Sips of Wine from The Grapevine: Featuring poet Joan Myles #PoetryPlace #Magazine #WordPressWednesday

Sips of Wine from The Grapevine: Featuring poet Joan Myles #PoetryPlace #Magazine #WordPressWednesday

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: .

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

September 2020

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

Voices raised

on our feet




DJ’s defeat

This poem was originally published at:


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.

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Joan enjoys connecting with her readers.

Email: Joan Myles jmyles63

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May Harmony find You, and Blessid Be.


  1. What a sweet surprise, thank you, darling Patty Wishing you a day filled with delights, opening the way to wonder with every step. Blessings and love to you! *misty sunrise**dancing willows**children singing*

    1. Hi Joan.

      It is a pleasure and privilege to have you here.

      Have an incredible day.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant


      Website: .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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