Melanie Simms

Rookie (March 29,1966 / Hartford, Connecticut)

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Melanie Simms is a new poet, tutored under the mentorships of acclaimed poets David Swanger, lyric poet, Gary Young, and John Taggart. In 6 years she has seen over 130 publications of poetry in various e-zines, magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally including: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Penn Review, Zuzu's Petals,3 Cup Morning (Canada) , among many others. She has been ... more »

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Moon Ode (For Congressman Sam Farr)

Shall I trust the moon?
She flirts behind purple clouds
Veiling her luminous face
Like a naughty trickster
In a bad moon-mood.

I want to tell her to
'take a leap, '
And she does
Over the next cloudy fence
Until finally,
Reminded of her manners
Floats across my view
With a graceful smile
And offers her

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