Saturday, December 20, 2014

Past Promises

Hand einer Seniorin

Wikimedia Commons

on the verge
i saw it
still in the calm
between us

it was fleeting
moving past me
as i blinked
my lashes

without fully realizing it
opening my eyes
the tension of us
it sat
in small letters
that only
i could hear

reach out your hand
i was here all along

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Happy Holidays to all! May you all find the peace you seek.

Posted for D'verse

Friday, December 5, 2014



they shift, each in its own rhythm

the lace of the living,

 enfolding the sleeping

in brittle arms,

speaking in whispers 

of tomorrow's 

sated sorrows.

I close my eyes,

speak their words

to the fallen beneath me.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Posted for Poetry Pantry

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NaNo NaNo, I'm Nuked

i find my thoughts strained
like puree
maybe strawberry i think

i think idly that would taste good
delish in fact
better than tomato

but its only because i haven't had any in a while

the nano is done
i submitted at 50148 words
but the story
well that might take a while yet

but the brain needs some rewiring
right about now
so short me
or slide me a new one

silver platter is over there
just ready

stop short of the fingers please
they are on auto pilot.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Hi everyone. NaNoWriMo is done and I finished! The event, not the novel. I think I am about 2/3 there. I am taking some time to read and write some poetry before I go back to it!

Posted for Poets United

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Absence

Hello all. If you are wondering where I am thins month. I am doing Nanowrimo. Determined to get through!

See you soon.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Soprano Practices

notes will follow

air speed
narrow through passagio
bite into tone

go for headier
core in the sound
legato, LeGato, LEGATO
italian, french, german
translate text

find the high B flat

so exposed

dig down deep in the body

go, you can do this


too wide

try again
and again
and again

I sing and teach classical music. I am a big lyric Soprano--bordering on spinto--this is what practicing is like for me--about an hour and a half a day, most every day--

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014.  Posted for dVerse.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Finding Home

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John Higson
Point of Ayre
March of memorials swimming in movement, Oakland, CA

i wonder sometimes
when i see fish fly past 
on thermal currents,
blue on green,

if i could find my way home
the way they seem to,
always headed
back to the water
as though
it called to them
in some secret language 
that only they understand.

i seem to lack 
the instinct
to find my way home
unless i write
and even then
i arrive home
by happenstance,

turning down
roads unexpected,
down gutters
with the rain
watching sticks 
float by
if all sticks make their way
or just a chosen few.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Departing

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Frank Vincentz
Umspannhaus in Engelsburg, Remscheid-Lennep

we hide ourselves in the collective
 the unconscious
past my photographed images
of what life could have been

had i waited 

to hold your face to the sun

but you tendered that which must be
 to the sun
before I could stop you 

moistening the lips
of the lilies 


forgetting my lust at your lapping 

and my tears when you left.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Inspired by The Secret Life of Bees: Thank you Susie

“It was the oldest sound there was. Souls flying away.”

Posted for for Real Toads