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Fragile, poetry and art

Wild Wisteria

I am pleased to share visual art and poetry from a good friend who has inspired me in my own pursuit of art in the church. This guest post comes to us from a friend and self-taught artist, Angela Copeland, who works in the operating room by day and makes art in her free time. She is a mother of three grown daughters and four grandchildren, three of whom are old enough to make art with her.

Angela has helped coordinate a 2013 Stations of the Cross at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, in Norfolk, Virginia, and also helped plan another Lenten art event. She leads and assists children and adults in tactile and participatory art activities. Stations of the Cross, thanks to Angela, included artwork from preschool children, grade-school children, and community home groups.


We were fragile when we left it
Fragile when we fell

Though it is…

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Violet Nesdoly / poems

Wild Rose and insect


“Writing a poem…is a kind of possible love affair between something like the heart (that courageous but also shy factory of emotion) and the learned skills of the conscious mind.” Mary Oliver

Poetry, I’m back
and sorry I missed our rendezvous
all these May mornings
forsook you for Twitter
Facebook, email, hotmail

Are you mad?
Feeling jilted?
Regretting all the times
you gave it up for me
during our April trysts?

I guess I needed a break
from our hot-and-heavy
so without telling you
without really knowing
that I was doing it
I stayed away…

But I’m back
feeling lonely, guilty
tentative but resolute
though hesitant
to make glib promises

Can we talk?

© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly


I know it’s been mighty quiet on here. A break from poetry seems to be the way I recuperate from the April’s National Poetry Month binge of poem-writing. I wrote…

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watching poetry…


WritersCorps Announces Winners in Poetry Video Competition

jayraj-highres1On Saturday, April 13, WritersCorps held the third annual Poetry Projection Project, a festival of short films inspired by youth poems, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Poetry Projection Project was emceed by WritersCorps teaching artist, Anhvu Buchanan, or “Mr. B,” as he’s known by his students. The audience enjoyed a reading by four WritersCorps poets– Haley, Nicole, Senobia, and Melissa– followed by a screening of short films.

Special guest juror H.P. Mendoza, an award-winning San Francisco-based filmmaker (”Colma: The Musical,” and “I Am a Ghost”), praised the work of the filmmakers and poets before announcing the winners of the festival:

City Boy” by Jayraj Govender, featuring his own poem.

The Girl with the Birds” by Reel Grrls students, featuring their own poem.

One of the finalists shown at the festival was created by students from WITS Houston in a collaborative…

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Here’s a bit of poetry for you…

Good poem!


Digital Camera


I am the drop in the ocean.

I am the sea and the wave.

I am the sky and the starlight.

I am the weak and the brave.


I am the moment before you.

I am the time when you’re gone.

I am the breath when it enters.

I am the world’s sacred song.


I am the heart of all matter.

I am the dance of all life.

I am the love that lingers

Midst the chords of everyday strife.


I          am        You.

Aliana Alani ©2013

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Love Is Essential, Love Is Everything

Good poem!

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Patrice's Watercolour Art of Misty







Love is essential
Love is everything
Love will bring
Joy and laughter
And things
That sadness
Can never sing.

Love is essential
Love is everything
~ Patrice





 © Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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Good poem.

Poetic musings


A word not said
A promise not kept
A vow not taken
A world not built
A dream not fulfilled
A hope died down
Can it bring so much pain?
Can it bring new tears?
Can it hurt so much?
And bring many regrets?

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