Friday, February 02, 2018

The Sunday Poet: Jennifer Matthews

Poet Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry "Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors." Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.

Before my Birth and Beyond my Death
by: Jennifer Matthews

I am a flowing flower.
I see magic,
my inquisitive fingers reach toward it.
It is colorful, it feels like fascination.
It dances in my mind like a peacock,
like a gypsy moth ignited by moon.
Soft, like water, I yield to its wonder.
It consumes me. As I enter its current,
I am no longer bones and desiring flesh...
I am part of everything illuminated,
before my birth
and beyond my death.

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