Melody Lee: Morning Reflections — July 10, 2018

Melody Lee: Morning Reflections

Sitting on my back porch

with my pal, my fourteen year old pooch,

enjoying fresh morning air, hot coffee and the whiff of jasmine

thriving on a nearby trellis. I am almost in a trance

from the peacefulness that only these early mornings offer.

Red cardinals and other birds, maybe quails or mourning doves, I am not sure exactly,

entertain me. So sweet they sing, then fly away. Much like love

that comes but doesn’t stay.

 

Beside me, Mary Oliver’s “Devotions,” and a cellphone I am

determined not to touch.

Although this euphoria won’t last as the sun begins to dominate the sky

causing heat and humidity to steal the moment,

it is perfect here now, in the early hours of July.

And I am getting lost in the solitude and simplicity of dawn.

Looking, listening, observing, as poets often do.

 

Red cardinals continue to appear, and I wonder

if my father and my brother and all the kindred souls

I have lost in my life are making grand gestures.

Silly I know, but still, I imagine they are watching me

reassuring me they are not only fine, but together, laughing,

loving, playing gleefully, in the dimension where their spirits now reside.

© Melody Lee

Written July 7, 2018


Melody is the author of Moon Gypsy and Vine: Book of Poetry. Available at Amazon.com.

Indie Blu(e) Welcomes Melody Lee — June 20, 2018

Indie Blu(e) Welcomes Melody Lee

Melody Lee is a contributing writer for A Better Today Media online magazine, has been featured on Creative Talents Unleashed, and a former book reviewer for Her Heart Poetry magazine. She enjoys power walking, hanging out with her foodies, and collecting new adventures. Melody published her debut poetry book, Moon Gypsy, A Collection of Poetry and Prose August 2017; and has just released her second book (June 20, 2018), Vine: Book of Poetry.


PUBLISHED WORKS

Vine: Book of Poetry

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Melody Lee is a word artist who weaves thoughts, fantasies, and realities into a myriad of themes, from inspirational writings to darker poems. Her poetry and prose range from love and loss, to life, growth, and empowerment, written with a bohemian flair, inspired by nature, freedom, and relationships. Hence, her new collection of poems, titled Vine, where fairytale and erotica also entwine throughout her work. Melody continues to evolve with her writing, “testing the literary waters” and exploring various genres, but mostly, you will find heartfelt messages, for both men and women, in her latest book, Vine. Melody Lee’s first book of poetry and prose, Moon Gypsy, has been a worldwide success, receiving rave reviews, and can be found on Amazon and other online booksellers.


Moon Gypsy

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Melody Lee’s long-anticipated debut book is a kaleidoscope of relatable emotions written through the use of poetry and lyrical prose. Her use of imagery flows effortlessly from one poem to another creating a portrait the reader can easily visualize. Each poem in this book represents a slice of her timeless soul. Melody’s poetry is a multi-faceted journey through the inner workings of her mind and keeps the reader engaged as it inspires and enlightens. From her darkest poem to her brightest poetic verse, Melody Lee’s poetry is a collection of heartfelt sentiments; some cutting, some healing, introspective, spiritual, and cathartic. She writes about freedom, love, demons, loss, fear, hope, faith and many other factors that embody the human condition. Moon Gypsy is available on Amazon.