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Poet Joanna Lee

Prayers in rough wood My prayers in rough wood are strung up with twine and hope, spiral like incense to an unhearing heaven, float back to the ears of men Who with gentle hands unfold my finger-petals, suck out from cupped palm the splinters of unborn dreams, catch the bleeding dew of faith. Joanna Suzanne…

Poet Joe Hesch

La Luna Piena Last night’s full moon, resplendent in its frost-haloed glory, shone like the brightest pearl, perched on a phosphorescent-ringed half-shell, like Botticelli’s Venus. Or maybe like a silver stone dropped into the deepest-blue pool, and there emitting concentric ripples of gold, turquoise, and pink, and a light beyond white, casting shadows so dense…

Poet Kellie Elmore

Funeral for Revelations Sun Gray mist rains on the mourning, smothering earths ember as she is laid to rest. Trumpets sound, a lonesome hymn across rolling hills and swallowed valleys. In the darkest hour, clarity rains an immortal dew, settling ash atop a new harvest. Kellie Elmore lives in East Tennessee. She’s been writing since…

Poet Robert Smith

Now it’s beautiful Now it’s beautiful. The snow drips from the heavens in white large frozen tears of the angels and i am hypnotized like a man struck by just how a woman walking can leave him speechless. Now it’s beautiful. Whereas before it was rainy and gloomy, and the snow was black and iced…

Poet Brandee Baltzell

Taking Back The sea lunges forth To claim her sacred bounty Snatched from Earth’s lax grasp Brandee Baltzell calls herself a “fledgling poet & writer.” She lives in Surprise, Arizona. Thanks for reading Poets for Tsunami Relief. Please consider a donation to The Red Cross. In Canada, go to: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=000043&tid=016 In the UK, go to:…