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Poem 172 – Lightning Queen & Poetry Event!

Lightning Queen

solstice song vibrates my bones
there’s a hum in my left ear
a deep-throated ode to seeds

that storm – She really gave it to us
slapped awake my reverence
like a rug being beaten
I am the rug
Her power beats me clean
of any nonsense beyond 
the fact that She is the lightning queen

I should never fear Her rightful wrath
but mimic its wild rug-beating
outbursts on my inner landscape
embrace the pleasure of stormy living

on bended knee I express my gratitude
oh lasting thundering tumult!
welcome summer goddess!
Witch of knowing thyself –
your planted seeds root in me
I am your light garden


ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

Join me and Dream Poet for Hire, Marshall James Kavanaugh, on Instagram on Monday, June 28th at 8pm. We’ll be talking about our poetry lives, our new books, and then – writing poetry *live* for you! Watch as we each write poems with your thematic guidance, and see how we create poems on demand as we talk out what our brains our telling us as we write! It’ll be something!

Joining us means you’ll have the opportunity to suggest a theme, and then we’ll send you the poem we write!

There’s no link, just hop on Instagram at 8pm and we’ll be ‘live’!

See you then!

One thought on “Poem 172 – Lightning Queen & Poetry Event!

  1. ♥♥♥♥♥

    On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Lightning Queen solstice song vibrates my > bonesthere’s a hum in my left eara deep-throated ode to seeds that storm – > She really gave it to usslapped awake my reverencelike a rug being beatenI > am the rugHer power beats me cleanof any nonsense beyond” >

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