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Searching For Cereus

“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.” -Jack Gilbert

Cityscapes: Urban Treasure, Urban Detritus

Our city streets contain a multitude of objects that people have left behind, lost, or abandoned—a single tap dancing shoe, a lost lipstick lid, a forgotten mug. These wayward items represent our untold stories, our lost moments stolen by time and place. This poetry collection is a linked series that focuses on those objects that we fail to notice as we walk our sidewalks and travel down our streets.

Waiting

 Whether we await good news, or expect to be disappointed, our character is revealed through our actions while we are being forced to wait. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and the exploration of the human condition. In between the big moments, nestled in the pauses and the quiet, lives the chaos where our lives are truly being lived.

windows

poems that offer glimpses into lives, into minds and hearts, into moments

picture walking down the road and glancing into windows, or driving and glancing out, each look offering a snapshot of the scene you've seen

might be good, might be bad, might be nonsense.. but it will be something

Sand in My Parfait

Somewhere in the wake of all that craziness we call life and living, there lingers on a sweet aftertaste that makes it all worthwhile. Sand in My Parfait is a series of poetic musings on parenting and other forms of slow death.

Every poem in this series takes a humorous jab at life as we know it.

WARNING: 
Many poems in this series are written in classical/formal verse. Reader discretion is advised.

trees like paintbrushes

trees like paintbrushes
dipped in yellow, red, orange
left on end to dry

 

this collection celebrates nature, in every aspect.. come see the world with me..

 

*cover painted by kathie nooms saxby, inspired by my haiku, above.. which then inspired this collection

Colors

COLORS, by Celaine Charles

We live in a colorful world, one that speaks if we listen.

This collection of poetry captures the shades and tints of color I find in my walk along life. The world shines in hues of sorrow, fear, joy, and victory. It’s quiet and thoughtful, though has the potential to scream at the top of its lungs. The world is full of color, even when it appears colorless. And, there is always chroma within the softest of hues.

Sometimes color is overly bright, and we wish it to blend into neutral, to see only heart and soul; faces of people. Then again, we long for the striking red breast of a robin to catch our eye in the mundane spinning of time. The world has a lot to say, if only we stop and notice.

My wish is to inspire a color in you with each poem read. You may not experience color the same way I do, but perhaps you might take a moment to perceive what you are feeling, and what colors arise in your own mind when you notice them more deeply.

For the next six months, I will bring you two poems each week, Mondays and Fridays. One to start your week, and one to finish. All proceeds from this series will be donated through Channillo Charities to “Mary’s Place,” a Seattle-based organization helping children and families facing homelessness.

I welcome your thoughts in the comments along this journey. My hope is to polish this collection for publication in the end. Your encouragement and critique will pave that roadway, helping me leave a legacy of color to the world in gratitude of its muse.

Love Ballads Written in Moon Dust

Your weekly fix of romantic poetry written in the beautiful mindset of miss Luna Lynn. She is the dreamer in me, and I invite you to find the dreamer inside of yourself. A series of love ballads based in a cosmic wonderland, that will allow your mind to get lost in a fantastical world of starlight dreams.

Put a little moon dust in your Monday's! ;)

The Art of Ascendance

Meditative collections of experience.

Heartbreak, healing, A new feeling.

It can be impeccably difficult to break the mold. This collection is my knowledge of perserverance through adversity using the means of creativity.

I love you.

You should love yourself too. 

Betweens

Too often we think of our lives as timelines, in terms of the dots along the way that represent highlights and low points.  This poetry collecton explores the moments in between, the small moments that connect everything and show us what and who we are.

Blissful Sorrow

Living with Depression involves a multitude of emotions just wanting to be felt. It is the art of living between the light and shadows.

Words can be deep and catastrophic, but they can also bring light to a sensitive and serious subject. 

These poems dwell in the darker crevices of the mind. Where good and bad collide.

There is more to depression than crippling sadness. It's a mixture of joy, elation, anger, love and everything in between. 

Updated every other Thursday.

