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Echoes in the Closet

December 1, 2012

Echoes In The Closet

Time keeps bleeding backwards
You glide silently on, unmoved —
Sightless to your own reflection

Impossible to go back where
You started, the wind is tracing
Your lines on the bridge at evening

You lie down, wavering
Between shadows, bodiless
Voiceless in unvarying beds

You close your sleepy eyes
Your white dress flakes away
Layer by layer, history by history

Then rise like moonlight—
Climbing into clouds and
Make love to your own words

You run like water through
The fingers of morning — come
Back transformed as airy nothing

You’ve become echoes
In the closet, where even the
Coats have forgotten your name

©Selena Howard,2012


Finding Sunlight in The Storm

December 1, 2012


I apologize to those I follow and those that follow me, Life has been throwing some real harsh growth growers my way of late. I have two sisters who’ve had life threatening illness rear their ugly heads and I myself just underwent a spinal tap to rule out meningitis.I’ve been in poor health, I’ve written some new poetry but not done a lick of painting ,all of these things which bring me joy have taken a backseat to one illness after the other and today I became angry at once again having a raging fever and headache that left me flat on my back unable to even move my eyes side to side without excruciating pain.So I say to these health concerns that are happening I will not be reduced to a whining, sniveling shell of myself but I will fight back tooth and nail and I refuse to wear the cloak of illness!These past few months have been very trying,still I have much to be thankful for.I devoted the month of November to 30 days of thankfulness but have decided to carry this through into the new year. I came across a quote by Maya Angelou that summed it up nicely” I can be changed by what happens to me ,but I refuse to reduced by it” With thankfulness in my heart,spirit, and actions and most importantly love for my family and mankind,I ask that you be kind to one another,appreciate the time you have with those you love and tell them how much they mean to you in the here and now,not leaving it to when you are  standing over a casket after they are gone.

Love Selena

Indigo child

October 15, 2012

Indigo Child

Eyes ruined from neglect
Strained below all she holds-
Above all that slips away

Her gentle flame draws breath
Igniting strength of ashen dreams
Commanding smiles of passersby

Slipping between beats in time
She proclaims love her sacred hymn
And so dispels all earthly shadows

Her nest lies upon ancestral plains
Sweetness of Mother Earth’s bosom
Moonstones held by courageous grip

She sings of praise and of light
Soaring where lilies lift their heads
Enjoining colors of summer’s blush

Her sails harness elusive winds
Embracing fantasies –embracing tears
To reach the willows’ feathery tips

She perfumes life’s vibrant rings
Longing that cannot be quenched
Thirsting flight of circling dreams

Her mouth sweet with velvet petals
Deep rooted seeds- compel poetry
Indigo child- this child is she.

© Selena Howard,2012

My own art website

August 14, 2012

This is my own personal website.Feel free to browse,comment or even buy if you see something you’d like to have or give as a gift.I upload on a regular basis and will soon be putting my pieces into galleries with specific themes to make your shopping easier. A unique feature of the site is the ability to select framing and matting complete with a preview. Enjoy

Also please visit Julie, She is an amazing artist and now has her own website. Please stop by and have a look at her wonderful creations.

On Raven’s Wings

August 10, 2012

On Raven’s Wings

Cradling love rosaries on mountain’s crest
Feeling cold white light wrap around her
Full moon rises over riverbeds; cows
Put down their lips to rust-dry troughs

Between frogs, fallen leaves — deep pines
Solitary loon cries once, fades in mist
Dragonfly ripples through reeds
Tawny-throated nightingale sings

A soulful romance, fanning clouds
Quiet rain spreads in her garden
Plum eyes rise in entranced surprise
On raven’s wing she’s lifted high,

Singing with a woman’s sound
Her mouth unveils a silken bridge
Towards starry voices, a silver shawl
Waving backwards on a scarlet road

She follows the autumn wind
Where thoughts, tight as tangled silk
Lash themselves in warm vermillion
Against the dying light

Selena Howard © 2012


July 23, 2012


New born breath,
Divine love formed
Evening’s primrose—
Richness melds depth of souls
Nurtured hearts lift eyes in love
Effuse blushes and soft pleasures
Sighs delightful, whispered endearments
Sweet release; pains, joy, awaken pulses

Pulses awaken joy, pains – release sweet
Endearments whispered; delightful sighs
Pleasures soft and blushes effuse —
Love in eyes lift hearts – nurtured
Souls of depth melds richness
—Primrose evenings
Formed love divine,
Breath born new

©Selena Howard,2012

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Reading by Scott “Nadi” Gray

July 23, 2012

Gypsy (Part One of Poetic Trilogy of Love’s Desire)
Written by Selena Howard © Copyright, All Rights Reserved 2012
Read by Scott “Nadi” Gray