Posted in Poetry

#NaPoWriNo-Day 17-You Are-Reprised




You are
the catch in my breath 

as I whisper
your name  

You are
the stars 
in my musings

the longing
in my nights 
 
the dreams 
of my heart 
 
the smile 
on my lips 

You are 
the tomorrow 
in my eyes

Tomorrow and 
tomorrow 

You are 

(C) 2021 Penny Wilson

*A reprisal from a 2019 version. I hope you enjoy.
Posted in Poetry

#NaPoWriMo-Day 15-Memories and Wishes


I keep my memories
and wishes
tucked inside a box The vessel unimportant Its what’s inside the box that calls to me Inside I hear the beating of your heart smell your skin and taste your lips you
now on wingtips

left behind memories
nestled beside wishes Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson
Posted in Poetry

#NaPoWriMo-Day 12-Your Words


They’re not 
just pretty words

Your words
are a melody
or a fragrance
on the breeze 

Your words
set me free

so I can dance
with the sea
or ride wild dragons

Your words
transport me
magically 

And I go
willingly
eagerly

because I know
that what awaits
will be the magic
promised through
your words

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson

*Inspired by a beautiful poem by Chuck, over at the Reluctant Poet

Posted in Poetry, Writing

#NaPoWriMo – Day 9-A Few Simple Lines


It’s nothing but 

a few simple lines 

 

Words you’ve

strung together 

 

They seem innocent

without depth

to the non-discerning

eye

 

But to me

you have painted

a tapestry

a masterpiece

for the senses 

 

With your words

I experience

your world

 

The textures and

colors come to life

 

The words

are transformed

into your voice

your whispers

and yes

even your touch

 

With a few simple lines

 

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

*This was inspired by my Dear Friend Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet.  His “seeds of inspiration” was all I needed to write this. Thank you, Chuck, for your kindness and encouragement. Big ‘Ole Hugs! ❤ 

Posted in Life

REBLOG: In Memoriam: Sue Vincent — Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry


Sue Vincent It is with a heavy heart I share with you the passing of our friend and poet, Sue Vincent. Sue was a pillar in our poetic community, always ready to jump into a poetry challenge. And, most importantly, she was always there to offer a kind word of encouragement.Through the years, I’d come […]

In Memoriam: Sue Vincent — Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry
Posted in Poetry

Telling My Secrets to the Stars


I awoke

with a start. 

The taste

of your kiss

still lingering

on my lips. 

For answers

I look

to the night sky,

telling my secrets

to the stars. 

The man in the moon

listens

but offers

no guidance.

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson