Join Diane Wilbon Parks on Zoom!
When: Thursday, May 6th, 2021, at 6 pm EST
Where: TinyURL.com/VirtualBard to reach us on Zoom
If required, please enter the Meeting ID 759 062 6042
And below is a sample poem from our featured poet:
Your face at times,
is a beautiful door,
stern and unwilling.
I imagine your lines
are the markings of your living
that separates each lover’s stance,
your lips, an altar of whispered flames,
great men have stood before them and burned;
there is great distance
between the eyes of your past
and the eyes of your now,
the gold that ambers through your iris
whispers guilt and shame,
and dance like birds do.
Just underneath the moon of your cheeks
a consecrated land still grows.
above the seam of your cheek,
a bone rises in deformity,
the soil recalls the year of the trespassers,
the ones who wandered in by mistake.
Your face, once a beautiful door,
now blurred with an antithesis of lines
no longer distinguishable,
only the altar that confesses your soul.
This poem received an Honorable Mention through Art4Us CounterCurrent Literary Magazine.
RETURN OF OUR POETRY OPEN MIC!
Also, we are thrilled to be bringing back our open mic, after this reading, similar but slightly differently to past in-person readings we hosted for years.