Poetry Wednesday – Where I

Where I

Misplaced in a moment
Where I soared in distrust
Drastic the flames became
Growing around me as
I swayed to envisioned futures
Full of darkness beautiful
And hymns destructive
To worlds beyond my own
Dissipated in a moment
Where I swallowed distrust
Drastic the flames moved
Through my delight as
I swayed to imagined places

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Poetry Book Wednesday – Zephyr & Zinc

Starting off Poetry Book Wednesday with Zephyr & Zinc which was published on August 12, 2014. Hard to believe it has been four years since its release. While I adore all 20 of my poetry books, Zephyr & Zinc, the 13th book, is one that holds a special place in my heart.

Zephyr & Zinc continued where Unlined & Undertakers left off as dreams go wrong and turn to anger while furthering the themes of change and coping with those changes or the lacking of coping. Passion, anger, exhaustion, hope, and the path to centering self comes along the winds of Zephyr & Zinc.

zephyrcover
Ink to hold me dear
Skittish dream so sweet
I need to thrive
To express my dreams
Never as sweet as they seem

Zephyr & Zinc is available through Amazon. Kindle – $2.99 and Paperback – $9.99. The other 19 of my currently published poetry books and numerous chapbooks can also be found on Amazon.

Mixed Media Monday – Pink Llama

It is Mixed Media Monday. Today‘s featured piece is Pink Llama #1. The creation of llama-themed mixed media pieces started as an idea after a conversation with a friend when she decided to make plush llamas to add to her inventory of textile goods at patchworkchickenstudio.com. We had a surprisingly lengthy conversation of the importance of saddle blankets and how the blankets “make the llama”.

Pink Llama I
Pink Llama I

This pink llama piece consists of an 8” square stretched canvas, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, cardstock, glass beads, and resin then sealed with an acrylic overlay. In June, this llama found a new home with a woman who loves pink and llamas.

Poetry Wednesday – Place Like Home

Place Like Home

There’s no place like home
Yet the notion of home
Eludes like the rivers
Time forgot once upon
A dream so dreary
In which I trudge
Halfheartedly wondering
Wandering eager for
Release from a poisoned
Prison of filigree leaves
Every inch filled with deceit
Singing happy songs claiming
There’s no place like home

Mosaic Monday – Leo

I recently completed a series of bead mosaics with the theme of the twelve astrological signs. Today marks the start of the Zodiac sign, Leo. Happy Birthday Leos! This bead mosaic was designed for you.

Leo
Leo

It incorporates orange in homage to the fire of this sign with hints of red and gold to further the fire theme. Gold is also Leo’s metal of choice. The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box is painted with orange acrylic then sealed with an acrylic overlay. The design consists of assorted glass beads, gold filigrees, foil-wrapped acrylic beads, and a nickel-free pewter charm.

Leo is currently available for purchase. The price is $15 USD plus shipping. If you are interested in obtaining Leo, please contact me.

Poetry Wednesday – The Margins

The Margins

The margins do bleed
Like my paper tightened skin
Along with the night
Flows into beautiful songs
My sweetest regrets line
The pages lie dying
Corroded by mystery
Angels and ages of time
Save not the margins
Whilst they keep memories
Alive in their crimson
The margins do bleed
Into darker nights than these

Tuesday Tabellion – Post-NaPoWriMo Thoughts

NaPoWriMo 2018 & Camp NaNoWriMo have come to an end. My Camp NaNoWriMo goal for April was 30 poems to match the intent of NaPoWriMo. I validated on April 27th with 31 poems. I find this disappointing. In previous Camp NaNoWriMos, I always increased the goal. Most of the past Aprils, I was writing three to four poems a day. There even days with as many as eight poems (much like during NaNoWriMo). This April, however, I was lucky to put forth one poem with the rare second poem happening.

Overall, I am happy that progress happened with Mourning & Melancholia (16 for 36/100), Altars & Avatars (15 for 15/100), and Written & Whim (4 for 4/100).

This NaPoWriMo featured the posting of works to Instagram as well as some technical glitches which led to me posting several days at a time rather than every single day to this blog, Twitter, my Author page on Facebook, and Instagram. It was rather annoying. While I did like the readership that seemed to increase due to my use of Instagram, I remain uncertain about it.

On April 20th, I experienced Cradle of Filth, Jinjer, and Uncured. Post-concert depression did hinder my writing progress unlike with prior concerts I had attended. The reason for such eludes me. It was a fabulous concert and I did enjoy myself immensely even if my legs did not. Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome do not make good concert-going companions.

April was light on other artistic pursuits too which left me feeling a bit at loose ends. May May bring more creativity and inspiration.