week of October 9-15, 2006
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Juliet Wilson is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she works for a small charity Her blog ‘Crafty Green Poet’ is dedicated to environmental poetry, reviews and opinion, along with ideas for making crafts from recycled materials She has just launched ‘Bolts of Silk’ a poetry magazine in the form of a blog that is seeking submissions of beautiful poetry with something to say More details at: http://boltsofsilk.blogspot.com
The following work is Copyright © 2006, and owned by Juliet Wilson and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
She is panic attacked by the vertigo of wanting you,
the sweet sad darkness of desire,
the magnetic north of you The undertow.
Dream-stated by watching you dance
she anticipates more than fate could give,
loses sleep and weight,
creates unconsoling poetry from stolen glances,
waits for chances that will never come.
She is haunted by the knowledge
of all she will never know,
wishes the impossibility of you
were not so complete.
Wants to learn
how to fall.
Christine Bruness is an author and artist who creates “nonlinear art from the heart ” Her work has appeared in over 300 hard copy and online publications, including Dreams of Decadence, Haiku Headlines, (was the “Featured Poet” in November 2002) Frogpond, and Transcendent Visions She has been the recipient of over 35 writing awards, including the 2000 NJ Writer of the Year Award and 4 Readers’ Choice Awards from Haiku Headlines For her first book Imbalance, An Experimental Collection of Micro Stories and Poetry, Christine was honored to receive the Rose/Rosemary Zienteck Award from the Bayonne Writers’ Group, New Jersey’s largest statewide non-profit writing organization Christine is also a devoted artist Her work has appeared in several solo exhibitions and many group shows In 2005, she received a grant from the NJ Meadowlands Commission for her artwork Christine works as an educator, teaching English to new Americans and is a certified teacher of English. She has taught poetry writing workshops to public school children and has given many readings and book signings at both independently owned bookstores and large chains She is a lover of cats and spends most of her earnings feeding the strays She lives in New Jersey with her husband Richard, their kitten Daisy, and a pack of strays who visit often
The following work is Copyright © 2006, and owned by Christine Bruness and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
black & white kitten
tries to climb up the curtains
crash wakes the spaniel
humid June morning
the cat who stayed out all night
now wants food and sleep
noise from the closet
peering out from the totebag,
green eyed pussycat
depression deepens only my kitten and bed
offer me solace
crash in the kitchen vase broken, daisies dangling
from the kitten’s mouth
two black alley cats
face to facer on the front porch,
fighting for new turf
soaking up the rays
spread out in the flowerbed
portly black kitty