featured poets ~ Kelli Simpson aka @Mama Zen

featured  poets
at  my  heart’s  love  songs

{ originally  posted  April  2012 }

Kelli Simpson
aka  Mama Zen

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!



featured poet:

Kelli  Simpson
aka  Mama Zen

Kelli is better known in the poetry blogosphere as  Mama Zen.  she has two blogs,  the Zen of  Motherhood  and her poetry blog,   another damn poetry blog‘.  Kelli has two books of  poetry published with Shay Caroline Simmons and Joy Ann Jones  ~  Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn: three American women poets”  available   HERE  and  “Three-Note Howl:  The Wild Hunt”  available  HERE.  there are two wonderful interviews detailing her writing background,  including her earlier years as a singer/songwriter  HERE at  imaginary garden with real toads   and   HERE  at  Poets United.  twitter:  @MamaZen

the word that first comes to mind when describing Kelli’s writing is  exquisite {and sometimes joyfully raunchy!}  i love Kelli’s poetry and i’m sure you will, too.


A Drinking Song”    by   Mama Zen

Right hand turns to salt.

Left hand turns to stone.

Right foot in the dragon’s mouth.

Left foot safe…..Read More

via   another damn poetry blog


Bartholomew   by   Mama Zen

You gave me your blessing
and a promise of fair weather.
I gave you head
in an empty bathroom stall.


May the saints preserve us
like little jars of pickles
stacked…..Read more

via  another damn poetry blog


Deflowered   by   Mama Zen

my shirt
he loves me
my bra
he loves…..Read More

via  another damn poetry blog


Dreaming”    by   Mama Zen

Serotonin dreams,
sweet and strange.
Low dose reality.
High Freudian frolic.
And, you.


Fragile words…..Read More

via  another damn poetry blog


Dinner Wear   by   Mama Zen

Tonight, let’s dress for dinner.
I’ll wear resentment like an ugly sweater.
You can slip into your favorite sense of entitlement.
We’ll put on some Mahler,
throw the good…..Read More

via  the Zen of  Motherhood



2012 featured poet at my hearts love songs

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