Stamps From The Alpine Meadows

Poem 1: Patience In the fall awaits naked ladyteaching patience in lavenderafter disappointment in spring. Inspired by the autumn crocus also known as naked lady or meadow saffron. I read that in the spring the foliage is plenty without blossoms. This disappointment is rectified in the...

Poem: 2020 Soliloquy

Beloved residents of planet Earth,from the moment of your creation you criedand from the moment of suffering, you cried too. So, let me be.I am the year two thousand and twenty. I am here to teach you of grief because without it you are not healed.Whatever you...

Poem: It Rained A Lesson

It was evening when the pourthat will grow or kill a liferegarded me like a wise teacher. Tonight some life will pop up here.Tonight some life will rot down there.The rain thundered a question,“When last did you grow another life?” I don’t know when an outlanderfelt deeply...

We Are Hearts (A Speech Poem)

Distinguished hearts of this planet. On behalf of the wealth and the poor, the weak and strong, the arrogant and humble, the influencers and followers, the brave and frightened, the marginalized and prestige, the religious and heathens, the spiritual and worldly, I pass on...

Poem: Laughing Florets

Photo by author She was laughing with her head so I could not pull out her teeth. Her laughter infected whoever came near. I saw myself mirrored in her brown interior swarmed with bees spinning to a wind dance. Her costume of yellow flair twirled on air as a goddess towing the...

Poem: Graced Heart

Photo and pressed flower art by the author.Picha na sanaa ya ua kavu kutoka kwa mtunzi.Bild und Karte aus gepressten Blumen von Autorin. English: When loving is hardgo where fading holds the heartlike a dry flower. Swahili: Kama penzini ni pagumusitiri moyo wako na kumbukumbukama ua lililokaushwa. German: Wenn Liebe schwer...

Poem: Thank You

Photo by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay The language I writeis not my mother tongue, yetyou read my heart well. Author’s note: My mother tongue is Swahili. English is my second language and German is my third language; in the order...

Haiku Poem: Made To Shine

A child with albinism during the author's book launch of Jai the Albino Cow. Photo by author. Made to shine on earthbrightening like the spring moondespite ill torments First published by ILLUMINATION Author’s note: This poem is a dedication to people with albinism. On this International ...

Essay: How Can Each One of Us Save the World?

Image by Pixaline from Pixabay Our twenty-first-century world is overflowing with environmental issues and humanitarian crises. The air is gray with pollution. The oceans and rivers are inundated with garbage. Trees are bending in desperation. Bodies are stained with disasters. Minds are torn...

A Reflection on Righteous Anger

Photo by Marquise Kamanke on Unsplash He appeared on my Instagram feed as a snuff film. I watched him call for his momma. I heard him like a mother would hear her child calling for her. I am a coward. Normally, I avoid such...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 30: The Return Of The Rose

Today’s prompt is to write about something that returns. This poem is about returning of the rose as a flower, metaphor, victuals, and wisdom. Today marks the end of Na/GloPoWrimo. Thank you, Maureen, and all the poets, for inspiring the infinite weaving of the...

A Letter To Anyone In Isolation Feeling Gloomy or in Grief

I joined Letters Live in their #ReadALetter campaign by writing and reading a letter to anyone in isolation, to add a bit of sunshine in their life. The letter focus is on the dandelion flower because it reminds us that even though considered a weed...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Early Bird: The Wilderness of Our Old Life

The early bird prompt challenges to write a poem about a favorite bird. This is a free verse Puente as a socially isolated wild turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the third this yearmy friends pranced into hidingin the far fields of isolation. ~a place where...