees
Small leaves spiral
thick as raindrops,
pixies dancing
on the breeze

Sunlight…..Read More

via  STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky

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Morning Song   by   Sherry Blue Sky

Wild Woman
is singing
her morning song,
a song of the sky
once the dark has gone,
a song of snow
on the rounded hills,
for winter is coming,
as winter will.

Wild Woman
is listening
for the wild wind’s howl,
for the lashing rains,
for the thunder’s growl,
when the sky opens up
and does its worst
then tiptoes off
having slaked its thirst.

Somewhere…..Read More

via  STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky

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Song of  the River   by   Sherry Blue Sky

Song of the river wild,
Song of the rapids leaping
Through the chiseled rock-walled chasm
Green with weeping,
A plunging torrent
To the ocean seeping

Song of the sea-green foam
Song of the white froth dancing
Sun-dappled…..Read More

via  STARDREAMING  with Sherry Blue Sky

photograph by  Sherry Blue Sky  ©All Rights Reserved

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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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