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Poem 119 – Prayer Ode to the Book Launch

Prayer Ode to the Book Launch

Oh celebration!
of word-filled hours
pulling meanings from
the stars & making
magic with cursive & type

Oh justified jubilation!
of the heart’s messages
made miracle into
form & shape the scent
of blood-ink
collected & bound
for hands & hearts
to hold

Oh electric magnificence!
on the busy tech highway
join voices & faces in
time & space to hear
& see & feel the
culmination of a
trembling writer’s
soul without hitch
or glitch

Oh inkslinger creative!
steady your nerves
& trust the reverberation
of your literary dreams
as they expand exponentially
in the extraordinary bigness
of your book baby’s
launch into the universe



You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

When: Apr 29, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Thimbles Hometown Launch
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2tEPlPPzSx-j9YbJUwJOFA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

I can’t wait to be with you all and celebrate ‘Thimbles’!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me an email shieldsvanessa@gmail.com. !

With love and excitement…Vaness!

One thought on “Poem 119 – Prayer Ode to the Book Launch

  1. Your book launch was amazing my friend. Truly beautiful and the video was awesome! Holy smokes, Nick did a kick ass job!!!

    You had me in tears. I truly love this book you’ve written Vanessa. To me, it’s your crowning achievement. And it’s 100% heart and soul.

    I was a few minutes late, my apologies, I got stuck at work. Been working a stupid amount of hours, but it’s worth it ♥

    Love you, Tracey

    On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 10:25 AM VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Prayer Ode to the Book Launch Oh celebration!of > word-filled hourspulling meanings fromthe stars & makingmagic with cursive > & type Oh justified jubilation!of the heart’s messagesmade miracle intoform > & shape the scentof blood-inkcollecte” >


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