“Sighs of Summer” Featured in Poets United – “I Wish I’d Written This”

“Sighs of Summer” Featured in Poets United –
“I Wish I’d Written This”

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Rosemary Nissen-Wade (my friend and one of the poets from She Too: Four Voices in Almost Harmony) writes lovely articles at the Poets Untied site. Two of the main articles she writes there are “The Living Dead” and “I Wish I’d Written This.” This week Rosemary’s “I Wish I’d Written This,” features haiga, haiku, and short verse poets that use words as well as images to bring life’s poetic moments alive.

My “Sighs of Summer” was fortunate enough sit side by side with other great poems and images.

Read the article here.

She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony

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Launching Magic – in honor of the day


Today in 1969 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. In honor of the occasion I am reposting…

Launching Magic

Do you remember that old washing machine?
We would climb on top and pretend it was our rocket ship.
Counting down, our voices getting louder with each number
10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Blastoff!
In frenzy we began twisting the dials
that would send us to Armstrong’s moon.
I never saw the stars with you.
But I remember the day the motor
sparked to life and we both jumped off
neither of us ready to take that flight.

© Delaina J. Miller 2014

This poem is in the up and coming anthology, She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony. 

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An Ode to a Voice

An Ode to a Voice

Out – from of a library shelf you looked at me
I reached out
touching your color
peeling back the covers
that hold your words
floating black ribbons
meander from white paper
across my virgin flesh
your vocal intonations
a seduction
of courage and whet incentives
an awakening
through syllabic art
transcribing the possibility of one’s true essence.


Written to celebrate the anniversary of dVerse Poets Claudia is tending and setting the bar high. We are all writing odes to poets.

Interactions – Wheat Photography Gallery