Guest Artist, Rachel Hutcheson

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Today my guest artist is Rachel Hutcheson, aka blacksheeprebelgirl joining us from Nashville, Tennessee. Her website is blacksheeprebelgirl.com  She can be found on Facebook and Instagram under the same moniker. Here poetry is unique and sparkling with wit. I am happy to share some of her sparkle here today. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Guest Artist, Glenys Doull of New Zealand

It is my privilege to introduce Glenys as part of our Guest Artist Series.  I believe she is an important poet of our times and for the people.  Unencumbered by the literary judgements of intellectuals, she is part of the movement to return poetry to the people–where it rightfully belongs.  I hope you take the time to enjoy her wonderful skill of imagery and verse.

These poems are used by permission and copyrighted by Glenys Doull.

 

Sweet Peas

Heavily scented warm
summer air draws in
buzzing bees eagerly
seeking precious nectar.

Sweet peas swarm up
netting on the old shed wall
a perfumed rainbow
tapestry of many hues.

Pale pastels to bright
reds, purples, pinks,
blues and lilacs paint a
masterpiece on old timbers.

Rich pickings for the
school children’s flower show. Continue reading

Guest Artists: Great Lakes Graham and the Fiddleman

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On Saint Patrick’s Day I had the honor of reading after the performance of Great Lakes Graham and the Fiddleman at the Skyline Event Center in Comins. It was a lively evening filled to capacity in both music and patrons. Troy Graham is a talented song writer and fellow poet from Marquette, Michigan. His partner on the fiddle, Allen Dupris is get-down and ecstatic in bowmanship and accompanying vocals.
I immensely enjoyed the music and time spent with these guys as tentative plans were bantered about for doing a poetry reading up in Marquette in the near future. I look forward to such a warm welcome.
Troy and I also traded books of verse and I am glad to say I felt a strong connection to his work. He is an excellent poet.
I am delighted to share one of his poems in this post.

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Guest Artist, Mary Rensberry

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA            Fowl Art, Nature’s Gifts To Humanity

“Nature in all its glory loves to participate in the aesthetic just like humans do.  In fact, nature was and still is our first artist.”   Mary Rensberry 2010

Mary finds fowl art on the streets of San Francisco created by the street pigeons and seagulls.  Her spirituality and sense of humor shine along with the images.  I will share a few from her books, Fowl Art, Listen, and her upcoming book Fowl Art 2.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Take time to listen to others.  And tell someone

                                                                                          you love them.

Master Magician     Master Magician putting stars in the sky.

We’ve been taught there are angels and demos Continue reading