Thursday, February 27, 2014

Moonless Night

i wonder what happened
to the moon-

is it hiding behind
this velvety purple sky?
i want to hold
a piece of it

sometimes you want
what you can't have

oh, this dark night-
is it holding
the moon hostage?

i want to rise with it
when morning comes

and as i fall
into a starless dream,
i find the moon-
it was always there
in the palm of my hand

and i set it free

This week, I have been contemplating about dreams. I believe we can accomplish most dreams if we really work hard at it. But there are those dreams that seem to have slipped through our fingers. Sometimes, we just have to set them free, and allow even better dreams to come true. The winter sky has been so dark, but sometimes it lights up with dramatic colors. The moon is always an inspiration to me.
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I want to take a moment to thank my dear blogger friend Rita Vaselli who gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. Rita is an amazing artist, and her watercolor paintings are stunning. In turn, I'm supposed to give the award to my favorite bloggers, but it's so hard to choose! I really love all my blogger friends, so I will dedicate this award to you all! Thank you for your continued support and welcome new followers and friends! xx
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Unfolding Petals

i love the magic of words,
the way they unfold petals
of stories to be told

unlocking secrets
behind brick walls, unveiling
the ((center)) of our souls

written on pieces of skies,
the way words shine
or shed a tear

these petals are mine
to keep or give away
--without fear

I love writing as I find it to be a wonderful creative expression. I also love sunflowers, which inspired the imagery in my poem. I needed sunshine on yet another snowy day. This poem is posted for dVerse, where we are asked to write about something we love.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Is it love?

is it love
if it only lasts
the life span
of a butterfly,
if it doesn't
live up
to those three
little words,
if it comes
and goes,
and forgets,
if it doesn't
give my heart
if it dies
before it can fly,
is it love?

Personally, I think that the word "love" is often overused and misused. Especially this month, everything is heart-shaped, making "love" so commercialized. Someone once told me that true love doesn't hurt, and that changed me forever.

I took these photographs of a Swallowtail butterfly last summer. This beautiful butterfly has a very short life span and inspired my poem. This is posted for Poets United, where today's midweek motif is "heart."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beneath the Gray

beneath the gray,
passion is not lost-
there is light
between the shadows,
a hidden treasure
inside this heart
yearning to burst forth
and break free-
a berry trapped in ice
longing to be tasted,
from painting
within the lines,
a white canvas
splashed with abandon
in myriad colors,
perfect in its imperfections,
this dream of mine
beneath the gray

I went for a nature walk this afternoon, and it was invigorating despite the cold. I enjoyed taking these winter photos, which (of course!) inspired a poem. I love how you interpret the meaning of my poems, which sometimes takes me by surprise in a delightful way!

My poem is posted in response to the prompt at dVerse, where we are asked to write "sketchbook poetry" -- poetry that captures a scene -- poetry that is immediate and in the moment. I love that idea, and I had so much fun preparing this post. Enjoy!
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dance with me

Dance with me-
all night long
to the music
of flowing rivers

I don't want to listen
to the same old
sad, sad love songs

Dance with me-
on open fields
in the shade
of bare trees

I don't want to feel
the bitterness of this
cold, cold winter

Dance with me-
until we shed skin
and our scars
turn into sunrise

My poem was inspired by sunrise over the Hudson River in New York. It is so beautiful that it makes me feel like dancing! This is posted for dVerse where we are asked to use repetition in a poem. I love repetition as it makes poetry sound musical and lyrical.

Announcement: I had the honor of being interviewed at Poets United by the inimitable Sherry. Enjoy the interview and learn more about my Life of a Poet - Loredana Donovan. I have also included the link on my sidebar for your perusal. Thank you, Sherry!

Welcome new followers and friends. Have a wonderful weekend and dance away!
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