Walking the Earth: Life's Perspective in Poetry

Holly Jahangiri’s "Awaiting the Thaw" gives a summary of the seasons: Autumn-crisp leaves of orange, red, yellow Whisper softly, "Winter’s here...

Wondering what his life may have been under other circumstances, Robert E. Blackwell wrote "Memories That Never Were": The chances gone beneath the swirling sands, The bonds not made at a saddening cost.

Facing growing older, Vivian Gilbert Zabel acknowledged memory’s fickleness in "Lost Memory": Memories tease with a tempting taste of yesterday Then flicker away before I can fully favor the flavor.

T. Larkin addressed the short-comings of life in "Dry Season," leaving a touch of hope: Even a broken pencil can render an incomplete drawing, and I – a broken-pencil poet – can strive to describe another fractured moment in a splinter of a life.

Understanding of the power and existence of loneliness can be found in Becky L. Simpson’s "Everybody Everywhere": Everybody everywhere, No matter what one’s station, Has moments of deep loneliness And quiet desperation.

Watching her daughter, Kimberly Ligameri wrote "Rain Dancer": Tiny rain-dancing feet Tiptoe and glide.

Diane Steele recreated her favorite locale in "My Place": The frogs croaked out a serenade, as crickets chirped replies. The lighting for this sweet refrain was the darting of fireflies.

As her aunt suffered the results of smoking for years, Jacque Graham poured her pain into "Cancer": Bald does not seem attractive now . . . Too high a price for Being "branded" by the promise of popularity.

Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Lulu.com (October 12, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1411644476
ISBN-13: 978-1411644472

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