ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Poet Style

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So I was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Ice Bucket

Here is my response

Glass Ceilings

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Glass Ceilings

In honor of Sally Ride

In time and space limits are defined
by perception
how far could you see
from the Challenger?
How far could you see
challenging the physics
of the status quo?

Did you know the barriers you would break
when you would not feign
Did you know the ride of your life
would be to lift others beyond the stars?

How gracefully you exposed the secrets of science,
overshadowing your intimate mysteries.
More than one glass ceiling
shattered from your legacy
leaving a cosmic trail of your own.

This poem can now be found in The Unique & Sundry, which happens to be available on Amazon.

First Friday – Interactions

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Enjoy First Friday tonight! Visit Wheat Photography Studio in the Crossroads and sip some wine while you enjoy the contemporary art of Elisabeth Spillman Nord and my poetry in our show Interactions.

We look forward to seeing you.

Launching Magic – in honor of the day

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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

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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.

She Too-Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony

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Big news!


She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony is on scheduled to release This Month.

This globally written anthology is the end result of four poets combining their poems from  two different April Poetry Challenges.

The strong voices of Rosemary Nissen-Wade, Leigh D.C. Spencer, and Helen Patrice combine with my own and we create a poetry account of life’s beauty, challenges, loss, and love.

Come join the poetry party at She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony’s Facebook Page.

Solstice Soup

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