The Poet by Day Web/Zine Founder and Content Editor: Poet, “Poetry Champion,” Writer, and Managing Editor of The BeZine, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines. Formerly: a feature writer specializing in business, employment and vocational education and for two years, associate editor to the "California Job Journal" and for six years a columnist, "On the Job Front." Current focus is poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction and iPhoneOgraphy with a special interests in art as a change agents and culinary arts. Organized The BeZine 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change as an annual virtual event and founded The Bardo Group – now The Bardo Group Beguines – to create a community of like-minded poets, writers, musicians and artists to help foster the peace, however modest the effort. A new site is in process: Coffee, Tea and Poetry.
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Same Rivers, New Waters … Last year passed the golden glove You know, the one with a fist of iron. She wanted no more of it. Nor I. Those glossy, glittering, glistening, shining products of a golden age had lost their sheen and the age of growth and worshipping at the alter of God. Demands. […]
Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog:
watercolor aceo 4/2018 ‘Mother Earth, from you and to you all life flows nourishing us with all hat yor are. We are all family. We are all children of the Great Goddess of the Earth Mother. As you thrive, so shall we.’ purchase this painting
I am a beacon of hope, on a wet and rainy day. While forming a shelter from heaven’s tears and clouds subject to decay. I am always on hand, where ever droplets can be found, so take me for granted because I’ll always be around. excerpt from sunburst published by xlibris © 2005, Laura Minning […]
I run from your city streets where the Laws are too bright and hot, the Shadows too hard, sure, possessed. I run into the cool shade of your forest, taking refuge like the birds. (There are no knives in the forest. Blood is shed here only as it must be shed.) Not for bathing, drinking, […]
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” so wrote Robert Frost the great American Pastoral Poet. He thought about the great dividers between neighbors and nations. Are walls really so important, I have often wondered. In fact the very word fascinates me.It resounds with great historical significance- Walls! Oh ! No, not the Great […]