Paving My Author's Road

Did You Know…World Poetry Day*


Did you know that today, March 21st, is World Poetry Day? It is a worldwide celebration of poetry, literature and free speech. It’s sole purpose is to promote the reading and teaching of poetry. And its connection with the other arts. As well as the human connectivity poetry provides.

To celebrate the day, I went on a search for a poem to share with you. Poring through my notebooks and binder of poetry when the thought hit me. Since I’m currently doing a blog book tour for Can You Catch My Flow? so why not share a poem that was cut from the manuscript. So here is a poem I wrote during my college poetry workshop:

Come With


Take my hand dear

and in the pouch of a kangaroo

we’ll hippity-hop

to the taut bow moon.

There we’ll cackle, bay and howl

like wolves, who knows

that the secret of life

is that it’s only a sneeze

and a God bless you away.


Come, come my dear.

and make Peter a founding father.

Let’s open our own golden doors

to the hunchback of Notre Dame, Isis and

Neferteri and Helen, Icarus,

the sirens and the Minotaur too.


Come on, hurry, we must be quick

because Morta will take it all away.


PS Happy Birthday Martha Foley! Ms. Foley created the magazine “Story” in 1932 with her husband Whit Burnett. And edited “The Best American Short Stories.” Including entries by Eudora Welty, Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike! In the words of Ted (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), Whoa!

*Whoops, forgot to add another PS. For this week, I have three tour stops for Can You Catch My Flow? : Blog As If No One Is Reading on March 22ndWriting People and Poetry  (next week Thursday, March 31st) and a special cover reveal on March 25th at FictionZeal.

Don’t forget to visit, tweet about the giveaway and comment to boost your chances to win 1 of four prizes: a $10 Walmart gc, a $25 Starbucks gs, a Philips wireless shoqbox mini stereo and a LG wireless stereo headset!

If you’d like an autographed copy of Can You Catch My Flow? then follow the link to the Goodreads giveaway! I’m giving 1 of 5 autographed copies to the lucky winners and there’s only 9 days left to enter.

You can also find the ebook at Smashwords and Amazon.  Don’t have an Amazon Kindle? Then download the free Amazon kindle app for your phone, tablet or pc! Just follow the link here.

Enjoying the blog tour so far? Would like to take part? Well if you’re not busy doing the A to Z Challenge. Or the National Poetry Month 30 poems in 30 days Challenge in April, then click the link to the sign up form. Looking forward to hearing from you! 😀