featured poets ~ Gayle Walters Rose aka Bodhirose + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month
April 2015
{ originally posted April 2012 }

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Gayle Walters Rose
aka  Bodhirose

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:

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.  if  you would like to know more about her,  there are two interviews of  Gayle   HERE    and   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.”


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


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


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


The Caller”    by   Bodhirose

The gray, damp and cold
sky echoes my mood.
Listless and brooding,
I feel the lack of warmth
and interest even within my breath.
I emerge when engaged
with others but when left
to myself, I sink into the age-
old feelings, expected this
time of year, but not welcomed.

She’s as old as me,
this caller that creeps
inside and…..Read More

via  Bodhirose’s  Blog


Such  Good  Taste   by   Bodhirose

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

I enjoy
…..Read More

via  Bodhirose’s  Blog


2012 featured poet series at my heart’s love songs

all copyright remains with the authors



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.


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