Gathering Them — A Free Verse Poem on Leaps of Faith

Preparing a poetry collection. photo by adege on Pixabay Gathering Them I am gathering them,snapshots on a line,puzzle pieces,building blocks,roots. Together. Individually, yes, strength.Each a painting, a break in the timeline of my life,a check mark. But, together… Together they say something bigger.Together they are a timeline. Snapshots become an art gallery,puzzle pieces, when placed,begin … Continue reading Gathering Them — A Free Verse Poem on Leaps of Faith

There There by Tommy Orange, on the Urban Native American Experience

The debut novel and our Book Club event Author's photos On November 7th the Books Between Friends book club spent the evening on a mini road trip. We had dinner as a group at the Boxcar Grille and then carpooled to Lenoir-Rhyne University to hear Tommy Orange speak of his new and wildly popular debut … Continue reading There There by Tommy Orange, on the Urban Native American Experience

Misunderstood (i have been a flower in a tree)

a free verse poem Image by Kranich17 from Pixabay https://soundcloud.com/christina-ward-222068276/misunderstood-i-have-been-a-flower-in-a-tree i have been a flower in a tree.i have been so high up, no one could seethe immeasurable me, the impetuous me the always, always superfluous me this is what happenswhen a tree has its leaves on upside down, when the roots don’t growunderground and the … Continue reading Misunderstood (i have been a flower in a tree)

Delay of Autumn

a free verse poem of the season Image by Gerald Friedrich from Pixabay Delay of Autumn The Autumn wreath with plastic applesaged pine conesresides in closeted bin Temperatures dipdays shortensignaling yellows, deep reds, bursts of orangethe ushering in ofpumpkin — everythingnot this year the corn has been cuthusk-less stalks, sparse, driedscatter the field in muted … Continue reading Delay of Autumn

The “Country Living” Things No One Talks About

some of them are a bit...well, GROSS Image by Michael Drummond from Pixabay Note: I chose this picture because a cow exactly this one was recently found roaming the streets in my community. A farmer took it in but had to keep it secluded from his other cows because it was “creating a ruckus.” No … Continue reading The “Country Living” Things No One Talks About

Epiphany– a free verse poem on the creative process

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Epiphany I can attach my entire existenceto the golden bleed of sunthrough the whisp-staccato edges of a cloud Such moments steal my breath. I can spiral into cornersand come out of them painting with words. I can feel the energyflowing from life breathing lifeparalleling, combining, releasing. Epiphany moments, what … Continue reading Epiphany– a free verse poem on the creative process

12 Poetry Quotes that Teach us Self Love

you are worth it Image by Maria Zangone from Pixabay “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds or bends with the remover to remove — it is an ever-fixed mark.” — from some Shakespearean sonnet I had to memorize in high school. This poem still plays in my head fairly often and … Continue reading 12 Poetry Quotes that Teach us Self Love

Medium UPDATE–Here’s what you may have missed

Fiddleheads & Floss Newsletter Hi to all my WordPress followers!! This week on my Medium account I did ALL of my links with the "Friend Links" which means that YOU--even if you are NOT a Medium member, can enjoy this content. I thought I'd share the newsletter with you! Read below to see what you … Continue reading Medium UPDATE–Here’s what you may have missed