Thursday, 12 August 2010

Moondustwriter Thursdays - Featuring Friend & Poet April Higney

I hope you enjoy April's work. Many times I read her poetry and am inspired to write. I think good poetry has that intrinsic ability to inspire.
Enjoy!!!


Beyond the Flesh
A Poem By April Higney

Sometimes she slips out beyond her flesh,
a soul, travelling upon lands never seen,
drifting along currents, pulled by the moon,
across the rocky earth, fields swaying green.

An astral projection,
to watch the Vortex up high,
along a plateau,
between red sands and the changing magnetic sky.

Swirling with the dust,
that plays along the wind over the ground,
whistling, musical breezes,
her soul has found.

Another soul drifts near,
love within the mind,
passions merge, without fear,
crossing a bridge without looking behind.

Emotions sing along the skin of her soul,
as he makes love to her heart,
embracing the touch in every view,
as though refreshing the paint upon an old piece of art.

His lips, the taste of berries,
or portions of life held sweet.
She slips back into her flesh,
whispers, “one day perhaps, our bodies will meet…”


Photo: The Bridge by April Higney

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Lovers Beneath The Moon 

I laid
beneath the pines
inhaled woodsy scents
watching the moon
catch the edge of our tomorrows

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You laid
sand crackled under our skin
listening as the waves crashed
watching the moon
play hide and seek

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I laid
caressed by the dawn
heard things you had done
watching the moon
dance in your eyes

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You laid
heard the whisper
of your long ago lover
watching the moon
glance upon emptiness

Photo: Look Up by L. Moon
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So a question to make you writers ponder - What theme / genre do you feel most comfortable writing?




22 comments:

One Stop - The Place For Poets & Writers said...

I love being able to feature a friend and a fellow poet. April so often inspires my poetry.

You can probably figure my genre- I am a romantic and unlike my script writing and tech stuff I like to write beneath the moon. So what genre do you soar with???

Happy Moondustwriter Thursday!!!

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian,
Both poems by April Higney, are very beautiful...I truly wish that I was a poet, but alas...I'am left to only read the beautiful words written by poet(s.)

By the way,both photograph compliment the poems quite nicely...Thank-you,for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Boonsong said...

These are very enjoyable and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing them.

All the best, Boonsong

Pete Marshall said...

April..what a poem to share with us..its flow was just perfect..a true poem of love

and then followed by Lovers beneath the Moon..wow moonie

between the two of you i might just feel inspired to write something for the wife!

as for my chosen genre...i wouldnt know what you would call it, but i love setting scenes with dark undertones and historical feels...and if i can add the sea i am made!!!!

cheers

Pete

Wild Rose said...

April my dear you write passionately and you do know what emotions to plague on in your poems. I love that outer body experience that you have projected so well in the poem and the imagery is so vivid. My favorite lines are:

"His lips, the taste of berries,
or portions of life held sweet.
She slips back into her flesh,
whispers, “one day perhaps, our bodies will meet.."

Oh am pretty sure they will meet.. Superb April!!

Wild Rose~

Claudia said...

April, I like the thought of slipping out of the flesh and are able to do things and feel things that would not be the same if you just stay where you are - not only in the flesh but also in the kind of life one has with all the responsibilities and restrictions that go along with it - beautiful!

Claudia said...

Leslie...truly romantic write..was wondering if the idea came when you really were lying beneath the pines, inhaling woodsy scents....love that forest scents as well..
greetings from the earth to the moon...

betweenhearts75 said...

Leslie, such a smile. I get so sensitive and those silly happy tears. I know you do these precious features on Thursdays and honored you made me a part of it. Beyond that a treasured friend.
~Your poem is very beautiful. My imagination can be highly in tune, can almost smell the scent of that beautiful forest of yours! ~ I sometimes get so in tune with certain things, it can be similiar to an out of body experience, and I wonder whyyyy, how. (sometimes this part of me can be frustrating too, like I need to get back into myself) ~As much has ocurred of this life, somehow I manage to still hold my heart upon a sense of romance too, part of that is truly brought on in the inspirations of others as well, undoubtedly dear sister of the moon, you certainly are one to do that!! ~ Going to blip, sending you a tune to twitter for a smiling Thursday, and adding a link directing to One Stop! *HUGE HUG* Thank you so very very much! ~ April

Brian Miller said...

a beautiful write, both of you...romance, yeah i resonate there but have tried to push myself into other realms...i would say emo writing is my deal which can fit into various genres...

Maha said...

Both were simply magnificent; they had the power to take me in their mystic worlds.

Galaxyhera said...

Wow sweet April am also affected by your poem of flesh and soul. Nice and emotional one to share with your fellow poets. You're gifted dear one ;)
xx

Fireblossom said...

Oh Moonie, fess up. You just like her poem because it mentions the moon! LOL.

I like yours, withe the twist at the end. Good stuff!

Me, I seem to keep coming back to gypsies, succubi, and various botanicals.

Desert Rose said...

loved reading you April ...beautiful writing :)
powerful and brilliantly written..well done :)

Desert Rose said...

Moon..you are amazing! beautiful lines and a lovely feeling i have ..thank you for posting such beauty :)

dustus said...

Wow... both poems are fantastic. April, glad you feel it a happy honor to post for Moondustwriter Thurs. I know Leslie's work has inspired you in the past, and it's perfect that you had the opportunity to post poetry together. The outer body effect uplifts the lines literally.

Moon, nice of you to share your day. Brilliant write and always like thinking about the questions too.... Which genre do you soar with... I'd like to think fiction.

Happy Thursday!

PattiKen said...

Just beautiful, April and Leslie. Both of your poems are pure romance. Reading them made me feel all squidgy inside.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for featuring April's poetry. I am not familiar with her work and always enjoying scouting out a new voice.

Maureen said...

Not sure what happened, as I was commenting via my Google Account. "Anonymous" is I.

Tony Single said...

April's poem rocks, of that there's no question. I can see how she would be an influence on M's writing. And, M, your poem today made me feel soothed and just a little bit melancholy. Ambivalent is the word, I think, but ambivalent in a good way. :)

moondustwriter said...

I am looking forward to a great Friday with my dear friend Dustus.

I wonder if we could do what we do alone. I'm glad I don't have to find out. I have wonderful, talented poet and writer friends who keep me on key.

April - this is the first of many time we will get to show others your beautiful words.

Moon Love to All

moondustwriter said...

I am looking forward to a great Friday with my dear friend Dustus.

I wonder if we could do what we do alone. I'm glad I don't have to find out. I have wonderful, talented poet and writer friends who keep me on key.

April - this is the first of many time we will get to show others your beautiful words.

Moon Love to All

betweenhearts75 said...

Perusing through One Stop and figured I'd drop by here, the place I left off just before my computer problems (via lightning striking a cord in my house and wreaking some havoc) ~At the time I had not gotten the chance to thank everyone for their kind comments (being offline awhile) ~You are all awesome inspirations. Greatly appreciated the kindness of your words! ~April