SIPS OF WINE FROM THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE
A TRIBUTE TO NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
A PUBLICATION OF TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING (AUTHOR, BLOGGER, BUSINESS ASSIST)
APRIL 26, 2023
PATTY L. FLETCHER
Good evening, and welcome to a special edition of Sips of Wine from the Grapevine. This month is National Poetry month, in which many of our Writer’s Grapevine contributors are participating. In fact, today, because the poems have been coming in at such a fast and furious rate, I’ve fallen a bit behind. It is with that thought in mind, I’ve decided to bring the following poetry to you. So, sit back in your comfortable reading nest and ready yourself for some great treasures to come.
Speaking of treasures, be sure to read until the end to see the entire line-up of the Treasures Poetry 3 Passions Tour.
And now, without further ado, I share with you, our poets.
Me and My Dreams
By Trish Hubschman
In sixth grade it all began.
Poetry started flowing from me.
Give me pen and paper.
I Had to write these creations down.
Poems about life.
The following year,
The short stories began.
Characters and plots took shape.
I sat by myself,
notebook on lap
and wrote and wrote.
My greatest wish,
And this still holds true,
Was to be a famous woman writer.
I’m definitely a writer
And always have been.
Famous I’ll leave for another day.
Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English-writing. She is deaf-blind and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Kevin and their dog, Henry.
by Abbie Johnson Taylor
The branches of the evergreen tree
on the other side of the fence are covered with early spring snow.
A barking dog leaps over the fence and towards the squalid house,
skidding on the slippery ground.
The cat in the window squeals,
jumps to a nearby chair,
her paw knocking over a vase of wilted flowers
that crashes to the floor.
A shot rings out, signaling the canine’s demise,
as can happen when borders are crossed.
Note: The above poem appears in the April 16th issue of The Weekly Avocet, which can be downloaded here. It was also published in an anthology called Between Fences in 2007. You can click below to hear me read it.
Abbie Johnson Taylor has published three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. Her work has appeared in The Weekly Avocet and Magnets and Ladders. With a BA in music, she worked as a registered music therapist with residents in nursing homes and other senior facilities for fifteen years before writing full-time. She lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, with her robotic cat Joy.
By Marlene Mesot
Fixes, flows, flavors,
Fortification, fashion, function, finale,
Fancies, fascinates, flourishes,
About the Author.
Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.
Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina.
By Trish Hubschman
A zebra in the zoo.
Zack is my brother.
We share a pen.
The zoo has zero tolerance
For disobedience or disorderliness.
And they should.
A kid tried to zap me with a lazer gun
When I tried to tell him his zipper was down.
I ducked though
It hit Jack
And he got part of his tail zipped off.
The kid got in a lot of trouble.
Now, I think I’ll take a snooze
Before the wild animals return to torture us.
Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series: Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game, Uneasy Tides, and Gayle’s tales.
Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a bachelor’s degree in English-writing. She is deaf-blind and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Kevin and their dog, Henry.
WordCrafter book blog tour for Poetry Treasures 3: Passions
About Poetry Treasures 3: Passions
Passions treasures within.
Open the cover
and you will discover
the Poetry Treasures
of guests on
Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s
2022 “Treasuring Poetry” blog series
on Writing to be Read.
Included are treasures from:
Patty Fletcher, D. Wallace Peach, Yvette Prior,
Penny Wilson, Colleen M. Chesebro, Abbie Taylor,
Yvette Calliero, , Smitha Vishwaneth,
Chris Hall, Willow Willers, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer,
and Roberta Eaton Cheadle
Visit the stops, enjoy the poets and pick up a copy of this amazing work.
Poetry Treasures 3: Passions – April 17 – 21
Mon. 4/17 – Opening Day – Readings by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Smitha Vishwanath – Writing to be Read
Tues. 4/18 – Guest Post from Colleen Chesebro & Reading by Robbie Cheadle of poem by Chris Hall – Patty’s World
Wed. 4/19 – Readings by D. Wallace Peach & Abbie Taylor – The Many Showers of Blessing
Thurs. 4/20 –Reading by Willow Willers & a Guest Post by Patty Fletcher/Review – Carla Loves to Read
Fri. 4/21 – Readings by Penny Wilson & Yvette Calliero – Robbie’s Inspiration
Sat. 4/22 – Closing Post – Readings by Yvette Prior & Judy Mastrangelo – Writing to be Read