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Paper Birds

I hope you enjoy this lovely poem of love, loss and healing from Holly. But how can you not with lines like, “I am the flush of peony”

House of Heart

I have unfolded us

like origami,

dissected our borders,

the shadowed corners

of secrets

I have forced into

the light to mourn

like small bones of

birds, somehow sacred.

I have renamed

us where every

memory is not an

ache beneath my ribs

and every  thought is not

an assault on the dead.

I am the flush of peony

the color of healing scars.

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Never Change

Enjoy this lovely, nostalgic feast of imagery from Chris Nelson. Visit his site 🙂

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He watched the shadows lengthen

Like an old man’s coat

Tails torn by the wind,

Stained by love and loss,

Gone the Alaskan Summer

He’d wished would never change,

When high-hung Suns like mirrors

Kissed each waking hour,

His child-eyes blindly clinging

Translucent lids now closed

Still see the dreamed of constants

Beneath the milky dew,

And as the shadows embrace the night,

A lover’s furtive tryst,

He feels the loss ripped from his skin

And draws his own coat tight.

 

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daydreaming at night

I hope you enjoy this poetry by j matthew waters as much as I did 🙂 Don’t forget to visit his site.

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I’ve not seen it all
this movie that weaves
in and out of close encounters

actors are not what they seem
on any kind of stage
whether supported on oak trestles
or razor thin wire

the money flows like milk and money
brewed and bottled on the black market
where trade secrets are available for sale
anywhere from one to a million bitcoin

sometimes I like to daydream
during the night
just to shake things up
excited to rehearse those parts
I’m least familiar with



may two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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Silent Hands

I’ve been spending a little time visiting old friends here on WordPress and I’m so glad to reacquaint myself with the vast and varied talent that lives here. I didn’t know how much I missed them all. Please read this truly touching poem from Paul F. Lenzi. Please visit his site 🙂

Poesy plus Polemics

hands Drawing by FoxAndTheCrow

in her anguish

loud darkness

no room for

the effort

of words

all she needs

is a touch

quiet fingers

to reach

underneath

her despair

take the fear

from her mind

hold her heart

in the palm

of unspoken

affection

one touch

of love’s hand

conveys more

compassion

than penstrokes

of poets

or blessings

of saints

silent hands

can catch

teardrops

lift spirits

if only

for moments

but moments

distinctly

profound

in their power

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Forty-Five Revolutions per Minute by J Matthew Waters — My review

Hi All:)

I haven’t been doing much reading or writing of late…which I’m sure you can tell if you’ve popped by my blog… but I did manage to read a collection of poetry: Forty-Five Revolutions per Minute by J Matthew Waters.  

 

 

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I just put the following brief review on Amazon and thought I would share it here as well.

J Matthew Waters is a contemporary poet yet one can see that he must be occasionally haunted by the muses of poets past.  Whispers of  W.S. Burroughs and tinges of Kerouac mingle with his own voice to produce his third book, Forty-Five Revolutions per Minute.  

Some personal favorites include already goneremedy, and these lines in particular

from say you’ll haunt me

“…your face is patterned
vertical lines channeling emotions
streaming from your eyes”

and from when september ends

“she slipped by like a new moon
looking for a place to hide…”

The fact that each poem is inspired by and/or named after a song provides a ready-made and diverse play list.  With titles like after the thrill is gone, I am the egg-man and saturday in the park it was hard for this reader not to hear the song in question even without them playing.  Just as varied are the topics Waters writes about; from sadness to hope, exploration to nostalgia and even war and peace.

I do hope you will check this collection out and I will leave you as Waters left me with this closing poem in its entirety.

your poem 

i burned your image
in my mind
like charcoal lead
on cottony white paper
i painted your eyes
on canvas
like i had known them
my entire life
i drew your heart
closer to mine
beating rhythmically
as if we were one

 

AVAILABLE NOW:

➤ Both kindle and paperback versions are available on  AMAZON

OH and I should mention that you may know John from his blog jdubqca , if not head on over (after you finish here of course) 🙂

 ~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

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Things We Don’t Discuss ~ my review

Hi All!

I recently shared with you that Maciej at No Kind of Magic had released a collection of poetry.  I have had his book in my possession for some time now and have had time to read, re-read and immerse myself in his words. 

I posted a brief review on Amazon and wish to share it here as well. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, provocative and penetrating poetry

55 poems that act as a dark, fun-house mirror reflecting back versions of your own pain as well as universal truths.

If you are looking for pretty, flowery poems of nature and romance–trust me, this will not be your cup of tea. BUT, there is truth here and there is beauty in that. Some may find the poems within a bit jarring and indeed this collection requires a steady eye. I found myself reading and rereading lines to gain an even deeper understanding, at times nodding in agreement and other times weeping.

This poet has skillfully flayed his own hide, leaving his insides exposed and vulnerable. I’m left wanting to cradle his trampled, yet still beating, heart gently in my hands.

 

 If you haven’t yet you can purchase his book at the links below:

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or if you prefer Amazon just click the image below:

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Things We Don’t Discuss ~ a friend’s debut

Hi All!

Do you follow know and/or Maciej at No Kind of Magic?  He is an extremely talented poet and a great friend. I’m so pleased to share his announcement with you 🙂

 

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The word is out!!!

March 3, 2015

Today I have a very special announcement to make. I am really excited to say that my first collection of poetry has just been published and and within a couple of days will also be available on amazon!

‘Things we don’t discuss’ includes 22 previously unpublished poems as well as selected pieces known to some of my guests here.

I am not very good at advertising, but if you are interested in buying this humble collection, just click the image in this post. I will also post a link to amazon as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your visits and inspiration I get from you and your works: poems, photos, drawings, thought provoking articles. You encouraged me to do this step.

 

No kind of… Maciej.

 

Also now Available on Amazon!!!…just click the image below:

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So, go forth and support this wonderful writer!  

Buy it.  

Read it.

Share it. 

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Calling all Artists! Accepting Submissions for March and April!

Call for submissions…all mediums welcome 🙂

Artists4Peace

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Upcoming Topics/Deadlines:

March

How does one find peace in daily life?

Submission Deadline March 1st
Selected Entries will be posted March 15th


April

How does language influence peace?

Submission Deadline April 1st
Selected Entries will be posted April 15th


Feel free to send in any other Peace related art at any time for consideration to be posted throughout the month. Remember just blog as you normally would and then email a link to your post to artists4peaceproject@gmail.com for consideration!


Notes to ALL of our Fabulous participating Artists4Peace artists:

1-Please reblog, facebook, tweet, messenger pigeon 🙂 this post.  

We need to get the word out and get even more people sharing their art to promote love, understanding and peace throughout the world.

2-We ask that if you haven’t already please put the Artists 4 Peace logo on your blog.  It will not only show others you are part of the…

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