“Thanksgiving Trifecta” by Gary R. Hess – A Holiday Poem

Turkey for ThanksgivingTHANKSGIVING TRIFECTA
by Gary R. Hess

Stuffing, turkey, and dinner rolls:
the glorious Thanksgiving trifecta,
bring happiness and fulfillment
into our mouths unto our souls.

These foods are but a metaphor
for all we have thankful:
our homes, our friends, our labors…
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“Touch” by Octavio Paz – Analysis and Poem

Synopsis

In the poem “Touch” by Octavio Paz, the speaker states that his hands open the reader’s person, dresses the person in more nudity, and uncovers more bodies under the person’s body. His hands then invent a whole new body for the reader’s body.

Analysis

As always, there are several ways to interpret this poem. However, I am of the belief the author was using “hands” as a figurative word for his words. It is quite possible that the two wrote letters to one another. Using this line of thinking, the author uses his mind, his conscious, his friendship, his love as a way to get to know the other person. The “curtain” then becomes something that is hiding the sunshine of the person’s soul. Inside is the true person. He now sees what is the real emotion, the real personality, the real person. Continue Reading

“I Never Saw a Moor” by Emily Dickinson – Analysis and Poem

Synopsis

The first stanza of “I Never Saw a Moor” states the speaker hasn’t traveled often but still has an idea of what the places look like.

She hasn’t seen a moor nor the sea but she knows what a heather looks like and she understands what a wave is.

The second stanza says she didn’t talk with God and hasn’t been to heaven but she knows where heaven is and how to get there. Continue Reading

“Tree” by Gary R. Hess – A Personification and Nature Poem

TREE
by Gary R. Hess

Dancing in the wind,
they shook their fingers
with movement made
by songs of peace
to remind them of
their moment
in nature’s breast
with serenity and joyfulness.
Their Spring paste
was escaping them.
widdled and shrunken
like a Senior’s hands–
time has left
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“Teenage Life” by Gary R. Hess – A Poem About Life

TEENAGE LIFE
by Gary R. Hess

Teenage dreams and teenage pangs
come as one but leave as two.
Dreams are first to leave in vain
as lives shiver in their change.
Pangs then last for years or more
’til we utter out our sighs.

Forgiveness brings us peaceful rest
and dissipates our pangs.
Our dreams will come again in time
and take us to our skies. Continue Reading

Buy “Heaven’s Dishes” Now – Bright Dreams Journal Volume 9 Released

You can all breathe with ease. Bright Dreams Journal Volume 9 is now released.

From Amazon:

Gary R. Hess summons his inner Walt Whitman–if Whitman was funny–and displays to the world his love of food in a magnificent manner. Discover the taste of delicious culinary greatness like never before through these beautiful and humorous poems.

Depictions of dishes from burritos to strombolis will whet your appetite and make you hungry for more great poetry.

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