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Friday, April 26, 2013

Poet Karima Hoisan Live at Four Bridges/SpeakEasy, April 28, noon slt!

In celebration of the second anniversary of our Open Mic Reading & Live Music, I am excited to announce that Karima Hoisan, one of my favorite artists in Second Life will be featured at Four Bridges on Sunday, April 28 at noon slt. Karima is an exceptional person with a well of talents. She always lifts my spirit when I hear her read and share her art with an audience. If you've never experience her poetry, I highly recommend you stop by early and grab a chair. We'll kick off our open mic reading at 11a slt and then Karima will take the stage. You don't want to miss her!

Here's your limo to SpeakEasy:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Senseless by RedGoddess (Day 16 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)

My beloved city of Boston is in mourning this week after the bombings at the Marathon on Monday, April 15. My thoughts are with all those affected by this horrific inhumane act. Although I wrote this piece today, I'm still in shock and cannot make sense of what took place right in my backyard. Thank you for the outpouring of love from friends close and far:)

A revered day
with promise
of innocence

Our world
in seconds
in bright 

A new day
vanished in 
lives, bodies, 
peace in disarray
witnessing horror
in real time
steps away
feet away
from childhood

breaking in
loud painstakingly
slow motion
one moment
This is it!
arms in the air
in absolute relief
then panic
dreams shattered
to the ground
it all slipped 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Blindsided by RedGoddess (Day 7 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)

On to day 7! I read the first set of poems at Four Bridges this morning, including the one below. I'm hooked on seasonal change and painful memories. If you like the latest poem, let me know in the comment section. Happy Reading!

Buried pain
in pint of rum raisin ice cream
Melting in bloody tears
Blindsided by hope
I remember to forgive
You forgot to love
Now paralyzed by regrets

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy Friday by RedGoddess (Day 5 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)

It's the lover
in infinite fantasies
longed for
before arrival
after departure
Its presence
is sublime
and then
the unthinkable
in the shadow
it never lasts
as long as
you need

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Procrastinate by RedGoddess (Day 4 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)


Time is not on my

Mind ticking with
I am tailing fleeting

the thrill of delay
is all consuming
In my mind
the work is complete
yet failure
is laughing

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wild Wind by RedGoddess (Day 3 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)

So far, the first few days of NAPOWRIMO have been more meaningful than I expected. I'm usually scratching my head for ideas and full of self-doubt but this is enjoyable. Here's today's poem:

Wild Wind

A tug of war
between seasons
wind bullying
into runners
flying like weeds
umbrellas transform
into daggers
no escape
the wind goddesses
their madness
on spring's serenity

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Morning Dance by RedGoddess (Day 2 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)

Morning Dance
Crawl out
to main street
leap on bus
twirl down the
spilled coffee 
in right hand
ten stops
to destination
through stand only
empty wet seat
yesterday's newspaper
for companion
until the next
commuter dance

Monday, April 1, 2013

Almost Spring by RedGoddess (Day 1 NAPOWRIMO Poetry)

Happy Poetry Month! I’ve decided to join the 30-day challenge Napowrimo this year to motivate myself to be more poetically engaged. Here's my first one exploring the spring sabotage. Read each entry as I post them. Don’t forget to leave a comment:)
Almost spring

The clouds
have suffocated the sun
Spring is prisoner
to winter
Trapped in fog
Thunderstorms roar
Sky sobs for
new season
Snow then rain
Ice then grail
The sun winks
Spring almost escaped