I wrote this poem last night, Tuesday and finished it this morning. I hadn’t picked a traditional form to try to write in, but some end line repetitions and couplets with some internal rhyme reminded me of a ghazal poem. A Spell May Fail, But A Prayer May Find Its Desire In Being Said At…… Continue reading Poem: A Spell May Fail, But A Prayer May Find Its Desire In Being Said At All
Morning note included Science Experiment Conclusion: My hypothesis was wrong; it actually is harder to hold a strength pose while someone’s yelling obscene insults, even if it’s just Nicki Minaj artistically in a song. (Glad for the wall 😊)But I can still practice seated poses and relaxation in the meanwhile, ‘tho other songs of hers…… Continue reading The Queen’s Full Moon…From a Fairy of the East Coast to Bring Some Fun When a Storm’s A’Coming
These are photos of her from these recent months. You might have met my mom first in my poetry—No, she wasn’t the mom in ‘A Daughter Says’ in Moonflower (2018), that poem’s situation was fictional, but she was very featured in ‘Renaissance’, the opening poem in my latest poetry book, published this Mar. 2021 A…… Continue reading Introducing My Mom, Joanie Rose
(Japanese Artwork)You might hear someone wonder aloud about how to understand poetry or its purpose; maybe you have, too. I believe that poetry can be appreciated naturally but is not really experienced only literally. Sometime after I thought of the title of this blog, Blush of Dawn and created it, I learned that pink skies in the…… Continue reading Please Don’t Eat A Moonflower, Or Be Saddened By Burned Up Honey
My sister, Jenna made this beautiful antipasto the way my Grandma had made it each year, in honor of her. Stuffed artichokes made by my Mom. (My husband Dan got cut off here, but half his face is nice too.) My mom is in the center, I’m to the right of her, and my brother…… Continue reading Symbolism in Easter Egg Painting, Memorial Dish, and Yoga at the Table
A cup of my Rumi tea and a book to readHappy National Poetry Month!If you like listening to poetry read aloud, the site, Bandcamp I’m on is having a holiday that whatever money is given to the artists today, the artists will receive the entire amount. So if you want to download a copy of…… Continue reading Audio Poetry and a Listening Holiday
The audio reading of A Little Honey Sweetens The Flame has been released! The whole album includes 31 poems read by me with a studio microphone and without music, in simplicity, each poem its own track. Maybe hearing poems read aloud is a nice way to rest at the end of the day, or maybe you’d like to listen…… Continue reading The Audiobook Is Available!
You might have seen me writing about how I’ve been working steadily on recording my latest book, A Little Honey Sweetens The Flame as audio. I have recorded it with a studio microphone, without music, in simplicity—each poem read aloud by me in quietness. Each poem is a separate track on the album and every poem…… Continue reading Audiobook Coming Tomorrow!
Found a poet I’d heard named often but hadn’t yet read her books, Louise Gluck. I read a few poems in her book, set it down, read a few from my book. I saw and heard what are in mine, realized what are in hers.I am happy to read a woman who mentions the word,…… Continue reading I’ll Read It and Then Drink The Nectar Too
I want to send a warm thank you to everyone who has gotten my poetry book! And I am happy to send out words into the world.I also would like to invite you to Poetry Appreciators on Facebook, a group for anyone who loves words that contain the best of poetry, whether they’re classified as poetry or fiction or memoir, purely…… Continue reading I Missed Spring Officially, But It Wasn’t Too Late
It is morning time. The birds were singing loudly in the cold as I stepped outside. After I came back inside, I was thinking this thought I’d like to say and so I wrote it down:Poets, novelists, painters, musicians, or whatever, we can be hard on ourselves and worry our work isn’t good enough. I’ve…… Continue reading For Anyone Creating Anything
Two other posts today: “Morning Conversation and Synchronicity” and “Vocal Rightness.”All the poems recorded for the book! ✔️Audiobook is coming. Here’s a glimpse into the foldable studio. :).
This book of poems I’ve been writing since last March is coming just as the sky lightens earlier now and stays lighter longer. I spent the day recording poems for the audio version. It will be available as paperback, audio, and ebook, whatever you like. I will be sharing in coming posts about the book…… Continue reading It Is Coming Around The Bend, My Book of Poems
The proof copy of the paperback of my upcoming poetry book has arrived! It will show me what the book will look like when it’s published and I can make changes if needed. I haven’t opened it yet as I don’t have the time just now to properly look at it, but I will be…… Continue reading The Forward Glimpse into Blush of Dawn
The poetry book I’ve been working on each day now is really getting there. Upload then, upload now, upload again, a different maintenance man looking at the same new dryer leaves, upload again, upload again, and yes, I see that, you last italic. * when a book falls it falls open. i want what i…… Continue reading P.S.
I worked on my poetry book very much today and I ordered the proof copy to approve; it should come in a couple days! I like this I’m wearing; it is soft.I am just intentionally dreaming by the window, a dream worth repeating.Rosemary & Garlic – Shine
This is post #2 for today. The first one was “Beginnings With Long Ago Cereal and Yoga.”I planned to read a lot of poetry. But then the snow began to fall and changed my desire. I made tea. I brought the letter I received yesterday from my friend Kira to the table— it is nice…… Continue reading Afternoon Words Come Like Ones Lost Then Found
One of my favorite quotes on creating art is “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” (Michelangelo). Even though I am not a sculptor, (my attempts at sculpting when I was younger were pretty funny); that is very much my feeling on the way of writing, especially the…… Continue reading Setting It Free
As the sun roseMy heart beating fast before bed, mysteries left and intentions set, I woke placed in a spot where I will look to where I am going.This morning I listened, I sang (always fun with an English accent), I continue to listen, will fold towels after I press publish on this.Don’t need to…… Continue reading Alone Looking Somewhere, With White Grapes
I discovered traditional Celtic music about 15 years ago when I was 19, had first found Kate Rusby, a British singer, and then some Irish ones. I liked Kate’s songs also because her vocal range is not too high or low for me to sing too, and the traditional songs often tell a story with imagery…… Continue reading Building A Bridge