Connie continues to be the Web Mistress of a private poetry forum “Poetry for Thought” since October 1999. Her poetry has been in many publications, anthologies, magazines, and e-zines over the years.
She published her first poetry chapbook’ Island Creations’ in 2005:
In 2007 ‘Heart Blossoms’ was published.
In December 2009 ‘A Poetry Bridge to All Nations’ was published By Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
Connie created the 'Constanza' poetry form in 2007.
Connie was a Stewardess (Flight Attendant) for 34 years before her retirement July 2003 and she has traveled extensively in the U.S and abroad.
She became an Aura Photographer in 1997, a certified Reiki Master/Teacher in 2002 and a Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher in 2003 and she volunteers at a local hospital administering Reiki on patients. Connie became an Aroma therapist in 1997.
She also volunteers as an ASL interpreter for the deaf. She is the mother of three daughters, and one son. Connie has resided with her husband in Hawaii since 1980.
Pele's volcanic lava glows
In the evening’s twilight hour
With passion filled desire
Surging with her power.
Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.
Oh giver of life, you glorious Sun,
You instinctively know what must be done.
I bask in your warmth to gain energy;
Marvel how you raise up each plant and tree.
Our cold crisp air augurs an early snow before Thanksgiving. I need to look for my warm fur-lined gloves. The snow tires are heaven knows where in our cluttered garage, but they must be searched for now not later, when frozen fumbling fingers complain loudly from the cold. Every year at this time, daydreams of warm weather on a tropic isle are floating through my mind.
floating blossoms drift
like snow in the tropic wind—