Poetry is the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen
Our lives are an exhalation of poetry, wild and juicy as plums. The synthesis of saffron and starlight. The marriage of our pleasure and our truth. And nothing resonates the divine fire of being alive more than spring - with the exception of perhaps, Paris.
At least for the moment, I have spring!
The latest article from the Poetry site at BellaOnline.com celebrates all of this and more by chronicling thirty deliciously cerebral ideas - one for each day - of how to bring poetry deeper into your life by celebrating National Poetry Month.
Have a few velvet whispers of your own? A tonka or three? Come visit the forum and post those longings here -
And for the more studious among you, Mused, the Bellaonline Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions for the Summer Solstice publication. Submit yours here -
Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. ~Carl Sandburg
Feeling a bit short on those rainbows? Need a light in your dark? Consider curling up with some candles, a velvet throw and The Red Book by the inimitably delicious Sara Beak, a delightful and ravishingly creative approach to restoring and igniting your divine spark!
Feel free to share this message with those you love or loathe because we all like to be warmed and informed!
In whatever way, I do hope to hear or feel from you soon,
Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman, Poetry Editor