BeliefI believe in myself,Belief by johnfinch
my love, God, and flowers,
in no particular order,
for I love myself as she loves me
and I love her as she loves herself
she is a flower, dew-dropped,
she holds my hands and wears flower-prints
as we walk through holy gardens
and God is all around and in,
and the flowers let me feel it,
like her skin pressed to my palm,
like her soul, holy, inwoven into mine,
like God, holy, inwoven to the all
our love, holy, inwoven into all …
Jazz Fragment (Bird) II“Even the birds make it.”Jazz Fragment (Bird) II by johnfinch
– Henry Miller
I think after
the two of us pass
I'd like to come back
just for one more go 'round
this time as birds flyin' 'round
loving you and cooing
in the early morning sun –
singing a lovely song …
How's everyone been? It has been quite sometime since I've had much time to update my dA—I know, shame shame.
I have been hard at work at university, and as such, have been rather busy lately. I am still writing whenever I get the chance, but as you've probably already noticed, have been less than great at uploading the work I complete. But, wait no longer!
Further, I have been working on a second edition of Willows, Women, Highways and the Sea, which is due out at the end of the week (hopefully by May 9th). This edition is far closer to my original intentions with Willows, and I am very excited to bring you a polished version of what was a bit rushed last year.
The second edition of Willows is to be published by Magnus Atrox Musa Publishing, and it looks fantastic.
I also want to let everyone know that I will be releasing a second collection of poetry later on this year through the same publishing house. The tentative title of the second collection is Flowers and Jazz, and is due out sometime in August (probably around the 9th). I am very excited to bring to you all a second collection of my work, and I hope that you all enjoy it.
Well, that's about it for now—I plan on being more active around these parts for the next couple months, as it is holiday at the moment.
I hope you are all doing well.