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Undoing (with audio)


on grey

on twilight,

the purple dusk

and bruised toenail

sliver of moon.

The trees

are dark beasts

on the horizon

and I rode- I strode,

on my own two-feet

to the gallows,

the sad-sweet moment

of my undoing

its not magic

but something else


Like a first smile,

like a newly found element.

Something else,

yes, something else entirely.

There is a face in the moon,

a skull,

a dry, dead grinning thing

and it is this,

it is always this

I return to.

~Melanie Thomason



This poem is from my first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words

get it here!


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Yes…I’m promoting my book.

No…I don’t mind if you promote it too! 😉

Go ahead and blog about it, tweet it and share it on facebook 🙂

You could even read it and write a review if you’re game 😀


My second collection of poetry, Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived,  is available on Amazon. Fabulous watercolor paintings by Georgiann Carlson accompany my poems throughout, creating a book I am extremely proud of!

M&N Announcement


3 options available now on Amazon:

1-Full Color Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Full Color

This is the way this collection is meant to be experienced!

2-Black & White Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Greyscale

3-Ebook for your Kindle, iPad, etc.

→ Just click on this link!!←

OH and you can also get my first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words

just click here!


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A wonderful review from a fabulous WP friend

To say I’m touched and humbled by this review would be an understatement 🙂

Patchwork girl – ‘Spectrum – Watercolored Words’ review

by nokindofmagic

I am sure many of you have met Melanie. I’ve spent so much time with her collection of poetry and even though it wasn’t an easy task, I finally managed to  review the book that has been with me for quite some time now. Please support this incredibly talented poet. Spectrum – Watercolored Words by […]

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My first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words has gotten reviews :)

As some of you know, I recently published a small collection of poetry.  Well it has now gotten a couple reviews on Amazon and I have to say that is very gratifying and exciting 🙂  

Just wanted to take a moment to thank those who got my book and an extra special thanks to the generous souls who wrote reviews!  Feedback is always appreciated.

Spectrum cover











You can read the reviews here.


If you haven’t yet gotten a copy….

Print version available directly from createspace

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on Amazon both in print and Kindle versions

Spectrum: Watercolored Words Paperback

 The above are the US store links…other links available for other areas…let me know if you have problems locating.




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