she paints herself in mud
to hide her nakedness
digs a ditch to lie in
wishing to be ravaged
by rabbit or lion
reticent until dusk
do not disturb–
her mud now blood
when the beasts do not come
she plucks carrots to lure
from the place she once planted seeds
they sit on her chest
only hungry locusts arrive
with sharp tusks
giraffes patterned the fields where she lay
that is how they found her.
Photo by LadyHawk/insight4cos
*A portion of the proceeds for each book sold will be donated to Doctors Without Borders*
I am a story… ~Cklara Moradian
The elephant in the room is armed
with breastplates Each time a woman’s
name is called we hurl our collective
breath ~Barbara Moore
Bella was forever Mrs. Peacock
in the library, rope in hand
hanging on harsh words ~Apryl Skies
for all the wild ponies in my life
may we always run free…~Alicia Winski
Mark your calendars for March 14, 2012! For the BOOK RELEASE IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN: An Anthology of Wit & Wisdom, Sass & Class
In celebration of International Women’s History Month (March) and National poetry month (April) I cordially invite you to the official & much anticipated Online Book Launch for In the Company of Women; including the work of over 40 talented women from across the globe!
This is so exciting for all of us and we know you will enjoy the collection of over 100 carefully selected pieces of literature.
Proud contributors include Alicia Winski, Amanda LaPera, Annie Brodrick, Annie Hilerio, April Michelle Bratten, Apryl Skies, Barbara Moore, Bina Gupta, Camille Solari, Candice James, Carol Knepper, Carol McAdoo Rehme, Catharine Grasty, Cristina Umpfenbach-Smyth, Cklara Moradian, Gillian Prew, Gloria J. Wimberley, Helena Hunter, Jacqui Corcoran, Jessica Wilson, Karen Jones, Kate Lamberg, Katherine L. Gordon, Kimberley Rockdale, Lauri Langston, Leila A. Fortier, L.K. Thayer, Lois Michal Unger, Martina Reisz Newberry, Melissa Grossman, Pam Lampe, Paula Lietz, Peggy Anne Larson, Petra Whiteley, R. V. Reyes, Sadie Harris, Samantha Ledger, Sheila Crawford, Sheila Hageman, Silver Corbin, Sophia Argyris, Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Teri Louise Kelly, Tracie Skarbo, Trish Falin & Wanda Morrow Clevenger
For more info please visit our website: www.EdgarAllanPoet.com!
With much love and inspiration!
~Author ~Poet~ Filmmaker~
I wonder if I went back in time
to rewrite history all in rhyme
might we have met in a salacious bar
and made dirty love beneath the stars?
Waking up wrapped in hotel linen
tasting lips still stained with gin
I ponder how my name might sound
from your tongue with words profound
Would I become a tawdry poem,
your desire, an insatiable, cursed omen,
master, beast, A Dog From Hell
seductions of some wicked spell?
Don’t leave me yet, I have not said
all I wish to proclaim before bed
take these words and eat them,
like the fabric beneath my ruffled hem~
Handing out heartfelt
like tires for swings
Poetry is not novelty
but every grain
of beauty and sadness
that rests in between
I dream of you
where sun touches morning
and gentle stars retreat
I see you
where soul crisps on the edge
of a fiery football Sunday
where cursing is excused
(even for me)
Who cares what the neighbors think?
I place my fingers
into the softness of flour
and produce a perfect
homemade pizza dough
A dirty dishrag
on the kitchen counter
and this is my love song.