Saturday, July 25, 2015

Where Journey's Meet…New Book Release!!

Once in a blue moon something magical comes along…

Coinciding with the second full moon of July, 
Journey of the Heart Women's Spiritual Poetry
announces release of it's second collection...

sharing hearts and voices from women from around the world.

This book will be available at 
beginning July 31st, 2015
All proceeds to go to ~                                                                                              
a mentoring program that encourages girls to explore and develop their creative talents, both written and oral.
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I am pleased and honored to have three poems chosen to appear in this collection:

My pre-release interview may be viewed here:

View Trailer below:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

An Incredible Lightness of 'Being'

It happened without fanfare
no ticker tape, no announcement…
so subtle it was hard to say the exact moment
when the veil lifted,
the weight disappeared,
and calmness claimed
the place where pain had screamed.
Once again your blue eyes shown
  and hope danced in their brightness.

©  Ginny Brannan 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Finding the "Groove" Again

Internet Image, James B. Whiteside, hard edit

“One step forward, two steps back…
Two steps forward, one step back…”

You dance this strange, unconventional dance
trying to find your balance once more
No pirouettes, no jetés
only petite adagios and tour lents instead;
  —pivoting cautiously—
as pain surveys silently stage-left
anxious to claim the spotlight again.

Eyes forward, back straight
slow and steady—
     stand…hold… rest
     stand…hold… rest
building strength
until each movement becomes rote;
…your accolades acrued in each forward measure.

©  Ginny Brannan

Internet Image, Darek Fidyka, hard edit

Dance terms:
Pirouettes: spins
Jetés: throw the leg, jump with a throw of the leg
Petite “adagios” small slow sustained movements
tour lents: to turn slowly on one leg