Moonflower, A Book of Poems is Published


Moonflower is a selection of poems written throughout different periods of my life that presents the good and beautiful in a variety of life’s experiences. It is filled with vivid scenes from the natural world as well as epiphanies that arose during introspective reflection. In Moonflower, you’ll find meditations on faith along with romantic love, and playful appreciation of the creative process.

Some of the poems you’ll read are fictional and are not about real people or places such as “A Daughter Says,” and others are more autobiographical. You’ll find plenty of free verse along with some rhyme and even a villanelle entitled “Wedding Night”.

You can treat yourself to a copy here or share it with a friend!

From the back cover:

MOONFLOWER is a collection of poems that celebrates the beauty in everyday life and the wisdom found in dark and light moments. Just as the lovely moonflower blossoms open in the evening, these poems present lessons unearthed during trying times as well as gratitude in simple pleasures.

And here is a poem from the book:

Dandelion

I sneeze and
turn the doorknob.
Sunlight spills inside.
She stands four feet tall
with freckled cheeks
and a dandelion in her hands.
Peeling off yellow petals,
she lifts her head,
whispers to the sky
and exhales.
A gentle wind
embraces feathery threads
and flies them toward the sun.
She drops the thick green stem
and reminds me to get well soon.
Color splashes onto pale
stiff corners of my mouth,
and I smile.

By Jade Nicole Beals

I'm Jade, a poet, painter, and yoga teacher. I live in southeastern Massachusetts and am from Brooklyn, New York. Besides art and yoga, I love nature, spirituality, music, tea, and a good party.

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