Salt of ocean waves
floods your senses,
breaks open old wounds
you thought were only scars,
wrapped around your heart

like tender tentacles,
soft, supple,
but, with just one grip,
to the spirit.



Nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award!



Lovely Followers,

I am so excited to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This award is nominated upon someone for being creative, inspirational, and talented.
I am so grateful for this recognition since poetry is my passion and I attempt to use it to reach as many people as I can to inspire and encourage them in some small way.

I am so grateful to J. M. Lilin (The Unsigned Writer) for nominating me. She is a multi- talented writer/photographer/poet. Check out her work!

Home Page
and her photography blog as well!

The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

The Questions Given Me to Answer:

1. What author do you admire most?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I admire so many things about her,
especially all that she had to endure during her 55 years of life and her beautiful Sonnets, but it was her love story with Robert Browning which captured my heart.

2. What is the first chapter book you remember reading?
In my youth, the book I remember most is “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton.
In that book, I also discovered one of my favorite poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
by Robert Frost.

3. When did you first know you wanted to write?
I was a small child when I fell in love with poetry. I remember memorizing poems as early as 5 or 6 years old and there is where my desire to write poetry began.

4. What was the first poem you ever wrote?
I began writing as a child and do not remember the name of my first poem, but I am sure it probably included flowers and butterflies. 🙂

5. What are your goals in writing?
My goal has always been to touch people through my words, emotionally, spiritually;
to make them feel something! I write a poem a day in April each year for National Poetry Month and I also do a series “a poem a day for Jesus” each year from Thanksgiving through Christmas. I have published 2 collections of poetry and have plans for the 3rd to be released later this year.

6. What have you written that you are most proud of?
A poem entitled “If Only to Melt” because it embodies my reason for writing and how it began. here is a link to that poem:—by-poet2angels

7. Did you ever have an imaginary friend? If so, when did you meet this friend?
I actually did not have an imaginary friend. The one I would talk to as a child and still do in times of silence when I need someone supernatural is Jesus/the Holy Spirit. He is always there, unconditionally.

8. What is your favorite fiction novel?
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

9. What is your favorite song?
Difficult question! There are so many songs I love.
I would say right now, it would be “Holy Water” by We the Kingdom

10. What is your favorite color?
Pink and lavender

11. What fictional character reflects you best?
I have always identified with Cinderella in a metaphoric sort of way.

My Nominees

Passport Overused
The Fragrance Writer
Echo Effect
Constance Bourg
Poetry from John Looker
Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos
O at the Edges
Paul Militaru

The Questions For Those I Nominate:

Which book that you have read affected you the most?
What change would you most like to see in the world ?
Who has inspired you the most?
How has the current pandemic changed your life?
What have you accomplished that you are most proud of?
What would be your perfect day?
Dream destination to visit when we are able to travel?
Where do you find your inspiration?
What is your favorite genre of music?
What advice would you give someone just starting a blog?
What would you want people to remember about you?