featured poets ~ Ainsley Allmark @DolphinDancer + #giveaway

(inter)National Poetry Month
April 2015
{ originally posted April 2012 }

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Ainsley Allmark

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs  and,  in April,  {inter}National Poetry Month.   i thought it would be fitting to rerun the 2012 featured poet series  which spotlights sixty of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the five 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.  i will be putting up these posts throughout the month of  April  (and probably into May)  to reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.

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 the celebration ~  enjoy!



featured poet:

Ainsley Allmark

Ainsley Allmark  { @DolphinDancer }  is an amazing writer of  prose and poetry, as well as a stunning photographer.  he lives on the western point of Cornwall in the United Kingdom ~ as he describes it,  he is  “living in a wonderful part of the world…  ‘twixt sea and magical circle on the moor…”   he is so prolific that he has multiple  “Dolphin”  blogs.  he tends toward short poetry forms,  but his longer poems are wonderful ~ especially the romantic ones.  in his own words,  Ainsley is  “a spiritual explorer, collector of random things.”

enjoy a small taste of  his talent  ~


Camelia    by    Ainsley Allmark



Cam…..Read More

via   DolphinDancer’s twitpic photo stream


Webs and Dreams    by   Ainsley Allmark

A web of words
About our lives
To trap our dreams
So we could
Live th…..Read More

via   Dolphin Muse   which is my favorite of  all of  Ainsley’s blogs because it is where he posts his breathtaking love poems,  as well as other poetry and prose.


Patiently   by   Ainsley Allmark

She heard my whisper

with bated b…..Read More

via  Dolphin Visions


03:33   by   Ainsley Allmark

Time ~ three : thirty three

Blackbird si…..Read More

via  Dolphin Ainsley


Perspective    by   Ainsley Allmark

Am I looking


Or a…..Read More

via   dolphinmoon


Tantalus    by   Ainsley Allmark

She stood
Vision of her beauty
Just out of reach
Taste of her nectar
Within my lips
On my tongue

Night visions she conju…..Read More

via  Dolphin Muse


Ainsley’s additional blogs:

Dolphin’s Muse  ~  poetry

DOLPHIN DANCER  ~ miscellaneous musings

DOLPHIN EXPLORER  ~ miscellaneous musings and photographs


2012 featured poet series at my heart’s love songs

all copyright remains with the authors

i  am submitting this post,  and all of  the featured poets series,  to the   2015  National Poetry Month Blog Tour   created and hosted annually by  Serena M. Augusto-Cox  at her blog   Savvy Verse & Wit.   this years theme is  ‘The Search for New Perspective’  and she asks that we link in a post talking about how poetry changes one’s perspective.  as i said in the introduction for each of  the posts in the featured poets series,  when reading poetry we can  “be transported to another time or place or frame of  mind.”  i believe we are far more affected by poetry than prose emotionally and sometimes to the very core of  our being.  prose may be interesting and capture our attention,  but poetry captures our hearts.



 have you entered the


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!


*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2015.



Filed under BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY, blog anniversary, Creative Every Day, featured poet, giveaway, guest post, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poet, poetry, Post-A-Day, redux, Savvy Verse & Wit National Poetry Month Blog Tour

2 responses to “featured poets ~ Ainsley Allmark @DolphinDancer + #giveaway

  1. You honour me again dani ♥
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring these poems and poets! Also, thank you for joining the National Poetry Month celebration this year!

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