"Her writing style is unique, refreshing, and I was amazed by her perceptions. Loved the book." Karen, Goodreads
Off the sands of time,
I race to Grandfather Clock.
My broken shells are gone.
The beach is empty.
But salt and canvas.
What new life
Can I create?
Spinning Windows into Doors
Invisible ceilings Mark the only barrier Between the shrubs and waves.
Rushes spiral, Slipping into cores, Ripped out stains of the sky.
A sun is a ﬁst In a drawing’s window. Can’t punch through the waves, So it sneaks where water incinerates ﬂesh.
But wait for the canvas, Front and center, Shooting past veins, To the pains of this clerestory.
It’s bleached white With eyes carved of wood and stone. Lips transparent, But deep violet. They restrict the pen Of one who would paint the world In gems and marble-cased grasses.
Emerald green would envelope the drawing, And no one would see the panes.
How could someone Try to resist A face with star ﬂowers Around one eye, Decorated with time above the other?
Does sand permeate the window? Could it shut down time, And freeze the halves of pink chrysanthemums To shatter its own cheeks?
An image without purpose, Must spin the window Into a door.
About the author:
Melinda Longtin is the founder of inspirwing, a professional development blog focused on helping people pursue their dreams. Inspired by her own recovery as a survivor of domestic abuse, Metaphoria started out as a private attempt to organize her emotions. However, it quickly evolved into drastic personal growth as well as her passion for assisting others. A previously published poet and successful educator, Melinda lives life to the fullest in the American Northeast with her soulmate and their cat. Chase your dreams too at https://inspirwing.com.
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Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Sounds like a good book.
I enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a unique and interesting read.
Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)
I enjoyed reading your bio and about your blog. I will definitely read your book. Good luck and I hope you won't stop at just one.
Who is your favorite character in the book?
Sounds really great.
Sounds very interesting.
Sounds like a very good book.
I would love to read your book.
Looks like a interesting book.
Wow! I am blown away by what I have read so far!
Everyone deals with life trauma differently. All that you have gone through had to have been awful. Your writing is just beautiful & I admire you for all that you lived through & being able to turn it into a positive.
Pretty cover and your writing sounds so heartfelt. Best wishes to the author on her work.
Thank you so much! I am working on my second book currently. I hope you enjoy Metaphoria and Inspirwing!
As a poetry collection, Metaphoria focuses more on conveying emotions and imaginative scenes than characters. The real people involved in both my abuse and my healing process are kept nameless for privacy purposes.
Thank you so much for your support! It was awful, and I learned many life lessons from the experience. It is also very refreshing that you used the word "admire" rather than expressing pity or sympathy. One of the worst feelings as a survivor is being looked down upon for what happened to me. Empathy is a key to healing that I had to find outside of my comfort zone and previous social circle. Thank you for your positive language.
Eine Ihrer Stärken ist die Fähigkeit, komplexe Konzepte in leicht verständliche Ideen zu vereinfachen. Wir wissen Ihre Bemühungen, dieses Thema für alle zugänglich zu machen, sehr zu schätzen. Ich habe seit der Anwendung des click test eine Verringerung meines Stresslevels und eine Verbesserung meiner geistigen Klarheit festgestellt. Dies ist eine großartige Möglichkeit, eine Pause vom Alltag zu machen und sich gleichzeitig auf etwas Lustiges und Aufregendes zu konzentrieren.
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