Welcome to the WATCH “#RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Each day a member of the elite Rave Writers International Society of Authors will post a sample of his or her written work. Featured on Day 12 of the tour is RWISA author D.L. Finn with a lovely collection of poems.
Poetry by D. L. Finn
The air is thick as you breathe it in
Filling your lungs with its silence.
It unnerves you when you’re alone
Because in the darkness there are shadows.
They are filled with the unknown
While the quiet is lurking with danger.
It’s unseen, watching while your heart is racing
And your skin drenched in sweat, you scan the night.
You see nothing and hear nothing
Yet, you know it’s there.
You hurry back into the light where it’s safe
Shut the door and lock it with a sigh of relief.
You quickly forget the darkness
But, what you don’t know is…
It hasn’t forgotten you.
TO FLY (Musings from the Back of a Harley)
We fly by the ranches…
Cows, goats, and horses.
Grazing golden-grass untroubled…
As we rumble loudly past them.
The ponds are rain depleted…
Fall harvest signs invite us to stop.
But, today is a day to fly…
To fly past normalcy
To fly past worries
To fly past obligations.
They rush by us like the scenery…
Soaring past our leather-clad bodies.
They crash behind us like a boat’s wake…
Miraculously missing us in our frantic flight.
Yet, all is forgiven flying on our motorcycle…
As our souls chaperon our journey.
THE RIVER’S GIFTS
It’s smooth and gentle on a warm spring day…
The rocks and trees are mirrored in its purity.
The beach’s sandy-warmth caresses me…
As I skim a flat rock across the water’s surface.
Eight small splashes are my reward…
Expanding into rings that disappear into flow.
Fish swim with the current beneath…
Hawks soar above searching for their next meal.
I deeply breathe in the serenity shared by the river.
A delicate butterfly swoops down and rests in front of me…
I want to touch it, be a part of its splendor, as I watch it fly away.
It finds nectar on a purple flower at the water’s edge…
I inhale bliss as the butterfly’s hunger is satisfied.
Searching up river I find water cascading down a rocky ledge.
I pause to drink in the magnificence and wisdom…
The river can negotiate any obstacle and continue its journey.
Here next to the flowing wonder, I find peace, and beauty…
I absorb this into my being, with gratitude, for the river’s gifts.
Thank you for supporting this member along the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour today! We ask that if you have enjoyed this member’s writing, please visit their Author Page on the RWISA site, where you can find more of their writing, along with their contact and social media links, if they’ve turned you into a fan.
We ask that you also check out their books in the RWISA or RRBC catalogs. Thanks, again for your support and we hope that you will follow each member along this amazing tour of talent! Don’t forget to click the link below to learn more about this author:
Connect with D.L. online with the following links:
Blog/Website: Embrace Your Inner Child
Be sure to pick up a copy of one of D.L.s books through her RWISA author page and write a review!
How would you like to become a RWISA Member so that you’re able to receive this same awesome FREE support? Simply click HERE to make application!
Thank you for visiting and for your support. Be sure to send D.L. some support and feedback in the comments section below!
Thank you Eric for hosting me today. You are appreciated:)
My pleasure, Denise. You are appreciated as well!
Lovely trio of poetry, Denise! Thanks for hosting, Eric! 😀 xo
Thank you Vashti:)
Thanks for coming by, Vashti!
I loved all three of these vastly different poems from Denise. They reminded me of interpretive dance. The first is dark and sensuous, the second is wild and free and the third, a beautiful waltz. Thanks for hosting, Eric!
Thank you Jan! I’m going to have to share this with my daughters who are both dancers:)
Very nice thoughts, Jan. I agree, they are very evocative, elegant poems. Thank you for coming by!