Sips of Wine from the Grapevine
Featuring poet Joan Myles
My name is Patty Fletcher.
I am owner creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), the author of two full length books, am found in two anthologies, and I can be found blogging at: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .
I’d like to share with you a taste of my monthly online magazine, The Writer’s Grapevine.
The writer’s Grapevine is a monthly news and literary magazine featuring Writers, Small Business and Nonprofits.
In each issue you’ll find a variety of Articles, Essays, Short Stories and Poems for your enjoyment and education.
The contributors of The Writer’s Grapevine have so much beautiful talent to offer, there’s just no way to fit it all into the magazine, and so Sips of Wine from the Grapevine was born.
This week, I’m pleased and privileged to share with you this powerful piece from poet Joan Myles.
To All Refugees
By: Joan Myles
Got the Martian sky blues
Ashes down to my shoes
No fresh air in my face
No sunlight anyplace
Fires ablaze all around
Houses burned to the ground
As we huddle inside
Refugees lives collide
We are all refugees
Fleeing hatred unease
Side by side
in the street
on our feet
This poem was originally published at: http://jewniquelymyself.com/2020/09/10/to-all-refugees/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
Joan Myles has always been a child of wonder as well as a spiritual
seeker. When she lost her sight at the age of 12, these qualities and
writing poetry saved her from despair. And what’s more, once blind,
her spiritual seeking took on a deeper, richer dimension. No longer
was Divinity somewhere out there, hovering just out of reach. She felt
God to be with her, a whisper away, a breath, a sigh, a longing inside
her, an expression of wonder and delight and most emphatically, Love.
Joan earned a BA in elementary Education, a Master’s in Jewish
Studies, and spent 15 years teaching Hebrew and Judaics to third
through 6th graders. During that time, she also founded Yismehu, a
non-profit organization which provided free Jewish learning to blind
students nationwide via distance learning, and served as both textbook
developer and instructor for 10 years.
Joan and her husband raised four children together, and currently live
in Oregon, where she continues to delight in the wonders of Life
Divine, and in the magic of words.
One With Willows is her first collection of spiritually playful poetry.
One with Willows is a collection of spiritually playful poems which invites you to step out of the everyday world, to catch your breath, even to catch a glimpse of what really is. There is magic in light that turns hummingbirds into rubies. Wonder and delight wait for you in a garden, bid you to sit beside a young child at the piano, and may even lead you to stumble upon holiness where you least expect to find it.
You will want One with Willows on your bookshelf when you need a friendly reminder that things can get better. It will sit with you on the edge of the bed when you are weary, and revive your sense of hope when you need a boost.
Joan enjoys connecting with her readers.
Email: Joan Myles jmyles63
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