Life has been crazy for me the past couple of years. Right now, it’s
especially crazy. The kind words people have given me here keep me going.
I’m not just saying that. I doubt I would have lasted six months on the
internet without all the good souls who come along.
Today’s post is a nod to two poets and bloggers who have been good to me
recently. But please know how much I appreciate you all.
Terresa Wellborn has posted one of my poems at her beautiful site,
The Chocolate Chip Waffle. Thank you, Terresa! You can read the
poem HERE. If you’ve been reading here for a long time, you may have
read it in the past. But I chose that particular poem as a tip of the hat to
Terresa’s life experiences. The lady in the poem was very real.
I love Terresa’s poetry. Take a look at her poem, Checking Myself In. Is
that awesome or what? That’s exactly how I feel lately. She nailed it.
You can find more of Terresa’s work HERE or just by reading her blog.
Please do. It is so beautiful. I know I will be reading her work in journals
and books for many years to come.
Another thanks goes to Ashley Capes, who posted one of my poems at his
site, kipple. Now my face is turning red, because I should have thanked
Ashley ages ago. I am a huge fan of his work. Please check out Ashley’s
blog HERE and read more of his poetry. I was especially happy to
see there’s a new review of his latest book at Overland blog.
I love all of Ashley’s work, but lately I’ve been loving his book of poems,
Stepping Over Seasons. I plan on telling you more about this fantastic
work. But don’t wait for me. Read the review at Overland blog. And read
some sample poems HERE. You can also see Ashley’s first collection,
Pollen and the Storm, HERE.
Now, don’t think that I’m saying good things just because Terresa and
Ashley were good to me. I was a fan already. One of the best things about
the internet has been the awesome work I get to read and pass along to
others. You may already know Ashley and Terresa, but if you don’t, please
read and link! You’ll be very glad you did.