Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Songs Of My Heart Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose !

One of my great pleasures is to help publish new and exciting poetry and to act as an editor and publisher to emerging poetic voices. I have the immense delight to announce that my latest project, the long awaited collection of poetry from American poet Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose is now ready and available. It's a great collection, with diverse themes but a unifying style, confident and passionate, but wise and compassionate. And overall, hopeful and optimistic.

One of my personal favourites comes from the first section of the book, the love poems and as it's a wednesday I am sharing it here, with kind permission of Maureen herself. If you would like to read more of Maureen's wonderful poetry, please go to:

Songs of My Heart, Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose, ISBN 978-0-9562403-2-3  PPP Publishing Dublin, Ireland

Love on a Wednesday
Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose, Songs of My Heart

It never gets old...
I walk down the halls of this house
and I feel your love for me beating in the walls
Like the blood through my veins.
I never get tired
Of feeling the energy of the love we share
surrounding me like the wall paper.

I walk into my office
And the first thing I see is you smiling at me,
more beautiful even than the view from the windows...
(Which is saying something!)
And I feel the reality
Of every dream I ever dared to dream in secret,
Knowing they were all fairy tales
And never expecting fulfillment.

It's just Wednesday
No special anniversary,
No day made for lovers...
Except that every day is that, now,
And I am among the privileged,
The ones who have someone to cherish,
Something to sing about...

And so I sit here,
And I know every word I say is inadequate
But in the face of beauty,
And love,
And the fulfillment of every waking dream,
How can I be silent
Even on a Wednesday?

Lovely words for a Wednesday ! I'll share some more shorter excerpts from poems over the coming weeks.