Monday, April 28, 2014

APRIL is National Poetry Month !

APRIL is National Poetry Month ! 

I hope that you have been reading, writing, buying and sharing some wonderful poetry ! 

I love introducing others to poets and poetry that they might not have known/heard about !
Today it is my honor and pleasure to introduce a dear friend, 
poet Kym Gordon Moore 

Enjoy ! 

Fish, Shrimp and Grits 

Not your typical breakfast entrĂ©e 
of scrambled eggs, sausage and toast 
my Lowcountry fare of fried fish or shrimp with creamy hominy grits 
is my energy food I love to start the day off with the most. 

Now mom would still cook the traditional 
you know, the kind you find in Shoney’s or IHOP 
but to savor the true flavors of this Charleston morning cuisine 
a local unobtrusive kitchen is where you must stop. 

Now many call me Geechee 
and believe me I really don’t mind 
there’s a fascinating history behind this great heritage 
about some of the most down to earth people you will ever find. 

For some fried fish or shrimp bouillabaisse served with grits 
may simply be a breakfast oddity 
but if you’re not a native, just try it and see 
you just might fall in love with our Lowcountry delicacy.

Balloons, Rainbows and Butterflies

Through the innocence and wonderment of a child’s eyes
we observe simple things that bring joy to our hearts
happiness to our spirit
a smile that spans from ear to ear
from a bouquet of multicolored balloons
to the graceful flutter of a butterfly’s wings

and the brilliant hues in a rainbow’s mist
where sunrays and raindrops waltz
uncomplicated pleasures that makes a lasting imprint
in our moments of excitement and memories
joy in balloons, rainbows and butterflies
from a time that will forever make us smile!  

Why do I Dance?

I dance because I’m happy
I dance because I’m free
I dance because I am loved
I dance because I am me.

I dance every morning I wake
I dance when I learn something new
I dance when I am blessed to work
I dance when there’s something productive to do.

I dance at the singing of the birds
I dance as I listen to the falling rain
I dance for the sake of giving
I dance because I know my living isn’t in vain.

I really don’t need a reason
To dance the way I do
I dance because I am me
You dance because you are you.

 Bio - Kym Gordon Moore, author of Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry and Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit is an award-winning recipient in poetry contests such as the Edward Davin Vickers Memorial Award and Oneswan Productions Writing Competition. Her poems appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine, Poets for Peace: A Collection, Reach of Song, Home for the Holidays and The Blind Man’s Rainbow anthologies. She was selected as one of the contributing authors for the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom. Visit Kym’s website and connect with the author through her blogs, articles and social media channels.

 Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry 
can be found on the following: 


 Description of my book: Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry contains 81 carefully chosen poems that are significant to the foundation of this collection and easy for readers to identify with. Besieged by segmented poetic elements of flight, your journey through the pages of this book will be entertaining, educational, emotional, nostalgic, stimulating and edifying. Kym Gordon Moore portrays versatility in rhymed and free verse poems that convey stories about people, places, nature, animals, inspiration, cuisine, music, celebrations, epiphanies and inanimate objects. Included in her compilation is a metrical sample of a Pantoum, Limerick, Elegy and Haiku. This eclectic full-length collection of poetry depicts experiences illustrated through diverse forms of self-expression. Poetry spans across diverse cultures, genders and dialects. Poetic thoughts via metaphors, imagination and creativity allow an individual to weave a storyline of lyrical attributes through personal interpretations. Many poems may not affect every poet or book lover in the same manner, but that is the beauty of it. We can connect to similar emotions, but interpret them uniquely.

From Behind the Pen... 
Kym Gordon Moore Author of "Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry" and "Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit" 
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~*~ "No one can see your visions and 
dreams as clearly as you can. 
Purpose is the key to creation 
manifested through vision." ~*~
-Kym Gordon Moore