Another WordPress account, Hedgerow Poems, has published a few of my poems over the past year or so. The editor is taking a well-deserved vacation after weekly posts; however, the archives of her blogs are worth checking out, but I digress.
While I write as a creative outlet, it is still gratifying to have another person appreciate them enough to accept them for publication. Here are the poems chosen to grace the pages of her online e-zine. The following haiku and a small poem can be found respectively in issues # 24, # 36, and # 22:
before the alarm
“Yeah,the souvenir of my trip,” the youth said,
with a shy smile.
“Very nice, truly cool.” I meant it
(although tattoos are not my thing).
Yet both of us have been ritually marked
–whether obvious or not,
by experiences in
the land of the Maori.
Nancy Brady, 2014, 2015