Posted in Poetry, Writing

For National Poetry Writing Month


Because Poetry IS Music

Having neither time nor energy,
but only desire fueled by love
of words that dangle on the page
waiting for breath,

I fall with arms
wide-open into the black cavern
of this promise to wax poetic
daily for a month, celebrating
fellow dreamers, those who hope

with total spirit, whose hearts
are worn at the edges,
exposed on sleeves threadbare
but comfortable, living in skins
to which mostly loneliness
clings, who labor

for the right word as other men
sweat blood, all for the tinkle
of a syllable from lips whose masters
understand the value of sound
produced like ivory lovingly fingered.

Ramona Levacy
April 1, 2013

[A special note to my “followers:” If the title, tag, and poem weren’t clues enough, let me explain that I have decided to take up the challenge of writing a poem a day in April in honor of it being National Poetry Writing Month. I still plan to do my weekly post and apologize in advance for the extra emails you will get of poetry this month if you don’t particularly care for this genre. Thanks in advance for giving it a shot. Ramona 🙂 ]



I am a 40-something Texan with a feisty cat and a supportive husband of 20 years. With a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, I have taught creative writing at Texas Tech, won awards for my writing and been blessed to be mentored by Horn Professor and poet Dr. Walt McDonald. I earn a living by helping my husband's family run a health food store, but my avocation is writing. I hope you enjoy reading about some of my triumphs and tragedies as I continue to work on figuring out what life is all about and on growing my ability to share my writing. May your own journey be a blessed one.

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