Julia is a great poet herself. She wrote one splendid poem for the post.
I read this from her About me Page and I can’t help but post it here:
Biography (By Julia Ward)
“I found myself alone in an Emergency Room last year. I couldn’t hear the shouting or even my own breathing as they pulled me onto a gurney with cold white sheets. My heart had been stabbed by a screaming white light that tore through me like a lazer. When my heart stopped, all I wanted was to see the dazzling red dragonfly that sat motionless in the palm of my hand so many summers ago.
I live now with a blinding heart, not sure when the jerky, tortured rythm will stop.
Lightning can not kill me.
My soul has been stripped clean of my former self. My soul drifting like a leaf in a dark stream.
I am no longer able to paint. My music is slow and tortured. I thought I could write, just ask the neighbor’s cat.
Perhaps it would be better if you just listened for a while. At least until the storms come and the lightning chases me off the porch.”
Other poems are from:
Francis Scudellari, the poet, writer and the quintessential artist has written one superb poem too. He has a main site FrancisScudellari.com , which features all his creative works. It is one awesome site you would not like to miss. Read his interesting short stories and marvel at his brilliant poems and sketches/drawings.
Zorlone – a new, but fast rising poet and writer has also contributed a number of poems. His poems are highly ranked at Helium.com. He also writes for Triond.com and his blog is gaining readers and visitors at a phenomenal speed (19 followers within a span of less than 3 months). This is because his poems speak from the heart and soul.
And of course, yours truly.
Visit Julia’s site, and contribute too, to her Poetry Friday.