(excerpt from the poem “Musical Waters” in the book Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry, 2013)
where the wind’s velocity determines whether the water sings falsetto,
soprano, alto, tenor or base
an aquatic musical composition
bursting with a poetic rhapsody
never the same sheet of music
as the smooth breeze
caresses the water like a tinkling chime
envisioning a ballerina performing her pirouette à la seconde
the sun sparkling on the water
like a spotlight hitting a sequined dress on the dance floor
the essence of a vision fair
where water is kissed with a seductive touch
dancing with the swirling cool air.
Who knew that from April 1 to April 7, we celebrate National Be Kind to Spiders Week? Spiders? Really?
Obviously, I am not a fan of this arachnid, but watching them dutifully spin their webs with their spider silk extruded from spinnerets is a pretty fascinating sight to behold. They are like weavers creating an amazing piece of tapestry. I am in awe of how patient and persistent these creepy crawlers are.
Interestingly, it seems when one of their creations is damaged somehow, they move to another nearby location and start the process all over again. At least that’s what I observed about the spiders hanging out in my backyard.
Well, since we’re celebrating National Poetry Month and also celebrating National Be Kind to Spiders Week, here is a poem Keeper of the Web that was published in my book, Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry.
Keeper of the Web
Spinning translucent threads of silk
making cocoons for their nests
a trap to catch their prey
a haven to take their rest.
At the center of a tangled weave
the keeper of the web quietly sits
calculating, cunning and a smooth operator
patiently waiting with a catcher’s mitt.
Presenting itself as harmless
disguising its ferocious bite
luring you in while piquing your curiosity
then paralyzing your will to fight.
Stay away from its grasp
you’ll be enticed by its deadly bait
once you’re drawn in, the table is set
an attraction you may never be able to escape.
(Published in Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry, by Kym Gordon Moore 2013)
Happy #NationalBeKindToSpiders Week!
April is National Poetry Month. This annual poetry celebration was inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Let’s dive into our treasure trove of words to fluidly create amazing works in this awesome universe of poetry.
What Shall Be After
Seeking supernatural signs and wonders
overlooking the existence of their obvious presence
not hidden or invisible from sight
clearly present, yet constantly gone unnoticed
if you can’t see what’s already here
how can you recognize that which is to come?
If only we look more to spiritual guidance
and a lot less to tangible reliance
we shall witness that which was, is now
and that which is to come
has already been
the power of the circle of life.
(from Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry)
There was a finicky cat named Soho
part Siamese, Tabby and Calico
a windowsill was her seat
falling, landing on her feet
leaping beyond places dogs dare not go!
(This poem is from the book Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry)
Soho is a limerick, and believed to have Irish roots. It is a five-line poem in anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme. Limericks intend to be humorous or sometimes obscene with a witty content!
Although yesterday was Valentine’s Day, love goes well beyond a holiday, special occasion or condition. Love spiritually embodies your heart and soul. Perhaps, just perhaps, if more people were to put a little love in their hearts, that love could multiply with compassion, healing, and understanding.
Unconditional love will make this world a better place for everyone. Pass it on!
Happy After-Valentine’s Day!!!
Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Here is the history of “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” from poets.org:
Poem in Your Pocket Day was originally initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard.
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.
Be sure to share your pocket full of poetry on Twitter and use this hashtag #pocketpoem. Poets everywhere, on this last day of National Poetry Month, let’s make a bold statement today as a tribute to Poem in Your Pocket Day! Below is my poem, Snapshot of a Parfum Bottle, that I am sharing with you! Feel free to share yours with me!