Bio Note: I am an award-winning poet and artist. My poems have been published in several anthologies, in newspapers and online, including The Long Island Quarterly and The High Window, where I was named the Featured American Poet. My first full-length book of poetry, Glimpse, was published in April 2023.
if someday you discover clouds have filled my eyes if I can no longer whisper our sweet language in your ear you must open the window allow the purity to claim me I promise you, my love it will bring me to the meadow - go to that luxuriant heaven stippled with Queen Anne’s stars look for all that is moved by the invisible the prescient leaves, turning over wanting to be touched by the rain the tender undulation of wildflowers listen for my heart in the rising flutter of birds’ wings look for the lone deer, at a distance in-between the trees the one that raises its head when you appear stands still, as if spellbound the one that gazes for a long moment deep into your eyes
The Rainy Road to Rutland
descending undulations fluttering of earth yellow, burnt orange last hints of green soggy, white, wooly sheep black stockings and muzzles¬ two old brown ponies swayed backs and sagging bellies stand by a wet, gray fence they talk of the coming winter chill the arrow shape of southbound geese the luck and sweetness of a fallen apple as they twitch their thick corn silk tails
Waiting for His Kisses
when the white paper birch drops her golden feathered dress her long, thin, shapely limbs and peppered skin revealed she wiggles her twiggly fingers calling autumn friends to home the voles burrow down and deep between her loamy toes shivering red cardinals fluff and flame along her many arms too soon, the snow with its chilly, brittle hands will dress her all in white while she dreams of a verdant prince bearing budded jewels to place on every warming branch she waits for his kisses his tender promises of spring
©2023 Victoria Twomey
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