Poetry From The Side

A poem from 1998. It’s still in its raw form because I resisted the urge to try to make it better. I hope you enjoy it.

The Garden’s Light

June 1, 1998

The garden’s light

burns in me


For all their swords

and their wars,

that love in me

they could not kill.

For it is

the night that

they now fear.

Never listening

to the mountains


they still refuse

their heart

to hear.

Clinging now

to their own

steel blades.

Never to walk

to the river,

never in the

water to wade.

The garden=s light

still speaks

to me.

Tho= the wisdom

seems lost

and the keys are


I can still look

and I can still see.

They still fight

and they still


The books are

hidden and locked

are the doors,

yet here I am

inside this


Despite the wars

above the swords

and blood.

I stand still

I can still hear

the calling

of the garden

in the wood.

(C) 1998 by Joelle M. Wilson


Wonderful Wednesday

I’v e been putting all of my poems into a poetry database. It’s taking longer than I thought, but I do have 30 years worth of poems to go through.

I found out that not all of my poetry is in typed form. There are quite a few handwritten originals that I am deciphering.


Here is a poem for your Wednesday.

Your Soul Wakes Up
July 15, 1999

Enter here in silence
enter here in peace,
take in the emptiness
into your sweet soul.

Sing this song until
all the world stops,
sing these words until
all your dreams wake up.

Enter here and see this light
feel your way around
be not afraid of this place
be not afraid of my night.

Sing your song until your
heart finally beats,
Hear these words until
your soul wakes up.

-Joelle M. Wilson

p.s. Please enjoy reading responsibly by reading often. 🙂

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.

Poets.org has a great FAQ section for this month long event. Maybe event isn’t quite the right word but, a month of celebrating one of the greatest forms of word art is an event according to me. 🙂

I’m going to try and write one poem everyday in my poetry journal. It’ll be a tough task since I have so many other things going on at the same time, but I do love a challenge.

I‘m thinking of doing something special on the blog to celebrate it as well. Perhaps a poetry  challenge to all of you who dare to write a poem or two. 


Or perhaps just inviting all of you to chime in with a quote from your favorite poet, a bit from a favorite poem (yours or another author), a link to your website that features poetry and poetry related things.

I like the second idea better. So there it is. I invite all of you to chime, ring, write, spark, blast, and leave a comment or two about poetry and what it means to you.