CAFE & BOOKWORKS
Do you write poetry? Got one
you'd like to share? Don't be shy! I need something to put in this
space, and I'm not all that prolific (or particularly vain)...send it along,
and if it fits the guidelines, I'll put it here up here. The more
the merrier, yes? Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Submission Guidelines :
Your poem must be your own original work, signed with your own name
or regular nom de plume
Your poem must be submitted BY YOU. I won't put anything up here
unless I'm reasonably certain that the AUTHOR has requested it. In
other words, don't send me the great poem your Uncle Billy wrote last week...Uncle
Billy has to send it himself.
I don't want to get sued, so if your poem has been published elsewhere,
please be certain that YOU hold the copyright before you send it to me.
Also, if your poem has been published previously, please indicate when
If you want me to include a copyright line with your work, please indicate
how you would like it to read (i.e., correct date and name).
POEM OF THE WEEK:
of the mists a child comes walking
the lonely beach,
bowing before her
to a young goddess, new-born of mist and water.
skips among the shells to the water's edge,
gazes out over the lonely ocean that looms
as the mind of God.
she begins to dance,
above the waves,
hair flying out behind.
one with the mists, the breakers and the gulls,
throws back her head with joyous abandon
sings a song of joy to the rising sun.
to be a child again!
sing, to dance, without fear!
be at one with the mists, the breakers and the gulls!
throw back my head with joyous abandon
sing my song to the rising sun.
Audrey E. Nickel
Copyright 1996, by Audrey
E. Nickel. All rights reserved. Previously published as "Carolina
Beach, 7:00 a.m." in Whispers At Dusk