All Of Me

The total’s more than the sum of its parts

with numerous scars and broken hearts

the good and the bad,

the happy and sad,

the whole and the damaged,

the pain and the ravaged

on a journey to repair me at last

from the ruin of others long past

a puzzle most incomplete

can you put together all of me?

 

All of Me is a collection of short verse, haiku and tanka poems. Recurring themes are love, relationships, loss, pain and a little bit of inspiration. Selected poems from this series, and my series on Wattpad "Bits and Pieces", as well as previously unpublished poems, are available on Amazon, Nook, Lulu, and iBooks as "All of Me: A Collection of Short Verse."

Conversations with Beethoven and Bach

Music inspires creativity and creation.

 

Feedback:

Emily Vieweg, in her chapbook collection Conversations with Beethoven and Bach, evokes an image of the poet who, deeply entrenched in the complexities of 21st century life as a mother, reaches across time to link with wit and grace her experiences with classical musicality. In her vignettes, so much turns on a single word such as “frolic” that evokes love and fear and changes in both society and environment. 

~~ Clifford Peterson, 2017
Taleamor Park Residency Director

Truth

A collection of my poems. 

I'm not gonna try to win you over here with big shiny words, or some unreal comparison. This is my poetry, not a used car. Truth, plain and simple is my thoughts and feelings reflected however they may be, into words. Fictitious or not these poems are about my life and what's a part of it. 

The title says it all, this is just my truth.

 

(cover art drawn and made by yours truly) 

Raine's poetry & songs

A few of my poems, and a couple of songs. 

Pieces of Poetry and Me

Poems and prose from my heart and my life.

White Coat

White Coat is a following of a human's life through adversity.

The Arrows On The Clock Are Pointing At Me

Image splattered, FEEL poems... Imagine, it's late, the ceiling fan turns and turns and turns, the moon is kissing the sun, the apple trees are picking their fruit, desire is strung from the telephone wires, long goodbyes and eager hellos replay in the mind, the stars are honey dripping and innocent as the spirit, the light coming through the sliding doors looks like everything known about being alive, the arrows on the clock are pointing at you, at me and these are the poems...

Anessa Lost and Found: Conflicts of the Heart

Anessa thought it was love at last but instead it was a love differed. Broken she makes a series of wrong decisions but in those mistakes she comes into her own. 

The Mutable Heart

Through nature and nurture, break-ups and love - A heart that is moved to words.

This series will explore the themes of desire, loss, confusion, joy, and many others with poetry that has a soft spot for rhyme and often lyrical in style.

Into the Shadows

These are stories from those who live in the shadows. We've all played in the shadows, balancing our loyalty between the darkness and the light. Some finally choose a side, while others remain torn between the two, constantly wandering through life, in search of solace. 

drinking jasmine tea

poetry for your soul :) no specific theme or style..

Venus Fly Trap

The moment, the image is captured...

Venus Fly Trap is a Channillo series featuring traditional and non traditional haikus by published poet Daniel J. Flore III.

This Side of Triumph

"And the stars ran like battlements

Against the day’s shipwrecked men

Who beat their eyes with love and promise

Of a time they could drown in the rain."

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Poetry and musings on where and when we are and how we can find a future to live in.

Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins

A debut collection of poetry twenty years in the making.  The ninety-two minimalist pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honor how moments, not plots, compose our lives.  The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

Torres López attributes much of his style to his numerous cultural experiences, his fear of forgetting, people and nature watching, and the traumas of the human condition.

His work has been inspired by Charles Simic, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wayson Choy, and Spanish-language authors, such as Federico García Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel García Márquez. 

Coffee and Criticisms

A look into gender roles, resistance and the journey so far-over a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

Breakfast Thoughts

A short poem, meant to be read in the morning first thing, as a way of slowing down, recalibrating, meditating, and becoming present to the adventure and offerings each day grants you.

Poems on beauty, love, profundity, and nature.

Chew slowly and allow time to digest.

