LES MUGUETS BY L. MARTEL

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This is an 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas called Les Muguets or Lily of the Valley. It was inspired by a photo taken by dreamymichaela.wordpress.com earlier this year. It is finished now as I added the drop of due on the leaf. My garden is full of Lily of the Valley and it emits a heavenly scent. I’m thinking about the Spring filled with the beauty and the scent of Les Muguets.                                                                                                                                               As an up date on my…

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Young Girls Rise | Friendly Fairy Tales

Young Girls Rise

Brenda Davis Harsham

Yellow rose

Acevedo’s words wake my inner girl,
that angry, confined, injured girl
who broke free of youth, rose up,
and found that her bruised layers
still contained satin petals
ready to bloom in a bit of sun
in every color of joy and love.

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: This poem flowed from my admiration for a three-minute PBS News Segment: This poet wants brown girls to know they’re worthy of being the hero (Poet: Elizabeth Acevedo) and the New York Times article: A Young Poet’s Inspiration (Poet: Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate). To all the young girls over the world finding their voices, your calls are heard by those of us whose inner girls still aspire, still remember. We women hear, admire and relate.

Thanks to Ramona who led me to Acevedo’s piece with her lovely poem, Overheard from the Kitchen Table.

Happy Poetry Friday and thanks to Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at the Poem Farm for hosting! I announced yesterday that I participated in Tabatha’s Mistake Anthology.

Poetry Friday Heron

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