Thank you again to the contributors to our Literary Revelations Poetry Anthology Hidden in Childhood. I am truly humbled you trusted me with your magnificent poetry. Equally, thank you to everyone who has been supporting our endeavor. I am grateful for your shares, comments, and encouragement.
To the contributors: Please read your email. To celebrate our anthology you are invited to participate on Victoria Onofrei’s Show “Victoria in Verse,” [Radio Bloomsbury] this Saturday January 21 at 10 am Central Time (USA). The show will be recorded this Saturday and it will be broadcast on Sunday January 29, when we hope our anthology will be out (the exact release date depends on Amazon).
On the release date: I will keep everyone posted. Please stay tuned and check your email, my blog, my social media, as well as the Literary Revelations’ website for more updates.
Preface: If you did not read the preface to Hidden in Childhood please read it HERE.
Below please find my reading of my poem included in Hidden in Childhood. I hope you enjoy it.
I am deeply grateful to Ingrid for her beautiful reading of my poem “Destiny of this earth.” [included in the anthology]
You can visit Ingrid’s post below
or here is a direct link to Ingrid’s reading and the text of my poem.
destiny of this earth you are my destiny too I burn in wildfires and spin in the eyewalls of hurricanes that should never be I sit at the intersection of two bridges that lead nowhere wonder how many days this earth and I have left there is no more laughter in the eyes of the stars there are no more shells on the shore the waves leave behind the deformed plastic of heated summers echoes of drunken voices I vacillate between the poetry of broken glass and the memory of winters that do not exist anymore metallic noises breathe the air and eat from the shoulder of the mountain a curse floats in the horizon
you my earth in autumn when I used to break the fruit of the vines under my feet you nursed me under your shades of green dressed me in small shy roses covered my face in the first dew of your mornings now tell me how to heal the wounds of your forests placate the jaws of your non-ending storms erase the negative of love from the face of your cries
destiny of this earth you are my destiny too teach me what saviors do
There are several new posts up at MasticadoresUSA. For me MasticadoresUSA is a labor of love. Thank you to everyone who supports this site. You can read the work of your fellow poets and follow the site here.
For those of you who are interested, my new collection of poetry Woman: Splendor and Sorrow will be published by Vita Brevis Press on July 31.