88th Street: From then to Now

88th Street: From then to Now is a poetry collection that chronicles life through Aaron’s eyes as he drops out of college, spends his nights in graveyards, falls in and out of love with every girl that smiles at him and ultimately comes to the conclusion that life is chaos but chaos is fuel for creativity.

The journey he tells was often not neat or concise: the girls left, his nephew almost died, he almost drowned in a cave, and the jobs never paid enough.  However, his poetry is concise and neat but only when viewed through the lens of the chaos that created the lines.

Little silver microphone

Pull up a seat. Maybe close your eyes. Poetry was originally intended to be read aloud. In Little silver microphone poet Daniel J. Flore III recites his orginal work as a series for Channillo. Gathered from recordings made at his poetry readings in front of live audiences and privately from his home, Little silver microphone is poetry as an intimate, easily accesible experience.

Antiques Collector: A Medical History

Antiques Collector: A Medical History is a hybrid-genre piece that incorporates elements of prose, poetry, and image. The twelve chapters tell the story of the main character, an eccentric young woman named Eleanor, as she navigates her unusual medical symptoms while working at a library. 

Aspirations & Inspirations

Inspiration comes to me in many forms. I tend to be drawn to the darker side of fiction, whether I'm looking at movies, story ideas, or books. These poems have been inspired by life, by film and anything in between. I can't always explain where they come from. I just write them.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.” -Jack Gilbert

 View Series


Our city streets contain a multitude of objects that people have left behind, lost, or abandoned—a single tap dancing shoe, a lost lipstick lid, a forgotten mug. These wayward items represent our untold stories, our lost moments stolen by time and place. This poetry collection is a linked series that focuses on those objects that we fail to notice as we walk our sidewalks and travel down our...View Series


 Whether we await good news, or expect to be disappointed, our character is revealed through our actions while we are being forced to wait. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and the exploration of the human condition. In between the big moments, nestled in the pauses and the quiet, lives the chaos where our lives are truly being lived.

 View Series


poems that offer glimpses into lives, into minds and hearts, into moments

picture walking down the road and glancing into windows, or driving and glancing out, each look offering a snapshot of the scene you've seen

might be good, might be bad, might be nonsense.. but it will be something

 View Series


Somewhere in the wake of all that craziness we call life and living, there lingers on a sweet aftertaste that makes it all worthwhile. Sand in My Parfait is a series of poetic musings on parenting and other forms of slow death.

Every poem in this series takes a humorous jab at life as we know it.

WARNING: 
Many poems...View Series



trees like paintbrushes
dipped in yellow, red, orange
left on end to dry

 

this collection celebrates nature, in every aspect.. come see the world with me..

 

*cover painted by kathie nooms saxby, inspired by my haiku, above.. which then inspired this collection

 View Series


COLORS, by Celaine Charles

We live in a colorful world, one that speaks if we listen.

This collection of poetry captures the shades and tints of color I find in my walk along life. The world shines in hues of sorrow, fear, joy, and victory. It’s quiet and thoughtful, though has the potential to scream at the...View Series



Your weekly fix of romantic poetry written in the beautiful mindset of miss Luna Lynn. She is the dreamer in me, and I invite you to find the dreamer inside of yourself. A series of love ballads based in a cosmic wonderland, that will allow your mind to get lost in a fantastical world of starlight dreams.

Put a little moon dust in your Monday's! ;)

 View Series


Meditative collections of experience.

Heartbreak, healing, A new feeling.

It can be impeccably difficult to break the mold. This collection is my knowledge of perserverance through adversity using the means of creativity.

I love you.

You should love yourself too. 

 View Series


Too often we think of our lives as timelines, in terms of the dots along the way that represent highlights and low points.  This poetry collecton explores the moments in between, the small moments that connect everything and show us what and who we are.

 View Series


Living with Depression involves a multitude of emotions just wanting to be felt. It is the art of living between the light and shadows.

Words can be deep and catastrophic, but they can also bring light to a sensitive and serious subject. 

These poems dwell in the darker crevices of the mind. Where good and bad collide.

