Not Today – Michele Vecchitto – Throwback Friday

  *Reposting for #ThrowbackFriday 2017 - I've just returned from the Austin International Poetry Festival. In an effort to catch up on various poetry prompts in honor of National Poetry Month, I'm reposting this poem. It is one I read in Austin. This prompt comes from Writer's Digest, prompt for Day 2. No I won’t set my sight on tomorrow … Continue reading Not Today – Michele Vecchitto – Throwback Friday

Hope is the thing with feathers – Classic Poems Presented by Go Dog Go Cafe’s Baristas

This poem by Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites. It speaks of the strength of hope in even the fiercest of storms. In all, hope endures. Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale … Continue reading Hope is the thing with feathers – Classic Poems Presented by Go Dog Go Cafe’s Baristas

Salvation and Splinters – Michele Vecchitto

I discovered an inner rhythmthat summoned a vespertine breezeI sought illumination from screaming starlightas it exploded just before dawnMine was a wild, wild whisperas I sang a new song Change was imminent—like a single crackto my bones, thisMy branches weighedheavy till they surrenderedwith broken beauty Salvation amidst splinters,a serenade framed by the beat of old … Continue reading Salvation and Splinters – Michele Vecchitto

In the Name of Sister – Michele Vecchitto

and once upon a yesterdaywhere these whispers of the past playmirage of memories shimmerbonded by more than blood, Sister tangled tethers of music lostbittersweet snippets as lines crossedsome saviors, others called Resisterbonded by more than blood, Sister in the end, connections chosenembody every emotionstronger than any sly Misterbonded by more than blood, Sister and once … Continue reading In the Name of Sister – Michele Vecchitto