A Poem Reading: “Blood!” in WILDsound Writing Festival

In some parts of the world, getting a monthly period means you are shunned by society because it is considered dirty. In other parts of the world, a period is a celebration for having become a woman. And for others, it is a constant embarrassment...

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2015

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) was founded in 2014, when author and poet Gloria D. Gonsalves decided to act on an idea she had while walking through the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. First, she considered it a poem prompt; however, the mysterious, tall,...

Landay Poem: Let Girls Be

The Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan use poetry to portray a common truth about war, separation, homeland, grief, or love. A landay is a poetry form which has 22 syllables: 9 in the first line, 13 in the second. Sometimes...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Floral Resurrection

This summer-themed poem was first published by NatureWriting Poppies and daisies wave to clear blue skies day of purity and memory. Daisies rave of yellow smiles poppies chant of red dreams wind stunned to calm breeze. See me bloom with smiles see me blush with dreams I am your floral resurrection. © Gloria D. Gonsalves ...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: A Word of Valour

This poem is inspired by a cloud shape that I thought resembled Queen Cleopatra of Egypt What frightens you daughter of Africa. I have walked and swelled upon length of the longest river in your vast world. I have loved with passion of rich harvest and withered in the cold...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Fall Tapestry

This poem was first published by Naturewriting.com A frisky Monday gleamed in the sun. The trees swayed to melodic wind chimes. The leaves rich of golden moments. Summer waved in rich saffron hues. We wriggled on grand fall tapestry. © Gloria D. Gonsalves...

APC Celebrating WoChiPoDa 2014 With Falcon Orphanage

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) maiden celebration was on Saturday, 4 October 2014. Together with the Tanzanian poet and founder of Arusha Poetry Club (APC), Mr. George Kyomushula, we organised an event for children in Arusha, Tanzania. I could not make it to Arusha and...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: I Want You

I want you in all vibrancy of October to end my dull miseries. I want you in all shapes of leaves to end my bloomy miseries. I want you in all hues of gold to end my grand miseries. I want you in all mellows of berries to...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: A Single Rose Has Become My Garden

A single rose has become my garden. The birthday gift from my beloved got monumental at Vienna Volksgarten (People's Park). The park stands out on one thing, and that’s its dedication to roses – with hundreds of species of rose shrubs, bushes and climbers. The...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Real Men Do Flowers Too

If a man can love pretty girls without being looked upon weird, why is it odd when the same man like pretty flowers? I consider men who love flowers to be not necessarily anything else but secure with their masculinity. Flowers are nice things so...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: The Lawyer’s Queen

The giving character of a passionate lawyer and volcanic temper of a seductive authoress is a combo that nurtured well a belief that the queen of flowers is lilies. After years of togetherness, this noble idea was shattered by the royal presence of gladiolus. Observing...