featured poets ~ Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul

featured  poets
at  my  heart’s  love  songs

{ originally  posted  April  2012 }

Estrella  Azul

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs and i decided 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  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!

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featured poet:

Estrella  Azul
@EstrellaAzul

I met Estrella  at least five years ago on twitter  { @EstrellaAzul }   and she is one of  my dearest twitter friends ~ not just via tweets,  but through emails and even old-fashioned snail mail  { as she calls it. }  she lives in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, Romania  but could truly be the girl next door in any country ~  as long as that girl is a young woman bursting with talent and creativity and sweetness.  Estrella is a staff  writer at  Milliver’s Travels   and was Associate Editor of  Friday Flash Dot Org.

Estrella may only have one blog  Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©   but  she includes enough for  four or five sites ~  poetry,  prose,  her thoughts about life,  recipes,  crafts,  home-made beauty products,  photography,  and charm ~ Estrella is one of  the most charming people you will ever meet.   Estrella describes her blog as  “a glimpse of  what matters to this writer most,  and what makes her heart beat a little faster…”  i think of  it as a showcase for the extraordinary talents of  a unique and wonderful woman.

read more about this fascinating woman { including links to published works and interviews }  HERE.

in her own words ~

Simple,  hopeful,  passionate,  loving,  kind,  grateful,  florist,  emerging writer,  craftswoman,  blogger,  redhead & complex.  Puzzle even to herself.  Shadows well  ;) “

all of  the photographs are by  Estrella,  except the final photo which is of  Estrella.

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White Rain”   by   Estrella Azul

I miss the rain of white seagulls,
hundreds of seagulls over my eyes.
A white rain to wash over
and cleanse me
from all distress and ugliness,
and whiten me.
We aren’t ourselves
until we’re far away
from…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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Sleeping Beauty of  Palermo    by   Estrella Azul

I fell asleep early that night.

***

I had the strangest dream.

It began with my father walking into the nursery. He had been sobbing; I could unfailingly tell when he was sorrowful, he would be extra mindful and affectionate with me. However on this particular night his misery scared me. He kneeled by my bed for the longest time, not saying a word, simply watching me through teary eyes.

I wish I could’ve done something to lessen his grief.

Daybreak crept up on us too slowly…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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Stillness   by   Estrella Azul

“Through a lens I glance

At the beauty…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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Heart on the beach    by   Estrella Azul

A heart on the beach…

There’s something

in…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrub”   by   Estrella Azul

Any kind of empty container with a lid
Sugar or mineral salt (less or as much as fits in the container)
Olive oil
Lavender ess
…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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two  Beet Salad Recipes   by   Estrella Azul

Beets Salad

1 small onion
30 dkg beets
2 average s …..Read More

Pickled Herring and Beets Salad

1 small onion
30 dkg beets
2 average s
…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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Disjointed, scattered thoughts    by   Estrella Azul

Sometimes we notice how there are things we absolutely know to be true.  Sometimes we imagine truths that keep our hopes up.  And then there is The Truth.

The truth which sometimes lands as a bomb, like Danielle La Porte wrote about.  The truth which turns our world upside down when we go searching for it.  It answers some questions, yet confuses us even more and raises an endless list of new questions.  It brings forth emotions we struggled to hide at the very bottom of our hearts and reopens wounds we thought to be healed.

The truth about death. About someone you loved.  It forces us to keep relying on our hearts.  To hope it is strong enough not to break.

To hope that even…..Read More

via   Life’s  a  stage  Weblog©

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2012 featured poet at my heart’s love songs

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