Carolyn Crossley

Divinity

You live in me, so
deep I neither hear nor see,
but know – you are there.
You have been there from the start.
In the gaps I feel your pulse.

Silence

I hear you in the
deepest silence, you are the
heart of my spirit.

Love

Universal love
links us all together like
hearts beat together.

The Witch Within

We are by Goddess
blesséd, she who lives within;
wakes the witch in us.
Reconnecting us to our
roots, chakras and ancestors.

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Carolyn Crossley©TheVixenOfVerse has been a poet since 2002. She originally used poetry as therapy after losing her younger son to heroin. She now concentrates on her blog: backfromdarknesstolight.com and will publish her first anthology in 2021.

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Chrissie Morris Brady

change enveloped me
two decades have passed
I am not that girl

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You miss my laugh
in this telephone call
I am morphed by care

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Seven bullets in his back
in plain view of his children
all because his skin is black

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I’m an idiot, forgive me
said the man I love
it was someone else who ran away

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Chrissie lives on the south coast of England and is much traveled. She writes articles, essays, and poetry, and is published by many publishers as well as appearing in quite a number of anthologies. Her latest collection,  Caught By The Moon, is available from Amazon. You can read her other thoughts on her blog – Writer and psychologist. My health, a journey with two life threatening diseases

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Goff James

Love’s Dreams Star-kissed Dance 

Night’s soft music plays
Lost on mem’ries drifting breeze
Love’s dreams star-kissed dance  

Sailing Paper Boats

Sailing paper boats
Adrift on dream’s starred ocean
Love’s safe harbour sought

Whispered on the Breeze

Whispered on the breeze
All my secrets told to you
Scribed in twilight’s hues

Held in Love’s Embrace

Held in Love’s embrace
Sipping moonlight’s ecstasy 
Treasured moments shared 

Turning in Circles

Turning in circles
Not wanting to run away
Love’s merry-go-round

Falling from the Stars

Falling from the stars
Flying on Love’s broken wings
Heartache’s lullaby

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Goff JamesThe Short of It’s very first featured poet on February 6, 2020 – is a grumpy eccentric; who, in the darkness of night plays with words and tries to write poetry. His musings display an interest in that which can be seen and unseen; that which is heard and unheard; and, all those things that go unnoticed in between.

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Monica St. Hillaire

CLASH OF THE SYMBOLS

Along nature park,
Ladybug roams Petunia;
Swallow perched on branch.

AMBIENCE

Courtyard stroll displays,
Tulips tucked as Jasmine bloom;
Cloud covers full moon.

KING’S VICTORY

Amidst forest road,
Cheetah concedes Lion’s lunge;
Carcass near tree stump.

WHAT LIES AHEAD

Midday at seaside,
Sail of ship roughened by waves;
Lightning strikes land.

PUREST MORNING

Gardenias petals;
Hold dewdrops moisture and heat –
Summer bees invade.

CIRCLE OF LIFE

Field of Daffodils;
Leaves wither on moth pupa –
Cardinal flies by.

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This is Monica’s second feature on The Short of It. Passionate about writing, she is on a mission to make her mark in the world of wordsmiths. Her love for a challenge draws her to the unique poetry that is haiku; a field she hopes to eventually master. Her journey has only begun. You can read more of her work at Tiny Tots Poetry.

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Reblog – Pure Haiku 9 – 1 by Tina Stewart Brakebill

She is empowered!RAWR! This was one of my favorites in the Dancing Goddess theme! 🙂

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her power fulfilled

a girlhood dream sparks new life

and a goddess glows

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2020

Creating haiku feeds my soul but I also love to write short fiction, mini travel logs, and history pieces.

This haiku is part of our Dancing Goddess theme.

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