Pictured above is the hand of Poet and Artist Rick Daddario holding my new book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. He’s a longtime follower of this blog.
His artistic blog is at:
I hope Rick enjoys reading my book!
Below is one of the hundreds of poems (of fourteen forms) in my poetry/reference book. (For aficionados of haiku, you’ll find an ample offering of these and other Japanese forms.) The book also contains essays/prose passages that inspire people to write as a healing exercise during difficult times in their lives. I also include exhaustive ideas for journals to get published in; ideas for media interviews; speaking/teaching ideas; poetry reading and exhibit ideas; and ideas for winning awards. There is an exhaustive Bibliography that also includes haiku books. (236 pages).
At The Museum of Contemporary Art
Seeking quietude on a foggy day,
I visit the Museum to drift and dream,
with watercolors, collages, montages, and tapestries.
I happen upon worn scraps of metal, wire,
bits of broken glass, and splintered plastic.
Perhaps they are castaways culled from a hidden dumpster
in a deserted Chicago alley.
I visualize a sculptor in his cramped studio with a large window.
Under skies donning infinite grayness,
he watches languishing birds in autumn’s breath.
Brittle poplar branches wave in whispering wind.
His eye glimpses fluttering scarlet and gold.
Inspired hands bend, chip, and polish refuse into delicate,
shining pieces, with soothing shades.
With agile fingers, his drab finds, a reflection of our gritty lives,
become graceful art, as if by metamorphosis.
He realizes sculptures of oddly-shaped people
and animals, almost unidentifiable,
yet bearing equilibrium and harmony.
In solitude, he finds lyricism
in trifles surrounding him.
You may read more about my book on Amazon or through posts on this blog!
Many thanks to those who’ve bought it, and my hope is that you’ll be inspired to write healing poems during this difficult time.
Copyright 2020 by Charlotte Digregorio.