Poetry Page 3 Spring Summer

 

 

CONTAINERS

  by Carolyn Wolfe

 

We live our life in containers

our bodies are the container for our hearts

our homes are the containers for our stuffo

it is where our containers live our lives

with others in their containers

then we count on additional containers to get

us from place to place

our cars

buses

trains

planes

containers all

and all to protect and transport our container bodies

to a source point...

We dress up our containers

we revere our containers

we sometimes confuse our containers with ourselves

but I know

that no container

is me

I am free to walk among the branches of the trees

fly  around the lampposts at night

or across mighty oceans

I am wild, free and container-less

and so are you...

 
Bio: Carolyn Wolfe is a free-lance writer, published poet, and author of eight books, which range from poetry to  fantasy and includes children's literature. Her body of work includes writing articles for newspapers and newsletters,  and hosting poetry events in the Winchester area. Her books include two poetry books "Notes From The Shadow Self" and "WhenThe Moon Speaks", a collection of original light fantasy stories titled "The Moonsparrow Collection" and four children's books "The Bedtime Of The Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories", The Unhappy Little Dragon Lessons Begin" and "The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned". Her newest children's  book "The Drowsy House" is now available on Amazon.com Kindle. Wolfe also has written a novella  for adult readership "Blade's Magic, full of magic and romance. Carolyn Wolfe lives in Winchester VA with her Husband Scott and many animal companions. Please visit her website at http://www.whenthemoonspeaks.com/. 

 

 

 

 

(A Poem for Easter)

          by Glenda Walker

"On the eve of Easter morn
I think of resurrection-

Not because of Jesus
But because of the undeniable evidence
Of Spring-

Of green shoots sprouting from the ground-
Of a kaleidoscope of wildflowers
bursting forth, seemingly without effort or warning.

Of my life being born and re-born again and again
My dreams- dust to dust and ashes to ashes-
Metamorphosing into new and exciting ideas and plans
Amazing and do-able!

Life coming into view
After so long being out of focus
The fuzziness fades.

I resurrect myself anew each day
I am thankful for the deaths
As well as life
And the opportunity to begin again
Once more."

Bio:Glenda the good witch Walker is a 59 year young old soul who believes everyone is an artist. In her spare time, she creates magical art, music, and poetry.  She still believes in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, the tooth fairy, and the intrinsic good in all people.


 

 

Selective Truths

       by Valentina Cano

She strikes words together

To please other people.

She infuses them with the shine

Off her car's top every morning

And the tangled smell of wet grass.

The words are like matches,

Running out,

And instant of scorching meaning

before burning away.

 

Bio: Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014.