A Collection of Voices from Around the World is more than just a poetry compilation. It is a partnership of poets from around the globe brought together by an internet poetry forum. That forum, poetrypages.com, has been the home of many a fine poet since it was established in 1999.
This collection sets itself apart from those published by other poetry forums in several ways. Perhaps most importantly, it is done by the poets themselves; testament to the kinship that exists there.
Nineteen member poets came together for this first edition. Working together, those poets compiled what they deemed to be the best of their works. The selections vary in subject and style, offering something for virtually every fan of poetry.
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Seeds fall from fingertips
in elegant pen strokes, planting
thoughts on cottoned paper
that blossom in our eyes.
Saplings drift beyond each page
taking root in fertile soil.
An epistolary garden grows;
love blooms in scented ink.
-Shannon L. Delsol
I washed all my lines today -
Bought a row of old-fashioned
Wooden clothes pegs to
Hang my words on,
(still dripping meaning)
Across the border of your mind,
To the boundary of your soul
World of Green
starlight blinks its welcome
the night sky cries out songs of love
singing my heart over again into vision
drawing down the dreams from above
dipper pour faith onto me
bowman draw again and aim
the bull faces down the darkness
stampeding across the speckled plain
remind me of my insignificance
as i stand between earth and sky
riding the waves of the earths heartbeat
sailing through minds naked eye
center me in dreams.................
drum call out to mothers children
whistle sing songs of the great sky
rattle tell of those closest to the earth
living outside the boundaries of time
wings play softly across my brow
i dance into the place of dreaming
eye seeks the inward vision
lost in the totality of mothers being
embracing the world of green..........
-Michael A. Raab