shifts its glance now
beyond my mirror's scope
leaving no trace but the sound
of wind chime and glint of sun catcher
caught within its circular starfish frame
one by one i have collected these shells
eighteen in all with arms outstretched
bordered firm with lacquered rope
designed perhaps to bind us
to ocean's roar and wrath
through surface calm
leading us home
and get lost
we must penetrate
gently and with motive clear
the pristine surface of our mirror-sea
diving deeply beyond shadow of so-called risks
to be free of doubt and fear and to simply see ourselves
standing pure and perfect in all our projected mirror images
"Her words form crisp, clear inspirational images. These transport to a level where bliss dances, twirls with a higher ethereal energy. Encapsulated in shapes, they become bubbles or drops that contain entire metaphysical universes. These gems glitter, bring delight to senses, mind and soul." - Lana Deym Cambell
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STOP PRESS! Two beautiful new books by Melody Lemond have now been released! For more information on the new mystical, soulful novel 'Scarlet Fan' click here.
New directions in Poetry
Melody Lemond breaks new ground with her innovative exploration of sculptured textual shape in which poems not only have lyrical and metaphysical depth and expressiveness but a flowing physical beauty. Her second book of Poem Shapes has just been released. You can read about and buy this beautiful new book of exqusite, mystical "shaped poetry" here.
Poem Shapes are in the tradition of Concete Poetry. Concrete poetry or shape poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has evolved to have distinct meaning of its own, but which shares the distinction of being poetry in which the visual elements are as important as the text.
A Multi-layered Poetic Experience
Shape poems combine the literary thrill of poetry with the visual charge of drawing or sketching. Words and images come together to convey what neither could alone. Those talented in both arts find in shape poems a wonderful medium that allows them to express both visual and literary talents at once. Melody Lemond's work is an exquisite example of this multidisiplinary artform.
A Unique Artist
The exceptionally eye-catching form of these sculptured poem is reinforced by the use of metaphysical expressionism, alliteration, and a sensitive, celebratory way with words.