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Poetry In Motion, Take Two

Poetry In Motion, Take Two

Last year I tried doing some Poetry in Motion pictures, where I layered lines from my poetry along with evocative background images. Now that my graphic design skills have improved, I thought I would try an updated version. I hope you enjoy! Click here for the full poem. Click here for the full poem.

Gutter Heart

Gutter Heart

I gave you my heart You threw it in the gutter I once had your heart But you gave it to another You took such great pride In kicking me to the curb You tried but can’t deny You wanted me to hurt But gutters are fine places For hearts to rest within And curbs … Continue reading

At First Glance

At first glance she’s lovely Without pretense or disguise At second glance she’s gorgeous With fire burning in her eyes At third glance she’s so tempting With a skillful, sexy pout At fourth glance she’s pure wisdom With no shadow of a doubt At fifth glance she’s more brilliant Than you ever could have guessed … Continue reading

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost With thanks to the talented and oh-so charming Marion/MayanRocks for the image that … Continue reading

The Story Of Us

I wish I could read the story of us An impartial version I could actually trust A third person account of our days and our nights An objective description of each wrong and right I would bookmark pages in the story of us Moments to remember – those of fury and lust Whole chapters on … Continue reading

The Full Moon Put To Shame

The Full Moon Put To Shame

I just posted a poem that I found in a brochure when I was in college. The poem is called Puttin’ A Full Moon To Shame, and I found it printed on middle page of the UC Santa Cruz Women’s Resource Center brochure. I’ve kept it on display ever since then, because I just love … Continue reading

Hold On, But Let Yourself Sway

Sorry to say but the whole world is an earthquake It tips and topples and forces hearts to break But water will find its own level And fires will slowly subside The balance will be restored It’s only a matter of time So brace yourself for the earthquakes! Hold on, but let yourself sway There’s … Continue reading

Why Do You Hide?

You hide your wisdom behind wide eyes Why do you insist on feigning surprise? You think you look so cute and fragile Why do you wear that silly fake smile? You seem to believe that it will impress Why do you want that kind of success? You can abandon your little disguise There’s no way … Continue reading

Poetry In Motion

Trying something new with my poetry this week…putting snippets or entire poems against design elements to make them come alive! I’m pretty excited despite my very limited experience in the world of graphic design. Here goes my first shot, I hope you enjoy :)

Vintage Poetry – Would You?

On June 13th, 1919, my great-grandma received a gift – “The Girl Graduate – Her Own Book”. It was a scrapbook for the modern young lady, and my very favorite treasure when I was younger. I used to read and re-read every page, going through and touching all of the calling cards, ball gown fabric … Continue reading