There is more to depression than crippling sadness....View Series



The total’s more than the sum of its parts

with numerous scars and broken hearts

the good and the bad,

the happy and sad,

the whole and the damaged,

the pain and the ravaged

on a journey to repair me at last

from the ruin of others long past

a puzzle most incomplete

can you put together all of me?

 

All...View Series



Music inspires creativity and creation.

 

Feedback:

Emily Vieweg, in her chapbook collection Conversations with Beethoven and Bach, evokes an image of the poet who, deeply entrenched in the complexities of 21st century life as a mother, reaches across time to link with wit and grace her experiences with classical musicality. In her vignettes, so much turns on a single...View Series



A collection of my poems. 

I'm not gonna try to win you over here with big shiny words, or some unreal comparison. This is my poetry, not a used car. Truth, plain and simple is my thoughts and feelings reflected however they may be, into words. Fictitious or not these poems are about my life and what's a part of it. 

The title...View Series



A few of my poems, and a couple of songs. 

 View Series


Poems and prose from my heart and my life.

 View Series


White Coat is a following of a human's life through adversity.

 View Series


Image splattered, FEEL poems... Imagine, it's late, the ceiling fan turns and turns and turns, the moon is kissing the sun, the apple trees are picking their fruit, desire is strung from the telephone wires, long goodbyes and eager hellos replay in the mind, the stars are honey dripping and innocent as the spirit, the light coming through the sliding doors looks like everything known about being alive,...View Series


Anessa thought it was love at last but instead it was a love differed. Broken she makes a series of wrong decisions but in those mistakes she comes into her own. 

 View Series


Through nature and nurture, break-ups and love - A heart that is moved to words.

This series will explore the themes of desire, loss, confusion, joy, and many others with poetry that has a soft spot for rhyme and often lyrical in style.

 View Series


These are stories from those who live in the shadows. We've all played in the shadows, balancing our loyalty between the darkness and the light. Some finally choose a side, while others remain torn between the two, constantly wandering through life, in search of solace. 

 View Series


poetry for your soul :) no specific theme or style..

 View Series


The moment, the image is captured...

Venus Fly Trap is a Channillo series featuring traditional and non traditional haikus by published poet Daniel J. Flore III.

 View Series


"And the stars ran like battlements

Against the day’s shipwrecked men

Who beat their eyes with love and promise

Of a time they could drown in the rain."

.

Poetry and musings on where and when we are and how we can find a future to live in.

 View Series


A debut collection of poetry twenty years in the making.  The ninety-two minimalist pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honor how moments, not plots, compose our lives.  The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

Torres López attributes much...View Series



A look into gender roles, resistance and the journey so far-over a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

 View Series


A short poem, meant to be read in the morning first thing, as a way of slowing down, recalibrating, meditating, and becoming present to the adventure and offerings each day grants you.

Poems on beauty, love, profundity, and nature.

Chew slowly and allow time to digest.

 View Series


88th Street: From then to Now is a poetry collection that chronicles life through Aaron’s eyes as he drops out of college, spends his nights in graveyards, falls in and out of love with every girl that smiles at him and ultimately comes to the conclusion that life is chaos but chaos is fuel for creativity.

The journey he tells was often not neat or concise: the girls left, his nephew...View Series



Pull up a seat. Maybe close your eyes. Poetry was originally intended to be read aloud. In Little silver microphone poet Daniel J. Flore III recites his orginal work as a series for Channillo. Gathered from recordings made at his poetry readings in front of live audiences and privately from his home, Little silver microphone...View Series


Antiques Collector: A Medical History is a hybrid-genre piece that incorporates elements of prose, poetry, and image. The twelve chapters tell the story of the main character, an eccentric young woman named Eleanor, as she navigates her unusual medical symptoms while working at a library. 

 View Series


Inspiration comes to me in many forms. I tend to be drawn to the darker side of fiction, whether I'm looking at movies, story ideas, or books. These poems have been inspired by life, by film and anything in between. I can't always explain where they come from. I just write them.

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.