Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

Rookie - 9 Points (April 4th,1953 / Montgomery, AL)

Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele
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Retired FEMA inspector, environmentalist, activist, Unitarian Universalist, special education teacher and poet, lives and writes in Montgomery, Alabama. I have attended workshops with Franz Wright in Provincetown, MA in Oct.2005 and with Robert Pinsky in Camden, NJ at Rutgers in 2005. I am published in Write On, Poetic Hours, Penwood Review, Down in the Dirt, Distinguished Writings, Bell's Letters, Alabama Anthology 2006 and Alabama Poet's Society 2006. I have a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University and a Masters in Education from Alabama State University. more »

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  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (1/29/2017 8:01:00 AM)

    Thank you Madhabi Banerjee!

  • Madhabi Banerjee Madhabi Banerjee (1/29/2017 1:51:00 AM)

    thanks. I love your poem and enjoy much

  • Tushar Ray Tushar Ray (2/19/2015 6:09:00 PM)

    Thanks, I deeply enjoyed your poem. This is a fascinating true story that I also read about, and believe on his rebirth in a new body. I came to read your poem as a cross reference from my poem on Lord Buddha. Please come to read mine.

  • Chris Mendros (7/23/2008 11:22:00 AM)

    Technically sound but spontaneous as a hot ember after a fire, Cheryl's poetry pushes the limits of the American-English dialect. By combining the structural soundness of a studied poet with the curious wonder of a child-like spirit, her work illustrates the potential of the American mind.
    While Cheryl does God’s work “for a living, ” the youthful exuberance of her creative writing, juxtaposed with an honest real-world perception, conveys an indomitable joy that dwells in her heart- in defiance of troubling realties- to produce poetry that should stand strong among the treasures of the American canon.
    Or, more accurately and concisely, what Carole said: >)

  • Carole Clark (5/19/2007 8:07:00 AM)

    rebirthing without a psychiatrist or midwife

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Best Poem of Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

Any Other Name

A charred piece of bread doesn't care
if it is given the name of “toast.”
Neither does a bird pause its song
to see itself properly identified
in little Darwinian field books. A flower
will open to the sun, unseen by human eyes.
A man, however, whose particular scent
and soul are not memorable, wilts,
decomposing cell by cell, the
divine fire smothered out.

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