Good afternoon everyone, I hope this Sips of Wine from the Grapevine message finds you doing super terrific on this Warm, Sunshine filled Thor’s Day afternoon.
Yesterday, author Trish Hubschman who is a contributor of The Writer’s Grapevine Magazine joined us here on the blog with a special Sips of Wine from the Grapevine feature. Today, we’re back with another delightful treat from poet Joan Myles, who is a contributor of The Writer’s Grapevine as well.
First, from the What’s Up column, Joan shares with us a bit of what’s going on in her world during this magnificent month of May.
Be sure to keep reading to learn about her latest book and to catch a glimpse of her poetic talent after you’ve finished enjoying the following piece.
On One Foot: Brief Updates About Me and Those I Love
By: Joan Myles
*Yes, it’s already May, and I’m still feeling a bit like I just woke up from a bad dream. Like the last 14 months were some kind of poorly written horror show. But now I have found the remote and happily change the channel.
*Meanwhile Spring is blooming everywhere around me. Birds twitter in the trees, hum and hop in my garden.
*And I’m buzzing again too!
Returning to yoga via ACB’s weekly Zoom sessions.
Walking daily with J.
Even dabbling on the piano as I try to reclaim a few tunes.
*And while the sunflower seeds we planted mid-April seem to have been duds or perhaps succumbed to late frost, our most recent plantings are sprouting!
*silver haired blind ladycartwheeling amid blooming trees*
So how are you, my Darlings?
And how are you blooming?
Wishing you sweetness and Love!
NEWS NUGGET: New Release One Glittering Wing 2020
** The sun is shining at last here in Salem, and I feel like I am running to catch up with myself.
*silver-haired blind lady running breathlessly to catch giggling little imp-girl*
**Because at last, I can announce the publication of my second book of poetry.
One Glittering Wing
You can find it at: https://www.amazon.com/One-Glittering-Wing-Joan-Myles/dp/B08KJ1P8SG
*silver-haired blind lady turning cartwheels*
Here are a few words from the Foreword, written by poet and memoirist Ada Molenoff:
“Throughout the book, word-pictures of sensory experience and metaphors reveal meaning. Poetic forms fit her themes of nature, loss, spirituality, and the world’s repair. Each poem tells its tale indirectly, letting the reader leap to understanding. We not only read the pieces—we participate in them. For example, the poet’s vivid storytelling in “Walls” generates empathy and, finally, our indignation.”
**And as Autumn paints trees and landscape in hues of gold and rust, beckons us into our homes, our families, ourselves, I wish you each and all sweetness and hope, Love and Light.
*silver-haired blind lady embracing the giggling little imp-girl*
Be sure to visit me at: http://www.jewniquelymyself.com
by Joan Myles
Into the weightlessness of dawn I wade each morning, into the foreverness of the day spread like the sea before my wondering gaze, to bob and sway, a wave among waves, the tide lifting me and carrying me, my longings an offering to Love Divine, and if I could simply dissolve into the blueness of the morning sky, if the air could breathe me, silent and shapeless as a cloud, without memory or anticipation, my only desire to be one with You, to melt into the vastness that is…
*from One Glittering Wing copyright 2020 by Joan Myles*
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Well, that’s it for another edition of Sips of Wine from the Grapevine. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for what is sure to be another incredible feature.
Until next time this is Patty saying…
May Harmony find You and Blessid Be.