‘Take Time’ Published at Free Verse Revolution!

I am delighted to share my poem, Take Time, is published at Free Verse Revolution!

Free Verse Revolution shares writing from around the world, celebrating the unique perspective of individual writers. I am honored to be part of the collective of monthly poems this month!

As I am currently working on putting together a poetry book with the intention of publishing it, I find my style of writing can change. For my book, I was inexplicably drawn to writing about the places and people where I live so I decided to roll with it. Take Time is the first poem I share here that has hints of the voice I discovered while working on my book in it.

I was inspired to write this poem walking outside one night. It was a cool night that seemed to border the ending heat of summer and the coming chill of fall and, as I was standing under the night sky with nothing on my mind, the new moon rose above the trees ringed by light that was so yellow, I instantly thought of dawn.

Take Time is also a gentle reminder to myself not to rush the writing but to enjoy the process and cherish the self-discovery it brings.

I invite you to enjoy Take Time, maybe cherish it, and discover something new.

On nights when the moon

Rises above the trees

Haloed by sunlight

You see your own eyes

In the indigo sky

Draw lines with the tip of your heart

Between the constellations

Dare to turn the stars

To fit your vision

Of the afterlife.

No thoughts of dying

Of being blown away

Like a snowflake on the summer wind

In the presence

Of a million cicadas

Life is eternal

The cicadas crawl over their own

Shed shells.

You die on a bed of pomegranates

Split open

Or breathe the scent of jasmine to

The naked ticks of the clock

At the second between

Blackness and dawn

As many times as the moon lies flat in the ocean

Realize every day is the afterlife

Realize it is now.

Please do, as always, feel free to share your beautiful thoughts!

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25 thoughts on “‘Take Time’ Published at Free Verse Revolution!

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  1. Congratulations on another publication! Wow, I lost track of how many works you have published at this point hehe. I love that the poem just outlines the beauty of night time. There’s no rush and there is still beauty no matter the time of the day!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  2. Congratulations on your publication and good luck with the publication of your book: I am currently doing the same. Please keep us posted on your progress, as I would very much like to read the finished product 🙂

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    1. I shall indeed keep you posted as to the progress of my book; I currently only have the poems in the works and have yet to order them into a book, so to speak, much less look into publishing options!
      Thank you for your well wishes and all the best to you as well, Ingrid!

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